By Ian J. Stark
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Great round-up of the best family friendly products that have appeared on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank.”
“Shark Tank,” the ABC Network’s reality show in which entrepreneurs and inventors pitch their merchandise to celebrity business magnates in hopes of securing capital and investment, has seen a bevy of useful gadgets and items since premiering in 2009 — including some fun and helpful items for kids and parents.
Here are our favorite family-friendly products to come out of the show.
Angels and Tomboys
Presented by tween entrepreneurs Madison Star and Mallory Iyana during season 8, this line of body sprays and lotions is scented with young people in mind. $14.99. More information: http://bit.ly/2ma9jxv; find the best price: http://bit.ly/2kJLujk
Co-founders Aidan Chopra and Scott Lininger appeared on season 8 to introduce their product intended to teach children (ages 6-14) how to code with app-building projects that arrive by mail monthly, and can be accessed via the company’s website. Monthly subscriptions start at $20; more information: http://bit.ly/1yUVRyu
Founder and CEO Alex Furmansky brought his product to “Shark Tank” during season 6 to raise funding for his product, which turns children’s artwork into stuffed toys. $89. More information: http://bit.ly/2eBOt9u; find the best price: http://bit.ly/2mkjyyOADVERTISEMENT
The Sharks got to meet Dr. Amy Baxter during season 5 when she came to the show with her invention, a device that applies vibration and cold to lessen needle pain when it’s time to get a shot. Starts at $59.95. More information: http://bit.ly/2ml7htL; find the best price: http://bit.ly/2m7drlb
EzPz Happy Mat
Lindsey Laurain, founder of EzPz, entered the Shark Tank during season 7 with a goal of gaining investment in her stay-put food mat, intended to make eating easier and more cheerful with its happy expression. $24.99. More information: http://bit.ly/1xaRXnJ; find the best price: http://bit.ly/2kKjUCw