Have you ever been doing something for/with your kids and suddenly thought, "somebody really needs to invent a..."? Those are the kind of thoughts that lead to brilliant products and services - and some parents actually act on their intuitions and go on to become savvy businesspeople. All because of a "problem" that they experienced...
For example, my 2-year-old daughter loves eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but isn't particularly fond of the crusts. I actually sympathize with that preference because the best part of PB&Js is assuredly the soft bread, the creamy peanut butter, and the fruity jam.
Somewhere out there another parent was experiencing that exact same dilemma and thus invented the Good Bites Sandwich Slicer and Decruster ($5.99). Just press the cutter down and there you have it...a sandwich without the crust! Yes, it's wasteful, I know (I do feel the tiniest bit guilty when I use this contraption...), but it's also fun and makes the sandwiches taste oh-so-yummy.
That's just one example of many clever products that are the brainchild of smart parents. You can find other products in that category over at Inventive Parent, a family-owned business that specializes in parent-invented products. From swaddle blankets to nursing covers to eco-friendly toys, there are products in almost every category.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Inventive Parent. To enter, browse the Inventive Parent website and leave a comment on this post stating what you would buy or what catches your eye prior to Monday, December 15 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
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*UPDATE* The winner is #54 Shasta. Congratulations!
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I think the Bananagrams game looks really neat.
Bug Pod Bathtub Organizer is something I've wanted for a while
id get the Peg-A-Plane Beginning Model Making
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I like the cutting foods box; that would be fun.
The soothing blanket catches my eye...very important to have the right blankie for swaddling!
I would get the BathArt Non-Slip Removable Decals in 31 Styles, I think it would make the kids' bath time a lot of fun.
I think the Yackle Ball looks like fun!
Love the Learning Tower!
My own shower is a great idea and i would love to try it out.
I love the outdoor tire swings the dog one! Very cute.
I would buy the Tangrams Plus game.
There is so many wonderful items on their website! my kids would love the Super Deluxe Sand Sculpting Kit for sure. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway so close to the holidays!
I would buy the Imagination Box Paintable Cottage for hours of artistic, creative, and imaginative fun!!!
Wooden Stacking Train
Eco-Friendly Table Toppers 18-Pak
For SURE! I'd buy the Super Deluxe Sand Sculpting Kit. We live near a beach, but just don't go that often. I think a Christmas trip to the beach to build sand castles is in order this year.
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We have a couple of sandwich cutters similar to that one and we love it!
I like the Super Deluxe Sand Sculpting kit
I like the Packin Smart 5-Tier Travel and Storage Containers.
I'd love to get an Apron set for each of my granddaughters! They really enjoy helping Mommy in the kitchen with her baking!
I have been looking at the Flo water deflector and wanting to try it!
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The "Wedgits Explorer Pack-125 piece" Set looks interesting. Thanks for another fantastic prize drawing. Cindi
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I would get the Lanky Links Monkey. It looks great!
Wooden Stacking Train
I would probably pick the Flo Water Deflector and Protective Faucet Cover because it looks pretty cool and fun! thanks
fun, fun, fun
I think my son would like the Gobblet! game. He likes to do strategy that is not too complicated.
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First of all, that sandwich slicer and decruster above is awesome, I really need one of those! From the site, I love the zoobies pets travel companion!!
I bookmarked that website I think I'm gonna order the My Own Shower tonight.
I'd get the preschool drawing easel for my tot! she'd love it!
My girls would like the little cook baking sets. They love to help out in the kitchen. I also love the dress up vanity and the costume carosel.
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My son loves trains so I'd buy the Wooden Stacking Train
CastleBlocks Giant Building Blocks
32 piece ImagiBRICKS Set by Smart Monkey are very cool!
I would get the black leather Myself Belt. Thanks for the giveaway!
Learning Tower Sturdy Step Stool & Adjustable Platform - he can more easily help me in the kitchen
I like the bug pod bathtub organizer!
I would get my baby daughter a pair of Halo 100% Organic Cotton Coveralls in Tea Party Dots pattern. Thanks so much for such a great giveaway, what a neat site!
Tough choice!! They have a ton of great stuff. I'd like to get my daughter a Zoobie or maybe the Halo early walker sleepsack. Thanks! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com
the Peel & Stick Junior craft kit looks nice
Goodness me, so much catches my eye. The bounce-a-bye- baby ball would have been perfect when my oldest was an infant. I really like the cooking towers and the my own shower thingy. It'd take me awhile to actually decide what to spend a gift cert. on.
