- A beautiful, safe nest for your baby
- Easy to store
- Swaying motion offers familiarity and security
- Fully machine washable
- Modern design with classic features
- Holds up to 10kg
- Suspends from ceiling hook or stylish tripod
- Mattress included
Cradle & Tripod Cradle, Tripod & Canopy Cradle & Canopy, supended from ceiling
When a little baby is born, it has for nine months been used to the swaying movements from the mother. These movements have soothed the baby, stimulated its senses and given it optimal conditions for intellectual growth. After birth, the soft and slow rhythm of the swaying has been programmed into its cells as being safe and comforting. The desire for the swaying rhythm never leaves us. We cradle the baby in our arms and we carry it in a sling. It falls asleep to the movements of the pram or the car and later the swing in the park takes them all the way to the sky. When we grow up, it is still part of life as we listen or dance to music, or as we enjoy watching the waves reach the beach. To sway is to feel secure and alive.
The idea of the Leander Cradle came to life, as designer Stig Leander Nielsen’s sister-in-law expected twins. While she was feeding one twin, the other also needed to feel safe and secure. The Cradle proved a great help. The sister-in-law, who is a health nurse, loved the idea and could see the need for a modern cradle that could meet the expectations of the latest knowledge regarding infants.
In Denmark and Northern Europe, where the Leander Cradle came onto the market in mid-2002, it has been highly sought after both from parents and institutions working with premature babies. Professionals agree, that the swaying motions of this single point suspended cradle, give both security and stimulation of the senses.
The cradle itself is not a new invention but the Leander Cradle combines design and function in a new and interesting way. The simple and sculptural design is beautiful and of the highest quality as well as very practical. It takes the traditional cradle into the new millennium; timeless and modern. The Leander Cradle excels by having several applications. It can be suspended from a hook in the ceiling or in a tripod which allows you to move it around the house. The tripod as well as the fabric canopy are accessories.
The baby’s safety is a priority. The fabric and the mattress are made of allergy tested cotton and are machine washable at 60°C. The oval shape has no sharp edges and the fabric is soft to the touch.
Stig Leander Nielsen says: “It is important to me to create high quality products at reasonable prices because I strongly believe that quality enhances the joy of living. A cradle can obviously not replace the parents’ physical contact with their child but I hope, it can be a great help in their busy lives.”
Leander CRADLE Accessories
Tripod Canopy Quilted Top Mattress Fitted Sheets (2/pack)
One ceiling hook is included with your Leander Cradle. Additional hooks may be purchased to suspend the Cradle in different rooms.
This tepee with floor mat reuses the tripod and is a great indoor cubby for your child. Made from 100% cotton the neutral exterior doesn't interfere with the surroundings. The internal colourful pockets for treats and treasures will exite your little one. The "door" can be zipped closed or tied open for visitors, endless games and scenarios will be played out..
Height 197cm and foot print is 120x120x120cm as per the tripod.