Bamboo Bubby Bag (SMART 100)

Bamboo Bubby Bag (SMART 100)

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Bamboo Bubby Bag (SA)

This innovation initially came to life when…

My son was diagnosed with severe eczema at the same time he learned to roll and could no longer be wrapped or swaddled safely to protect his skin. We then resorted to baby one-suit outfits with hand-covers, but these also stop being made with this most useful feature at size 00-0.

Distraught and sleep-deprived from being kept awake night after night from incessant scratching and skin damage, I designed the first Bamboo Bubby sleeping bag and it worked!

WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

Stop damage caused by scratching throughout a baby or toddler’s entire first 2-3 years, saving parents money as well as providing a good night’s sleep for the whole family.

It does this by…

Featuring a unique Adjust-a-Sleeve™ design that can grow with the baby or toddler from sizes 000-2+ and being made of the softest bamboo/organic cotton blend fabric, protecting delicate baby skin against scratching, providing dry protection and optimal safety for a good night’s sleep, for everyone.

PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

There is no other baby sleeping bag on the market with an adjustable sleeve design that can grow with the baby or toddler. Every other brand of baby sleep suit with mittens stops being manufactured at size 00-0, while mittens/hand-covers and other baby sleeping bags are usually sleeveless or swaddle-type, providing no protection for the eczema baby/toddler who can roll.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

  • A good night’s sleep.
  • Stops skin damage from scratching.
  • Discourages thumb sucking and skin damage.
  • Allows skin to heal.
  • Safe for rolling babies.
  • Use in all seasons.
  • One size saves money.
  • Keeps hands warm.
  • Easy nighttime changes.
  • Cot linen alternative.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

Either wrapping/swaddling babies past when it is considered safe to do so (long after they have learnt to roll) or by trying various ineffective methods to stop scratching including mittens, sewing them onto garments or other specialist eczema clothing which only ever come in one size, requiring frequent updating at much cost.

Its predecessors/competitors include…

There is no other baby sleeping bag which is a direct competitor for Bamboo Bubby; however there are specialist eczema clothing products, but these are only available in individual sizes, requiring frequent updating at much cost.

TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

Babies or toddlers aged 0-3 years of age who suffer from eczema or dermatitis and as eczema prevalence is on the rise, approximately 20% of these ages are now likely to be affected. This Means the target market is large, especially here in Australia where we have one of the highest prevalence rates.

Bamboo Bubby Bag has also been used to discourage chronic thumb sucking and for other sensitive skin irritations or conditions such as chicken pox.

The target market is parents (mainly mothers) aged 20-40 (with a 25-35 skew) who have babies or toddlers afflicted with the above criteria.

DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY

It is available for sale through…

The Bamboo Bubby e-commerce store at www.bamboobubby.com.au. There has been much interest from potential wholesale partners in the US, Canada, UK, Japan and Malaysia.

Our marketing strategy is to…

Target the market online through SEO and Google advertisements while at the same time utilising the strong social media following the brand has developed into an empathetic mum-to-mum brand. Linking with relevant blogs, review sites and print publications is also part of the marketing strategy, along with utilising email and referral marketing funnels consistently being promoted both online and offline.

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  • Alishajade2011

    What a fantastic idea for a product that must be helping so many babies and their parents!

  • Alishajade2011

    What a fantastic idea for a product that must be helping so many babies and their parents!

  • Kathryn Wilton

    I love this product.  Not only has it helped my 13 month old to overcome her scratching problem caused by eczema and to get more sleep but I’m also getting more sleep./  A real win, win outcome. Thank you so much.

    Kathryn

  • Kathryn Wilton

    I love this product.  Not only has it helped my 13 month old to overcome her scratching problem caused by eczema and to get more sleep but I’m also getting more sleep./  A real win, win outcome. Thank you so much.

    Kathryn

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelly.northey.1 Kelly Northey

    Thanks SO much for all your kind words about my product. I wish I’d thought of the idea earlier and could have helped so many more bubs and their parents by now…but it is true that necessity is indeed the motherhood of all invention!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelly.northey.1 Kelly Northey

    Thanks SO much for all your kind words about my product. I wish I’d thought of the idea earlier and could have helped so many more bubs and their parents by now…but it is true that necessity is indeed the motherhood of all invention!

