The Food and Drug Administration considers most breast pumps as single-user devices, which means they can't be shared any more safely than asthma inhalers. Hygeia has found a way around this problem that may keep its products out of landfills and passed from one new mom to the next.
Its EnJoye breastpump comes with a set of accessories separate from the pump itself. A new mother can be given the existing pump and simply pick up new accessories. All of Hygeia's pumps are registered as multiuser. All also feature a recording option, called CARE (Customized Auto Recording Experience), to tape and play back audio.
Trash cans are inherently unsanitary, but they do have to be opened. Nine Stars Group has a third way, besides stomping on a pedal or using your clean hands: magic.
Actually, it's an infrared sensor, which flips open the lid when it detects movement within 10 inches of the can. The cans are battery powered, and have been tested to get 10,000 opens before the battery needs to be changed.
Kids with food allergies are sometimes too young to emphatically turn down a goodie that could cause a reaction. And far too many adults who don't understand allergic severity might decide to force a child to "try" a product with egg or gluten or dairy.