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Babycage.net
Status: Hoax
image Babycage.net has been selling "infant confinement" products (i.e. cages in which you can lock up your child) since 2001. Or so it claims. It also offers a Teenager Cage, which looks like it could be very useful. The company's philosophy is straight-forward:

At BabyCage.net we believe that the most important tool you need in life to succeed is discipline. Without discipline and structure, a child may become succeptible to liking rock and roll, doing drugs, or in an extreme case believing in liberalism.

Given that all the company's products are pet cages that have been rebranded as baby cages, I'm pretty confident the site is a joke. I'd categorize it in the modest proposal genre. (Thanks to azog for the link.)
Categories: Birth/Babies, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Fri Sep 23, 2005
Comments (29)
"Baby Cages keep me safe from my pit bull puppy doggy" - That
Posted by alter Igor  on  Fri Sep 23, 2005  at  11:33 AM
Oh, and I also love the multi baby cage concept...
Posted by alter Igor  on  Fri Sep 23, 2005  at  11:36 AM
There actually was a family that kept their children in cages (I saw it on the news last week). Genious if you ask me.
Posted by Cathy  in  South Dakota  on  Fri Sep 23, 2005  at  11:53 AM
A few years back, in The Netherlands, there was a case called "The girl from Nulde". It started with a child's torso found on a beach near the Dutch village Nulde. Her head and a hand were found elsewhere.
It took quite some time before the girl was identified; it was a miracle they managed to solve it.
Her mother and step-father had left the country. Some time later they were spotted in Italy with their second little daughter and arrested. A horrifying story of extreme child abuse unfolded. The suffering this innocent 4 year old girl had to endure before she was eventually beaten to death and cut to pieces, is unbelievable.
Her younger sister had to witness all of it and is traumatized for life.

Back to the "Baby Cage"... This joke was a gruesome reality to this poor girl. Every night she was locked up in such a dog cage, naked and cold.

I don't think it's a fun joke.
Posted by Henri  in  The Netherlands  on  Fri Sep 23, 2005  at  03:42 PM
Although this particular company is pretty obviously a hoax, in principle there's really no difference between a playpen and a wire cage (and many babies might prefer the cage for teething purposes) given similar size and safety precautions: that is, used judiciously to keep the baby out of trouble, no problem; used so caregiver doesn't have to give care, problem.
There's a crying need (pun possibly intended) for a really good baby crib with a top. Once they start climbing, there's no good way to keep them confined at night.
Posted by Ledasmom  on  Fri Sep 23, 2005  at  08:55 PM
They do sell netting that you can attach to the top of a baby's crib to be sure they don't climb out.
Posted by Winona  in  USA  on  Sat Sep 24, 2005  at  11:50 PM
In light of recent news stories, this is sort of a sick joke.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sun Sep 25, 2005  at  08:41 AM
So where is the line drawn between something being a crib and being a cage? They're both designed to confine the occupant. If anything, wouldn't the cage be safer?
Posted by Accipiter  on  Mon Sep 26, 2005  at  09:45 AM
meagan said:

In light of recent news stories, this is sort of a sick joke

Well, yes - and in the light of the potato famine, Swift's "Modest Proposal" was sort of a sick joke. That's what gives it meaning. That's the point.
Posted by paul in prague  in  decisive  on  Tue Sep 27, 2005  at  06:55 AM
LMAO!!!! I found babycage.net on http://www.theblahbrain.com

hahahahaha
Posted by Paul  in  Ithaca, NY  on  Sat Oct 01, 2005  at  01:07 AM
A cage is a cage is a cage- it's what you put in it that counts.
Posted by booch  on  Wed Oct 05, 2005  at  02:27 PM
It's a SICK joke.
Posted by Shah  in  Singapore  on  Thu Jan 19, 2006  at  12:04 AM
hey i bought a cage for my home from this site.. it's real
Posted by casey  in  new jersey  on  Sat Feb 18, 2006  at  10:41 PM
Is the joke sick, or is the joke simply a mirror held up to reflect a sick society?

