Title

Baby Bidet

Author

Lei Hong

Abstract

This thesis introduces a unique childcare product named Baby Bidet for babies and young couples. Most infants defecate four to six times and urinate ten times daily. The most commonly used product to contain these substances is a diaper. The problem is that diapers spreads feces across a baby’s bottom and thus frequently cause diaper rash. When parents clean the feces from their babies’ bottom, many of them feel disturbed.

This project, in part through market research, has gathered a lot of information about diapers, diaper rash, baby wipes, the process of changing diapers, and so on. Moreover, in order to find valid solutions, the designer visited some users, changed diapers and cleaned a baby’s bottom personally. After brainstorming and doing many sketches, the designer chose the most natural way – running water to clean a baby’s bottom. The designer also did some research about the related product, the baby bathtub and flowerpot. In addition, making some mock-ups was necessary for considering more details including the issues encountered in the process of design. Eventually, Baby Bidet was born.

Baby Bidet will help ensure that young couples feel more ease in washing their baby’s dirty bottom every changing time, and the baby will feel more comfortable and will remain free of diaper rash. In addition to these advantages, Baby Bidet can be used as a baby bathtub at the same time and eventually be recycled as a flowerpot.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Bidets--Design and construction; Infants--Health and hygiene; Infants--Care

Publication Date

4-23-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Industrial Design (MFA)

Advisor

Josh Owen

Advisor/Committee Member

Mindy Magyar

Advisor/Committee Member

Stan Rickel

Comments

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TH6496 .H66 2015

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

Plan Codes

IDDE-MFA

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