Dahlia Rizk was tired of choosing between safety, and keeping her children warm while in a car seat. That’s why she created carseat friendly baby coats. These coats allow children to wear a warm, puffy jacket, while still being strapped into their car seat properly. Will she buckle up a deal on
Shark Tank Buckle Me Baby Coats Update
- Entrepreneur: Dahlia Rizk
- Business: Car seat-friendly coats
- Ask: $100,000 for 10% equity
- Result: $100,000 for 20% equity and 30% equity on all licensing deals
- Shark: Daymond John
After explaining to the sharks how Buckle Me Baby Coats works, Dahlia quickly shows them a demonstration. Each coat has a slit in it, allowing the coat to be buckled across the baby’s chest, rather than over the top of a puffy coat.
Buckle Me Baby Coat's award-winning design allows you to safely keep baby, infant, and toddler coats on in the car seat; ingenious solution for safely securing your child in a car seat with a coat.
Securing the belt to the chest ensures that the child won’t move around in the event of an accident, and is safer too.
Barbara Corcoran is the first to admit that these coats are a great idea, but nevertheless, Kevin O’Leary wants to know how many parents actually know that buckling over a jacket is unsafe.
Dahlia admits that lots of parents don’t know that it’s a problem, although social media has helped gain some awareness.
Each coat costs $14-$15 to manufacture and sells between $60-$130.
Over the past three years, Dahlia has managed to sell over $700,000 worth of coats, with the majority of that being within the 12 months prior to filming.
Lori Greiner doesn’t think that Dahlia needs an investor because of her impressive sales numbers, so she drops out. Additionally, Mark Cuban agrees with Lori’s assessment, so two sharks are out.
Despite this, Barbara is still interested and offers $100,000 for 20% equity. She promises to help Dahlia build up the business so that she can one day sell it to a bigger company.
Kevin is also interested and offers $100,000 for 2.5% equity. He also wants a $2 royalty, until $300,000 is paid back.
Finally, the last shark to speak up is Daymond John. He offers $100,000 for 20% equity, plus 30% of all licensing deals that he brings in.
With three offers on the table, Dahlia ultimately decides to accept Daymond’s offer. After leaving
In an email interview with
“He has helped me work my way through difficult decisions, and see other perspectives,” said Dahlia. “He also has opened doors for Buckle Me Baby Coats that help keep more kids safely buckled every winter.”
During our talk about a Buckle Me Baby Coats update, Dahlia shared that the company has grown by 200% since
Even with a deal, Dahlia told us that the best part about being on
Our most recent Buckle Me Baby Coats update reveals that the company is still in business, and doing better than ever!
Nearly three years after airing on
Furthermore, the company has expanded its product line to include sleep sacks, pajamas, blankies, and more. In addition to this, they also offer pre-owned baby coats, which is a great option for parents on a budget!
Check out all they have to offer on Amazon, and on the Buckle Me Baby Coats website.
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