11-year-old Andrew Pelham was an avid inventor.
Last year, he entered a contest and was racking his brain for something he could create.
“I was having a brain block so I couldn’t think of anything and then I read an article about a woman in our neighborhood who had left her child in a car so I thought maybe I could make something with the rubber bands to help that situation,” he recounted.
And with that came the EZ Baby Saver.
“You take the easy baby saver and as your getting in your car seat you attach it to the door handle like so,” he explained. “So when you’re getting out of the car you see, oh you know this bright flashing rubber band you’re like oh you know my child is still in the car.”
The simple contraption uses bright rubber bands and duct tape; it was a solution anyone can create at home.
Because of Andrew’s ingenuity, EZ Baby Saver gained worldwide attention. “It was something crazy like 26,000 and there were people from all over the world,” he added. “People from Germany, Australia, even people in Japan looking at it.”
And while he gained popularity overnight, the boy only had one thing in mind.
“I don’t really care about having the publicity,” he said. “I didn’t make it where people had to pay for it and they could just make it themselves and it would just kind of raise awareness and it would make society a better place.”