Mothers of Invention

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

They say necessity is the mother of invention. But mothers are the mothers of these inventions for kids.

Invention Inventor Year
Alphabet blocks Adeline Whitney 1882
Ansa baby bottle Nickie Campbell 1984
Baby Einstein videos Julie Aigner-Clark 1997
Baby jumper Jane Wells 1872
Barney (the purple dinosaur) Sheryl Leach 1988
Careerpals dolls Linda Stockdale 1991
Diapers Maria Allen 1887
Disposable diapers Marion Donovan 1951
Flexible kite Gertrude Rogallo 1951
Folding crib Sarah Neal 1894
Infant carrier (Snugli) Agnes Auckerman & Ann Moore 1962
Movable doll eyes Beulah Henry 1935
School desk Anna Breadin 1889
Zoothbrush (easy to grasp, fanciful toothbrushes) Susan Harrison 1993

alphabet blocks
Alphabet blocks

baby boy in diapers
Disposable diapers

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