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Proof of Concept
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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As a mom, I often felt helpless when my son was teething badly and could not get relief. Just imagine what years of teething pain feels like for babies. I just had to help my baby, and when my idea worked instantly, I knew I had to bring this to market to help other families like us. Now, there's an effective, safe, and natural way to help give babies instant relief from teething discomfort.
(Make sure to watch our video above to the very end to see our son go from major crying and fussiness to instant calm and contentment using the Freezie Teethie!)
There are AMAZING teethers out there that really do work – Chewlery by the Woombie baby swaddle and Toofeze to name our two favorites – but our son didn’t like chewing on teethers for some reason until much after 1 years old. Just like with the pacifier - as soon as he realized there was no milk coming through he spit it out.
Our son started teething way early, but didn’t get his first tooth until 11 months old. In our home we believe our kitchen is the best pharmacy so we continued searching for a safe and natural teething solution. I was determined to help our baby boy through this.
One day, our son was teething very badly so I froze a washcloth and gave it to him. I had to do something to help him. AND it worked!
This remedy is no secret but a couple things happened:
1st, around our son’s mouth got all red and irritated – probably from the toxins in the material of the wash cloth, and
2nd, his little hands were frozen within seconds.
So the only thing that did work, we had to take away.
During a midnight feeding an idea came to me. What if I created a trendy bandana bib that had an organic terry cloth attachment so parents could wet, freeze, and then snap onto the bottom of the bib?
Then babies could just flip it up and have a hands-free frozen teether or hold the sides where it’s not cold.
I was so excited to tell my mom the next day and I remember on that very phone call I thought of the name "Freezie Teethie."
After getting the prototype samples, I couldn’t wait to try it on my son, who was still teething.
Low and behold – it worked! Every time! Our son went from mega crying and fussiness, to instant calm and contentment. That’s when I told my husband, I have to share this with other families.
ONE BOX includes TWO natural, cotton bandana bibs + TWO "Freezie" teether attachments - always have an extra teether frozen and ready in the freezer!
Instant relief for teething discomfort
Eco-friendly & natural
Helps to calm fussy babies
Mom Invented, Baby Approved!
Mom-owned + gender-neutral brand
100% Certified Organic Terry Cloth
Super absorbent, double sided 100% Natural Cotton Bib
Easy snaps with two neck sizes - long-lasting from baby through toddler years
Two different trendy prints (bibs) per box
BUY ONE GIVE ONE - for every Freezie Teethie box sold (after Kickstarter ends), we donate a Freezie Teethie to a family in need.
"Teething is not easy - especially with twins! We like to use natural and safe remedies so when we heard about the Freezie Teethie, we loved the idea! We were thrilled to be the first parents to try this frozen teether bib with our boys. Now, anytime one of the twins is teething, we have a frozen teether ready in the freezer to just snap onto the bib. We really love this product."
"As an eco-minded mom of five kids, teething is not fun to go through. We stayed away from anything that was not natural so I was so excited when Tasha shared her idea with me! We make and own Chewlery teething jewelry and the Freezie Teethie is an awesome way to give baby instant relief while they use something like Chewlery as an every day and on-the-go teether. Great idea!"
First time mom to a beautiful baby boy
"This is amazing! As a new mom and an early teether all my friends had said frozen wash cloth to which my response was ‘do you hold it for them so their fingers don’t freeze?’ You are incredible and I want one!!!!!"
First time mom to a beautiful baby boy (photo below)
"We love this product! The bib is made so well and the teether part is really easy to use. Just wet, freeze and whenever our son is teething, we have something to give him instant, all-natural relief. We were thrilled to test the prototype with our son!"
(Photo note: the bib has two snaps to make the size larger around the neck if needed - the above photo shows the smallest size snapped.)
With the help of my friends over at the Woombie Baby Swaddle, I was connected to a manufacturer and after a few prototypes, the Freezie Teethie was born!
From what started as a simple drawing, now has become a fully functional, beautiful product that works.
Each box has TWO natural, cotton bandana bibs (plus there are TWO different prints) and TWO "Freezie" teether attachments.
1. Add clean water to baby safe bowl.
2. Snaps up top, dip terry cloth Freezie attachment middle to bottom in water, but okay to wet entire Freezie, too.
3. Freeze flat (in baby safe bowl or in between parchment paper to protect "Freezie" attachment from coming in contact with any food in the freezer)
4. Snap frozen Freezie to bottom of bib for baby to chew on - instant relief!
5. Once thawed, wash by hand with baby-safe soap, rinse thoroughly, and repeat.
*The bibs are machine washable and the Freezies are too but it's easier to wash the teether attachment by hand.
Thank you so much for supporting our project. With your help we can bring Freezie Teethie to market and help babies in a BIG way.
Don't need the product, but want to support the project?
The Freezie Teethie is an excellent gift...
if you have no one to gift it to, just choose our donation reward option and the Good Plus Foundation will donate your Freezie Teethie to a family in need.
DREAM BIG, SMILE…and BE KIND.
Risks and challenges
We are very fortunate to be friends with the owner of the Woombie baby swaddle who has been in the baby products business for over 12 years. They are a global multi-million dollar brand and have the best manufacturing resources which have been passed on to us. We are so grateful. So when most new brands go through lots of ups and downs with manufacturing and production, we are confident that our manufacturing is solid. However, if for some reason it was not working out, we have multiple resources for manufacturing and distribution from working with hundreds of baby and kids brands over almost a decade (doing marketing and PR). I do not foresee this happening but it's good to have other options. We are not working with any outside agency so no pre-approvals are needed. Our manufacturer and design team are ready to go to production once we place the order with them. Shipping from overseas can pose a risk, but again, we are working with the top design firm/manufacturer in the United Kingdom and we are confident that shipping times will be met. We will keep backers informed of any changes that could alter this. The product itself is relatively easy to make now that we have the working prototype perfected. The manufacturer has all the textiles/materials on hand and we won't have to wait on parts from 3rd parties to fulfill the orders. Some product shipments have been held up at the border for customs but generally these are very large palette orders. Our product is compact and should pass through without any prolonged delay.
Want to support the project but have no need for the product and no one to gift it to? The Good Plus Foundation will find a home and ONE box will be donated to a family in need (TWO bibs + TWO teether attachments)
Receive SIX Freezie Teethies (THREE boxes) + SIX more Freezie Teethies (THREE boxes) will be donated to three families in need. Total of 12 natural, cotton bandana bibs and 12 organic, terry cloth "Freezie" teether attachments.