Whether it's a comfy pair of pajamas or a good book it seems like parents are always looking for ways to make bedtime fun for younger kids.
An Idaho Falls man found a way to combine both of those tactics and created what he's named “Smart PJ's"
Smart PJ's are the first and only interactive pajamas for young kids.
This onesie uses a smart phone app to give parents and children a new way to have fun before bed.
Juan Murdoch calls it, "a new spin on pajamas. Pajamas have been around for thousands of years and this is something new."
Juan Murdoch isn't a full-time inventor, he's a local realtor. So when the idea of a pajama that entices kids to hear a bedtime story or a lullaby popped in his head, he says he just ran with it. "I don't know if it was the dad in me. My wife and I have 6 kids, so I know how important a bedtime story is."
The dots on the pajamas aren't just for design. They're actually QR codes that phones can scan through the free "Smart PJ's" app. Altogether, each pair of pajamas has close to 50 different codes that will work on all Apple and Android products.
Juan Murdoch explains, "So what you do is you take a picture of one of the dot groups. Make sure you only get one and hit save."
Then, your smart phone or tablet reads the book, sings the lullaby, or gives you interesting facts about different animals...depending on the code.
Juan Murdoch elaborates, "It makes me proud. I'm a local. I was raised here and have lived here all of my life. It's cool to bring that technology out there and it's something unique to Idaho."
Murdoch says he's been selling these smart PJ’s for about three months now and has managed to sell about 100 pairs each month.
They're 100 percent cotton and the codes won't fade when you wash them.
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