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By Yesica Trawick
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About this project

Introduction

Hello! My name is Yesica Trawick, together with my mom, Esther Gallego, we run and operate Judah-Enterprises, a small start-up online baby retail store based out of our home in Manassas, Virginia. Our goal is to offer innovative solutions to better the tender lives of babies everywhere!  Over the past year the NippyLid has been our main focus.

The Problem

The baby bottles at my son's daycare were all missing their lids.
The baby bottles at my son's daycare were all missing their lids.

Baby bottle lids are not  interchangeable between different bottle brands.  Lids are not designed to be attached to the bottles, making them easy to get lost, exposing the nipples to germs and viruses.  As new parents we faced this issue and saw that other parents had the same problem so Mima (my son's grandmother) helped us come up with the solution!

We were using plastic bags to protect the nipple and keep the milk from spilling all over my son's diaper bag.
We were using plastic bags to protect the nipple and keep the milk from spilling all over my son's diaper bag.
We drew up a lid that would attach to the baby bottle
We drew up a lid that would attach to the baby bottle

We found a great company who produced our 3D CAD images.

3D NippyLid Cad
3D NippyLid Cad

NippyLid

The universal NippyLid attaches to the bottle, so no more lost lids or dirty nipples. The NippyLid is flexible and fits most 4 to 9 ounce baby bottles. It’s strong, BPA free and made of safe FDA approved materials.

NippyLid can be personalized by choosing a color and writing your baby’s name on the band for easy identification .

First phase prototypes: No more dirty nipples no more spilled milk!
First phase prototypes: No more dirty nipples no more spilled milk!

 Progress

We are so excited about the great response and feedback we've received from so many parents.  We know there are parents excited about buying a NippyLid for their little ones right now!  We just need to get the mold so we can start production right away. 

This journey has been full of ups and downs but we're thrilled to share the final moments with you, thank you for helping us bring the NippyLid into its final phase after over a year of hard work!

We have also completed the NippyLid design and packaging. Upon  reaching our funding goal, we will be able to deliver to our Kickstart backers by the end of November 2013.

Risks and challenges

After the CAD images were produced, it took months to find a company willing to create a prototype and mold fusing two different non-toxic materials, plastic and silicone. We have been working on this project for over a year and a half, investing thousands of hours doing research, creating, and finalizing the prototypes because we believe the Nippylid is the solution to lost lids and dirty nipples.

Our team is a close family unit with backgrounds in business ownership and are in this for the long haul. We know and believe that success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. We are committed and we are fully focused. Whatever obstacles may come, we will face them with a positive outlook and continue to push to the finish line!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD: $10.00 gets you one NippyLid in yellow, red or blue. EXCLUSIVELY for being a Kickstart backer we're also including one of our Judah Baby bibs and an eco-friendly, silicone baby bottle. Thank you! *Please add $5.00 shipping within the US.

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    SEMI- EARLY BIRD: $11.00 gets you one NippyLid in yellow, red or blue. EXCLUSIVELY for being a Kickstart backer we're also including one of our Judah Baby bibs and an eco-friendly, silicone baby bottle. Thank you! *Please add $5.00 shipping within the US.

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    AMAZING BUSINESS OWNERS: $50.00 will give your company public recognition on our facebook and webpage for three months. This means we will expose and advertise your business name, URL and contact info. You get the NippyLid in yellow, red or blue. EXCLUSIVELY for being a Kickstart backer we're also including 5 of our Judah Baby bibs and 5 eco-friendly, silicone baby bottles. If you don’t have little ones, please donate them to your local pregnancy center, or let us know through the Kickstarter survey and we will take the donation to our local center and donate it on your behalf (pictures will be posted). Thank you!

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    PHENOMINAL BUSINESS OWNERS: $100.00 will give your company public recognition on our facebook and webpage for six months. This means we will expose and advertise your business name, URL and contact info. You get the NippyLid in yellow, red or blue. EXCLUSIVELY for being a Kickstart backer we're also including 5 of our Judah Baby bibs and 5 eco-friendly, silicone baby bottles. If you don’t have little ones, please donate them to your local pregnancy center, or let us know through the Kickstarter survey and we will take the donation to our local center and donate it on your behalf (pictures will be posted). Thank you!

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    GOLDEN BUSINESS OWNERS: $200.00 will give your company public recognition on our facebook and webpage for twelve months. This means we will expose and advertise your business name, URL and contact info. You get the NippyLid in yellow, red or blue. EXCLUSIVELY for being a Kickstart backer we're also including 5 of our Judah Baby bibs and 5 eco-friendly, silicone baby bottles. If you don’t have little ones, please donate them to your local pregnancy center, or let us know through the Kickstarter survey and we will take the donation to our local center and donate it on your behalf (pictures will be posted). Thank you!

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