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Belts for Kids - I Can Do It Myself!


What do you get when you cross a willful, stubborn, potty-training toddler with baggy, saggy jeans?

Truthfully, I don't want to know. But thanks to sister inventors Talia Bahr Goldfarb and Danielle Bahr Eason, kids now have a simple way to keep their pants above their knees. Their solution? Myself Belts. These innovative belts snap around the first belt loop (so it remains attached at all times). After sliding the belt through the rest of the loops, the child simply secures the end with the Velco closure. This design allows little ones to pull and tighten one-handed without the belt coming out of the loops, and without any tricky buckles to manage. read more »

The House Sitting Robot


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The House Sitting Robot is a cute gadget that will take care of your house when you are not there.

Now don't think that this robot will water your plants, take your pet out and look after your kids when you are not there. No it does something far more important. It protects your house against robbery. Wow!

You can go on an extended holiday without a single worry. read more »

Yellow Pages Booster Seat


When I was a kid, I remember every Thanksgiving following my uncle into the hallway so he could retrieve the phone book from his closet.

He would hold it high above his head, shuffle to the table, and with a flourish, place it firmly on the black vinyl dining room seat.

Reluctantly, I re-lived that glorious holiday again when I came across Boost, the Yellow Pages booster seat. read more »

Octodog -- The Frankfurter Converter


We’re always telling our kids not to play with their food, but sometimes you just gotta break the rules. I’m talking about the Octodog, a revolutionary new "frankfurter converter" that skillfully turns a simple wiener into an eight legged creature from the sea.
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Warning About Food Allergies Can Be Fun


Donna Rendell is the mother of a child with life-threatening food allergies. She lives in fear that her daughter, Stella, will come in contact foods given to her by well-meaning parents, relatives, or friends who may forget that her allergies are so severe, the wrong foods can kill her.

She set out to create products to help communicate the allergy message. read more »

Water-Safe Baby Carrier


With summer fast-approaching, visions of the dreaded heat and humidity press tightly on my mind, like a hot, wet cloth. Oppressive and uncomfortable, the Midwest summers can nearly kill you or at least obliterate any fun outdoors - especially for my family. We all dislike the heat. Staying at home with the kids, cooped up in the deliciousness of air-conditioning can only last too long. Boredom sets in. Quick as a wink, I'm out the door, having packed everyone up for an afternoon at the pool. I love the water; its blue wetness dazzling in the glaring sun. Watching the children swimming their hearts and summer away is amazing. I love to hear their ecstatic squeals of laughter echoing off the water.
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Have More Fun in the Bathroom


Having been through potty training twice already, I came across the Potty Bench with mild amusement. This potty bench looks hip with its cool colors and sleek design. Not only does it boast “two enclosed side storage spaces for organizing potty training supplies, and a pull-out drawer for easy sanitary clean-up," but it also has a "built-in toilet paper holder and a removable soft deflector shield." Close the lid and it becomes a stool that supports up to 300 pounds.
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How To Burp The Best


Every so often I see a parenting scenario that I remember to tuck in my feeble mother memory bank. These situations end up usually as parenting lessons for me – ones that I must remember to do, or ones that I really need to remember NOT to do.
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Stop Playing With Your Food


A must-do on every child's list is to play with food. Spinach can transform into ‘yucky mush', peas into footballs, fries and ketchup into bloodied swords...WOWIE!

Who said food is meant to be eaten?

