The Flipping Holder was born out of necessity. A while back I planned a trip that required flying with my 1 year-old son. Like all moms, I wanted to be prepared, and given the length of the flight, I needed to feed my son on the plane.
That is when I discovered baby food pouches. "Yay, the perfect travel food." I thought, but I was wrong... very wrong. Although I do not have a picture, just imagine baby food everywhere: on me, on my kid, on the seat, on the floor, and even on the person next to me.
Instead of giving up on food pouches, I was convinced there was a way to make them work for on-the-go feeding. My husband and I put in time, thought, and a lot of effort. We didn't want something that kind-of worked. It had to work great.
And we got there. The Flipping Holder is our go-to product for mess-free eating and drinking from food and juice pouches.
How It Works
The Flipping Holder allows parents to securely lock baby food pouches, applesauce pouches, yogurt pouches, and even the over-sized refillable food pouches into a squeeze-proof case, and give it to a child as young as 6 months to self-feed. Even more, just flip the holder over to protect juice boxes and juice pouches from those little squeezing hands. This holder is great for children 6 months through 5 years, and older!
There are other products on the market that hold juice boxes, and even some products that hold baby food pouches, but none of those products do both. And none of them work with all of the pouches on the market. The Flipping Holder is designed to be a universal solution for food and juice pouch mess.
Here are some of the unique features exclusive to the 2-in-1 Flipping Holder:
- Single-piece holder with no hinges, clasps, or moving parts
- Dual purposed to holder food pouches AND juice boxes/pouches
- Easy-to-hold handles, which are closed for convenient tethering
- Solid, strong material to encase pouches and juice boxes and prevent squeezing
- Strategically designed front opening allows parents to insert a closed pouch (to avoid making your own mess)
- Sized to work with all pouches, whether tall or short, including the over-sized reusable pouches
- Open bottom for parent access while child eats to assist with pushing food toward the top, if needed
- Can be used multiple times and across several days without washing because child eats from the pouch directly, not from the holder
- MADE IN THE USA - we are proud to support American manufacturing by making this product exclusively in the United States.
During the development of this holder, it became apparent that a sturdy holder with handles to facilitate independent eating and drinking has reach beyond the typical on-the-go snack time.
For parents with certain physical limitations, spoon feeding a child can be difficult. The Flipping Holder offers a solution to make mealtime a bit easier, providing control to the parents while offering independence to the child.
Likewise, certain physical limitations or even some the physical wear that comes with a long life can make self-feeding a challenge for some adults. The Flipping Holder can assist those individuals or their caregivers in providing an independent eating experience.
As contributors, you are helping to get the 2-in-1 Flipping Holder into the hands of parents, kiddos, and others as soon as possible. My husband and I have invested significant time and money into developing this idea and bringing it to life. We have tooling nearly complete and hope this Kickstarter campaign will accomplish two things:
(1) Tell people about this new and useful product; and
(2) Help fund an initial low-quantity production run to bring this product to market as soon as possible.
Please consider contributing to this campaign. As a thank you for your support, we are offering a variety of rewards that include 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8 packs of the Flipping Holder. Rewards are expected to be ready 3 to 6 weeks after the funding goal is met, if not sooner.
Please note that the images in this campaign are production samples; the final product will be a similar white but more transparent. Depending on the success of this campaign, we may be able to double our initial production run and add a second holder option that contains a color tint.
A few additional photos of the Flipping Holder in action:
Risks and challenges
The potential risks we may encounter in this project are minimal because most of the development and manufacturing work is complete. We've tested samples and vetted the design. Nevertheless, as we finalize the tooling needed to manufacture this holder and we begin to run product, we may need to make adjustments. That process could affect the timing of rewards, but we've accounted for that risk and set a conservative time estimate.
Even at the sample stage, the Flipping Holder has exceeded my expectations, and we fully expect to provide top quality product within the prescribed time frame.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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