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Beth FynboBy Beth Fynbo
First created
Beth FynboBy Beth Fynbo
First created
$13,144
pledged of $45,000pledged of $45,000 goal
185
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 1 2018 12:27 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

Stop letting your kiddo play fetch with you! Tether the toys to the mat and enjoy a peaceful meal without bending over to pick something up every other minute. Enjoy conversation with others while your infant or toddler stays busy with the things in front of them. Best of all, let your little one begin to learn socialization at an early age by replacing the mobile device with the Busy Baby Mat and watch them be engage with their surroundings! These kiddos tried it, they loved it, and their parents will tell you, YES - it sticks to the table and YES - it's a lifesaver and major stress reducer.

Beth Fynbo - Busy Baby Creator
Beth Fynbo - Busy Baby Creator
    
       
 

Risks and challenges

The Busy Baby team feels 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 products in large quantities.

Here are some setbacks that could arise:

Manufacturing: There is a possibility we will encounter challenges with the mold creation process. However, since CAD drawings are finalized and final samples are in hand we don't anticipate any issues with tooling.

Fulfillment: There is always the possibility that a supplier will miss a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we have a stringent contract in place outlining production specifics (e.g., lead time).

Safety: Backers can rest assured that the testing requirements for child and food products have been completed to the highest standards and will be adhered to throughout the production process.

My biggest personal risk is that my product will be 'knocked off' before I can even get it to the market. I've held off on launching a Kickstarter campaign because of this risk and worked hard to bootstrap my way to this point. Through extensive strategy with my production development team and my Intellectual Property attorney, we have drafted and filed a strong patent application. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the appeal of this product will connect with enough people to make this dream a reality on our first try. Don't let the big dogs eat up this aspiring Momtrepreneur!

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    i. You will receive our deepest gratitude and some great Karma for helping us reach our goal and achieve our dream. Backing this campaign will keep you in the loop. You’ll receive all our updates and be able to watch our journey!

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    Early Bird Special #1 - Small Mat

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    Small Mat

    Measuring 8 ½” by 11 ½”, the small mat is perfect for the littles 6-12 months old. All mats come with two tethers to get you started. Bigger littles can use the small mat too. Click here if you’re shopping for a little-little or just want something a more compact to take with you on the go.

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    Large Mat

    Measuring 15” X 12 ½”, the large mat is fantastic for kids 12+ months. All mats come with two tethers to get you started. The little-littles can still use this mat as well, of course, but the attachment points at the back of the mat are a little further away. They’ll grow into it before you know it!

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    Small Restaurant Kit

    The small mat is even better when you add extra tethers, Suction Tethers, and Salt & Pepper Teethers. The suction tethers can go anywhere on the mat or any other smooth surface. The teethers are great for little fingers to grip and little gums to chew. The ridged edges and bumpy surface provide baby with both touch stimulation and teething pain relief.

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    Large Restaurant Kit

    The large mat is even better when you add extra mat tethers, Suction Tethers, and Salt & Pepper Teethers. The suction tethers can go anywhere on the mat or any other smooth surface. The teethers are great for little fingers to grip and little gums to chew. The ridged edges and bumpy surface provide baby with both touch stimulation and teething pain relief.

    We’ll ask for your colors of choice when the Kickstarter campaign is over.

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    Get the Gifting Kit - our VERY BEST VALUE - with the most ridiculous savings!

    Future Retail: $570
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    Load up on all the Busy Baby products to share with your friends or sell in your shop!

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Funding period

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