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Little Eaters - On the Go Feeders is the first ever travel and 100% MESS FREE baby food bottle for kids ages 4 months to 6 years old!

Little Eaters – On the Go Feeders is ready to manufacture!

We need your support to create the molds necessary to produce these mess free travel food bottles!

Little Eaters Food Bottle and Graduated Feeder
Little Eaters Food Bottle and Graduated Feeder

Where it all Started:

Little Eaters – On the Go Feeders was created with the hopes of bringing a useful feeding tool to parents all around the world that would solve the issues of being able to intertwine meal & play time. Inevitably, it was my innate passion to provide healthy food for my infant and my desire to keep my older daughter active in classes and outdoor activities that drew me to the conclusion that I needed to find a product that could solve my dilemma of meeting both of these needs. I started to search for a food bottle that would allow my younger daughter to have healthy snacks in the car without creating a mess or choking hazard.

To my surprise I couldn't find a product like this anywhere. That's when I went to work and created Little Eaters – On the Go Feeders. 

Child eating peas, spinach and banana at the zoo!
Child eating peas, spinach and banana at the zoo!

The Invention: 

Almost a year ago, I began designing the food bottle in my home, testing and retesting the functionality of the vacuum system and the ease of use of the product as I laid the groundwork for the invention of the food bottle. Prototypes were formed from piecing together bottles, liners and tops. Many versions were created until I was able to find the perfect balance of pressure and suction in the bottle, while still making it easy for the child to eat the food. The unique plate design allows the child to eat and keeps excess air out of the bottle while it's not in use. The disposable liner keeps the bottle and child from getting messy and the Free Flow nipple with Y slit designs allow for thicker puree to be consumed such as homemade baby food. A US Patent was filed on 2/14/2013 in addition to 2 business trademarks.  

Below are the journal logs leading to the final Little Eaters design.

Stage 1: Bottle with spring liner to assist with eating.  Oct. 2012
Stage 1: Bottle with spring liner to assist with eating. Oct. 2012
Stage 1: Ringed disposable liner, Y slit nipple.
Stage 1: Ringed disposable liner, Y slit nipple.
Stage 2: Removable bottom and graphic prints
Stage 2: Removable bottom and graphic prints
Stage 2: Silicone coated handles, removable bottom cap, Y slit nipple.
Stage 2: Silicone coated handles, removable bottom cap, Y slit nipple.
Stage 2: Removable bottom cap, measured bottle, Y slit nipple.
Stage 2: Removable bottom cap, measured bottle, Y slit nipple.
Stage 3: Final design with easy eating vacuum system and Y slit nipple.
Stage 3: Final design with easy eating vacuum system and Y slit nipple.
Stage 3: Prototype Graduated Top and Free Flow Nipple with Y slit Little Eaters food bottles
Stage 3: Prototype Graduated Top and Free Flow Nipple with Y slit Little Eaters food bottles
Stage 4: Graphics created of product design with print
Stage 4: Graphics created of product design with print
Stage 4: CAD created for manufacturing with parts descriptions
Stage 4: CAD created for manufacturing with parts descriptions

Here's how it works: 

The Little Eaters Bottle is very simple to use. Once the bottle is assembled the only steps are: insert the liner, fill with food of choice, fasten on lid and serve. When the child is done eating, simply take off the lid, discard liner rinse nipple and you're ready to go with another food or even liquid because Little Eater can double as a sippy cup. All of the material that goes into the food bottle is BPA free, dishwasher safe and easy for your children to use. The bottle is reusable and very easy to clean. The disposable liner is the only part that is discarded and this is 100% recyclable.

Y slit food nipple.  Allows for thick puree such as homemade baby food to pass through.
Y slit food nipple. Allows for thick puree such as homemade baby food to pass through.

The Team:

I work closely with a team of engineers and graphic design artists that bring a combined 20 years of experience to the table. These individuals helped take my invention from my head and working prototype to a CAD and STEP files of the final design print and size. They handle all necessary changes to the graphics and files before manufacturing begins. We also have an IT Systems Engineer who manages the website and future online store. 

Bottle Concepts put into graphics by team members.
Bottle Concepts put into graphics by team members.

We Need YOUR Help!!!

The fact of the matter is, the interest for people to acquire a Little Eaters food bottle is expanding and I only have a limited number of prototypes left. It's time to create the Little Eaters molds and start producing so more families can enjoy the freedom this travel food bottle provides. 

Over the past 12 months I’ve developed an amazing product and dedicated customer base throughout the US through networking and social media, and I simply cannot keep telling people to 'wait, it will be produced soon' anymore. We've come a long way already in the development of Little Eaters. the mechanical designs are far along and our prototype is up and running. 

With your help, we can:

Convert our prototype to production-ready models and ship our products worldwide

Deliver all Little Eaters bottles to every backer from Kickstarter

Refine our manufacturing process and place our first production orders 

Fund some initial application development 

In a short time I’ve developed an amazing product and dedicated customer base throughout the US through networking and social media, and I simply cannot keep telling people to 'wait, it will be produced soon' anymore.

Easy to transport. Easy to clean.
Easy to transport. Easy to clean.

Manufacturing Plan:

Negotiations have already taken place with manufactures and the creation and packaging of the bottle will be done at the plant. The bottles will then be shipped to my office where they will be distributed out. This project is literally ready to launch! Product development is complete, the market has been tested with the working prototypes and sales orders are waiting to be filled. Parents will soon be able to make their children homemade food with fresh fruit and vegetables, no artificial ingredients, and provide a healthier snack while on the go than all the other options available today. 

Baby eating healthy squash & banana snack!  NO MESS!
Baby eating healthy squash & banana snack! NO MESS!

Little Eaters will be made from BPA free material and silicone tops. The only disposable part is 100% recyclable. AND with the right number of backers, this disposable liner can be made biodegradable, creating a very, very Eco-friendly, green product. Parents will be able to make their children homemade food with fresh fruit and vegetables, no artificial ingredients, and provide a healthier treat than all the other options available today.   

So, throughout this campaign we’re reaching out to YOU!— loyal customers, supporters, our friends, family, anonymous donors and all who we have collaborated with and had the pleasure of working with. Through this Kickstarter campaign, we’re asking YOU to help make this dream come true! Help create the molds to begin production and order inventory necessary to meet the demands of growing business throughout the years to come.  By supporting this campaign, you'll be helping to support something larger--the continued push towards a healthier, happier, more sustainable balance of family and a busy life. 

Thank you for your support!

 Katrina Faber

Little Eaters - On the Go Feeders
Little Eaters - On the Go Feeders

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

A risk with any newly manufactured product is the first bottles produced could have some slight variation with the form, fit and function. To lower any production delays, samples will be thoroughly examined before large orders are placed. This will minimize loss in time or money due to any issues that might arise.

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