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Made of the safest Class VI USA FDA certified implantable medical grade silicone. Innovative solutions for back molars full coverage
Made of the safest Class VI USA FDA certified implantable medical grade silicone. Innovative solutions for back molars full coverage
54 backers pledged $2,803 to help bring this project to life.

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WowieStar -USA Certified Medical Grade teething baby teether

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WHY WOWIESTAR

WowieStar @ Pacific Ocean :)
WowieStar @ Pacific Ocean :)
  • Made of USA FDA certified, the highest rate USP Class VI implantable medical grade silicone
  • The manufacturing process is FDA audited annually and ISO 10993 approved.
  • BPA free, phthalate free and latex free
  • Proudly 100% design, made and packaged in USA
  • Manufacturing process is FDA audited and ISO 10993 certified
  • Innovative solutions for comprehensive coverage from front teeth to back molars 
  • 360-degree, symmetrical anti-choke design that is ergonomically superior
  • Can be used at any angle and easy for babies to handle
  • The original naturally inspired sensory shape, texture, and color that helps promote baby’s sensory and hand/eye coordination development
  • Reserved loop for pacifier strap to provide pain relief anytime and anywhere without losing it
  • High tear strength material
  • Freezer and dish washer safe (from -40F to +248F / from -40C to 120C), safe to boil in the water
  • WowieStar is an artwork with attention to fine details and craftsmanship
  • Packaging is made with 100% recycled and food packaging rated material

PROUD ABOUT THE MATERIAL

WowieStar proudly made of USP Class VI and ISO 10993 medical grade silicone which is highest rated silicone and could be implantable in human being's body for up to 28 days. The material has been provided to customers formulating or fabricating products for health care, personal care or other human body contact applications. The material has been passed the following tests:

  • Systemic Injection Test
  • Intracutaneous Toxicity Test 
  • Intramuscular Implantation Test
  • Agar Diffusion Test
  • MEM Elution Test 
  • Hemolysis – Rabbit Blood 
  • Ames Test
  • Kilgman Maximization Test
  • Systemic Injection Test

SAFEY is always our first priority, we won't comprise it for anything else.

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THAT LITTLE LOOP

We all have experience(we can't call it "bad" experience) that how easy baby goodies get lost and seems they can never be found. Or maybe suddenly right after when you think your kiddos outgrow of the toy and never need them anymore, they just appear in front of you! It's so costly(in terms of both money and time) to look for them. We came up with the idea that why not just use binky strap to make everyone's life easier.

Our good friend Kerry, a mom of 2 kids and always has very alert mom's instinct, has provided an important feedback on the little loop. "It is a very thoughtful design, is the loop easy to broken by kiddos?", "Will kiddos swallow of the broken pieces?" The WowieStar team had discussed it in design phase. We believed you have similar questions on that little loop, then we made a damaged test on that little loop strength with hand scale and recorded the result.

The conclusion:

  • The little loop has very high strength to 8+ lbs force, it's much beyond  teething kids' power.
  • Even it's broken, it's still attached to WowieStar very well and won't fall apart; Actually it's even harder to pull the loop off the WowieStar after it's broken.

YAY!

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Close up to scale, FYI
Close up to scale, FYI
Damage Test On The Little Loop
Damage Test On The Little Loop

What is 8+ lbs force anyway? We converted it to the weight of apples :)

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8 lbs force to apples :)
8 lbs force to apples :)

FIRST IDEA TO PROTOTYPE

WowieStar Prototype @Garage
WowieStar Prototype @Garage
When our 2nd kid Tate was teething in 2013, he liked to chew on any and everything around the house; we needed a teething product to help ease his teething pain and discomfort. As we look around commercially for teething toys, we found that most products did not provide complete front teeth to back molar coverage, that they did not aesthetically attract the attention of teething babies, and that they were constructed using materials we were not comfortable with using. We made it our mission to design the most complete gum massager and came up with an innovative idea that we would like to have the safest, well functioned yet artistic baby teether. 
  • Safety – use the safest materials and manufacturing process to ensure the highest quality products
  •  Function – Deliver comprehensive functions that teething babies need (no compromises) especially cover the molars 
  • Design - Aesthetically attractive design and bright color selections that attract babies at first glance, 

