Mom's services registry prototype testing (What new inspiration…
Mom's services registry
Extra hands to hold the baby
Familiarity with "baby registry"
Options to choose from: time vs money
Needs to be use during the pregnancy to build a support network in advance
Mom is comfortable asking for professional help (house cleaning)
It's a cool idea - get paid for services
What didn't work?
Buying service seems like buying a gift card - to impersonal
Not interested in the postpartum professional services - "strangers in the house"
I can give time if only I am a close friend and near by
First time moms don't think they would need extra help
Friends felt odd when saw an invitation to join a support network ( feels like a spam)
Catch-22 - first-time moms wouldn't plan for services, but after baby shower friends would consider request for help/fund - odd
Profile - not comfortable sharing my personal information
What questions came up?
What about moms who have experienced loss?
What about mom of color? How might we make the solution available to them too?
What money won't cover the whole service? - "partial gift"
How might we motivate/convince friends to buy services/give money?
Should there be "daycare funds", "nanny funds", "formula funds", "Medical funds" in addition to "collage funds"? (seems more relevant)
What is the point:
What new inspiration arose?
Service suggestions based on the location
Kickstarter concept - "It takes a village"
Provide video testimonials from moms about the services and how they helped them
What if near by moms give away stuff to new moms and provide services to moms?
Services for babies that can be expanded to moms (massage, yoga) at mom's house who can host other near by mom to get connected
Friends initiate the registry where they submit their baby gear , and create a fund with a suggested services to a mom
could become a giftster for raising a child with your two categories: Monetary Donation and/or Time Donation
Nothing would be expected of friends but to only join so they are aware and can help out when they can.
Setup a mealtrain
Categorize the service instead of having a profile
Focus on tasks instead of focusing on friends