A McKinney woman has started a business after solving her own problem.
The invention was born when Amy Long realized she didn’t have enough hands.
â€œI was actually walking through a parking lot with a child on either side and my baby in a sling and my blanket fell off,â€ she said.
Long solved the problem by creating a blanket with clips on each corner, and after one trip to a store, she knew she was onto something.
â€œI was stopped by four separate people at one time who said, â€˜Where did you get that?â€™ â€˜I made it.â€™ â€˜Will you make one for me?â€™â€ she said.
After a lot of experimenting, the Secure2me baby blanket was born.
â€œWe went through a lot of different shapes and sizes,â€ Long said.
Mothers from as far away as Australia and England started snapping them up off Long’s Web site.
â€œIt’s one of those things that you go, â€˜It’s brilliant! Why didn’t we think of that ages ago?,â€™â€ mother Heidi Thaden Pierce said.