July Innovative Father Award

There are innovative fathers all around us. They may not be putting a man on the moon or curing cancer, but they are solving other issues that you and I may have on a daily basis!

 

The Contact Lens Case Hack and the Kids’ Straw Hack

A recent discussion opened the floor to great “Dad Hacks” — some of the submissions were sublime, others simply odd. Brian Quigley joined in with a whole bucket of tricks of the trade that he uses with his kids. We picked two of our favorites to share here for our July submission.

 

Old contact lens cases get a new use as pocket-sized containers for petroleum jelly or diaper cream. Those tiny cups hold just enough for a change or two without having to carry a whole tube (even the travel size variety).

His second suggestion is one that all of us either said we did or were shocked we hadn’t thought of ourselves… Once the kids are old enough to sit a the table, dining out with them becomes adventure of crushed cereal and spilled drinks. Cutting the straws down to a shorter length makes them more comfortable for the children when they are drinking and (even more importantly) makes it less likely that little hands will catch the straw and knock over their cups.

Cutting a straw down makes them kid-friendly and manageable.

 

Brian, we raise our glass and salute you! Keep an eye on your mailbox for your prize from Fathers of Multiples for being an innovative father. You’re aces in our book!

And if you know an innovative father, and would like to nominate them for this prestigious award, simply send photos and their story to: admin@Fathersofmultiples.com. And feel free to nominate yourself if you qualify. You’re innovative like that!

 

You can see some of our other Innovative Fathers right here.

Know an innovative Father you’d like to nominate? We have a special page where you can do just that! Tell us about the innovative father in your life!

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Michael Kaufman

Michael lives in New York City with his wife and children (a 12-year-old daughter and a set of 9-year-old boy/girl twins) and a labradoodle named Mazzi. He is the host of “Double Talk”, the Fathers of Multiples podcast.
An enthusiastic content creator, Michael publishes The Architechnologist (http://architechnologist.com) exploring the emerging technology that affects how we experience the world around us. In addition to his publishing activities, Michael continues to serve as a judge for the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Michael launched a YouTube channel with his children called RethinkTOYS (http://rethinktoys.com) featuring “tech toys for kids, reviewed by kids”.
Most recently, Michael has launched the Dads For The Win channel on Instagram (http://instagram.com/dadsftw) – showcasing awesome Dads doing awesome things with awesome kids. Tag your photos with @DadsFTW and he’ll review them for re-gramming.
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Michael Kaufman

Michael lives in New York City with his wife and children (a 12-year-old daughter and a set of 9-year-old boy/girl twins) and a labradoodle named Mazzi. He is the host of “Double Talk”, the Fathers of Multiples podcast.
An enthusiastic content creator, Michael publishes The Architechnologist (http://architechnologist.com) exploring the emerging technology that affects how we experience the world around us. In addition to his publishing activities, Michael continues to serve as a judge for the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Michael launched a YouTube channel with his children called RethinkTOYS (http://rethinktoys.com) featuring “tech toys for kids, reviewed by kids”.
Most recently, Michael has launched the Dads For The Win channel on Instagram (http://instagram.com/dadsftw) – showcasing awesome Dads doing awesome things with awesome kids. Tag your photos with @DadsFTW and he’ll review them for re-gramming.

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