The Idea is Born

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As any mom of three children can tell you, raising each kid is a different experience. Katie Richardson, mom to three boys, certainly agrees, though she’s found one exception: Bath time. Even after having her third child Katie was still a bit intimidated and felt it to be an unpleasant experience.

Not only was her plastic bathtub difficult to fill with water, nearly each time she used it her son would slip and slide around the tub, leaving her feeling vulnerable about his safety. Plus she could never find a place to store the bulky baby bathtub out of sight when it was not in use. After discussing this issue with family and friends, and learning how common and valid her concerns were, Katie was determined to help other parents have a positive, joyful bath time experience.

 

The Solution

With a background in product design, Katie resolved to utilize her talents to make bath time easy for parents and safe for children. Her vision allows parents to focus on bonding with their child while providing a relaxing, worry-free experience for all. With her third son Katie started to envision her dream baby bathtub and made a list of fundamental design qualities that offer superior safety and exceptional functionality.

Katie’s next step was designing a prototype. She enlisted the help of friends to test the design and received an overwhelming response. Not long after her successful findings, Katie had a small production run for the Puj Tub. The sleek, safe and easy-to-use Puj Tub is compact enough to fit in any bathroom sink and it’s made from a high-quality, nonabsorbent foam that folds together using magnets. After use, both sides of the tub unsnap so it hangs flat for convenient, out-of-the-way storage. The revolutionary Puj Tub quickly caught on. Some parents even paid hundreds of dollars in shipping just to have the Puj Tub sent to a foreign country!

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In September of 2009, the Puj Tub made its first appearance at the annual ABC Kids Expo and in the following year it was recognized by Pregnancy & Newborn magazine as the #1 Baby Product of 2010! Now, Puj distributes their flagship Puj Tub, along with the travel-friendly Puj Flyte Compact Infant Bath, the eco-friendly Puj Snug Ultra Soft Spout Cover and other bath time accessories all over the world.

Puj & Beyond

“Puj aims to make parenthood easier by focusing on our core values – simplicity, family, independence and wow – in everything we do. We were ecstatic when Right Start approached us to retail our product. Since both Puj and Right Start seek out innovation, functionality, safety and style, it was only natural for us to become partners in our mission to simplify parenting,” says Katie.

Katie Richardson received a B.F.A. in Product Design from BYU, where she met her husband Ben, who is also a product designer. Currently residing in the Pacific Northwest, Katie enjoys spending time with Ben and her three boys and especially loves traveling to new places with her family. She manages to find time to run, bike or swim early in the morning and also likes a variety of hands-on hobbies, from patching her kids’ jeans and making play dough with her children to woodworking and welding different objects and materials.

Click here to view some of Puj’s newest products, including the innovative Puj Hug towels, at Right Start!

Puj Gift Set Giveaway!

One lucky participant will win a Puj Gift Set!

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The Puj Gift Set includes:

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Must be 18 years old and a U.S. resident.
Product ships only to the 48 contiguous states.
Ends April 13, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.
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69 Responses to Innovative Parents: Puj {Giveaway}

  1. Emily Enslow says:

    We live in a pretty small apartment, and having this tub would help not only with storage, but with flexibility as to where we could use it. We also travel a lot, so this would be great to bring along!

  2. Miranda Welle says:

    It would make our life easier because we have four great kids (infant through age 8) and hope to have more! :) So we definitely don’t have a lot of space to spare. And not to mention, most of our stuff is well worn after this many kids. These products look amazing.

  3. Liz says:

    Hands-free hooded towel! Genius. Would definitely be helpful at bathtime!

  4. Lorianne K. says:

    It would make travelling especially to grandparents house much easier!

  5. Dana says:

    I am currently six months pregnant and also have a 16 month old as well, so being able to win this gift set would be a miracle! the faster I can get my new born washed the more time I have for both of the kids!

  6. Julia M. says:

    Our second one is due in 5 months and I didn’t like the big bulky tub we had for our first son. I would love to replace it with a Puj!

  7. Angie W. says:

    I travel often so any baby items that are portable and convenient are extremely useful!

  8. Stacey R says:

    Because I have TWO boys…enough said!! :)

  9. Jen L. says:

    We noticed that after two kids, we use the sink more than their bulky baby tubs! Plus, I love Puj! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  10. meghann says:

    i thought these were so neat the first time I saw them…looks to make things easier!

  11. there seams to be dishes in the kitchen sink all the time when it bath time it would be a lot easier to do it in the bathroom sink.

  12. Katherine Meyer says:

    This is a genius idea for a tub and I love it! It would make bath time so much easier once the little one comes! I am currently 8 months pregnant and have a two year old. Im going to need all the help I can get!

  13. Amy Figliola says:

    I would like the ability to store the bathtub out of sight, and would also like the safety aspect of the tub!

  14. Leah says:

    would love this for our baby due in September!!!

  15. Lauren says:

    I have a 4 week old and bath time has not been easy! Hoping this tub will be the answer!

  16. Summer I says:

    I have a 11 1/2 week old son and he does not like bath time, perhaps a new tub would help :)

  17. Would love this for our baby boy due at the end of April! I hate the big bulky bathtubs with no room to store. We’re also a military family so we travel a lot and storage in on post housing is at a premium! Would make ours lives much easier!

  18. eforbes16 says:

    We registered for a Puj tub and are hoping to receive one for our little one on the way!

