Parenting Hacks: Creative Uses of Packaging Materials

March 21, 2017


Imagine you have triplets. Ok, now imagine that they are all two years old. Once you’ve recovered from your panic attack, keep reading. We bring this up not to frighten you, but to show you how one creative father-of-three came up with a solution for handling one particular challenge. Can you bet that the solution involves packaging materials?!

If you have kids or know any kids (or are just aware of kids in general), you know that asking them to sit quietly in the backseat of a car is a tall order. Not for Jake White, who came up with a solution for his trio of kiddos that has gone viral. Behold: the dividers…

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“The dividers are foam core,” White told Today, “just strong enough to keep the kids separated. The kids aren’t strong enough to break it from a seated position yet.” Ignoring the ominous “yet” in there, this hilarious post has been shared around the Internet since he posted it in October of last year.

Hey, that’s a clever and crafty use of materials—something we know a lot about. Though our packaging experts also agree that it may not be the safest solution for keeping toddler hands at bay. Safety and solutions go together like peanut butter and jelly!

Packaging solutions that keep your product and your employees safe through innovative ways is what makes Ernest unique. After all, we’re a family company. Mr. Charles Wilson, our CEO, and his son and our Ernest president, Tim Wilson, have been a parental-problem-solving duo for decades. The entire Ernest Packaging Solutions family of employees knows how to make quick work of any challenge.

It’s been in our DNA from generation to generation (for over 70 years!).  And we want to work with you! Give us a call today to jumpstart your packaging problem-solving.