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Thai Cradle Rocking – clever solutions from Thailand, part 2

In areas where resources are low and technology is scarce, people are often more resourceful than in highly industrialized and ‘developed’ areas.
We can learn a lot from these low-cost, simple, effective and often very sustainable solutions.

This grandmother obviously got tired of walking around with a crying baby trying to make it shut up. With little effort of the adult the baby now enjoys the thrills of an oversized swing. We can just hope the centrifugal forces will keep the baby safely in place.

And please…: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!

Rocking the cradle in Thailand

picture by J. Timmers

 

Dutch designers Ontwerpduo created a more comfortable and safe solution with their Rockid cradle / chair.

Human powered rocking cradle

Also human powered, Rockid by Ontwerpduo

Written by Jop Timmers

Jop is the founder of Design for Good, experienced product designer, innovation manager, author, sustainability expert, was trained as a C2C design consultant in 2009 and was a part time product design teacher for 9 years. He is passionate about sustainable and social innovation.

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