Friday, September 14th, 2007
Pacifier Place: Crib Storage Rack for Pacifiers
Pacifier Place is a plastic teddy bear-shaped holder for two pacifiers. It attaches to the slats of a crib using adjustable straps.
This product was inspired by the inventor’s baby who would drop her pacifier onto the ground, or otherwise lose it in the crib. What parent wants to turn on a room light in the middle of the night to hunt for a binkie?
The Big Idea is to stash two pacifiers on the crib-mounted holder so that a pacifier can always be found.
The Whopper Idea is that when junior turns 6-months-old and he cries out, you can lead his hand to the hanging pacifiers and train him to self-medicate by grabbing a pacifier on his own.
My daughter slept in a hammock, so I’m not one to judge. I do recall occasionally hunting for the pacifier in darkness and finding it wedged under her. In those situations she was already crying, so lifting her up wasn’t a big deal.
It’s daunting for a small independent inventor to bring a product to market, and a bit scary when you realize $20,000 has gone into this little thing. The holder retails for $12.99 online and $10 in stores.
Is Pacifier Place an indispensable bit of crib gear? Do or did you have a similar or different experience with pacifiers in the crib? Should a baby be able to go get a pacifier on his own?