Stay tuned this Sunday, February 21,2010 to FOX Detroit News’s a.m. show to see Detroit Mommies founder Courtney Velasquez introducing mom invented products.

One of the products, Bilingual Fun Spanish DVD’s, is actually an invention by mompreneur and Detroit Mommies writer, Jennifer Manriquez!

Here are the products Courtney will be presenting:

Treasure Chest Pets (

Treasure Chest Pets are the first and only organizers that make putting things away fun and a great way for kids to keep their special things safe. Designed to look like cuddly stuffed animals, each TC Pet has a magnetic, detachable, pillowy stuffed animal head and stuffed animal bodies that contain external and internal compartments for organizing and storing children’s (and grownups!) treasures. Treasure Chest Pets are a great way for kids to keep their special things safe. Six different stuffed animal designs to choose from in 3 three different styles – Accessory Chest Dog and Accessory Chest Pig have a hidden drawer and two secret pockets on the outside, along with secret pockets in both ears. Treasure Chest Monkey and Treasure Chest Cow have one gigantic pocket inside that opens like a treasure chest. Media Chest Bear and Media Chest Horse have a secret pocket inside the head and 3 compartments in the body to store CDs, DVDs, speakers/cables, MP3 player and more. $19.99,

My Royal Heinie Wallet (

The My Royal Heinie Wallet transforms any purse, handbag or tote into a diaper bag, allowing moms to have diapers and wipes with them at all times without having to carry a diaper bag or keep them loose in their purse.  Easily fitting in a small area of almost any purse, handbag or tote, the My Royal Heinie Wallet can hold up to six diapers and a stack of wipes, keeping the rest of the purse free for regular contents.  It is also the only product of its kind with a built-in Smart Wipes Dispenser.  Just load a stack of wet wipes right into the heat-sealed pocket in the front and quickly access wipes with one hand when diaper duty calls!   $19.99,

MyPlate-Mate ( My Plate-Mate is a unique, mom-invented product for toddlers geared to make meal times easier for families. My Plate-Mate is a spill-guard that attaches to the rim of any standard plate. Great for promoting independent self feeding while minimizing messy spills and clean up for parents whether you’re at home or on the go out at restaurants or grandma’s house. As a spill guard, it creates a bumper to prevent food from falling off the plate while a child eats. Also, My Plate-Mate’s innovative design provides a curved wall that helps children scoop food onto their utensil with ease, giving them independence and confidence in self-feeding. Made in the USA, using only FDA-approved plastic (no lead, phthalates, bisphenol-a, polycarbonates or PVC). Dishwasher-safe and conveniently portable so that children and families can enjoy their meals anywhere. Retails for $7.95, can be purchased online at, via phone at 925-272-0745 and at retailers throughout North America.

Bilingual Fun Spanish for Children Program (

National Award Winning Spanish DVD for children. Sing, dance, and learn Spanish with this upbeat and exciting kids Spanish DVD.  Teaching children Spanish has never been so much fun.  Children will actively learn colors, numbers, and animal vocabulary, through easy Spanish lessons.  Kids learn Spanish on this DVD through music, movement, and interactive repetition.  $13.99,

NeckSavers (

NeckSaver is the most versatile head and neck support for babies, ergonomically designed to reduce strain on the neck and cradle a baby’s head, keeping it from slumping or flopping while the baby sleeps. A baby spends on average more than 6 hours a day in his car seat, high chair, swing and stroller, often asleep with head slumped over. This leads to soreness and can even damage a baby’s postural development. Proper neck support is crucial to young babies as their skeletal structures undergo the greatest development in the early months. With good neck support, babies can develop better postures, are more comfortable, rest better, and wake up happier. The NeckSaver provides this support and enables baby to rest more comfortably anywhere he might be – car seat, high chair, swing, stroller, bouncer etc. Also great for keeping baby’s head stable while strolling on uneven ground or stroller jogging. Made of soft, hypoallergenic material designed to absorb moisture, the NeckSaver is comfortable for baby year-round. Comes in 10 different colors to match any stroller, car seat or baby outfit. $12,

Detroit Mommies Expert Contributor
Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.
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Jessica Presner
14 years ago

Good luck Courtney!

14 years ago

Yay Courtney!!!! That’s awesome!
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