A perfect gift for baby-wearing dads, and their, um, sensitive areas

Kiccup: Protection for Baby-Wearing Dads| Cool Mom Picks

We’ve talked about baby carriers of all different kinds on Cool Mom Picks, but never before have we featured a product like the Kiccup, a baby carrier accessory that, shall I say, keeps all those cool baby-wearing dads’ parts protected from those dangling and kicking baby feet.

My babies never really took to carriers, but in the few times I have worn them, I never considered the ergonomic challenges that dads have to face every time they wear a baby. But when you think about what’s in the baby’s kicking vicinity? A product like this starts to make a lot of sense. And it was invented by a dad himself, who has personal experience with feet-to-area impact, so the Kiccup was really born out of necessity.

Should he hope to have a second child. Ahem.

Kiccup Bjorn protector for dads | Cool Mom Tech

The Kiccup is a rigid, cloth-covered piece that’s made from BPA-free recyclable materials and easily slides onto the bottom piece of any BabyBjorn. It works with the Original, Active, Air and Synergy models and quickly attaches and detaches. Of course, the Kiccup only protects dad from those flailing feet if the Bjorn is the carrier of choice. No word if similar products are in the works for other carrier brands, but I’m guessing that once baby-wearing dads see that there’s a way to keep baby close and also stay safe down there, the idea could catch on.

Essential? Maybe not–we’d need some dads to give us their POV. But it’s kind of a hilarious new dad gift either way.

Kiccup is available for $19.95. 

Jeana Lee Tahnk is a prolific tech writer, crafty mom, and passionate fan of any products that make it easier to raise three children. She's been immersed in the high-tech world for about 15 years, or since Mark Zuckerberg was in the 7th grade.


  • Reply May 14, 2014


    There’s no need for this if you use an ergonomic carrier… Like a Tula… Just sayin 😉

  • Reply May 14, 2014


    Sure, worry about the dad’s crotch but never mind the who is hanging by theirs… Forward carries are not a good idea as the hips are not supported and it puts an unnatural arch in the lower spine which is not good for infants. It also puts a lot of pressure on the lower spine and genital region. Instead of buying something for $20 to protect dad.. Turn the baby around and protect both!!!

  • Reply May 14, 2014


    This is silly, but if they weren’t using a “crotch dangler” they wouldn’t need this.

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