A few weeks ago I was asked to attend the ABC show here in Las Vegas and interview the 2011 Huggies MomInspired Grant Winners. I was excited because I have actually used and loved a few of the 2010 winner’s products in my own home. You may remember my Baby Bindle review, and I am also a fan of the tilty cups!
Moms know first hand what baby products are going to work and make our lives as parents easier and more functional. The Huggies MomInspired Grant Program allows these products to be offered to parents everywhere!
Unfortunately I was unable to attend due to a prior engagement. However, the more I read about these women the more I felt like I wanted to share their products regardless of interviewing or not.
Over the next 3 weeks I will be highlighting a few grant winners in each post. All of their baby products are amazing and inspirational. My hope is that you will find a few you love as well!
2011 winning innovations – created by moms, for parents. This week I am highlighting:
- MyBirthClass Prenatal DVD & CD: convenient childbirth preparation course featuring prenatal education.
- The ColicCradler: fully adjustable chair and carrier with an automated massager designed to imitate a two-handed “colic-cradle hold.”
- Psi Bands®: nausea relief bands to ease pregnancy symptoms in a natural way. The grant has allowed Psi Bands to move from a home-based office to a new corporate office. Psi Bands have national distribution at more than 6,000 retail locations.
Becky Rasmussen :: MyBirthClass
A :: When teaching childbirth classes, I noticed that the flow of the class could change, depending on the types of questions that would come from the students. Sometimes we’d miss things in the process. I wanted to provide something positive and nonjudgmental and give parents childbirth education that was consistent and comprehensive. I also wanted to give couples a convenient way to have pregnancy education brought to their door. This is also a lot less expensive than a traditional childbirth class.
You can purchase Labor 101 for $34.95 at www.mybirthingclass.com or you can pick up a deluxe set for $99.95 which includes the Labor 101 and several prenatal fitness workouts.
Romy Taormina :: PsiBands
A:: I suffered from terrible morning sickness during my pregnancies and found nausea relief using acupressure wristbands. However, I found existing products on the market to be drab and uncomfortable. Wanting something more for others who suffer from nausea, I gave birth to my sons and hatched the idea for Psi Bands. Psi Bands are uniquely adjustable (51 different settings), waterproof (no more soggy wristbands), and stylish (available in five, fun designs, two of which are unisex). It’s incredibly gratifying to provide a product that brings people nausea relief.
You can purchase Psi Bands at Babies R Us, Amazon, and many other locations. Check out the website http://www.psibands.com to learn more about this product and also to see their amazing Giving Back program! I have already added some to my amazon cart to combat the first trimester nausea I am fighting, and plan on sending some to my stepmother who is going through chemotherapy.
Laura Pilcher :: Colic Cradler
A:: My son Paul was born five weeks premature, and he was colicky. The only thing that helped him feel better was being carried in a “colic-cradle hold” that our pediatrician recommended. Holding him that way put pressure on his stomach, and it worked, but it took both hands, and my husband and I weren’t getting anything done around the house. We looked for a hands-free solution to get the same result and invested in a lot of different products that didn’t work. The main thing missing from all of them was the pressure on the tummy. We brainstormed a way to replicate that pressure and provide multiple hands-free solutions for busy, multi-tasking parents like us. The Colic Cradler can be used both as a chair and a carrier. We also worked with an architectural designer to create something stylish. If something is going to be a permanent fixture in your living room, you want it to mimic your style.
I personally love that this product can also be turned into a carrier. I am a huge fan of babywearing, and heard from many parents who had colicy babies that babywearing helping their infant tremendously. The Colic Cradler is still in the final stages of development. You can sign for product updates and get on the Gina + George VIP (Very Important Parent) List http://www.ginaandgeorge.com/colic-cradler/, to keep up to date with product information.
Apply Now for the Huggies MomInspired Grant Program
- Who: Mompreneurs – 21 and older – with an original, innovative and viable new product idea to help make life easier for parents; must reside in the United States
- How: Log onto www.HuggiesMomInspired.com and submit application including the idea and business plan
- When: April 25, 2012 through July 31, 2012
- Why: For the chance to receive $15,000 and advice to help make business dreams a reality
For more information about the grant recipients and the program, visit HuggiesMomInspired.com. Grants will be awarded in fall 2012.
You can read more about these products on my fellow blogger’s webpage and check out her interviews at The Mompreneurmogul with the Huggies MomInspired Grant Winners!
This post is not sponsored in anyway. Since I was unable to interview the winners myself all Huggies Mom Inspired Grant Winner information was provided by: PR Newswire and https://www.huggiesmominspired.com
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