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15 Inventions Every Parent Should Own

Parenting can be stressful. Whether you’re dealing with bath time, monsters in the closet or messy meals, there are a number of things that can add unnecessary challenges to your day. Lucky for you, and parents everywhere, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite 15 inventions (some invented by Edison Nation members!) to help make life easier for you and happier for your little one.

Here’s a round up of 15 inventions every parent should own:

1. SlumberSling Car Seat Headrest

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Don’t let heavy heads keep you from a peaceful car ride.


2. Baby Mop Onesie

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Saving you time and money, one inch at a time.


3. Baby Shower Cap Visor

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Say bye bye to shampoo tears with this cute and clever device.


4. iPotty 2-in-1 Activity Seat

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For suggested use with “Angry Turds” game app.


5. Gyro Bowl No-Spill Bowl

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Image Credit: Edisonnation.com

Spins and spins and stuff stays in. Does this invention look familiar? 😉


6. Lay N’ Go Swoop Storage

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Activity mat, cleanup, storage and carry-all solution in one.


7. Ba Baby Bottle Holder

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The perfect solution for tiny hands. Female model not included.


8. Squirt Baby Food Dispensing Spoon

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Easy, one-handed feeding, especially in a suit. Male model not included.


9. Lobster Clip-On Travel High Chair

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Have lobster at the dinner table wherever you go.


10. Roller Buggy Stroller Scooter

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Good idea in theory, probably not in reality.


11. Bunch O Balloons

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Birthday party prep made easy.


12. Sleepy Wings Infant Slumber Wear

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Designed to mimic the swaddling method of wrapping. Also turns your child into a human butterfly.


13. Filip Smart Watch Child Locator

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The latest in wearable microfashion.


14. The Joey Hoodie Baby Carrier

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Who says you can’t be comfortable and carry your child?


15. Keep it Klean Pacifier

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Image Credit: Myrazbabyr.com

Automatically closes when dropped or thrown.


Do you have any handy parenting inventions or gadgets that make life for you and your child easier? Do you already own any of these products? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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Edison Nation’s Louis Foreman Visits Fox & Friends

For all the early-birds, you may have seen a familiar face while taking in your morning news. Our CEO Louis Foreman made his second appearance on Fox & Friends this morning showcasing some of our inventor’s products!

During the segment, Louis discussed and demoed some of Edison Nation member’s most popular products, including Gyro Bowl, Eggies, and of course Perfect Bacon Bowl.

Watch the clip here.

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The Story Behind the Gyro Bowl

If you’ve been around this community long enough, you’re likely very familiar with EN inventors Brad and Melinda Shepard, and their top-selling product, the Gyro Bowl – but do you know the entire story?

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Brad and Melinda were recently featured in the Huffington Post, where they shared their journey of inventing the Gyro Bowl, from messy crackers to millions of sales. Read the full Huffington Post article.


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Turning a negative into a positive with counterfeits

Several months ago, we shared with you our diligent efforts to eliminate counterfeit versions of our inventors’ products. Our first step, when becoming aware of these products, is always to contact the company and ask them to remove the items (and later move on to legal action if necessary. You can learn more about that here). Recently, a company in the Netherlands not only agreed to discontinue selling their counterfeit version of our Gyro Bowl, but also agreed to turn their inventory over to us for our disposal. We accepted their offer, however, instead of disposing of them, we decided to donate the bowls to a local charity in the company’s area. This will continue to be our practice going forward. Below see the group of sweet kids at Villa Parodes in the Netherlands enjoying their – ehrm – “Gyro Bowls.” :)

“Everyday Edisons” Season 5 Casting Call Weekend Recap

Over the weekend, our team flew in the 25 finalists who are up for a spot on Everyday Edisons Season 5 to audition their ideas in person. The inventors stood before judges Louis Foreman, creator of Everyday Edisons; Mindy Grossman, chief executive officer of HSN; Jon Dudas, president of FIRST and former director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office; and Carolyn Forte, director of home appliances, cleaning products, textiles and paper products at Good Housekeeping Magazine.

In addition to a great group of inventors and great presentations, the weekend included a Friday night welcome dinner; special guests such as Eggies® inventor, Betsy Kaufman and Gyro Bowl inventors and Everyday Edisons alums, Brad and Melinda Shepard; a Saturday afternoon wrap party; and a few impromptu inventor gatherings in the evenings from what we hear! 😉

If you weren’t able to watch the weekend’s live streaming sessions or follow the Twitter hashtag #EES5, visit this forum thread for photos and commentary, watch the behind the scenes and post-audition interview videos, and enjoy the slideshow below to get a look inside the fun-filled weekend!

Gyro Bowl® Gets a Very Disney® Makeover!

As we embark on Season 4 of Everyday Edisons and continue casting for Season 5, we’re ecstatic to share an update on Season One inventors, Brad and Melinda Shepard, and their popular kid-proof, no-spill bowl called the Gyro Bowl. If the 360 degree spinning inner-bowl wasn’t enough to prompt kids’ special requests, the new bowls featuring licensed Disney® characters will definitely seal the deal!


The Gyro Bowl is now available in four Disney characters: Cars,  Minnie Mouse, the Disney Princesses, and Toy Story!

A huge CONGRATS to Brad & Melinda on the continued success of the Gyro Bowl!

But wait – there’s more! 😉 Check out the video below for a look at how our team created the brand new Disney Gyro Bowl website!




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