Humor is a defense mechanism after all.
Posted by Avery  on  Sun Feb 19, 2006  at  03:03 PM
Some st@pid Greek journalists covered this issue on Alpha TV on the 18/2/06 news. It is unbelievable how people believe everything that they hear.
Posted by Dave  on  Mon Feb 20, 2006  at  04:20 AM
the 'reporter' that 'broke' the story is named 'athanasiadi'.
the crypto-communist 'pundits' that called it 'guantanamo-like' and a reflection of Americans' attitude towards punishing and disciplining kids are: Chryssa tavoularis, from the paper 'eleftheros typos'; an idiot named spyros karatzaferis, the brother of a far-right Euro-MP, and one marianna pyrgiotis, a milf and a tv newsreader for alpha tv.
Posted by john tikis  in  athens  on  Mon Feb 20, 2006  at  09:38 AM
what, no other replies from athens? no one has a ... karatzaferis story to share?
Posted by john tikis  in  loutsa  on  Tue Feb 21, 2006  at  09:03 AM
I propose they send all of those journalists involved in "breaking" the story and a couple more from the Athens News Agency as well duck hunting with Dick (Cheney)...
Posted by Malbasa  on  Tue Feb 21, 2006  at  01:50 PM
*sarcastic* cute.....
Posted by Eva  in  New york  on  Tue Feb 21, 2006  at  08:50 PM
i'd rather go hunting with cheney then driving with ted kennedy
Posted by casey  on  Tue Feb 21, 2006  at  10:57 PM
I would have preferred attending George W's 40th birthday party, the one with the hookers, the booze and the coke..!
Posted by jojo  in  texas  on  Wed Feb 22, 2006  at  09:52 AM
these cages could be useful...just think of how many abusive parents would wait in line just to "discipline" their "supposedly" out of control kids
Posted by Eva  in  New york  on  Tue Feb 28, 2006  at  06:03 PM
you guys are sweet ass yeaaaaa



<3 J e s s i e
Posted by jessica  in  michigan  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  01:04 PM
PLEASE READ!
the sad thing is that people are stupid enough to believe this site is true.
BUT, I must tell you..
This site is no different than a cage for animal site. If someone is going to lock their child up in a cage, I don't think they are really going to look up "baby cage" on the net. WHY? Well 1 is because you'd think there is no such thing and 2.. because that person would probably think that this site could be run by police of some sort that would look into the situation.

People who lock their kids up, I'm guessing would lock them up in large animal cages and make it look like they are buying for their dog because they don't want to get caught, not order it online from THIS site.

Silly people..
Posted by jess  in  Canada  on  Fri Jun 16, 2006  at  07:40 PM
this site is kinda like bonsai kitten.
Posted by jess  on  Fri Jun 16, 2006  at  07:41 PM
People lock their children in rooms all the time. That also has long lasting negative effects.

I hate to say it, but this site is real. Check out the pictures submitted by people. Someone needs to investigate this.
Posted by jen  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  09:41 PM
if a chicken and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half, how long does it take a monkey with a wooden leg to kick all the seeds out of a dill pickle?
Posted by wonderman  in  cambridge, UK  on  Fri Apr 06, 2007  at  07:13 PM
this is sick and mean. if u think im a crazy chid care worker im not , well im only 10 . and thats to yong to work !!!!!! if people think its good to keep a baby away from a dog or something u lock the dog up or put them in different rooms .man someone is dumb if they are going to lock up a kid .its like putting a baby in jail!!!! .i just cant get my head aroud this!
to the people who made this thing i hope your put in one as a adut. i hate u. kk
Posted by kk  in  pn  on  Mon Jul 30, 2007  at  01:18 AM
Babycage IS a hoax! Search it in google.com
Here is the description i found from the search:
Products for infant confinement. [Contains fictitious information]
And John Willis may be an immature kid placing his sister, Dianne in his dead dog's cage(stupid kids falsifying their ages to make a stupid immature site)
We'd better name our male dog John and our female dog Dianne and lets go punishment spree!
Who likes to make a flash game against Babycage, if you wan't then post it in Newgrounds coz' im playing it!
Posted by Larice  on  Mon Aug 25, 2008  at  03:55 AM
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