The Cool Baby
The Cool Baby
An expressive, customizable, hands-free beverage insulator that looks like a baby. Drinking in public is now adorable.
An expressive, customizable, hands-free beverage insulator that looks like a baby. Drinking in public is now adorable. Read more
About this project
Can't tell you how excited I am that you're even looking at this page right now. Let's make this baby on the internet.
WHAT DOES THIS BABY DO? Dress it up to look like you, like someone else, like a part of a costume, like a fan of your team. Use it to get a seat on the subway, strike up a conversation, or mock a biological baby. WHATEVER YOU DO WITH IT, The Cool Baby is a fun, expressive, hands-free beverage insulator for a wide variety of occasions.
WHAT IS THIS BABY MADE OF? The head, legs and arms are a lifelike PVC construction. For the drink-insulating torso, a simple Polyurethane foam. For the baby-body-shaped, 36oz. drink container and straw, BPA-free Polypropylene. The mouthpiece is silicone. The harness is a cotton blend. Materials we're all familiar with, and we've all stuck in our mouths since we, ourselves, were babies.
HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO THIS? The prototype is done. That was the young man you met in the videos. I have a sourcing agent ready to vet factories for me as soon as this thing is funded. The reason my funding goal is a little high is because I might have to use up to 3 factories to get everything I need into this one product. Im finding that manufacturing is fascinatingly not-straight-forward.
WHY IS THERE ONLY ONE MODEL OF BABY AVAILABLE? Sorry. Because of lack of resources in this first round, you're going to be seeing a lot of sleeping, caucasian babies. After this thing is funded and I get a factory re-tooled and working with me, I'll have all different kinds of baby races, baby dispositions, baby sexual orientations, and baby IQ's. Sky's the limit. Anything you ever wanted out of your progeny.
Risks and challenges
Honestly I'm still learning this whole manufacturing thing. It's fascinating. I have a smart, experienced sourcing agent vetting factories for me as soon as it's funded. The Cool Baby will keep you all informed as that process advances. I promise I'll deal with delays as quickly and efficiently as possible. Your babies need you.
As the first round is delivered to their new homes, around August of this year, I'll build the site and start doing direct sales. Once again, The Cool Baby will keep you all thoroughly informed via the internet.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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