Posted: Sep 25, 2012 6:02 PM by Jenise Fernandez
Updated: Sep 25, 2012 6:08 PM
A Lafayette mom is presenting her invention on ABC's "Shark Tank" this week. She invented a modern cloth diaper that's *not* heavy on the pocket book, or the diaper. Thirteen years ago, Tereson Dupuy came up with the idea for "FuzziBunz" when her infant son kept getting diaper rashes. She tried diaper after diaper, but nothing worked.
"I then put a piece of polar fleece in between his diaper and skin. Within 24 hours his skin was dry and his rash was gone. That was my a-ha moment," said Dupuy.
Since then, Dupuy's business has expanded. FuzziBunz are sold at 350 retail stores across the nation. Dupuy says, moms are attracted to the product because the diapers are reusable, more absorbent, and affordable.
"You save over $2500 on your diaper bill because you only need 12 FuzziBunz in your diaper career and they're one size fits all," said Dupuy.
And being a New Orleans native she wanted to bring that New Orleans flavor to the colors. She named them after the flavor of snowballs, like watermelon and cotton candy. Not only yummy colors, but the diapers are environmentally friendly too.
"Adisposable diaper takes 450 years to decompose. These you can continue to use over and over again," she said.
This "mom-preneur" can't give details on what will happen on "Shark Tank," but says she's excited for the exposure the show can bring.
"I get to present FuzziBunz to mass American media. Moms make some of the best inventors cause they don't like seeing their children suffer," she added.
You can watch Dupuy pitch her invention on ABC's "Shark Tank" this Friday at 7 pm on KATC.