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Troy BuiBy Troy Bui
First created
Troy BuiBy Troy Bui
First created
$1,168
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 4 2018 11:51 PM UTC +00:00

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About

The Soothie Pad rests on your baby's lap and attaches to any car seat with a center buckle. Our weighted memory foam/ cooling gel formula provides the perfect amount of tactile proprioceptive input and deep pressure on the child's lap. This unique design will soothe & comfort your child, relieve anxiety & irritability, and help prevent them from feeling startled during car rides. 

The Soothie Pad weighs approximately 15oz and is designed for babies and infants 3+ months or 10+ lbs. 

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PRODUCTS

REWARDS

Limited edition "Black" Soothie Pad with the green embroidered logo. Our tribute and way of thanking Kickstarter for creating this amazing platform and connecting us with you awesome backers!   You will not see these covers ever again once the campaign is over.  

Limited Edition Black Soothie Pad
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DESIGN

 FEATURES

 HOW TO

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SOOTHIE

OUR COMFY PLACE

We all came from a comfy world while in utero, floating around hearing the squishy sounds of blood flow, heart beats and the feelings of warmth and comfort from inside our mothers. We stayed in this cocoon like state for nine months, listening to the white noise while our bodies developed to prepare ourselves for the new world we would soon encounter. We were fond of these feelings in our early years and our parents tried to mimic this environment as much as possible to keep us comforted and happy. However, no matter how much they tried, we would make the transition into the new world gradually and experience all of the strange sensations through our senses.  

Most people know about the 5 general senses and may not even know that we have 2 other important senses as well; body awareness (Proprioception) and movement (Vestibular). Our muscles, joints and ligaments sense our body's position and sends signals to our brains just as our eyes and ears sends signals to our brains about what we see and hear.

THE REAL WORLD

During the transition into our new world, we all encounter much discomfort, anxiety, fear and stress as we're juggled around with our parent's busy schedule. While unsure of our surroundings and unable to quite control our limbs, we're often frightened and startled by noises or sudden movements during car rides. Some of us are soothed by the smooth motion in cars but can get startled and upset going over bumps in the road, while many others experience anxiety and become irritable sitting in the car seat for any period of time.

PRODUCTS THAT HELP US

We have a vulnerable undeveloped nervous system as babies which requires deep pressure to help soothe and calm us. This is why hospitals recommend tightly swaddling babies as a proactive measure to prevent sensory overload. The concepts of deep pressure from weighted products to soothe children has been around for a long time and are widely used in numerous products. Weighted products such as; Wraps, Blankets, Vests & Lap pads have been primarily used in providing therapeutic relief to help calm and soothe children with sensory processing disorders such as; Autism, ADD and ADHD. However, these same concepts & principles have also been proven to be effective for soothing & calming babies and adults as well. You may be able to relate to the soothing effects if you've ever placed a pillow on your lap while sitting in a chair or used a thick blanket in bed. The Soothie Pad was developed for us parents and our babies' use during the first few critical years of development in their lives. Our children are the most precious assets we have and it's our duty to ensure their introduction into our world is comforting and stress-free.

FROM A FORMER SPECIALIST

WHERE YOU COME IN

We have done most of the work already and it has been a long road to get to this point. Being a child's care product, we had to take our time to ensure everything was perfect and passed all safety testing for our little ones. All of our samples were 3rd party tested at a CPSC accredited lab here in the U.S. 

We have a manufacturer in China that has been making small batches of samples up to this point.  We only have 1 mold and our manufacturer will not start any large orders unless we purchase more tooling and molds.  With your backing and successfully funding this campaign, we will be able to purchase the tooling and molds needed to turn on manufacturing and finally be able to introduce our product to the world.  We need your support!  

Thank you! 

Soothie Pad Team      

Risks and challenges

We are scheduled to launch around Chinese New Years and things can get a bit tight with manufacturing but we are dedicated to pushing this project and will communicate any potential delays to all of you backers!

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    Show us your support

    You love the concept but don't need the product. Thank you for your love and support for our project, we really appreciate it!! We're giving you a big virtual Hug and High Five along with some stickers!!

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    Early Bird Special - Soothie Pad

    Congrats!! You are one of the first to purchase an original Soothie Pad at our lowest discounted price! 20% OFF (Retail $24.95)

    * Color & Pattern options will be sent in a survey the day after the campaign closes.*

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    Adorable Soothie Onesie - Koala Logo

    Your little companion can be the cutest every time you're on the go sporting the adorable Soothie Onesie. Comes in white and the following sizes for boy or girl:

    6 month
    12 month
    18 month

    Size/ Color option survey will be sent the day after the campaign closes.

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    Early Bird - Soothie Pad & Extra Sleeve

    Congrats!! You are one of the first to purchase an original Soothie Pad & Extra Soothie Sleeve at our lowest discounted price! 20% OFF Soothie Pad (Retail $24.95), Soothie Sleeve (Retail $12.95)
    Select any pattern Soothie Pad & Sleeve.

    * Color & Pattern options will be sent in a survey the day after the campaign closes.*

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    Soothie Super Pack

    Congrats!! You are one of the first to purchase the Soothie Super pack at our lowest discounted price! 20% OFF Soothie Pad (Retail $24.95), Soothie Sleeve (Retail $12.95) Comes with 2- Soothie Pads of your choice and an extra Soothie Sleeve.

    * Color & Pattern options will be sent in a survey the day after the campaign closes.*

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    Soothie Family Pack

    Congrats!! You are one of the first to purchase the Soothie Family pack at our lowest discounted price! 20% OFF Soothie Pad (Retail $24.95), Soothie Sleeve (Retail $12.95) Comes with 3- Soothie Pads of your choice and an extra Soothie Sleeve.

    * Color & Pattern options will be sent in a survey the day after the campaign closes.*

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    Soothie Gift Pack

    Congrats!! You are one of the first to purchase the Soothie Gift pack at our lowest discounted price! 20% OFF Soothie Pad (Retail $24.95), Soothie Sleeve (Retail $12.95) Comes with 4- Soothie Pads of your choice and 2- extra Soothie Sleeves.
    Perfect for your babies and gifting to other loved ones.

    * Color & Pattern options will be sent in a survey the day after the campaign closes.*

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    Soothie Ultimate Pack

    Congrats!! You are one of the first to purchase the Soothie Ultimate pack at our lowest discounted price! 20% OFF Soothie Pad (Retail $24.95), Soothie Sleeve (Retail $12.95) Comes with all 9- Soothie Pads and 2- extra Soothie Sleeves!
    Perfect for the collector or someone with lots of love to give.

    We will also throw in 1 Limited Edition Black Soothie Pad!

    * Color & Pattern options will be sent in a survey the day after the campaign closes.*

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    • Soothie Sleeve of your choice
    • Limited Edition KS Black Soothie Pad
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    Soothie Super Supporter Pack

    Congrats and Thank You so much!! You are one of the first to purchase the Soothie Super Supporter pack at our lowest discounted price! 20% OFF Soothie Pad (Retail $24.95), Soothie Sleeve (Retail $12.95) Comes with all 9- Soothie Pads and 2- extra Soothie Sleeves!
    1- Limited Edition Black Soothie Pad!
    2- Soothie onesies of your choice!

    * Color & Pattern options will be sent in a survey the day after the campaign closes.*

    * As a Special Thank You, we will give a shout out to you (and or your business) on our website (1month) for purchasing this special package!

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    • Soothie Sleeve of your choice
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Funding period

- (30 days)