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The P-flector® stops seated kids (and the occasional adult) from peeing through the opening between the toilet seat and bowl.

The P-flector® stops seated kids (and the occasional adult) from peeing through the opening between the toilet seat and bowl. Read More
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This project's funding goal was not reached on February 12, 2015.

About this project

THE IDEA

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 the gap.
  • SAVED TIME - No more cleaning up mess or changing clothes.
  • HAPPY PARENTS – We made our appointments on time.
  • 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 PROBLEM…?

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.

PRODUCTION PROGRESS…

We’ve secured patent protection for the P-flector® 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®; and
  • the retailers who have expressed interest in carrying the P-flector®, including OneStepAhead®.

This is where we need your help. 

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. product.

USE OF PLEDGES

Your support of this KickStarter Project will make it possible for For Kids By Parents, Inc. to:

  • 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 run.

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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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00 USD

    We will post your name as an "Official Backer" of our KickStarter project, with a BIG "Thank You" from us on our website.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10 USD

    POTTY CENTRAL - Spend less time cleaning up the bathroom. You will receive One (1) P-flector®. Great for that "designated bathroom" in your home where your little guy runs to when he's gotta go!

    You will also be identified as an "Official KickStarter Backer" on our website, with a BIG "Thank You!" (Retails for about $12ea.)

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20 USD

    The "2-FOR" - Got 2 bathrooms you'd like to clean less often after your kid does his thing? We've got you covered! You'll get Two (2) P-flector®s - just in case your little one needs to get to the closest one – fast! Less cleanup for you in both.

    You will also be identified as an "Official KickStarter Backer" on our website, with a Big "Thank You!" (Retails for about $12ea.)

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30 USD

    The "3-BEE" - Got 3 bathrooms? Decisions, decisions. No matter which one they decide to use, we've got you covered! You'll get Three (3) P-flector®s - to cover all bases and help you clean up less often!

    You will also be identified as an "Official KickStarter Backer" on our website, with a Big "Thank You!" (Retails for about $12ea.)

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40 USD

    The "4-BEE" - 3 to Keep/1 to Share (or 2 to Keep/2 to Share)...etc....you get the idea.

    Pass them onto the grandparents, other relatives or friends, for when they watch the kids (…Date Night!!). You'll have them covered and they'll spend less time cleaning up as well. You'll get Four (4) P-flector®s to keep (or share) - to really cover all bases and help you clean up less often!

    You will also be identified as an "Official KickStarter Backer" on our website, with a Big "Thank You!" (Retails for about $12ea.)

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Funding period

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