About this project
The patent pending Doddle POP pacifier is the only one that stays clean by popping back into a cloud when it falls out of baby's mouth.
The Doddle POP is a perfect solution to these common scenarios...
Our team has spent over 3 years developing the POP...
Our initial brand palette—warm, bright, neutral colors for baby...
We are entrepreneurs and moms who feel passionate about ideas that make parents' lives easier...
POP has a single construction design made of 100% medical grade silicone, so it does not harbor bacteria...
With a simple push or baby suckle, the nipple extends gently. When baby lets go and POP takes a tumble, it POPs back into its cloud!
Specially designed for babies' mouths, 0+ months...
Stay clean when it drops..
Delivery is expected Q2 2016...
REWARDS - Backers, check out our POP for Parents, remove the pacifier nipple and you have a cool "popping" keychain to help with all that nervous parental energy...
A brief history of a game changer...
We'd like to thank the following people, because, let's face it, we would NOT be here without your love and support:
Credit goes to, first and foremost, Jared Aller and Janna Budge for letting us into your world of first-class design and imparting all your pearls of wisdom. To Lindsey Laurain for answering every little question and still continuing to pick up the phone! Alex Katchel (thank YOU), Marilee Glazier Killpack,TrueGeist (Christina and Todd), Tracy Breslin, Archie Gottesman, Stacy Stuart, Bree Candee, Ryan Heiferman, David Betances, Ruben Baerga, Samantha Morin, Lisa Clare, to our mommies (Leah and Kim), Brian Glasser, Kelly Power, Megan Colarossi, Rob Candelino, Carl Cetera, Jeremy Budge, Rosie Weissbart, Jenny Comita, Heather Palmeri, Romney Jacob, Elyssa Dimant, Candice Han, Russell & Annie Grimaldi, Betty Murphy, Ellen Diamant, Dain Landon, Adam Siegartel, Raff family, Jerry Ma, Heather Brown and the wonderful folks at Shomrei, our reliable babysitters, mommies helpers, partners and loving husbands Gregg Radzely/Seth Glasser ...But the Academy Award goes to Jenner Brown of Lumineux Films. Jenner, where do we begin? Thank you thank you thank you for your speedy wizardry.
To our encouraging friends and family who've had to stand in our places when we were burning the midnight oil. And to the most important little humans in our lives, Noah, Aaron, Owen and Aiden. You are our world!
Music Credit: Minor Swing
Risks and challenges
The Doddle team is confident that our preparation and partnerships will result in timely, full-scale production with minimal risk. We are working with a phenomenal manufacturer who has years of experience delivering high-quality goods (including silicone products) in large quantities. In fact, they are approved suppliers of major US retailers.
We are committed to ensuring the POP is responsibly made. However, here are some setbacks that could arise:
Manufacturing: There is a possibility we will encounter challenges with the tooling and mold creation process. However, we have samples and will be going to China to oversee the first production run.
Fulfillment: There is always the possibility that a supplier will miss a deadline (e.g., a machine breaks down, loading yard delays overseas/ stateside, or a shipment gets lost). To minimize the possibility of manufacturing snafus, we will have an iron clad contract in place detailing all production specifics once we finalize our tooling.
Safety: Backers can rest assured that the testing requirements defined by the CPSC will be completed to the highest of standards and will be adhered to throughout the production process. We also plan to meet EU safety standards. Safety comes first, so we have also taken a conservative approach to the testing process, starting with a thorough design evaluation (happening now!), a raw materials analysis and production testing.
Why are we in a good place to overcome these challenges?
—Patent pending; due 2016
—Experienced and award-winning product design partners
—Healthy partnerships with experienced factories
—Manufacturer is an approved supplier of large US retailers
—Founders will travel to China to oversee any and all production matters
—Open and transparent process already in place
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