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5 Innovative products for women to try in 2016

Julie Ryan Evans is an editor and writer who has covered everything from Capitol Hill to the politics of preschool. A mother of two, a runner of races, and a gourmet chef wannabe, she currently lives outside of Orlando, Florida.

Products for women made by women to spice up your new year

Most of us have them — those ideas for products and services that we wish someone would invent to make our lives easier. These five women took their ideas one step further and actually did invent them, creating some pretty amazing products.

From helping women achieve stronger sex lives to helping them on their career path, these five new products offer a little of everything.

Personal trainer for your Kegels

We all know we need to do Kegel exercises for our health and a better sex life, but that doesn't mean we do. Elvie, billed as "your most personal trainer," is an app that helps you do fun (yes, fun) Kegel workouts anytime, anywhere to build those important pelvic floor muscles.

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Smart and stylish baby gear

From brightly colored washcloths to seersucker bibs, Bambiniware offers a line of functional mom and baby gear that not only stands out for its style, but is smart too. For example, the Burpa Bib is a bib and burp cloth in one — brilliant. For multitasking moms, there's the Apronini, which contains pockets for snacks, pens and all the other things you can't carry in your hands at one time.

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Beauty with a bonus

There are a million products out there that promise better, more beautiful hair and skin, but True Moringa is different in a couple of key ways. First, the products are all natural, 100 percent vegan, sulfate free and paraben free, but they're also helping end malnutrition. African farmers grow the products and in turn are provided with input training, financing and support to kick start their farms with "the miracle tree," whose leaves contain an incredible amount of vitamins, protein and calcium. Win-win.

Ding dong, it's toys!

Hoppibox is like the pizza delivery of children's toys. The subscription service delivers toys picked out specifically for your child's age and milestones right to your doorstep. They arrive four times a year, which means your toy box will never get stale and you can avoid toy store meltdowns.

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Kick start your career

Need a change in your career, but don't know where to turn? BOULD offers affordable coaching (as low as $67 per hour versus the average $500 cost) to young women looking to make the next step. From personal advice to workshops and content, the company is designed to help women "get unstuck" and succeed in the careers of their dreams.

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