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.
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