Introduction: Baby Flask

It's so frustrating not being able to enjoy my adult beverage in public. Sporting events, movies, church, all frown on bringing in your own booze. Instead of brown-bagging your beverage at the next bash, why not hide it in plain sight, inside a baby flask!

This doll holds a refillable drink bladder that lets you sip from a straw hidden in the top of the head. Everyone loves babies, and you can dismiss any inquisitive investigators by simply saying "Shhh. she's sleeping". This should deter all but the most persistent people.

This project is based off the Cool Baby by Simon Philion, when it failed to get funding I knew I still had to have one. I made a DIY Cool Baby that I named Brandi. Though not insulated it like the genuine article it works well enough for most applications.

Here's a short video showing the baby flask in action:

Ready to bust open a baby for delicious science? Let's make!

Step 1: Supplies

To make this baby flask I used:

You'll also need a drill with a large diameter bit, and a sharp knife.

Step 2: Gut Baby

Open back of doll and make a small incision in the back, then remove all the batting inside.

Step 3: Measure + Cut Bladder Hose

My bladder was 2 litres and would take up all the room inside the baby carcass. The hose was much too long, so needed to be cut down to more manageable size.

I measured how long the hose needed to be, then cut off the excess. The mouth bite was cut from the remaining hose and attached to the new shortened length by pressing it into the barbs, holding it securely in place.

Step 4: Drill Baby

To make an opening for the mouth bite we'll need to drill a hole in the doll head. The head is soft and hollow, so this is fairly easy. Drill into the soft baby head meat with a large diameter drill bit.

Step 5: Insert Bladder

Insert the empty bladder into the baby cavity and feed the drinking hose up through the neck and into the hollow head. The mouth bite can be pulled through the opening in the head.

Step 6: Fill Baby Flask

With the bladder installed you can fill your baby flask with your favourite beverage.

Step 7: Seal Baby

Seal up the velcro backing of the baby clothes and you're all set to bring your baby to the next sporting event.

Step 8: Put in Carrier

To really make this believable you'll need a way to carry your baby flask inconspicuously.

Place your baby in a baby carrier so you can take small sips under the guise of giving your baby kisses or cooing words.

Step 9: Baby Beverage

Remember to carry a baby bag full of refills for when you finish your baby flask.

Drink your baby responsibly.

*do not put baby in microwave

Have you made your own baby flask? I want to see it!

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SherryP26 made it! (author)2016-06-01

ArizonaM...I'll bet your are an absolute riot at parties!

mizztinalouise made it! (author)2016-03-31

This happened, for my birthday! I keep trying to add images, get the 'ready to upload' prompt, then an error message. :-(

mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2016-03-31

I want to see!

Try clearing your browser cache and refresh this page, then try again. More baby flasks!!

mizztinalouise made it! (author)mizztinalouise 2016-04-02

No such luck.
But you can steal & post my Facehole profile pic;
Tina Louise Sidorski

steampunkpotato made it! (author)2016-03-24

I don't think it's illegal if you have all labels covered up. that's why hobos drink out of paper bags. Also, you may require a sense of humor to find this funny.(which it is, it's a baby flask)

myrrhmaid made it! (author)2015-10-12

lol This came thru my newsfeed on facebook today from the i'm not right in the head website.

bratan made it! (author)2015-09-16

I made one :) That was fun. I used slightly different parts:
- Lots of Cuddles 20" Baby from Amazon (they also sell them in Walmart, and cheaper!)
- Generic 2L bladder from eBay
- Baby Bjorn carrier, which I got really cheap on craigslist.
Here are few observations from my "build".
I had to drill very large hole, with 3/4" drill bit to fit mouse piece.
After all stuffing is removed baby's head is very wobbly as it's only held by the shirt and zip tie. Bladder won't fit much more than 1 Liter of alcohol (I used wine).
Oh yeah I actually took to the camping and dance club, that's a picture of me with DJ :)

I plan to add microcontroler, audio processor, accelerometer and some red LEDs for eyes and make into a wining baby from hell. Maybe I'll post instructables about it when I'm done :)

mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2015-09-17

What a responsible father.

These pictures are great, thanks so much for sharing. I'm glad you were able to take your baby out clubbing. Looking forward to what your upgrades are going to be, and how they work out. Enjoy the Pro Membership!

Treksie made it! (author)2015-07-17

Look....over in the next aisle. Yeah, it's the dad with the new baby. Awwwww, isn't it sweet how he's gently kissing the sleeping babie's brow! Oh, I love seeing things like that!

Wait........he's a bit wobbly when he stands! Is he gonna make it down those stairs without falling and possibly rolling with the tyke!?

