A Solution for the Urban Parent – Meet BuzzyBabyMolly Thornberg
Have you ever tried to navigate stairs and the subway with a baby? It’s NOT easy! With the growing number of babies in metro areas, this is a problem worth solving.
Sure you can just place baby in a sling but then you inevitably need a stroller if you plan on carrying anything besides your baby. What’s a parent to do?
Introducing the BuzzyBaby, an innovative sling and shoulder strap that attach to the baby, the stroller, and the parent.
Unlike other slings, the BuzzyBaby has a harness system that will allow buckles onto a stroller allowing easy flow between carrying your baby and placing into a stroller. The shoulder strap allows you to easily attach to a stroller for carrying in those difficult maneuvering situations. Perfect for the urban parent who needs to navigates stairs, trains and pavement – the BuzzyBaby hope to solve these baby moving issues.
Check out these images:
BuzzyBaby System 1 of 5This is the concept image for the BuzzyBaby.
Snaps and Straps 2 of 5This idea makes so much sense! No need for taking baby out of the harness with the BuzzyBaby.
Easily Transport Your Stroller and Baby 3 of 5The BuzzyBaby aims for you to easily carry your baby and stroller.
Innovative Carrier 4 of 5The BuzzyBaby carrier allows you shift baby from one hip to the other.
BuzzyBaby Shoulder Strap 5 of 5The BuzzyBaby features a shoulder strap that connects to your stroller for easy carrying up and down stairs.
The BuzzyBaby was created by a group of students from MIT and the Rhode Island School of Design after watching a video of one of the team member’s navigate the subway with a baby. The students presented the idea in mid-May and are now considering how to bring the idea to market – hoping the idea will come to market by next Spring.
BuzzyBaby is the only modularly integrated child carrier and stroller system specifically optimized for commuting via public transportation, particularly metro rail systems.
For urban parents, the stroller is the equivalent of a suburbanite’s automobile. It is the vehicle that enables mobility and freedom in day-to-day life for families with young children. But navigating metro rail systems with conventional strollers can be exceedingly taxing — and dangerous. Consider that the New York City Subway, one of the most heavily used metro rail systems in the world, only provides elevator access at less than half of its stations. Even when elevators are available, they are often inconvenient to locate, out of service, or insufferably unsanitary. That means urban parents and caregivers resort to burdensome and risky practices when using public transit, particularly getting up and down stairs and elevators.
Our super awesome team of industrial designers, engineers and business students from MIT and the Rhode Island School of Design has developed a remarkable integrated stroller + child carrier system optimized for managing stairs, escalators, turnstiles, crowds, and other challenges intrinsic to commuting via public transportation. We are current (and future!) parents passionate about liberating parents and caregivers to travel safely and conveniently in urban settings.
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