Daryl had a trick in his lecture years ago called My First Magic Trick. You showed a rattle that rattles, and a squeek toy that squeeks, you do some magic, now the rattle squeeks and the squeek toy rattles! I use to do it all the time. Mike Bent
At the right moment, you costumed in the gimmick and seated in an office chair with rollers, glide out to center stage to do the bits... The skirting around the "crib" hides the office chair and the gliding on stage and off lends to the "flashback" / "dreamy" mood that one might want to present with this. Fog optional...
A good lead-in to the effect would be the Baby Gag effect
One could also work a rattle box monte type of an effect into it - substituting the boxes for actual baby rattles if doing a talking routine.
Seems that a vanishing milk pitcher or the jug by Dan Harlan would be easy to work into this bit.
How about some music? Hit Me Baby One More Time, I'm not That Innocent, Santa Baby (for holiday shows), I Want Candy, uga chuka/hooked on a feeling song from Ally McBeal
Baby food in mouth / mouth coil out...
Balloon swallow bit. Babies put everything in their mouth...
Big glass of milk beside crib, baby can't reach it so he cries... Then in a moment of inspiration, reaches into his diaper for an eight foot appearing straw (appearing pole that looks like a straw) problem solved...
Lyndel & Company
One of my ideas for a routine (that I have started planning) would be to hear a baby crying off stage > walk off stage for a second and pick up the cry baby > perform cry baby bits in my arms > calm cry baby down and put him in a pram > rock cry baby to sleep > point to a spectator (adult) who was laughing during the cry baby bits > invite him on stage > ask him how he would feel if every one laughed at him? > sit him in chair > put on bonnet > whisper some instrucions as I cover him up > let the fun begin.
At the end of the routine, when every one claps their applause, the little cry baby starts screaming again because he has just been woken up and I thank the volunteer for doing such a good job at disturbing the litle baby and so I calm the baby down and sit the volunteer in the chair again on stage and perform the growing and shrinking head illusion on him. then I send him back to his seat and continue with the show.
Every so often the baby will (in the pram) will burp, fart, make noises, cry, giggle etc. Daniel Ryb
I think if one can get about five of these, a Baby YMCA song number would be so funny. As usual, this will be another Axtell Hit Product! Wanlu
Very funny, I like it plain & simple. It's a kodak moment for the audience to see one of them look like a little baby. With proper routine & music, can be real winner. It's Magic!
I can't wait to use it. Can you imagine Chuckles the clown as a baby. Humm I wounder what a baby clown eats.... Oh well can't wait. Chuck Lyons
Since you can't get a full size baby bottle inside the diaper (you can get a stubby one in no problem) you can pull out an inflatable baby bottle like is listed in # 13 below. (Links to Jumbo size props). Then proceed to blow it up and drink from it!
Don't know about a clown, but I think a baby Einstein would eat baby formula... something like E = mc².
I can see me ... using the break-away wand, wacking my head with it and it breaks, wailing, atomic light bulb crying when it goes out, and putting it in my mouth lighting it up, comedy stretching tongue, giant tooth, some squirting device, and a rabbit from diaper. .....
Imagine doing a Corporate banquets show and having a baby CEO.
Ever wonder what Santa was like when he was a real little guy? (Christmas Shows)
Ever wonder what Frankenstein/Dracula/Wolfman did when he was a little guy? (Halloween shows)
Ever wonder what a Cub Scout/Boy Scout did when they were a little guy? Dennis Michael
How about performing the floating pacifier, ala Zombie Ball. Or a "milk pitcher" type baby bottle. I also see oversized props working well with this baby get-up (ie: jumbo spoon, jumbo comb, jumbo baby bottle, jumbo pacifier, jumbo telephone, etc.) Jumbo Linking Safety Pins! Or how about halfway through your baby routine, you stop, reach BEHIND your diaper, pull out a jumbo pin and say, "I thought something felt funny back there" I'm not sure what the item would be yet, but something like Dan Garret's sponge Bananas would work well with this baby/diaper set-up. Sponge cigars would work if someone is doing the Baby Herman character... and they're about the same size as the sponge bananas.
Topsy Turvy bottles with baby bottles! A lot of comedy possibilities here with a volunteer (child or adult)