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AU$ 35,472
pledged of AU$ 50,000pledged of AU$ 50,000 goal
98
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 6 2016

About

NEW PARENTS CAN TAKE CONTROL OF TRAVEL AGAIN!

We loved a spontaneous adventure together. Then we had our baby. 

As new parents we quickly discovered that we had been excluded from the world of travel. Our first airport experience with baby was nothing short of horrendous. You can't really know how bad it is... until you do it.

The problem: Strollers have to be checked in as oversized luggage and they get damaged and/or dirty in transit (it is crazily common, google it). Once that is done you don't have a stroller for a few stressful airport hours OR you might get stuck lugging everything for the entire trip.

What else drove us to fear the flight?

  • You only get one carry-on item for both you and your infant
  • If there is a usable parents room at the airport count your lucky stars 
  • Baby has no place to sleep or sit (especially when you need your hands to get things like boarding passes, wipes and coffee)
  • You can't pee! really. If you are carrying the baby and your bags whilst travelling solo, good luck is all I can say. 

Born to Fly Baby has been specifically designed to solve all of these problems. 

WE DON'T LIKE TO BE EXCLUDED, & NEITHER SHOULD YOU!

With Josie's amazing idea and the skills of genius Industrial Designer & Inventor partner Benjamin Newman, Born to Fly Baby was made.

We dreamt big and held nothing back in creating the ultimate baby travel system, Born to Fly Baby. There are absolutely no compromises to be found in this travel bag baby! It will come with full American, European and Australian/NZ safety standard compliance and all fit within the international carry-on luggage sizing. Incredible!

 

So what do you get? Your Born to Fly Baby essential baby travel system contains:

  • Spacious carry-on flight & weekender case with built-in (and removable) compact reclining city stroller with rear and front facing push (1&2)
  • The stroller component is suitable for a newborn baby to 3-4 years (or a maximum of 17kgs) (1&2)
  • The stroller component includes a removable and breathable infant head, neck and shoulder support (3)
  • Once the stroller component is removed from the case, it becomes a safe 5 point strap in floor seat for baby to use at your destination (2)
  • A portable change purse that stores diapers, bags and wipes for those icky situations on the road (4)
  • A USB port travel charger so you never go offline (unless you want to) (5)
  • A dirty laundry organiser for that inevitable baby poop mayhem! (6)

 

 

If you support us here on Kickstarter you will not only make this product a shiny new reality and be amongst the first jet setting parentals to own a Born to Fly Baby - but you will also save over $200AUD on the final $RRP.

"As the International Nanny of the year 2016 and owner of Top Baby Guru I cannot wait to see this and recommend it to all my clients worldwide" - Helen McCarthy

WHAT CAN YOU FIT IN THE CASE?

As with any carry-on case you have to be smart with what you pack. That said, we have been able to pack for both mum and baby for a long weekend, and have just utilised the included laundry organiser for a wash on longer trips. 

**With the exception of nappies/diapers as they take up so much space. We bring enough for the journey itself and the first night only and then buy more at our destination.

 

BORN TO FLY BABY - MADE FOR REAL ADVENTURES.

Born to Fly Baby is not just a smart carry-on case, and it is not just a compact stroller - take a look below and you will see that It is a whole lot more! 

Design Features:

  • Carry-on flight case size to suit international airline standards
  • Folded up the case is 22cm x 35cm x 55cm
  • Dual rear brakes and linked front brake 
  • Quick release main stroller/case handle 
  • Quick and easy chair fold and re-position 
  • Safety wrist strap 
  • Castor wheel locks for fixed forward direction 
  • Removable seat for use at your destination 
  • Removable seat liners for cleaning 
  • Removable USB device charger, in purpose built pocket.

Born to Fly Baby meets and surpasses all of the required safety and travel standards:

 

 

What else can you use it for? Your Born to Fy Baby carry-on & weekender bag stroller is ideal for:

  • Airport travel 
  • Road trips
  • Weekends away with baby
  • Co-parenting hand overs
  • Sleepovers & babysitting (Like at Grandmas & Grandpas!)
  • Basically hanging out anywhere that doesn't have baby stuff
  • All good adventuring like picnics, day trips & big city exploring!

 

 

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.

Ben (Dad & Engineer) and Josie (Mum & Prototype User), have been extensively testing the featured working BTFB prototypes. We have been using them as much as we can to test all real life situations. These prototypes have been handmade by the pair of us in our workshop (courtesy of Brakeboard). 

The BTFB prototype workshop - using everything from an Australian 1950s lathe, 1960s German walking foot leather sewing machine... to a state of the art 3D printer and fancy new powder coat system. No gimmicks here!
The BTFB prototype workshop - using everything from an Australian 1950s lathe, 1960s German walking foot leather sewing machine... to a state of the art 3D printer and fancy new powder coat system. No gimmicks here!

Our next step is to refine the elements to production quality.

We will be designing the bag to single hand adjustable and collapsable, where as the current prototypes require more steps for fold down and pop up. The folding mechanisms have been designed and tested on their own, and will next be prototyped on the coming incarnation.

Drawing of possible aesthetic case design refinements.
Drawing of possible aesthetic case design refinements.

The design is very near complete, yet we are also very much open to design suggestion from you! 

Once 100% refined aesthetically and functionally we will produce a high-end final production model for international safety compliance and review, to then give the all clear on tooling and manufacturing for the units that will be delivered to your door. Perfect!

Functionality Details and Specifications

  • Carry-on flight case size to suit standard international airlines.
  • Dual rear brakes and linked front brake
  • Quick release main stroller/case handle
  • Quick and easy chair fold and re-position
  • Safety wrist strap
  • Castor wheel locks for fixed forward direction
  • Removable seat for use at your destination
  • Removable seat liners for cleaning
  • Removable USB device charger, in purpose built pocket.

 

  
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Risks and challenges

Ben's Experience: Ben is a successful and experienced Product Developer with over 25 years in product design. He has a skateboarding brand Brakeboard (with two successful campaigns completed here on Kickstarter).

Ben has a 6 year long direct working relationship with a Shanghai manufacturer, having spent some time there himself. Our long term tested and trusted manufacturers will be producing the Born to Fly Baby stroller case.

Material and assembly quality is a prime focus on all of Ben's products. Very high standards will be met and demanded from is network of manufacturers, and will then be rigorously tested again to ensure USA, European and Australia/New Zealand safety and compliance standards.

Delays are always a possibility on any production run, no matter how many times you have done it. Josie and Ben will be working very hard to deliver the Born to Fly Baby in the time predicted (which has allowed for some delay already).

Josie's Experience: Josie is first and foremost a Mum to little Olive. Born to Fly Baby was Josie's original concept which came about due to necessity, when trying to go back and visit her hometown with a new baby.

The other skills that Josie brings to Born to Fly Baby is Digital Marketing and Design, of which she has 10 years experience.

For the past two years Josie has also been helping manage the family skate company Brakeboard, and was involved in their second Kickstarter campaign for "the Rat" (2016).

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    * Portable change purse
    * A USB port travel charger
    * A dirty laundry organiser.

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    Your x2 Born to Fly Baby essential travel systems include:

    * Carry on flight & weekender bag with built-in (and removable) stroller component
    * Removable infant head & neck support
    * Portable change purse
    * A USB port travel charger
    * A dirty laundry organiser.

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    * Carry on flight & weekender bag with built-in (and removable) stroller component
    * Removable infant head & neck support
    * Portable change purse
    * A USB port travel charger
    * A dirty laundry organiser.

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