You are very creative, inventive, no doubt handy to have around, and a bit of a sick wit! I learn a great deal from your 'ibles and admire the broad range of interests you cover and your sense of humor. Bravo! Can't wait to see what's next!

animeguard made it! (author)2015-05-30

oh god

mannyisdead made it! (author)2015-05-22

I love that gif

whozzdatdude made it! (author)2015-04-02

Great Idea and instructions..but

I don't understand WHY ....*do not put baby in the end...


Joshuat5 made it! (author)Joshuat52015-05-04

Whats pink and bubbly and taps on glass?!?!?!

anne.selmon made it! (author)anne.selmon2015-04-02

Warning: cause of all the substance abusers that have killed their babies in the microwave

spark master made it! (author)spark master2015-04-02

NOT TRUE I SAY, they were dead when the person drills a hole in their skull!!

Dartag made it! (author)Dartag2015-04-02

probably even before that when they were gutted

10DotMatrix made it! (author)2015-04-30

Gaaaa!!!! You are a genius. I've gotta make this for some friends.

myrrhmaid made it! (author)2015-04-14

LOL LOL LOL! Freakin' hilarious!

scaspary made it! (author)2015-04-13

Meet Jameson Philip

mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2015-04-13

I am sure he is filled with joy. Please be a responsible parent :)

Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!

chrispix made it! (author)2015-04-12

You sir are a genius

depotdevoid made it! (author)2015-04-02

I think my favorite part of this awesome instructable is reading the comments from people who don't get the joke. Well done, sir!

mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2015-04-02

Mine, too! Thanks!

depotdevoid made it! (author)depotdevoid2015-04-09

I take it back, my favorite part is that I found it in the wild, linked on my friend's facebook page from an entirely different source. I wonder if there's a way to track views when your content is "borrowed" and reposted with minimal attribution . . .

mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2015-04-10

I love seeing things I know pop up in the wild. However, it's really disheartening to have stuff ripped without linking it to the source. Those views are lost to the site that hosts the project :/

ssssrrrr4000 made it! (author)2015-04-09


fason.jarley made it! (author)2015-04-09

I made one years ago but not for alcohol, it was so I could trick or treat as a 30 yo man and get away with it, it was set up like a puppet where my hand is in its head for motion. Worked great, I ate candy for weeks!

author made it! (author)2015-04-04

Is it just me or is seeing him drill into that baby's head silghtly disturbing?

probablepossible made it! (author)probablepossible2015-04-07

it's not just you. I will heave a sigh of relief when this current trend of "edgy" humor dwindles away.

bahak made it! (author)2015-04-07

this one is sick

bgooden made it! (author)2015-04-05

Are you peeps serious? this is hilariously AWESOME. This is almost as good as the "Cabbage Patch Bong".

antioch made it! (author)antioch2015-04-06

Whaaat? We need more info! What is it? Pics? Links?

mactothefuture made it! (author)2015-04-04

Lol! This is both disturbing and hilarious...!

thundrepance made it! (author)thundrepance2015-04-06

must agree with mactothefuture, tin heart, p.raven, & the other moms .... wish this had been around when i was a young mom with toddlers!!

aattura1 made it! (author)2015-04-03

LOL!!! What's the baby's name -- Jackie Daniels?

mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2015-04-03

Her name is Brandi, but if she ever has a sibling I'll know what to name them!


You should make twins!

KingKefir made it! (author)2015-04-05

You´ve just made 25k up´s on :)

zardiw1 made it! (author)2015-04-04

LMFAO.........Gut Baby....Drill

danny.omoore made it! (author)2015-04-04


Tin Heart made it! (author)2015-04-04

I feel like making one of these to sneak juice into theme parks. The price gouging at those places is ridiculous and I hate having to drag my son through the Sahara of a parking lot every time he is thirsty.

kchildress made it! (author)2015-04-03

It's a shame that you used your brain do this. You must have never been around children. Junk like this comes back on a person.

FriendOfHumanity made it! (author)FriendOfHumanity2015-04-04


mntbkrguy made it! (author)2015-04-03

As a dad, first thought, wow how many times could I have used a drink, Second was OMG finally a use for that baby bjorn collecting dust in the attic! Totally awesome!

PaganRaven made it! (author)2015-04-03

This was the definitive train wreck that I just couldn't look away from! Especially the drilling of the doll's head! Lobotomy 101.

Didn't know whether to laugh or cringe ~.^

And to all the negative comments - people, lighten up!

Life is too short to go around with a stick up your bum!

babychildmommaloveya made it! (author)2015-04-03

I thought u'd rigged tubing and some kind of bladder under an actual baby in baby pouch...and as a parent of small children, thought it was hilariously brilliant!! Awesome instructable.

superted001 made it! (author)2015-04-03

haha. great instructable.

nerfrocketeer made it! (author)2015-04-01


mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2015-04-01

I still laugh when I watch the dance sequence in the video :)

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