As a first time mom I had anxiety about my baby girl climbing and falling out of her crib. I had heard stories from other moms about their friends’ babies badly hurting themselves from crib falls. I searched everywhere to find some sort of crib fall protection pad, but couldn't find anything on the market. As a last resort, I surrounded the base of my daughter's crib with every comforter and pillow in my house. I knew this wouldn't be enough protection in case she fell, but I thought that it would be better than nothing. My husband asked me why a product to protect babies from crib falls hadn't been invented. We knew other parents shared this same fear and that there was a need for this product, so I created L'Enfant Crib Fall Protection Pads.
I wanted to create a credible, certified, and well designed product. It was also important to me that these pads were constructed with premium non-toxic materials that would be safe for babies. The pads had to be dense enough to absorb a fall and protect against a critical head injury, and also had to extend far enough from the base of the crib to ensure a large enough fall protection zone. I went through five rounds of prototyping before I settled on a final design. The final product was safe, attractive, multi-functional, and had a life beyond the crib - it could be converted into 3 children’s sleep over pads, or into an adult sleep pad. Ultimately, I wanted to create a product that would enhance the babies room by making it more safe and functional, and that parents could use for years after the baby was out of their crib.