Parents with babies or toddlers know the drill. A massive checklist must be completed prior to leaving the house every single trip. Bottles, formula, wipes, diapers, snacks, pacifiers, extra clothes… the list of baby necessities goes on and on. Luckily inventors have identified solutions to these problems worth solving. For the parent forever on the go, this blog is dedicated to you. Today’s blog features portable baby invention picks from our Austin industrial design firm.
Full diaper, but not a single changing station in sight. Stranded, like a sailor lost at sea, Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a changing station wherever you’re going? Thanks to our Austin industrial design firm and our client’s product the KiddieGo Change Seat, there’s a light and portable alternative to searching frantically for a public washroom that may not even have a changing station at all. When folded, the Change Seat has a similar profile to a thin messenger bag. When it’s time for a fresh diaper, simply unfold the change seat, and keep your baby secure with the built-in seatbelt. Of course, it comes with compartments for toys and spare diapers.
Most baby carriers impair too much of your movement because they’re situated either on your front or your back. Named one of the best inventions by TIME magazine, the MiniMeis is a baby shoulder carrier that gives your kid the best view of the house. It’s specially designed to distribute the baby’s weight evenly to help relieve stress from your shoulders and neck. Weighing in at less than three and a half pounds, it’s easy on the parent’s body and easy to bring around thanks to its foldable design. The reason why our Austin industrial design firm loves this product so much? It comes with shoulder straps to provide enough upper body support to keep babies as young as six months safe and secure!
The parents at our Austin industrial design firm are quite familiar with the following scenario. The child doesn’t want to sit in the stroller. But they also don’t want to walk either. When they’re in a fuss, there’s only one answer, the UPPAbaby Piggyback. Holding up to 55 lbs, the PiggyBack is a wheeled step that’s fixed to your UPPAbaby stroller. All you need to do is to snap the arms of the Piggyback to the rear of your Vista or Cruz stroller – no tools required. Once attached your child can enjoy the ride while standing. When not in use, just fold the Piggyback up. The entire stroller folds as well even with the Piggyback attachment!
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!