Every now and then I see a product and my first thought is ... whoever designed that doesn't have kids. That would never work in my house!
Most recently, I was looking at small bathroom trash cans. I wanted something with a lid, to keep my 1 yo out of the trash. Our current trash can has a lid that randomly pops open, and if it is shut, she can easily open it. As I was searching, though, I kept seeing the hands-free trash cans that open with an infra-red sensor.
An infra-red sensor? With kids? First of all, it wouldn't keep the 1 yo out ... a wave of her hand and she'd have instant access. Secondly, I'd have kids standing there getting it to open and close, open and close, open and close, endlessly. Thirdly, someone would start dancing or toss a towel across the room, and trigger the sensor at the wrong moments. It just wouldn't work.
I can see how a new parent with a first baby might think this was perfect for throwing away diapers easily, but as soon as that baby became a toddler, they'd change their minds. Either that, or my kids are just more persistent, active, and wild than other kids. I just wouldn't want to take on one more battleground ... er, I mean training issue ... when there are so many other struggles already.
What have you seen lately that made you think, "Not in my house!" or "Not with kids!" ?