Nippii

With the help of a 3D printer and a whole lot of pacifier prototypes, Kim and Ryan knew they were on to something. Their final product is as simple as the “just add water” instructions, yet incredibly inventive. You’ll find strategically placed variable wall thickness, multi-tactile teething surfaces of bumps, and raised ridges paired with an ultra soft nipple for soothing. After filling the chamber with water and closing the double brim watertight cap, pop it in the freezer for varied lengths of time to determine what suits baby best: frozen or slushy (even warm water without the freezer) are options. Soothing your baby is the ultimate goal and the Nippii pacifier, sized and shaped for pediatric babies 0-9 months of age, may be just the ticket. Bonus? It's just $6.99 on the Nippii website.

Additional details include a leak-free design that’s thick and durable, top-rack dishwasher safe (or boil in water on the stove), and one-piece hospital grade silicone that’s free of BPA, latex, DEHP, phthlates, lead, PVS, and toxic liquids. The Nippii was 3rd party lab tested and exceeds CPSC, ASTM, and CPSIA Regulations. Choking worries are put to rest thanks to the engineered binky guard for protection against swallowing, and one-piece construction means no parts are coming loose. How’s that for safety?! Parent inventors really do think of everything.

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On that topic, I can’t help but be impressed by Kim and Ryan’s ingenuity as they took a simple idea and turned it into a reality. For busy parents who feel they may have the next “big idea,” Kim is filled with encouragement. In an interview with Romper via email, she writes, “Don’t make excuses for why you can’t. Don’t believe the lie that ‘If only I had more time, money and resources.’ If you believe in your idea enough, you will find them! Some of my favorite and most inspirational entrepreneurs had very little money and zero connections.”

She adds, “There will be sacrifice. This one is especially hard for us mamas, because we feel like we can’t sacrifice any time away from our little ones. There will be discouraging days. Fight for the reason you started every day. You CAN do it! Look for a problem, find a way to solve it and then go to work! Do one thing, just one thing, that will help you toward your goal and do it TODAY, never tomorrow.”

In creating a solution for teething babies with the Nippii freezable pacifier, Kim and Ryan are problem-solving entrepreneurs that are teaching their own children the value of working hard and doing what they love. And I love that — and so do teething babies.

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