Where it all began...
The idea for Safety Spot was born when my then 10 month old daughter started walking.
Pair independent, strong willed baby who was an early mover
+ new mom who wanted nothing more than a solution to keep her safe and happy
We started with teaching her to put her hand on the gas cap and called it her "Safety Spot".
Except toddler hands are never clean - and my husband started to complain of the handprints on his new car, so I suggested a sticker, or bumper sticker.
PSA: Don't suggest adding kids' stickers to a new dad who is still struggling with the idea of having Cheerios inside his new car.
So the next solution - a removable magnet. Surprisingly, this got new dad approval!
To add more fun and give my daughter a sense of pride and space - we dove into the arts and crafts. She picked a couple paint colors and we printed her hand onto paper. The purple print ended up missing paint on the palm - in the shape of a heart. We fell in love with the imperfection. I then digitized her handprints and made 1 magnet for her to use.
Fast forward to my son being born - and the need and desire for the Safety Spot became not just a fun thing to have - but a pure necessity. There are no parenting books that explain the logistics and order to unloading multiple kids from the car, and I suddenly found the need for not just one magnet - but two - per car. Depending on the order of kid entry/exit or if groceries were involved - I often ended up on the opposite side of the car than the Safety Spot was on.
While discussing the need for more magnets, a friend - who was about to become a first time Aunt - encouraged me to not just make 3 more - but to take the idea and offer it to all parents.
Starting a business while on maternity leave with your second child - seemed like the worst timing - but I still needed 3 more magnets for myself - so I accepted the challenge.
Now not only do my kids both have their own Safety Spots - but I've enjoyed helping other kids and parents find their very own Safety Spot.
With more than 35 color combinations and a Trademark - Safety Spot has grown from idea, to reality, to necessity, to hobby, to business. Huge THANK YOU to all of my customers and cheerleaders - especially to my two kids, who continue to inspire me everyday.