We started with some research of industry criteria and baby teethers currently on the market. We CAD designed few shapes of teether and made it produced prototype with low cost material to try the fit, function wise they were all fine but not artistically appealing, it did miss something important. Our” eureka” moment sparkled when we realized that a “life-like” seastar shape would meet and exceed the design and function criteria that we had set forth. From here, we deployed various rapid prototyping techniques to refine the design and functions. Once our design was completed, we began an exhaustive search for a domestic or an international manufacturing partner that would meet our safety goals. During the entire process, we kept our ultimate goal that nothing can be compromised to safety. Eventually we were so excited to find a US manufacturer that could meet our goals in all aspects and has so much value in common.

WowieStar Evolutionary History
WowieStar Evolutionary History

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

We have covered the cost of:

  • WowieStar Prototye
  • WowieStar Modeling
  • WowieStar Strap design and sample
  • WowieStar Package design
  • All shipment cost
  • WowieStar Market Research and Customer Feedback
partially covered of:
  • WowieStar first batch production
  • WowieStar Strap first batch production

and will work on soon:

  • WowieStar Package production and fulfillment 
  • Retailer Insurance 
  • Retailer logistics
  • 2nd batch of WowieStar and Strap Production
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • All shipment cost

In the same vein, during our meticulous business development process, we have exhausted our savings. We are graciously seeking your support in sharing our vision and proud to provide the most complete gum massager to help teething babies and their families all over the world. Your generous help in moving project forward would be much appreciated. We would love to see because of you, WowieStar being brought to life successfully.

PROJECT TIMELINE.

WowieStar Timeline
WowieStar Timeline

Few updates from our partners:

WowieStar Straps: purple, blue, orange and pink
WowieStar Straps: purple, blue, orange and pink
WowieStar Package Design
WowieStar Package Design

WE LOVE BE CONNECTED WITH YOU <3:

  • Facebook: wowiestar
  • Instagram: teamwowiestar
  • Twitter:@teamwowiestar
  • www.wowiestar.com
  • email: info@wowiestar.com
Coupon will be send out through wowiestar social media.
Make A Wish
Make A Wish

 WowieStar will be honorably featured on both creativechild.com and on babymaternity.com in a product review and in our monthly round up of "products to watch" for full year 2016.

Honorably featured in babymaternity.com & creativechild.com for 2016
Honorably featured in babymaternity.com & creativechild.com for 2016

Risks and challenges

We would like to share with every backer that the most critical challenges for WowieStar project is funding, funding and funding. Besides our own savings into this project, grandparents from both sides have generously supported us. We are so proud we never deviate to our North Star during the whole process.

We are graciously seeking your support in sharing our vision and proud to provide the most complete gum massager to help teething babies and their families all over the world. Your generous help in funding this project into reality would be much appreciated. We would love to see because of you, WowieStar being brought to life successfully.

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    Wish upon a shooting STAR- We graciously accept your support and donation in sharing our vision to make the most perfect baby teething toy a reality. Also receive a WowieStar Special edition THANK YOU ecard from our startup team and kick starter weekly updates.

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    Super Star - Super earlier bird special tier:
    1 WowieStar + 1 free WowieStar strap with one wowiestar facebook like! They work perfectly together! The color of WowieStar and strap is under your preference!
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    All Star - Including 1 WowieStar! The color of WowieStar is under your preference!
    Unlimited! Order as much as you want!

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    Super Star - Super earlier bird special tier:
    2 WowieStars + 2 straps with one wowiestar facebook like! Save $1 immediately for you!
    They work perfectly with the toy together! The color of Wowiestar and strap are under your preference!
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    ANGELS LOVE STAR!
    Outstanding vision and the kindest angel love from you! A WowieStar Best Support Certificate will be just for you.
    Our honor to provide you with a prototype wowiestar, it's ONE of a kind in the world!
    And 2 wowiestars and 4 straps.

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Funding period

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