Definitely not a kid. read more »

The New Scoop on Poop - Flushing For Our Future


Boy, have I got a good scoop. It's about poop. And pee. Think diapers. Think flushable. Think compostable. Think gDiapers - a new choice that offers fashion and function for the most adorable tush on the planet - your kid's!
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Essentials to Keep Your Kids Safe


In light of all the media attention with the recent retrieval of the two kidnapped Missouri boys, child safety has once again taken the spotlight. I’ve recently read quite a few articles educating parents about child safety and important information you can tell your kids about how to keep themselves protected. A great site to check out is YourSafeChild.com. The web site is features child identification products that are really a must-have for any parent. Here’s a look at the items they suggest:
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Nipples In A Pinch


Once in a while you come across a product that is incredibly ingenious, and well, obvious. This leads me to the usual head-knocking thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
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Green Gift Guide for Little Kids


In my last gift guide, Green Gifts for Lovers, I introduced you to gifts for couples. Today I am excited to add theses environmentally friendly gifts for children. From the awesome H-car fueled by hydrogen to the education bamboo-made game that takes speed and coordination to win, kids can continue to have fun and you can sleep well at night knowing that while you protect your kids from harmful chemicals and toxins you are also helping the environment.
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Cute Animals are in the Bag


Our Guest Blogger, Mia Levine, was a web content writer and creative talent with over ten years experience within the high tech industry. Two children later, her focus has changed. She now spends her time finding new and innovative products that are fascinating and fun to both parents and kids. She likes products that are natural, environmentally friendly, and toxic-free.

Here's her article for the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com:

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Ice Cream Flavored Toothpaste


Banilla BlingBanilla BlingI took my boys to the dentist on Monday. Before the dentist cleaned each child's teeth, he asked what flavor he liked. My oldest got his teeth cleaned with bubble gum flavored toothpaste. My youngest got his teeth cleaned with marshmallow flavored toothpaste. This experience left me wondering why there weren't more flavored toothpastes being sold. We've seen bubble gum flavored toothpaste at the stores before but never marshmallow.

So, I'm walking out of the dentist office and I stop at the desk to make sure that my insurance information is good when I see tubes of weird looking toothpaste on the check out desk. It looks weird because I've never seen this toothpaste in the stores before. I look closer and pick up the first one; it says it vanilla ice cream flavored. read more »

Contraceptive Pill for Men: This Sperm-tastic Invention is Coming Soon


Scientists at King’s College London recently announced work on a new contraceptive pill for men. A male form of the birth control pill isn’t a new idea, but researches have yet to find a concoction that is safe and reliable on a long-term basis. However, by taking a different approach, King’s College thinks it’s on to something.
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Best Present for New Parents: Phone and Video Baby Monitor Combo


Back in September, I wrote an article called "Coolest Combo: Phone and Video Baby Monitor - HotSpotMama Find". I really loved this product when I found. I still love it - so much that I decided to repeat myself.

Holidays are coming up fast. This has got to be one of the best presents for new parents. I was walking through two of large baby stores today and came to a realization, this is still a brilliant product There is nothing else out there that's similar. Here's my article from September:

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Looking for a great video baby monitor?

When I had my first baby (who is now 5 years old), we bought a video baby monitor. We thought it was the coolest thing that we could watch our child while he was sleeping without him seeing us. The problem was that it was too big and a bit too bright. The screen had to be about four inches wide. So when we went to bed and left the monitor on (yes, like a typical first time mom), it pretty much lit up our entire room. Also, it was a huge eyesore on my dresser. Luckily, you can avoid all that now. read more »

DNA Labs for Your Young Scientists: Toys or Tools?


Want to inspire someone to be a scientist?

Our Guest Blogger, Aikea, has a passion for the natural world. This lead him to the University of Hawaii at Hilo where he earned a degree in Marine Science. AiKea also values quality friendships and good conversations. He wanted to share his passion with readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com by writing about a powerful new learning tool for children.

Here's his article:


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Make Your Baby the Coolest on the Block


iCribiCribWant to give your baby the coolest in gadgets?

Our guest blogger, Amy Coughenour, is a mom of two girls under the age of 3. She spends most of her time doing "mom" stuff, leading a moms' group, and spends her free time scrapbooking, stamping, or just enjoying a moment to read a book! She loves to keep an eye out for the latest and greatest products for babies and kids -- anything to make a mom's life easier. She found a great product to share with readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »