- Tell us something about yourself, your background:
I’m a mom of 6 that turned an idea into a product in less than a year. I’m so grateful I followed that gut feeling! I’m loving the momprenuer journey it has lead me on! I like to inspire others to go for it-create that product, bring that idea to life!
- Tell us about the product you invented with a brief explanation:
I was tired of my child using not 1 not 2 but 3 towels to dry off after every bath, yet she still complain of being to cold! My solution- The Original My Buddy Towel®! It’s the first and only towel and onesie in one! Simply Slip on, Zip Up, and Go!™️ Why carry it, when you can wear it!™️
- How/Why did you start inventing. What set you off?
I’ve always had the imagination of an inventor! Ever since I was a kid I’d think about creating a product/owning a company. But this idea came to me from a light bulb moment in which turned into a gut feeling that wouldn’t go away so I brought my idea to life!
- How did you get from idea to finished product?
My daughter would always use 3 towels after a bath. (1 around her shoulders, 1 for her hair, and one wrapped around her waist!) I was tired of the unnecessary towel laundry piling up!
I turned to google to hopefully buy a solution. (Google can solve everything, right?) Well my search resulted in more frustration-realizing there wasn’t a perfect solution!
Yes, there were hooded kids towels, or bath robes, but we’ve already tried those with no luck! (they left her legs exposed and were made with polyester which left her feeling sopping wet) I needed something with full coverage and something absorbent.
Bath after bath hoping she’d use just 1 towel, maybe 2, but nope always 3. I had that nagging gut feeling that wouldn’t go away- I needed to create a full body towel!
I told my husband about my idea. He bought me a sewing machine and simply said, “go for it!” I bought 2 large bath towels, traced my daughter, cut them out, and sewed them together. It wasn’t perfect or functional! But it gave my family a better picture of what I was trying to make.
So, again I turned to google. This time to figure out how I can make a functional solution to our ongoing problem! One thing led to another and google became my best friend!
I had factory made prototypes within 2 weeks. Made a couple measurement tweaks and 2 weeks after that I had unboxed the frog and pink flamingo prototypes!
It was so exciting seeing my idea come to life! My kids were excited as well. My daughter used them right away and ever since she only uses 1 towel-The Original My “Buddy” Towel®♥️
It’s amazing what can happen when you follow your intuition. After realizing I had a unique, never been created idea that’s cute and fun for kids(bonus it solved our problem) I wanted to share with others so I ordered my 1st batch of inventory. Then a second, now a third! Adult size towels are currently in production!
- Let us know of useful resources that helped you i.e. Books, websites, software etc
What really helped me is Google! I started entering contests and going to entrepreneur events. I’d meet people and network.
- Where are you with your product? Where can we buy your product?
There are 3 varieties in 6 sizes. My Buddy Towels are for sale HERE and in childrens boutiques. Occasionally You can catch a sale on My Buddy towels on Zulily!
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