A revolutionary infant massaging device that naturally soothes a crying baby, simulating Mother's Touch. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on July 2, 2014.
About this project
THE WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE INFANT MASSAGING DEVICE.
- Mimics Mother's Gentle Massaging Touch: The only device to simulate a Mother's circular clockwise massaging motion, to naturally soothe a crying, fussy baby.
- Safety First: The device has numerous safety features, including an Auto Shut-off feature if baby rolls on top of the device.
- User-Friendly: Two clips are attached to the device that easily fasten to a baby's onesie or blanket.
- 100% Drug-Free: The device massages teething, colicky, or fussy babies due to separation anxiety or sleep issues. Use a drug-free solution to naturally ease baby's discomfort.
- Portable: Perfect for on-the-go parents. Drop the gadget in your pocket or bag, and you can soothe your baby anywhere!
- No More Guilt: Parents can relax a little now knowing baby is calm and not crying.
- Facilitates A Peaceful, Stress-Free Environment: Baby is calm and soothed; therefore, Mothers and Fathers are more relaxed as well.
FINALLY....AN INFANT DEVICE YOU WANT TO SHOW OFF!
- Sleek, Aesthetically Beautiful Design: Function that is rivaled by a minimal form; beautiful because of its elegant simplicity.
- You Will Want To Show Off Your Baby Soothe, Mother's Touch: Parents everywhere will be asking about your new Baby Soothe, Mother's Touch device, and where you got it!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING..
- New Mother to 9-month-old Timothy Grayson O'Shea
- Celebrity Trainer, Yoga & Pilates Instructor
- Health Magazine’s Contributing Fitness Editor
- Rosie Pope Blogger
"I am a huge proponent of holistic healing, and believe massage is a powerful tool to help relax and soothe the musculo-skeletal and nervous systems of children. I would love parents to see an all-natural product like this available." - Dr. Frank Nasso.
"As a pediatric nurse, I believe there are many benefits of infant massage. Besides helping babies to feel loved and relaxed, massage boosts their immune system, helps digestion, and aids with sensory stimulation. Baby Soothe is a great infant massager that mimics Mom's Touch when the multi-tasking Mom is unable to massage baby." - Sheryl Kraut Gersh.
WHAT OTHER MOMS ARE SAYING
- "My baby loved the music! It helped to calm him."
- "It's so easy to use, both at home and on-the-go."
- "I love the voice recording feature. When I can't be there to soothe my baby, I know she is reassured hearing my voice."
- "Baby Soothe, Mother's Touch not only works-- its design is beautiful and sleek, and I'm proud to take it anywhere."
There is absolutely no worse feeling than a Mother and Father hearing their baby cry. It causes stress for you and your baby, tugging at your heartstrings.
Mothers ALWAYS want to comfort and nurture their crying babies, but have to also manage the home and multitask: prepare baby's meals, make baby's bottles, do baby's laundry, clean baby's room, as well as take care of the other children. Mothers are constantly trying to balance it all perfectly. We as Mothers feel guilty, upset, or stressed when we cannot always be there 100% of the time to soothe our little ones. How about if you have twins -- two fussy babies to care for and help soothe at the same time?
What are Mothers and Fathers options nowadays to help soothe a fussy baby due to separation anxiety, sleep issues, sickness, teething, colic, etc.? Ineffective bouncy chairs and vibrating swings that do not mimic Mother's Touch, PLUS they are not portable. Who wants to constantly give their teething children medications such as Tylenol or Orajel, which is full of chemicals???
The issue is that no product currently exists on the market that simulates Mother's Touch. Nothing soothes baby more than Mother's gentle massaging Touch. Vibrating seats don't work because Mothers don't vibrate to soothe their babies, they massage.
Mothers juggle so many things at once, and we sometimes wish we had a million hands to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously. The reality is: even though you ARE superwoman and try to do it all, there are those times baby cries and it is hard to effectively soothe him/her. For the times you wish you had magical powers, and simply can't be there to soothe and massage your baby for hours, Baby Soothe, Mother's Touch can be. Our product does not replace Mother's Touch -- it simply helps during those difficult times when you wish you had magic hands to be able to do it all. You can relax now knowing Baby Soothe, Mother's Touch is as close to YOU as you can get.