I really like the sleepsack for infants. I'll probably get a few for my little one.
I know my kids would just flip over the dragon tire swing.
The So Easy Baby Food Kit is just fantastic. What a great group of products you have. I'm hooked! :-)
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A couple of things ; one the shower for kids is amazing, my son would freak out over that. The other is that toilet paper roll keeper. Just yesterda yi had an entire toilet paper roll pulled off and thrown around the bathroom. Oh what a site. Thanks for the chance to win.
I think I would get the So Easy Baby Food Kit. So many wonderful choices.
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Those Wildfire Tire Swings are awesome! My grandpa had one of these on his tree when I was a kid and my sisters and I all used to fight over it.
There are several things I would get. First I think i'd choose the boon flo. I've been wanting that for awhile now. I might get the my own shower although my niece hates the shower. Maybe with this she'd like them. I also love the Bentwood arches and tunnels.
Wow! there are so many great products at this site.
Thanks for introducing me to this site. It's great! I love the little cook set, complete with measuring cups & a funnel. Very fun. Gotta love the dress up carousel too!
I like the bib clips that turn anything into a bib and the retro rockers.
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I would love to have Kipiis Bib Clips. I'm always, always forgetting to put a bib in the diaper bag. In fact, I'd probably get 2, so I can keep on in the car!
Those wedgits have to be some of the coolest things ever! I would definitely buy some of those for my girls. :o) Thanks
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Ooo..I could get absolutely lost on that site--so much cuteness! I think Levi is going to "need" the Melissa and Doug Ultimate wooden shape sorter.
The eco friendly table toppers would be a godsend. I hate going to restaurants for the simple fact that I know the tables are unclean and their is no way my dd will keep her food on her plate. Heck I'm lucky if the plate stays on the table. I also really like the sandwich cutters its such a neat idea. Thanks for a great giveaway.
I love the non-slip decals for the tub. We are in need of those, as ours are wearing out. The octopus is my favorite!
I like the wooden raindow blocks filled with water or sand.
I love the Transportation Lace~A~Scene!
Love the learning tower and the cooking stool :)
That cooking stool looks pretty cool, but expensive...so the gift certificate would go towards that. Good website/items!
This is what I want The Learning Tower
Sturdy Hardwood Step Stool and Platform
Safely Raises Kids to Countertop Height
I've seen it around and really want one for my kids.
However I'd settle with this for now wooden snail block
When Mikayla was born I really could have used this website. She was only 5 pounds so I need to shop the premie section but there was no premie section. She spent the first few weeks of life in a short sleeve onies wrapped in a blanket. Luckily she grew VERY quickly.
What would I buy with this - Diaper Dress, the holder for diapers and wipes, the bath tub organizer, Melissa and Doug Mailbox (I love their stuff).
Opps...sorry, I forgot what I would get...the Bananagrams game!
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Love the Imagination Box Paintable Cottage
Seriously, my son, Caleb...hates the crust, too! I always have to cut it off! This parent was a genius for creating this!
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Toilet Time Targets, need a bunch of those with one boy potty training and one soon to follow
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We've been looking at the Tyke Light, so this would be perfect! It's such a fun and friendly looking night light! Thanks for the chance to enter!
Very cool site. I found a couple of things my girls would love! I love the Little Chef Polka Dot Apron Set, and I think the Light:Night would be really cool. Great giveaway - thanks for offering!
I like the Learning Tower Sturdy Step. The website didn't work so well on my mac. All the products were in a box well to the left of the screen and the text was only half legible.
I would put the GC towards the Light Night. This would be great for my son to have close by his bed at night. It is cool to the touch so he can carry it into the bathroom or light the way to our room if he gets up in the middle of the night.
I've been looking at the Flo Water Deflector/Faucet Cover thingymajig... my 15 month-old daughter completely freaks out when it comes to washing her hair and I've been thinking about getting one of those to try and see if that helps... right now, I have to get in the tub with her and let her lay in my lap to wash her hair without her completely freaking out!
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My kiids would love the paintable cottage. So cute!! I'd probably have to buy two, so they wouldn't fight over it! ;)
I think my little one would like the Mailbox and Mail set, she could pretend to mail letters.