This week’s for the Dads Doing It Right series I wanted to showcase some dads who invented something to help out their families. The old adage is the necessity is the mother of invention, but here we see that necessity is the father of invention. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their site in the comment section below.
Chad Kempel – Invention Is The Key To His Success
Chad is the dad of seven kids, including quintuplets. With all of those kids and mouths to feed he wanted to make life easier. He invented some devices to help out he and his wife. He created some props to help their kids hold their bottles during feeding time. Chad also made some modifications on his own van. He turned a transit van into a baby bus. Chad also equipped the car with a TV so his older daughters have something to entertain them. He even created a stroller with five seats for his quintuplets.
Andrew Beattie – A Sweet Invention
Andrew Beattie loves Halloween. So last year when the pandemic struck he still wanted to celebrate one of his favorite holidays. To keep things safe last Halloween, Beattie has invented a candy chute for contactless trick-or-treating. Kids and parents love it. Andrew made the actual chute from an old delivery tube that was lying around the house. His 6-year-old daughter helped him out with paint and decorations. The idea is that Beattie just has to drop treats from the top into a candy bucket being held below. He feels that is solves two problems. Sometimes kids or parents have mobility issues, so this means no one has to navigate the steps and kids can get candy at a safe distance. Nothing scary about that! Well done Andrew.
James Spencer – Crescent Moon Inventor
When Crescent Womb founder, James Spencer found out he was going to be a dad he started researching everything about parenthood. With infants sleeping an average of 17 hours a day, he wanted to create a safe place for his child. All the ‘safer’ options were too expensive for his budget as a college student. So he created something better. He created a sleep system that reduces the risks associated with early infancy. The Crescent Womb is designed to support your baby as if it were being held. The mesh sleep surface of its hammock-like design helps babies to self-soothe while increasing breathability and reducing the risk of over-heating and suffocation. Plus, Crescent Womb is portable, machine washable, and able to be attached to just about any crib. Kids sleep better and so do parents. I think all parents can appreciate that.
Scott Brazelton – Navy Pilot Turned Rollercoaster Engineer
Scott Brazelton went above and beyond for his son when he built him a rollercoaster in their backyard. Brazelton’s first thought was to build his 3-year-old son, Wyatt, a treehouse. Then he thought about how much his son loves rollercoasters. It took him about three months to build the coaster, but it was well worth it. It was the perfect opportunity for Scott to bond with his son. Scott is a Navy pilot, which frequently takes him away from home. The coaster is something to remind Wyatt when his dad is at work. I want to thank Scott not only for his service, but a job well done on making a rollercoaster for his son.