When Baby Is Calm, Mommy Is Relaxed.
- Natural and safe remedy for teething, sickness, colic, etc.
- Helps sibling bonding, eliminating jealousy or rivalry.
- Portable, perfect for on-the-go Mothers and Fathers.
- Easy clips to fasten device to a onesie or blanket.
- Aesthetically beautiful and sleek design; optimal functionality.
- Caretakers can use when Mothers are not present.
- Facilitates a more peaceful environment. Happy baby means a happy, more relaxed Mother-- Alleluia!!
- Mother's recording comforting voice feature.
- Music feature.
- Auto Shut-Off feature when baby rolls over.
WHERE WE ARE, WHERE WE GO NEXT:
The difficult part is complete and now Baby Soothe, Mother's Touch is ready for full scale production, but we need your help to flip the final switch and reach a minimum volume needed to make production economically viable.
We currently have a functional prototype. We also have a detailed rendering of what the final production model will look like, incorporating the two clips that easily fasten the device to a baby's onesie or blanket. The manufacturer will use the existing prototype and rendering to develop the production models.
I have partnered with the Director of Engineering for one of the top toy companies in the USA, to develop my baby product. He is exceptionally talented and has over thirty years of solid expertise developing safe, innovative, and award-winning toys and baby products. For four years, we have worked tirelessly to craft a safe, aesthetically beautiful, and highly functional baby device that effectively soothes a crying baby. He has also offered his experience in selecting an extremely qualified overseas manufacturer.
WE NEED YOUR HELP:
We need your help to cover the costs of our first production run, moldings, chip programming, complete product testing, clip product development, and packaging.
Your donations will help to cover the costs of the first full production run. The timeline will be as follows:
- July: Kickstarter funding closes successfully. We are psyched!! Packaging, production tooling, and chip development start.
- August: Engineering Pilot Run Stage: full scale production run prep.
- September: Final Engineering Pilot Stage: chip development finished and molds finalized. Complete product safety testing; test sample is submitted to the safety testing lab and FCC testing ( if required). Finalize packaging.
- October: Pilot Production Run: Final samples complete with packaging. Baby Soothe, Mother's Touch devices are manufactured and shipped to us.
- November: We send your reward!
We truly thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for participating in helping to see a Mom Inventor's dream become a reality.
Risks and challenges
Throughout the past four years, we triumphantly overcame obstacles to create superb Baby Soothe, Mother's Touch prototypes, and we are committed to conquer any upcoming challenges that lie ahead. We are safety-obsessed and extremely customer-centric, as well as exceptionally passionate about providing our customers with the safest, highest-quality baby product. We already completed initial product safety testing -- the testing lab suggested a few small tweaks to our baby device (rubber gasket leak guard on the battery cover, etc.) and we immediately incorporated their recommendations into our design and latest prototypes. This is a baby product; therefore, safety is our top priority.
The design is 95% complete -- the last 5% are the clips attached to the device that will easily fasten to a baby's clothing. Once the clip design is finished, we will shift to production mode. We will create production molds, packaging, chips, etc. We have done this on a small scale in our workshop, but we need your help with the funds required for large scale production tooling. Luckily, we have partnered with a leading toy designer who believes in our dream, and he has successfully brought numerous award-winning baby products to market, so he can help to effectively navigate this process for us. Once the tooling is complete, we will create a few production samples which we will send back to the testing lab to assure they meet all safety standards (drop tests, led testing, etc). After we pass safety testing, we will put our first orders into our manufacturing warehouse, this way we can deliver our baby product to you to help your baby stop crying!!!!
While we know we may encounter challenges in the future, we are dedicated, passionate, and 100% committed to Baby Soothe, Mother's Touch. We truly appreciate each and every backer making this retail product a reality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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