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Old 05-05-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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I am a newbie to the world of cloth diapering. As such, I am very new to the DS community. I am still learning the ropes so-to-speak, and I need some direction on what the appropriate forum is for the questions that I have for the other moms on here.

I have discovered this week that there are very few, if any, viable options for baby hammocks/motion beds on the market unless you have $200-$400 to spend and are willing to live with beige or white. I believe I may have found an untapped market in this area. So, I am considering making and selling baby hammocks that are attractive, customizable and most importantly, affordable. I need feedback from other moms on whether or not this is a product worth pursuing, and at what price point they would actually consider trying one. As well as finding testers for the product if I find this is something worth pursuing.

Where do I go to find this information? I have been told I am not welcome in the WAHM forum because I am new, and I need to reapply for membership once I have 60+ posts (not counting FSOT) or I have positive feedback from somewhere else. I can't get positive feedback if I can't put a product out there. I can't put a product out there without some mama feedback. I can't get mama feedback without access to the WAHM forum. Do you see the ugly cycle I am being sucked up in?

So, where in this community do I start if not in the WAHM forum?
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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You have to buy and sell on here to get feedback.
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
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Re: I am new and I need advice...

you just need to comment, 'post', in other forums to get your post count up...it's not that you're not welcome. pull up your panties and post, lol!
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:30 PM   #4
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Re: I am new and I need advice...

I never thought of doing that. Thank you! It would have taken me forever to find 60 different things to post about that weren't FSOT related. I am just not that social.

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I have to be honest, the items you want to make/sell could have a LOT of liability to go along with them. I know that my friend used an Amby with her baby and almost lost her (mama instincts kicked in to check on her and she was stuck face down). I would make sure you are willing to get a lawyer and cover all of your bases so no one gets hurt. With slings, you can add a disclaimer but with baby beds, the consequences could be much more devastating since parents tend to not monitor a baby in their bed 100% of the time (hopefully they are getting some shut eye themselves ).
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:37 PM   #6
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Thank you for pointing that out. I hadn't even thought about the liability issue. I wouldn't release a product that I didn't feel was safe enough to use on my own child, but still accidents happen. I have a lawyer in my family, and I will definitely have to consult with him before I move forward past using this product with my own baby.

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make/sell could have a LOT of liability to go along with them. I know that my friend used an Amby with her baby and almost lost her (mama instincts kicked in to check on her and she was stuck face down). I would make sure you are willing to get a lawyer and cover all of your bases so no one gets hurt. With slings, you can add a disclaimer but with baby beds, the consequences could be much more devastating since parents tend to not monitor a baby in their bed 100% of the time (hopefully they are getting some shut eye themselves ).
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