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Former Tampa Teacher Brings Product to Market

Tampa, FL, February 27, 2014 --( Former elementary school teacher, Gina Almonte, is part of a new wave of innovative creative women making an impact in the business world. Gina is a mompreneur, a mom who has created an innovative product. She has launched Refresh-a-Baby, a product that turns ordinary water bottles into baby bottles keeping baby hydrated and happy anywhere, anytime!

The mom-on-the-go can simply remove the top of a water bottle and snap on Refresh-a-Baby and hydrate her baby. The suction fit application looks like the top of a baby bottle and snaps into place for a leak free fit. Refresh-a-Baby is made right here in the United States with BPA Free and FDA approved materials. Not only is Refresh-a-Baby convenient for formula, but it works great with the leading “ready-made” formula bottles and selected juice bottles, as well. Refresh-a-Baby is universal, reusable, convenient for travel, dishwasher safe, recyclable, virtually no clean up, and it is a diaper bag necessity! It's perfect for Grandma's house, too!

The former elementary school teacher and mother of two boys, easily tells her story. As a mom, she has always been aware of the importance of being prepared for unexpected situations. The idea of Refresh-a-Baby came about during one of those experiences. While visiting with some girlfriends with her 8 month old son, Nico, feeding time came about and it was time for a bottle. The diaper bag was packed with all the necessities, except what was needed the most-- baby bottle itself! The nipple and cap were there, but the baby bottle was nowhere to be seen!

With a nipple in one hand and a crying baby in front of her, Gina could feel the frustration building inside! She said to her friends, “I wish I could just pop this nipple on the water bottle and everything would be fine”! If Refresh-a-Baby were in her diaper bag everything would have gone smoothly, but instead she recalls being left with a headache.

She immediately started working on a prototype and began the patenting process while still working for the school district mentoring new teachers and training tutors. This was a whole new experience for her, developing a product from scratch, patenting a product, manufacturing, the business field, sales, and retail in general. Now patented, it has taken years in the making working part time to get to where she is today.

A little over a year ago, Gina had to make the decision to give her business the 100% dedication it needed, instead of making it a part time business developing a product as a side business. Refresh-a-Baby needed more attention. So, she left the school system completely to focus on her company and moved her family in with her parents to make it possible. Today, Refresh-a-Baby has made solid growth in the past year and is on the shelves in Walgreens, Airports, Sea World and Bush Gardens. However successful Gina’s business has become with solid growth over the last year, she has continuously put so much into her business that she still needs more to be able to support her family on her own. Gina feels Refresh-a-Baby will allow her to do this.

Gina was selected as one of the "pioneering woman" of a new crowd funding site based out of Sarasota, called Ms Genuity. This is a crowd-funding platform with the intent of raising money to allow her to continue producing Refresh-a-Baby and adding a new product to her business. Gina's campaign will launch on February 25 at Ms Genuity. Please check out her campaign!
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Refresh-a-Baby, Inc.
Gina Almonte

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