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Yum&Done is a cute little meal buddy that assists you and your child during mealtimes. It’s stimulating, increases food acceptance and turns your kid's meal into a fun interactive moment with a touch of magic.
Today, Yum&Done is specially designed for children ages 1 to 3 but appeared to be as well efficient with older children and children with special needs. With your help, we strive to enrich gradually the interaction catalog. Unlike other products, it keeps your child focused during the entire meal and helps strengthen parent-child relationships. It’s magic, fun, and interactive.
An amazing solution for picky eaters, Yum&Done is a cute, interactive meal buddy for children who may have a hard time eating normally. It works with your iOS or Android smartphone that connects to our magic spoon.
Infants and toddlers as young as 8 months old may start showing difficulties when it comes to eating certain foods or food textures.
It's important to encourage variety in your child's diet, but if your child is a picky eater, becomes easily distracted, or simply has an independent streak, mealtime can become a source of difficulty and frustration. This is why we have developed a helpful meal buddy that accompanies parents and their children during this crucial period. It helps children to focus on the meal while at the same time increasing food acceptance.
Every child needs a balanced, diverse diet to get the necessary nutrients to grow up strong and healthy. Imagine how relaxing meal times would be if there were no more fears of certain foods and no more power struggles. The veggie standoff would be a thing of the past. Meal times would be fun and joyful moments of togetherness that you share with your little one(s). That’s exactly what Yum&Done makes possible.
With Yum&Done, you receive the magical power to get your kid to eat
Yum&Done uses a discrete button that lets you decide in real-time when your meal buddy interacts with your child. Acting as an intermediary, a cute little animal helps you pace your kid’s meal.
MIMI, BIBI, KOKO, MOMO, PADOO and BABOO — six meal buddies your kid will love. After an intensive research process and close collaboration with parents and kids, we have created six cute characters based on the animals that children most adore.
Each character comes with a set of animations that keep distracted and picky eaters focused on their food. New animations will be added regularly. You can also enrich your sound library by recording your voice over the existing animations
A feeding assistant
Yum&Done brings tranquility to your table. No more food struggles, no more power plays, and no more hours spent coaxing your child to finish up. Acting as a mediator, the meal buddy keeps your child’s attention focused on the meal you lovingly prepared.
Yum&Done motivates toddlers to eat the foods they would normally reject by using the psychology of mirroring combined with gamification. Through research, we know that children form food preferences through repetitive intake. With Yum&Done, children take pride in experiencing new tastes and textures while learning healthy eating habits that will benefit them for their entire lives.
The Magic behind Yum&Done
Yum&Done facilitates an essential moment of interaction between parents and children: mealtime. It's not intended to replace the parent's role in feeding their child, nor does it try to free parents or caretakers from their responsibilities. Yum&Done is simply there to assist you in keeping your child focused on the meal. Using an ergonomic spoon with its magic button, you get to trigger interactions with the buddy in response to your child’s behavior. The button is located on the spoon, right under you finger, so you can always keep one hand free.
… eating meals is finally fun!
Eating becomes a fun moment. All you have to do is accompany your child on this new adventure and let the mirroring-effect play its part. Your picky eater will turn into a foodie so fast you won’t even believe it.
Our mission is to reinvent how parents and caretakers share mealtimes with their children: no more stress, no more power struggles, only special moments spent focusing on what really matters—quality time with family and a chance for your child to learn.
By making new foods a pleasant discovery, our magic meal buddy has the potential to improve children’s relationship to their environment and to encourage delight in the discovery of new things from an early age.
It goes without saying that a diverse and healthy diet positively impacts your child's development. Furthermore, over 40 years of scientific research have shown that failure to overcome feeding difficulties can present significant challenges for later in life. The sooner you instill good eating habits, the better it is for your child.
Additionally, families that don’t suffer from mealtime conflict experience less stress. Their children grow stronger and healthier, and their children have fewer behavioral issues later in life.
Yum&Done is the perfect synthesis of all the efficient tricks we have learned from parents, pediatricians and relevant literature. We have worked particularly hard to incorporate strategies such as mimesis, power of association, role modeling, and empathy.
Yum&Done is here to help you to overcome feeding problems from an early age, leaving you free to enjoy meals with your children and focus on what matters.
We went through several stages of prototyping to develop a product that is easy to use, efficient, and ergonomic. In the process, we received substantial help and advice from established plastics and electronics experts. We also owe a big thank you to all the kids and moms who took the time to test our different prototypes!! These numerous tests helped us to improve Yum&Done from the original concept to a high-quality product and to make it available at an affordable price
We tested Yum&Done with many parents and their kids from all over the United States and Europe. Our meal buddies kept their promise, the magic works! Our smart spoon was the perfect tool for almost every situation. Thanks to renowned therapists in New York who focus on child feeding, we were able to enlarge our beta testing circle. These expert testing environments helped us bring Yum&Done to the current level of technical perfection and to create an ideal play mate for your child, the most discerning judge of all.
We are currently planning to open up an online community for parents to discuss their children's diets and their experiences with the Yum&Done solution.
Parallel to our research and development activities, we conducted interviews with parents, caretakers and child nutrition specialists to define the features of the product.
Our aim was to develop a reliable, user-friendly solution.
View the interview with Laura Seiverling, Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor for Pediatric Feeding Program and Co-author of Broccoli Boot Camp.
With our previous experience in production, we were able to develop a detailed manufacturing plan and source an exceptional partner to produce our spoons and frames. Feasibility has been checked and double-checked, and we have everything in order for a successful launch.
The products will be of a very high quality, and they will comply with CPC, FDA and FCC (plus Canadian ICES-003 Rules) Regulations for digital apparatus Equipment Regulations. The connected spoons are specifically designed for children and will be manufactured with BPA-free plastic.
Last not but least, our products will be delivered on time.
Live bluetooth connection of the spoon
Depending on the score of the campaign we will propose new color sets for the spoons.
We are a team of passionate individuals with backgrounds in engineering, business, marketing, child development and product design. We are dedicated to providing solutions that improve family togetherness and well-being.
Maxime Ferrino: Development Delphine Chevrot: Camera, Photography
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Risks and challenges
Since we are familiar with the particulars of running a KS campaign, we are well positioned for a successful launch of Yum&Done. We pledge not only to reach our goal, but also to deliver a quality product in a timely manner. These goals are at the core of our campaign and our promise to our supporters.
- The app solution is fully developed and will be provided as soon as we reach our target.
- The manufacturing capabilities have been secured so that we can launch the first production batch as soon as the project kicks off.
We will keep you posted on a weekly basis, and we will let you know directly about any unexpected issues.