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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
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Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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Finally, a No-Muss, No-Fuss- and Dare, We Say Magical- Way to Wean Your Child From Their Pacificers! Let Binka Bear replace your child’s favorite comfort item with a cuddly plush toy as they adventure along the journey of Binka Bear and the Magic of Willowspring, helping your child to lose the paci once and for all.
STEP ONE: Prepare
You’ve made the decision: it’s time for the pacifier TO GO! What now? Introduce Binka Bear and use the included Prep Guide to begin preparing your little one (and yourself) for losing the pacifier for good. The prep guide will include a couple of simple steps to make the process more effective before Binka Bear does his "magic".
STEP TWO: Read the Story
Set special time aside to read “Binka Bear and The Magic of Willowspring” to help your child discover how Binka must wait for his magic to arrive- and how only your child can help make it happen by giving their beloved pacifiers to their new friend for permanent safekeeping near by, but out of their mouth!
STEP THREE: Give the Pacifiers to Binka Bear
Watch as your child excitedly shares the magic with Binka Bear by sealing up to two pacifiers within his or her new best friend's specially designed pouches located in each of his hands!
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How Binka Bear Was Born
I suppose Binka Bear came about just as any other tried-and-true child product has before it- born out of necessity and a parent’s love. Flashback to late 2015 when my oldest daughter was a few months shy of turning three, I found myself torn between knowing what’s best for her- and her tiny teeth- and disturbing her comfort zone (and our precious sleep!) by taking away the one thing she was truly attached to- her pacifier.
Sure, we had been weaning her down for months, yet as that next birthday quickly approached, I knew it was time to cut the cord- except for one major problem.
I knew this would be a battle for the ages if I couldn’t find a way to ease the transition. And from there, Binka Bear was born.
Like any loving parent, I found a happy compromise that both my little one and I could agree with… and as it turns out, it’s become a blessing to more families than just our own.
Now, two years later- our daughter’s pacifier is still safely secured inside our very own DYI bear- well before Binka Bear ever truly came to fruition. Now, our youngest daughter is happily following in her big sister’s footsteps, preparing herself to give Binka the magic he needs to frolic and play as her days with her pacifier are coming to an end.
Today, your children can give their very own bears the gift of wonder and love, as they use our bear and storybook to easily wean from their pacis, once and for all- a milestone that can otherwise be traumatic and difficult for the whole family.
Together with our team, I’m so thankful that my own journey has led me to create this one-of-a-kind experience for your family to now embrace and enjoy. Through the whimsy that is Binka Bear, our children will always be only a hug away from the comfort they need- and the peace of mind we all could use a little more of.
Inventor & Co-Founder
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Risks and challenges
In order to place our first order of Binka Bears we need to provide a large portion of the payment up front. We are using our Kickstarter campaign to raise the money to get Binka Bears home with his new families and to jumpstart our business so we can get Binka Bear home to even more children!
On top of being a part of the Binka Bear legacy when you recieve a "Thank You" in the pages of our Storybook that is included with each Binka Bear, you will be invited to have a special dinner with the founders (travel & accommodations not included)!