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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
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.
Thank You for your interest in my Patent Pending product, Baby Proofing Bar.
“Keeping Our Kids Safe in Our Kitchens and Our Kitchens Safe from Our Kids”
This is exciting, as there really is nothing on the market like it. Sure there are products we can screw into our cabinets, but who wants to assemble, measure and screw anything into their beautiful cabinets? Who wants to actually damage their kitchen cabinets? We had just moved into our house, with a brand new kitchen, when it was time to Baby Proof my kitchen. I wasn't happy with the options on the market because I didn't want to damage my new cabinets - so I created Baby Proofing Bar.
How Baby Proofing Bar works is very simple. Baby Proofing Bar uses a combination of tension and friction between the cabinet counter top and the floor. A baby or toddler is unable to pull the Baby Proofing Bar out of place. However, when an adult depresses the top down, it easily is removed.
We spent two days at the Hawaii Baby Expo to allow strangers to see and play with the Baby Proofing Bar in action, using two of our working prototypes. We even had some kids give it a try, with no successful break-ins! Although we didn't have any to sell, we received excellent feedback. This is where we realized the portable nature and the huge benefit for renters. We realized the original name was not a good choice. We even made a simple design change to make the Baby Proofing Bar stronger. All together we left the expo excited to move forward.
When you remove your Baby Proofing Bar from the package, it is Ready To Go. Simply adjust to your desired tension and install. Baby Proofing Bar will not damage your cabinets.
One of the most frequently asked questions when people are shopping for kitchen cabinet products that keep toddlers out of the kitchen drawers and doors, “Do you have anything you don’t have to screw into your cabinets?” The answer of course is, “NO”.
What I experienced with my son is that once he was convinced he could not remove the Baby Proofing Bar, he wouldn't try, even as he got older.
Baby Proofing Bar:
1. Doesn’t allow little fingers to get pinched, as it keeps the doors and drawers completely shut
2. Simple and Fast to Install and remove
3. Works on Kitchen Cabinet Drawers or Doors
4. Used Temporarily or Long term
5. Perfect for Renters who are not allowed to damage kitchen cabinets or drawers
6. Can travel with you to Grandma’s, the Sitter or on Vacation
7. Grandma can have her own Baby Proofing Bar’s to install before the Grandkids come, and remove and store them when they leave.
8. Has 1/2” adjustability to allow just the right tension for you and your toddler
With your support we’ll be able to fund the manufacturer (and Kickstarter), build the molds necessary to make our Baby Proofing Bar production models, make any necessary final design tweaks and begin production.
Color: In order to keep price down we are offering the Baby Proofing Bar in white. Other color options are likely to follow as the business progresses.
Height is 34.75".
Weight will be approximately 1/2 pound.
21 Oct 2016 - 19 Nov 2016
Production and Shipping
Updates will be provided along the way to keep everyone informed of the progress.
Thank You for your support along this journey, as it takes a team to stop a 1yr old!!
Risks and challenges
Manufacturing - Taking a prototype to full production will likely require minor tweaks to the design, so you the customer receives the best product! I'm an engineer and I'm working with fantastic manufacturing specialist to quickly resolve any of these minor tweaks. Also - your feedback will surely help perfect the Baby Proofing Bar.
Material Delays to the manufacturer could be an issue, but we will be able to source material from alternative suppliers.
Shipping - Being on an Island in the middle of the Pacific, we encounter shipping delays from time to time - we'll work to minimize this the best we can within our control.
Reality - I'm a new entrepreneur! I'm sure to make a few mistakes, but I surround myself with smart people, I listen and learn quickly, and have made a living solving problems quickly!