Ever struggled with bathing your child at bedtime? A mum from Australia has come up with a unique idea to get children clean while in the shower or bath, and it could be about to revolutionise our daily routine!
The CharliChair, a baby chair for the shower, was invented by mum-of-three Meray Yassa. The mother, who lives in Sydney, went through the usual bathing ritual with two of her children, but by the time it came round to her third baby Charli-Rose, she admitted that the whole bath time experience became ‘exhausting’.
After asking a local baby shop if they stocked something similar to the product she had in mind, Meray saw a gap in the market. When she realised that nothing like the baby shower chair existed, the mum began to look at how she could create one, with her husband’s backing.
Last year she also appeared on Australian entrepreneur show Shark Tank in order to get funding for the product. Thankfully she impressed the panel, with one of them offering her and her husband the $200,000 investment to take the business a step further.
The invention, which is named after her third daughter Charli-Rose, can either be placed in the shower or the bath in an upright position, making it more accessible for the parent to clean their baby.
Meray has had emails and messages from mums all over the world thanking her for the invention. She told the Daily Mail that the attention was overwhelming, ‘It’s such an exciting time and sometimes I have to pinch myself. I’m so shy and my background is computer science’.
The CharliChair can be used for babies, right up to three years olds, and is good for parents with back pain and arthritis as well as women who have had c-sections.
The CharliChair costs $124.95 and is now being sold all over the world.
What do you think of the CharliChair, would you use it to clean your baby or toddler? Let us know in the comment below!