10. 04. 2006
Moffii Cocoon and Oberon stand
Now, it seems to me that if you bought one of these, you might be explaining what it is to each and every visitor to your house. Jokes about alien pods and giantsí handbags would start to get old, Iím sure. But that doesnít stop me wishing Iíd known about these when my daughter was young enough to have used one.
Because, actually, when you start to think about it, the Moffii Cocoon looks a lot more comfortable than the standard crib or moses basket options. Itís a simple design: a large pouch suspended by a spring, with the option to hang it from a doorframe or ceiling beam, or to purchase a separate stand.
The Moffii website explains that the babyís every movement results in a gentle rocking movement that mimics life in the womb; as an added bonus, the cocoon can also work as a travel cot. Add together the price of a crib and a good travel cot, and the Moffii looks cheap in comparison.
The stand shown above (one of two options) adds a touch of whimsy: apparently itís ďInspired by the flight path of Oberon, King of the Fairies, as he takes offĒ.
Iíd have to test one for stability before I felt 100% happy to leave a baby in there. Apparently, if youíre going for the ceiling hook option, you should have it installed by a professional. I suppose that could be a hassle, but if it truly gets the baby to sleep happily, itís worth any amount of money in my book.