  19. Ashley Smyth says:

    It will be easier to bathe my newborn in the sink while my big kids splash around in the tub (with the help from hubbie of course)!

  20. aahaft says:

    I live with 4 kids in an apartment anything that saves space is welcome

  21. Juliette Mariano-Carlson says:

    I am loving this compact, safe, and contemporary baby tub for my kitchen sink.

  22. Erin O. says:

    Would live this for travel!

  23. Koren says:

    Love the innovation in these products!

  24. Linda L says:

    would love this for our daughter! i feel like she slips and slides a lot in our tub and this would be perfect for her!

  25. Rochel S says:

    It is so compact! Amazing!

  26. Imthiaz says:

    This will make bath time so easy! I have a claw foot tub and this will help out so much and I don’t have to worry about falling down!

  27. Molly Bussler says:

    My sister needs one for her two month old baby, it would help her to feel more secure when bathing her baby.

  28. Samantha R says:

    I have a 3 month old baby and this would help me so much.

  29. kathleenmarrs says:

    Great Giveaway! My new baby would be so happy at bath time!

  30. Alexandra Pitcher says:

    I am hoping it will make my best friend’s life easier, she’s expecting her first in August, she’s a busy teacher and having a safe place to wash her little boy will make life easier.

  31. Leslie R. says:

    I love that puj is minimal and cuts down on the mountain of baby products by enabling it to tuck away nice and easy. I’m loving the towel. It’s so hard to grab a wet baby and not get wet yourself.

  32. Kimberly says:

    Clever idea on the hands free towel.

  33. Erica says:

    With 5 kids, space it at a premium already. I love the towel. It would help prevent a soak down after each bath for years to come, not just the newbie stage.

  34. Janna says:

    Great giveaway! I registered for one of these but didn’t get it.

  35. I would be able to take care of my baby better

  36. We live in a small house and I love that it is compact. Thanks for the chance!

  37. Brittany says:

    I love the design! It looks like bathtime would be done in a snap :)

  38. mandy says:

    Anything to make being a mom easier i’m all for!!

  39. Kelly says:

    With baby number 4 on the way, I would love to retire the dinosaur of a bathtub I have and replace it with something fresh, new and efficient!

  40. Going to me a first time mom…need all the help I can get!

  41. Sandra W. says:

    I have been wanting a Puj Flyte Compact Infant Bath Tub! It would make my life easier because it’s compact for easy storage at home and on the go (we travel a lot)! It would fit perfectly in my sink which would really help my back – thank you for thinking of ergonomics!

  42. Meghan Finley says:

    I’d love that it’s easy to transport for those weekend trips to grandmas. Also love how space saving it is

  43. Raquel Lucido says:

    This would be PERFECT for our small sized bathroom!

  44. naomi c says:

    I love the design – it would be perfect for the small amount of space we have

  45. Jd says:

    Great product! Would love to use this for our new little one! So compact!

  46. Erin J. says:

    such a space saver! genius.

  47. It will make my life easier because it is compact! I live in an apartment so space is limited and it’s easily transportable from bathroom to sink, sink to kitchen, etc.

  48. Alyssa Laughlin says:

    These products will help out immensely with saving space in the house! I will take all the space saved that I can!!!!!

  49. We’ve tried a variety of infant tubs and hated all of them – this looks so much more convenient and practical!

  50. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    It Would Make Bathing Baby So Much Easier !:)

  51. Claire Rheinheimer says:

    Baby girl will be here in May, with my toddler to keep an eye on at the same time this would sure make my life easier!

  52. Sonya Morris says:

    With a newborn and a two year old, this would make bath time so much easier!

  53. Cheryl says:

    I’m really excited to give this a try! It seems like such a great solution to bath-time!

  54. sheila mckinzie says:

    these are wonderful products for new parents!

  55. elsa says:

    I love how compact and cute everything looks

  56. Rebecca says:

    I’m expecting my first and have been looking for a tub that isn’t bulky.

  57. Elizabeth H says:

    We have a sweet newborn who loves bath time. This set would be awesome for her!

  58. Shelly Jerman says:

    Im about to have a baby so this gift set would be great for helping with him!

  59. Michelle G says:

    I am having a baby in June and while researching different options I think this is such a wonderful product!

  60. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I love how the products make things easier for the parents, they would be great for traveling for sure!

  61. LB says:

    the fact that you can store the tub FLAT is all sorts of amazing. we have one tiny bathroom for our family of four, with zero storage. being able to hang it on a wall would help tremendously.

  62. Melanie says:

    I have always LOVED the Puj tub idea – we live in a one bedroom condo, and saving space is an absolute MUST. The Puj tub is so much better than the bulky plastic baby tubs!

  63. Tina says:

    Love the space saving and sleek design!

  64. Andrea M says:

    We’re expecting our 3rd in November and after moving 10 times in 10 years, we don’t have much left!

  65. Heather says:

    When my husband is deployed, I’ll need all the help I can get.

  66. Laiken says:

    The small size and easy to put away with the tub makes it amazing!

  67. katie ringbauer says:

    It is so compact and safe! We also do not have the room !

  68. Angela Bodily says:

    One of these is on my list of things to get before baby #2 comes in June. I love how sleek they are!

  69. courtney b says:

    cuz i have 2 kids and we need the xtra space!

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