It all started when...
Joy and Brian Waganer personally invented the Drop Stopper after an incredibly frustrating meal with their twins who were eight months old at the time. Tired of continuously picking their sippy cups and toys off dirty floors Brian conceived the Drop Stopper on the spot and Joy created the first prototype. This innovative and forward thinking couple has hit the ground running with The Drop Stopper since.
I am a mom of twins that are now 20m. Before kids, I had a big corporate job and would consider myself a very social person. When I had them, my world changed. For various reasons, my husband and I decided that I should stay home with the kids. This decision excited and terrified me at the same time. How did I keep my sense of "me" and still be a good mom to these beautiful babies? For the first few months we really didn't go anywhere for fear of germs for my preemie babies and my husband. After a few months of that, my husband and I started taking them out and realized we had to lug a LOT with us to feel comfortable. My husband went back to work and then it was me.....by myself and I realized through my sleepy new-mom stupor that I really wanted to have lunch with my friends. Just get out of the house with the kids and do SOMETHING. So when I was chatting about my fears of restaurant floors, my awesome husband threw out some ideas. I started with a prototype using stuff my husband had in the basement. I tried it out and ta-da! It worked! I felt my confidence grow as the problem of dirty restaurant floors and running after rolling bottles disappeared. I ran with the idea and the Drop Stopper was born. I started going out with the babies weekly and what I found was that it got easier for me, and my kids were noticeably better at "being out' than some of my other friends kids. We got comments on the Drop Stopper everywhere we went, questioning where they could buy one. So here I am - helping to bring back some sanity and increase the confidence of new parents everywhere!
Our mission is to provide frustrated moms and dads the solution to make their lives just a little bit easier. We deliver a product with an unparalleled commitment to quality, made in the U.S.A. with top of the line, safe materials. We are also proud to be creating part time jobs for other moms!