  • Helen

    Bamboo Bubby Bags helped my baby no end – we’ve been using it constantly for the past year and he’s slept so much better with it and can’t do himself any more damage at nighttime. The only time his skin has healed was since the sleeping bag arrived – THANKYOU!

  • Helen

    Bamboo Bubby Bags helped my baby no end – we’ve been using it constantly for the past year and he’s slept so much better with it and can’t do himself any more damage at nighttime. The only time his skin has healed was since the sleeping bag arrived – THANKYOU!

  • Emma

    These have been a lifesaver for us with our 1 year old who has terrible eczema flare ups. At the moment her skin is looking good, but she still has to sleep with her Bubby Bag on because she finds it so comforting and uses the sleeves to sooth herself back to sleep. We couldnt live without it now!

  • Emma

    These have been a lifesaver for us with our 1 year old who has terrible eczema flare ups. At the moment her skin is looking good, but she still has to sleep with her Bubby Bag on because she finds it so comforting and uses the sleeves to sooth herself back to sleep. We couldnt live without it now!

  • Melanie

    Bamboo Bubby Bags are AWESOME!! My 3 year old (who is quite tall for his age) is still in his bag and loves it.  Scratch free nights happen every night now and EVERYONE has a much better sleep. Sleep = happy toddler and happy parents in our house – thank you Bamboo Bubby for your amazing product, it’s definately the best purchase we’ve ever made.

  • Melanie

    Bamboo Bubby Bags are AWESOME!! My 3 year old (who is quite tall for his age) is still in his bag and loves it.  Scratch free nights happen every night now and EVERYONE has a much better sleep. Sleep = happy toddler and happy parents in our house – thank you Bamboo Bubby for your amazing product, it’s definately the best purchase we’ve ever made.

  • Michelle

    Wow, I really hope they win this, we LOVE our son’s Bubby Bag. It was so hard to find something for an 18mth old to stop the scratching but it has and we had to buy 2 more even so he has one whereever he is, at home, at childcare and at grandmas! THANKS so much for helping us all so much!

  • Michelle

    Wow, I really hope they win this, we LOVE our son’s Bubby Bag. It was so hard to find something for an 18mth old to stop the scratching but it has and we had to buy 2 more even so he has one whereever he is, at home, at childcare and at grandmas! THANKS so much for helping us all so much!

  • Claudia

    Bamboo Bubby Bags were a godsend to us too. There was just nothing else in shops ANYWHERE that had enclosed handcovers once our little girl reached a size 0. Now she’s nearly 2 and still wearing it every single sleep.

  • Claudia

    Bamboo Bubby Bags were a godsend to us too. There was just nothing else in shops ANYWHERE that had enclosed handcovers once our little girl reached a size 0. Now she’s nearly 2 and still wearing it every single sleep.

  • Bob

    I have been mentoring Kelly with business planning and have been extremely impressed by the product and Kelly’s willingness to learn and try new things.

    She thoroughly deserves to be successful.

  • Bob

    I have been mentoring Kelly with business planning and have been extremely impressed by the product and Kelly’s willingness to learn and try new things.

    She thoroughly deserves to be successful.

  • Leannegoels

    When my daughter was 12 months old she developed a type
    of eczema on one hand that the doctors believed was getting worse because of
    her fingers being in her mouth a lot. She never sucked her fingers so we
    couldn’t work it out until we bought the Bamboo Bubby Bag. She had obviously
    been sucking her hands at night and within a week of using the Bamboo Bubby bag
    it had already started to clear up. We have continued to use it every night
    since as my daughter loves the soft material and it keeps her so cosy and warm.

  • Leannegoels

    When my daughter was 12 months old she developed a type
    of eczema on one hand that the doctors believed was getting worse because of
    her fingers being in her mouth a lot. She never sucked her fingers so we
    couldn’t work it out until we bought the Bamboo Bubby Bag. She had obviously
    been sucking her hands at night and within a week of using the Bamboo Bubby bag
    it had already started to clear up. We have continued to use it every night
    since as my daughter loves the soft material and it keeps her so cosy and warm.