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A modern children's clock and sleep trainer designed especially for parents who miss sleeping in!
A modern children's clock and sleep trainer designed especially for parents who miss sleeping in!
982 backers pledged $59,381 to help bring this project to life.

Happy New Year (and Shipping Updates!)

Posted by Little Hippo (Creator)
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Hiya!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and wish you a happy NEW year!  I have exciting updates to kick off 2018.

For all January backers who did not select purple MELLA, your MELLAs are getting on a plane to Los Angeles tomorrow!  They're scheduled to arrive next week at our warehouse, where we will prepare your shipments for delivery.  Assuming no unexpected delays, we'll ship your MELLAs to you this month!  Aaaaah!

Important for January (Early Tier) Backers: If you have any change to your shipping address, please go into BackerKit and make that update NOW. We will be locking down your shipping address on Wednesday, January 10th at 11:59 PM PST.

For all February backers who did not select purple MELLA, your MELLAs are getting on a boat to Los Angeles next week!  They're scheduled to arrive to our warehouse in late January.  Assuming no unexpected delays, we'll have your MELLAs to you in early February!

For all backers who selected purple MELLA (regardless of January or February tier), your MELLAs are currently in production and are still on track for a February delivery.

As we eagerly anticipate the first bulk shipments, here are a few photos of the first test carton we received:

We were so excited we forgot to snap a picture before opening the carton!
We were so excited we forgot to snap a picture before opening the carton!

 We received a carton of commercial grade units to test and check for quality on the production line:

Each MELLA is inside a blister inside the packaging box that is placed inside a bag.
Each MELLA is inside a blister inside the packaging box that is placed inside a bag.

Because we are visiting family for the holidays, it was perfect timing for our two little nieces to test a few of the commercial samples.  Fun fact: these two nieces were the original inspiration for MELLA!

Two MELLAs: one MELLA for each niece with different wake up schedules!
Two MELLAs: one MELLA for each niece with different wake up schedules!
We can't wait to see MELLAs in your homes soon!
We can't wait to see MELLAs in your homes soon!

For all backers who pledged for KELVIN, we received the lab certificate approval on the humidity calibration testing a few weeks ago (yay!), but due to the holidays, production got off to a slow start.  

We will complete mass production soon but we decided not to hold up January MELLA deliveries just for KELVIN.  So: for any January backer who pledged for MELLA + KELVIN, you will receive two separate shipments - MELLA first, and then KELVIN.  While we're actually still on track to ship KELVIN in January for early delivery backers, we wanted to get your MELLAs to you as soon as they were ready!

That's it for now!  Please shoot me an email at hello@littlehippo.com if you have any questions about your pledge :)

Cheers,

Stephanie

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    1. Little Hippo Creator on

      @Melissa S.: Yes, we can't wait!

    2. Little Hippo Creator on

      @Jimmy Hsieh: it is a taco pillow! My nieces LOVE tacos!

    3. Melissa S.
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      This is a wonderful update! If all goes well, it sounds like we'll have my little one's new friend before she turns 2! Great job!

    4. Jimmy Hsieh on

      In the photo of your nieces' bed, is that a taco or a LocoRoco pillow? :)