WXMI Grand Rapids FOX features Mom Invented products and businesses on Monday March 1. You can find all of the unique, innovative products created by moms listed below.
My Plate-Mate is a unique, mom-invented product for toddlers geared to make meal times easier for families. My Plate-Mate is a spill-guard that attaches to the rim of any standard plate. Great for promoting independent self feeding while minimizing messy spills and clean up for parents whether you’re at home or on the go out at restaurants or grandma’s house. As a spill guard, it creates a bumper to prevent food from falling off the plate while a child eats. Also, My Plate-Mate’s innovative design provides a curved wall that helps children scoop food onto their utensil with ease, giving them independence and confidence in self-feeding. Made in the USA, using only FDA-approved plastic (no lead, phthalates, bisphenol-a, polycarbonates or PVC). Dishwasher-safe and conveniently portable so that children and families can enjoy their meals anywhere. Retails for $7.95, can be purchased online at MyPlate-Mate.com, via phone at 925-272-0745 and at retailers throughout North America.
Tilty is a revolutionary training cup that makes learning to drink easier. Through its internal angled wall design, the Tilty forces the fluid to the spout and allows the child to easily drink with minimal effort and head tilt, just like they would drink out of a regular cup or glass. The Tilty not only helps infants transition to using a regular cup quickly, it also improves gross motor skills and provides a better alternative to bottles and sippy cups, which, because of the sucking and posture required to drink out them, are associated with higher rates of poor dental development and ear infections. At the same time, the Tilty’s standard lid controls the speed of the liquid flow to avoid major spills. Also available is a smoothie lid for serving baby food, yogurt or thick drinks, as well as a leak-proof travel lid. Each Tilty can contain 7 ounces and is BPA, dye and phthalate free. For children 9 months and up. Tiltycup.com, $5.99/2 pack.
Bilingual Fun ( bilingualfun.com)
Developed by bilingual educators & parents, the Bilingual Fun program provides an exciting head start to teaching children Spanish! By offering Spanish lessons for children through enticing Spanish for kids DVD’s, and parent/child Spanish classes, Bilingual Fun is leading the way in Spanish for children! Children will actively learn colors, numbers, and animal vocabulary, through easy Spanish lessons which include music, movement, and interactive repetition.
Right now is the prime time to begin teaching your children Spanish! Whether you have a toddler, preschooler or school age child, learning Spanish is an incredible asset. Research continually supports the benefits and advantages of teaching kids Spanish and other languages at a young age. For children ages 10 and under. $13.99/each. www.bilingualfun.com, 1-877-686-7399
Who’s Shoes ID (whosshoesid.com)
The Who’s Shoes ID helps reunite parents and caretakers with their children as quickly as possible, and decrease the likelihood of children getting injured or kidnapped due to the child not being able to communicate with people and give his or her parents’ or caretakers’ contact information. Especially crucial durng travel. The Who’s Shoes ID easily and discreetly attaches to all types of shoes, sandals, belts, swimsuits, etc., and contains emergency information to quickly reunite a lost or injured child with a caregiver. Excellent for vacations or even daily outings. Kit includes two ID bands, photo ID card for parents to carry, DNA collection instructions and travel safety tips. Who’s Shoes is endorsed by several missing children’s groups, including the national Klaas Kids Foundation and the Laura Recovery Center. whosshoesid.com, $7.99.
NeckSaver is the most versatile head and neck support for babies, ergonomically designed to reduce strain on the neck and cradle a baby’s head, keeping it from slumping or flopping while the baby sleeps. A baby spends on average more than 6 hours a day in his car seat, high chair, swing and stroller, often asleep with head slumped over. This leads to soreness and can even damage a baby’s postural development. Proper neck support is crucial to young babies as their skeletal structures undergo the greatest development in the early months. With good neck support, babies can develop better postures, are more comfortable, rest better, and wake up happier. The NeckSaver provides this support and enables baby to rest more comfortably anywhere he might be – car seat, high chair, swing, stroller, bouncer etc. Also great for keeping baby’s head stable while strolling on uneven ground or stroller jogging. Made of soft, hypoallergenic material designed to absorb moisture, the NeckSaver is comfortable for baby year-round. Comes in 10 different colors to match any stroller, car seat or baby outfit. $12, baberoo.com.
BabyBriefcase is a document organizer designed specifically for parents and their babies and toddlers, particularly useful and important for health-related documents. Stylish and charming, the mom-invented BabyBriefcase stores all the documents and information relating to a new baby in a way that makes everything easily accessible whether at a hospital, doctor’s office, on vacation or anywhere else. Every document that deals with the new baby has a special place for it in the BabyBriefcase so that if an emergency arises, parents don’t have to sort through to find what they need. $29.95, babybriefcase.com