As any sleep-deprived parent will tell you, there’s nothing quite like the joy of seeing your precious newborn drift off to sleep in a safe environmentâ€¦ if only because it means you might get a few minutes’ rest yourself. As such, there are countless products on the market which promise to help you achieve this almost mythical state of sleep, and soon there could be one more – a hypoallergenic bowl-shaped baby bed.
Bubble Baby from designer Lana Agiyan is a vacuum-thermoformed and blow molded acrylic baby bed, which was inspired by a traditional Russian tumbler-toy called a Nevalyashka. The transparent bed can rock in any direction up to a 17 degree angle, but will return to an upright position thanks to a 15-kilogram (33-lb) plexiglass weight center.
The mattress itself contains a layer of buckwheat hulls – said to be ideal for babies because it’s naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, anti fungal, breathable, insulating and odor resistant – and is said to give the impression the baby is sleeping on a cloud within the acrylic bubble, allowing anxious parents to watch their child’s every move.