We love products that make parenting easier. After all, who better to offer a solution to a parental dilemma than someone who has experienced the joys and challenges of child raising? These four couples have successfully transformed their frustrations into innovations by offering brilliant solutions to common parenting problems.
Imagine being in Las Vegas and watching your kids on your smartphone as they sleep in their cot in Florida. The simple peace of mind of always feeling connected to your little one is one of the reasons why Stephanie Fox, invented the WiFi baby monitor. After the birth of their first child, Fox found it difficult to find a baby monitor that worked properly in their townhouse because most of the analog and digital models didn’t have adequate range, picture or sound quality. “With older technology we also had security concerns, we didn’t want someone else to be able to hear or see our baby,” says Stephanie. “Back in 2010 smartphone use was starting to grow and my ‘techy’ husband was hoping for a way to watch the baby on our iPhone. After several months of hard work, we were able to bring WiFi Baby to market. We were one of the first companies with this type of technology.” WiFi Baby monitors offer a reliable connection with visuals that can be accessed from anywhere on an iPhone, iPad, smartphone, Android tablet and any desktop or laptop computer running Windows or Mac. The innovative no cloud technology allows you to connect at home via apps using only your home network and while away via apps using a secure and unique URL. Learn more at www.wifibaby.net
Our mission has always been to give other parents peace of mind through our innovative technology. Today we are on our 4th generation monitor.
Like many young babies, when Lisa and Eric Greenwald's children reached a teething age, there was nothing they couldn't keep out of their hands and mouth. After the birth of her first child, Lisa realized that her son had a strong affinity for munching on her jewellery. Worried, that he may be ingesting unwanted chemicals, she used her experience as a "veteran of the fashion industry" to create soft, non-toxic jewellery that both mom and baby can enjoy. Chew beads are inspired by some of her favourite pieces from stores such as J. Crew and they also work as a great sensory tool to help babies focus while nursing. We love the bold colours and chunky beads of these chic necklaces and seriously want to collect them all! Learn more at www.chewbeads.com
I had my "a-ha" moment when I had my son Benjamin and he too was obsessed with my necklaces. I thought, I need to create a cool and fashionable jewelry line that is also safe for babies to touch, tug, and chew.
• 100% Silicone Products • No BPA, phthalates, lead, cadmium or metal • Dishwasher safe • Soft on baby's gums and emerging teeth • Easily cleaned with dish soap and water, also dishwasher safe • Necklaces have a breakaway clasp for added safety
The Puj tub, (Pronounced, “Pudge”) is one of my favorite things on my baby registry. After months of enduring pregnancy backaches, I dreaded the thought of having to lean over a bathtub to bathe my baby. With the innovative design of the Puj baby bath tub, you can bathe your infant safely in the bathroom sink without straining your back. The Puj tub was created by husband and wife design team, Ben and Katie Richardson who have four kids of their own and aimed to develop a product that "simplifies parenthood through great product design." The soft medical grade foam material folds and conforms to almost any sink and the tub's recessed magnets maintain its shape during bath time. Learn more at www.puj.com.
The shape of the tub is designed to help the baby relax and feel safe, just like when they’re in their parent's arms.
The unique design of the Hatch Baby Changing Pad makes it easy to accurately track your baby's growth, feedings, diapers and sleep on your smartphone through the Hatch Baby app. It was developed by parents Ann Crady Weiss and her husband David Weiss. As a new parent Ann, worried about how much milk their baby was getting during feedings. After multiple exhausting trips to the doctor, she decided to apply her years of experience in the baby product industry, coupled with David's expertise as a software developer to create a solution. The Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad gives parents reassurance, especially during the early months when questions about weight gain, diaper changes and sleep patterns are most common. It even includes a feature that allows you to compare your baby's growth percentile to worldwide (WHO) data and other Hatch babies like yours. Learn more at www.hatchbaby.com
All the late nights of startup life are worth it when we hear from people like Jane, the mom of an extremely premature baby boy who is relieved to see that her son is continuing to put on the weight he needs and Elaine told us that she nearly gave up on breastfeeding but stuck with it because the Smart Changing Pad gave her the confidence in her ability to produce enough milk.
SoYoung would like to introduce you to your stroller's new best friend, the Andi 3 in 1. This stylish bag will upgrade your stroller as it rests on the handles, organizing all your needs at your fingertips.