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Matt CarrerasBy Matt Carreras
First created
Matt CarrerasBy Matt Carreras
First created
$344
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
7
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 19 2016 10:32 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About

Aloha,

Thank You for your interest in my Patent Pending product, Baby Proofing Bar.

Two Prototypes, with added color wrap, in front of both drawers and doors.
Two Prototypes, with added color wrap, in front of both drawers and doors.

 

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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.

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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.

Hawaii Baby Expo set up day!
Hawaii Baby Expo set up day!

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.

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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.

Timeline:

Kickstarter Campaign

21 Oct 2016 - 19 Nov 2016

Fund Manufacturer

December 2016

Molds Complete

February 2017

Production and Shipping

March 2017

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!

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    Warmest Aloha and Mahalo!!

    Huge Thank You from Apollo Shane for helping us launch our product! Literally Every dollar counts! You'll be added to our update list as we progress!

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    Baby Proofing Bar T Shirt

    You'll Receive our Baby Proofing Bar T Shirt with our slogan:
    "Keeping Our Kids Safe in our Kitchens and Our Kitchens Safe from our Kids!"
    Also added to our update list as we progress.

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    Baby Proofing Bar

    You receive 1 Baby Proofing Bar. Future Retail will be $24.99!!
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    Baby Proofing Bar

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    Three Pack!

    You Receive 3 Baby Proofing bars and a T Shirt!
    (Retail will be $75.00 with No T Shirt! : ))
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    Three Pack!

    You Receive 3 Baby Proofing Bars and a T Shirt!
    (Retail will be $75.00 with No T Shirt! : ))
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    6 Pack

    You'll receive 6 Baby Proofing Bars and 2 T shirts! (Retail will be $150.00, with No T Shirts! : ))
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    6 Pack

    You'll receive 6 Baby Proofing Bars and 2 T shirts! (Retail will be $150.00, with No T Shirts!
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    Bakers Dozen

    You'll receive 13 Baby Proofing Bars and 4 T shirts! (Retail will be $325.00, with No T Shirts! : ))
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    Great for Grandma's or the sitters!

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Funding period

- (30 days)