According to a recent survey, parents spend around 10 hours a week trying to get children ready and out the door in the mornings.
To help alleviate this stress, a busy working mother of two created ManiMe - a fun and interactive range of bamboo children’s chairs designed to encourage independent dressing.
Product creator Sebrina Greenway sought to find a way of making her family’s mornings more organised and more fun while encouraging her children to have the independence that they craved.
Acting as a valet chair for children, the ManiMe became integral in how founder Sebrina would organise her family’s day ahead. The chair enables children to choose and set out their school uniform, PE kit, sportswear or play clothes the evening prior.
Seeing the success of the ManiMe first hand in her own home inspired Sebrina to create a range of ManiMe chairs so that other families could share in the experience.
Each model has been carefully designed with the scale and dimensions required to encourage a child to prepare all the items they’ll need for the day ahead. The ManiMe allows for supervised children to hang items directly from their wardrobe onto the valet chair with a three-tier hanging system and allocated spaces for socks, undergarments and shoes.
The valet chairs are available in two sizes, each with four choices of design, a Monkey, Panda, Bear and Tiger. The ManiMe Cub is a smaller, simpler design aimed at nursery and younger primary aged children. For those aged six years and above, the ManiMe Graduate is slightly larger and incorporates a hanging rail for trousers, skirts, shorts or skorts.
As children learn through observation, trial and error, and by emulating their parents and caregivers, a coordinated mirror was designed to complement the range. Combining functionality and practicality the mirror is intended to be wall hung inches above the ManiMe creating a stylish and designated space. As the children straighten their shirt and tie and style their hair, it’s the ultimate “check me out” experience.
Founder and creator Sebrina Greenway said: “ManiMe was created to help my own children develop their independence and organisational skills as well as helping chaotic mornings to run smoothly.
“As a brand, we strive to empower children and support busy households and are passionate about the positive impact that ManiMe can have on families. Supporting our environment is incredibly important to us and all of our products are crafted from sustainable bamboo.
“We hope that families enjoy using their ManiMe as much as we have and that the valet chairs help children to take some of their first steps to independence while having fun!”