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The Less Mess Happy Mat is a one-piece silicone placemat + plate that suctions the table to capture every morsel of your mealtime mess.
The Less Mess Happy Mat is a one-piece silicone placemat + plate that suctions the table to capture every morsel of your mealtime mess.
The Less Mess Happy Mat is a one-piece silicone placemat + plate that suctions the table to capture every morsel of your mealtime mess.
1,568 backers pledged $72,721 to help bring this project to life.

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Less Mess Happy Mat

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The ezpz Less Mess Happy Mat is a patent pending invention by Lindsey Laurain. The mat is an integrated placemat and plate that self-seals to the table. The mats are FDA approved and BPA, PVC, lead and Phthalate-free (so they're safe for growing bodies). They are made from the best quality silicone available and pass the most rigid food safety testing standards (CPSIA Certified). Additionally, Happy Mats are dishwasher and microwave safe. 

Mealtime Simplified

The Less Mess Happy Mat was designed to simplify the mealtime experience for kids and parents. Here's how:

A design for every meal

The Happy Mat has three compartments – perfect for a fruit, veggie and main dish.
The Happy Mat has three compartments – perfect for a fruit, veggie and main dish.
The edge of the plate is deep enough to accommodate cereal and pasta.
The edge of the plate is deep enough to accommodate cereal and pasta.

Durable construction makes serving food a snap

The silicone is sturdy, which means you can carry the mat + food to the table. You can also stack 3-4 mats with food for the whole family, plus friends!
The silicone is sturdy, which means you can carry the mat + food to the table. You can also stack 3-4 mats with food for the whole family, plus friends!

Silicone suction ensures that the placemat + plate stay on the table 

In home tests show that the suction function is very effective.
In home tests show that the suction function is very effective.

The outer lip and flexible construction contain the mess and make the trip to the sink a breeze 

To cleanup simply release the suction on the outer edge and carry the mat to the sink - mess and all.
To cleanup simply release the suction on the outer edge and carry the mat to the sink - mess and all.

 Easy to rinse and dishwasher safe

Silicone is easy to clean and doesn't support the growth of mold, fungus or bacteria.
Silicone is easy to clean and doesn't support the growth of mold, fungus or bacteria.

Stackable for easy storage

The Happy Mat allows for smarter storage - no more mismatched bowls, plates and mats!
The Happy Mat allows for smarter storage - no more mismatched bowls, plates and mats!
Mats can also be stored in a utensil drawer.
Mats can also be stored in a utensil drawer.

Your Support  

The ezpz team has been working tirelessly on the Less Mess Happy Mat since the beginning of 2014. Thanks to a successful partnership with our manufacturing team we have tested and iterated on the product to find the right size, design and form. All silicone has passed CPSIA quality requirements and is FDA approved.

With your support we will be able to complete the final steps - order tooling and complete the first large-scale production run. If we can achieve our goal, the first Less Mess Happy Mats will ship to Kickstarter backers in December 2014, with full online availability starting in 2015.

Your support brings a simpler and happier mealtime to your table and to the tables of families around the world. Please consider backing this project or helping to spread the word by sharing our page. 

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Rewards

All Less Mess Happy Mat supporters will be the FIRST to hear about ezpz updates and new product launches.

If we hit our stretch goal of $70,000 all backers will receive the next evolution of ezpz mealtime solutions - ez-ware. You will receive one ez-ware combo utensil (fork + spoon) for each mat you receive.

Thank you

Brad, for being an incredibly supportive husband who believes in ezpz! 

My kids, Brody, Chase and Drew, without you this invention would have never been created. Thanks for being so darn messy and forcing me to find a solution. Also, thanks for continually testing the prototypes to ensure the product is perfect.

Tams, for helping create the Kickstarter campaign and for your insight and coaching. 

Paul (Uncle Joyner), for capturing all the special moments at the photo and video shoots. Your talent and positivity is truly unmatched! Check out Paul's work at Paul Joyner photo

Allison (Pure Hearts) and Cara (Graphic Designer), for your creativity and bringing the ezpz brand to life.

Shaun for editing the video in a snap!

Carly Dorogi for being a phenom mentor and resource. 

Friends and Family, for your much appreciated feedback and encouragement.

To all those who helped along the way: Chris (CMPC), Mike (ABC Die), Mike Sisbarro, Mary Ma.

And to my right-hand man (you know who you are). Thanks for everything!

Music Credits

"Pump Sting" 
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Risks and challenges

The ezpz team feels confident that our preparation and partnerships will result in timely, full-scale production with minimal risk. We are working with a phenomenal manufacturer who has years of experience delivering high-quality products in large quantities.

Here are some setbacks that could arise:

Manufacturing: There is a possibility we will encounter challenges with the mold creation process. However, since CAD drawings are finalized and final samples are in hand we don't anticipate any issues with tooling.

Fulfillment: There is always the possibility that a supplier will miss a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we have a stringent contract in place outlining production specifics (e.g., lead time).

Safety: Backers can rest assured that the testing requirements for child and food products have been completed to the highest standards and will be adhered to throughout the production process.

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    HAPPY TIME! You will receive a mini-mat that allows you to touch and feel the high quality silicone used for the Less Mess Happy Mat PLUS an ezpz sticker.

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    IT'S EZ! You will receive one lime Less Mess Happy Mat. Get it before your neighbors!

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    DOUBLE PEEZ! You will receive two lime Less Mess Happy Mats. Get it before your neighbors!

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    EZPZ STASH! You will receive five Less Mess Happy Mats in your preferred colors.

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    JUST BECAUSE! You believe in ezpz and the Less Mess Happy Mat and are the nicest person alive.

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    JOIN THE EZPZ DESIGN TEAM! You will be the first and only person to receive the next prototype of the Less Mess Mat PLUS be involved in the design process (selecting a final design, colors, name, etc.).

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