WHY THE NEED?
When I had my son almost 3 years ago, I found it daunting - not only to become a parent but trying to leave the house. To be fair, I had been pre-warned, "it will take you 30 min to get out the door". It did, and I often found myself desperately looking for a bathroom where I could change my son under sanitary conditions. How hard could it be, and why was it my son always managed to get dirty the piece of clothes that I had forgotten?
During my maternity, I found myself with 3 if not 4 different bags of shapes and sizes trying to fit both a place to change my son, a bag for food/drinks and a bag for my belongings, while trying to juggle a child and a Stroller.
Simultaneously my husband found it less appealing to have to walk with what looked like a women's bag, and the number of times he had my wallet and phone (because they were buried in one of the many bags) are countless.
I've spent the past 2 years designing the "All-In-One" THORSBRENNER bag, hoping that I can make life easier not only for me (second time around) but also for many other parents around the world.
FROM BIRTH TO TODDLER
The "All-In-One" THORSBRENNER Bag comes with great adaptability and flexibility. Making it ideal for newborns as well as Toddlers. You receive the following pieces when purchasing one bag:
- 1 x Changing Station Bag
- 1 x Stroller Bag
- 1 x Clutch
- 1 x Dummy Holder
- 1 x Organic Removable Mat
- 1 x Cross Body Strap
- 2 x Stroller Velcro Straps
- 1 x Tote Bag
HOW DOES IT WORK?
With a newborn, you want to ensure you keep your child safe from harm on all fronts. Having a sanitary changing place no matter where you go is one of them. With the main Changing Station Bag, you know no matter where you go (even if there is no changing table) - you'll be able to change your child under the most sanitary conditions - just like home. We have created a soft organic mat, which can easily be removed and washed (via velcro strips on the back) - or folded away if needed.
The Stroller Bag supports parents by clicking on to the Stroller handlebars via the Velcro Straps (and easy off), ensuring fast and easy access to phone, drinks, wipes and a dummy while on tour with your child.
By 6 months your baby is not only on formula/breast, but also in need of further calories from food. At this stage, you need both a place to change your child and a bag for all the snacks and drinks you need to bring on an excursion.
Here the stroller bags adaptability comes in handy. Simply leave the Stroller Velcro Strips on the handlebars, take the Stroller Bag inside with you and fill with Food/Drinks & Snacks as needed. You can then either add the Cross Body strap to the Stroller Bag, or re-attach it to your Stroller Velcro clips depending on your needs.
As your child grows and becomes more independent, your need for backup clothes, food, drinks, etc., becomes less apparent. Your child starts being able to eat "normal" foods, less drool, and more regular/frequent bathroom breaks.
At this stage, we recommend transferring the Clutch with parents essentials to the front of the Stroller Bag and add the folded Organic Removable mat inside. With less need for backup clothes and a floor being a safer place to change an ever moving Toddler, you can safely fold away your large changing station for longer/weekend excursions, and transform the Stroller Bag to your everyday bag.
All in all, the THORSBRENNER Bag allows for full flexibility throughout your child's diaper time.
FUNCTIONAL SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
The Design is simplistic and unisex. We don't think Baby products necessarily need to be baby pink or blue. Therefore our Bag comes in Black, Army Green or Burgundy Red.
EASY NAVIGATION ICONS
We have inserted icons, that not only make it easier to find what you are looking for, but also function as a check-list at home of what to remember to bring when you go out.
It's always a debated topic whether to give your child a dummy or not. However, to those who choose to give a dummy (or those children who accept a dummy), it's essential to ensure you always have one with you.
Finding the right dummy can be tough to start with, ensuring it's always clean and within reach is another. The THORSBRENNER Dummy holder easily clips on to both Changing Station, Stroller Bag or even Stroller Velcro Strips or Clutch, ensuring it's always within easy sanitary reach.
WHAT DOES MY PLEDGE GO TO?
The funding will support the first production. It also supports the extensive testing that all bags have undergone physically and chemically. We at THORSBRENNER understand that our product will come in close contact with what you cherish most in this world, and have therefore gone to extreme lengths to ensure that no harm can come to you or your baby from coming into contact with our materials.
Risks and challenges
In Denmark (where THORSBRENNER stems from), so called foldable changing bags is the norm. You sew them yourself (or your mom or mother in law does) and you use this as a base through your childs first year or two.
At THORSBRENNER we've gone far and beyond to extend that design to what we consider Functional, Elegant and Unisex. It doesn't just offer a "foldable" section, but room for food, drinks, dummies and more. A fully flexible bag that will grow with your childs needs.
Our concern? What if the international world just doesn't like "foldable", or "nordic" or "unisex"?
What if you simply don't like our design?
We truly hope our bag will help parents, and we have so many ideas yet to be launched - this is only the beginning - please back us!
Please note that under kickstarter terms and conditions there is sadly no refund possible, however should you despite our extensive Quality Control have any (unlikely) issues with your bag, please don't hesitate to contact our customer support team.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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