About this project
When my oldest son was potty
training, my wife and I had a rule - before getting in the car to go anywhere,
he had to go to the potty. While complying with this rule, on more than a few
occasions he would come out of the bathroom crying because his clothes and the
floor in front of the toilet were wet and he did not understand why.
This was extremely frustrating for
my wife and I because we had to change his clothes and clean
up the mess on the floor, which often made us often late to where we
were trying to go. This situation also had a negative effect on our
son’s self-esteem. I became determined
to figure out why this was happening and soon discovered that he was peeing
through the gap between the toilet seat and the toilet bowl. It was from this desire to solve the problem,
that the P-flector® was created.
After working through a few design
ideas, I made the initial prototype out of a sheet of plastic and attached it
to the underside of the toilet seat with double sided tape. I left it in place
for about 2 weeks, cleaning it periodically with an alcohol soaked cotton ball.
It worked PERFECTLY!
- NO MORE ACCIDENTS - He stopped peeing through
- SAVED TIME - No more cleaning up mess
- HAPPY PARENTS – We made our appointments
- HAPPY KID – Boosted his self-esteem and self-confidence.
It was at that point that I began
to think...I couldn't be the only one in the world with this problem.
WHO ELSE HAS HAD THIS
In order to find out how big the
problem was, I created an online survey targeting parents of past, present and
future potty training kids, and home daycare providers. I sent it to my friends, who
sent it to their friends...and so on. The survey asked whether they had
experienced or were experiencing the same problem I had with my son (peeing
through the gap).
About 80% of the people responding said that they either had
experienced or were currently experiencing the problem
and wanted to know where they could get the P-flector® or
wished they had it when their kids were potty training. I also could not find anywhere, a product that
solved this problem. It was at this
point, I formed “For Kids By Parents,
Inc.” to develop and manufacture the P-flector® to provide a
solution to those parents and daycare providers experiencing this problem.
We’ve secured patent protection for
and have several patent applications pending. We’ve also completed the Design
Phase for the P-flector®, its tape and
its packaging. Now, we’re ready to begin
Manufacturing Phase to make the P-flector®
commercially available to:
- those who are looking for a solution to the
problem of their kids peeing through the toilet seat gap;
- those who have asked for the P-flector®;
- the retailers who have expressed interest in
carrying the P-flector®, including OneStepAhead®.
This is where we need your
We are trying to raise $60,000 to complete the Manufacturing Phase of the P-flector®
project. We’ve got a FANTASTIC team of U.S. Manufacturing Partners who are excited and ready to go! So, the P-flector®
will be a completely MADE IN THE U.S.A.
USE OF PLEDGES
Your support of this KickStarter Project will make it
possible for For Kids By Parents, Inc.
- manufacture the injection mold for the P-flector®;
- produce the initial production run of 15,000 P-flector®s;
- produce the custom designed adhesive tape; and
- manufacture the P-flector® packaging for the initial production
This will allow us to produce a shelf ready product that we can get to both
you and our interested retailers.
Risks and challenges
The P-flector® is ready for commercial production. While not expected, any obstacles moving forward from this point would be on the production side of the project, which would likely be in the form of "production delays," resulting from for example, supplier issues, temporary equipment failures or economic factors.
In the unlikely event of any such production delay, For Kids By Parents, Inc. has complete confidence in our U.S. manufacturing team and their ability to identify and correct potential issues before they become problematic, so that production is minimally impacted.
So, should any unforeseen and unlikely production related delays occur, For Kids By Parents, Inc. will work closely with our manufacturing team to resolve them as quickly as possible.
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