Bubble Baby as of May this year is still under production, but I can’t imagine we’ll be seeing this thing in BabiesRUs anytime soon. Why?
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.
In short, it rocks. Are you kidding me? How many products have been recalled because of baby tipping it over (Bumbo, Nap Nanny), and this thing wants to do it on purpose? How am I supposed to sleep thinking my baby is going to weeble his butt right out of it?
Oh, and it gets better:
One of the most unusual aspects of the Bubble Baby is the liquid polymer containing a nano-titanium dioxide coating, which the bed has been treated with. Created in conjunction with Estonian-based firm Nanoformula, it is claimed to improve optical transparency and to ionize the bed, making it self-cleaning and odor-eliminating.
The photocatalytic effect of the titanium dioxide nanoparticles means the bed begins to degrade dirt and air pollution when exposed to sunlight. The coating also “heals” potentially germ-harboring scratches in the bed, making it safer for little sleepers – it is also said to be eco-friendly, and certified for use in the EU.
I don’t know. It says eco-friendly, but do I trust something with so much chemicals in it? And where are the vents on the side? This thing is just screaming death trap to me.
But it looks cool. That’s all that matters, right? 😛