These pictures have been all over the baby blog world and mothers-to-be were salivating over the possibility of having one of these Culla Belly co-sleepers in their bedroom. Designed by Manuela Busetti and Andrea Garuti of Studio di Progettazione, this beauty won first place at the Playing Design’s International Design Competition for children’s design back in 2007
Well…. it seems these are now one step closer to reality! Of course, the design has lost a little of its perfection in the translation to reality, but compared to most of the co-sleepers currently on the market, I’m sure that it will be well received.
The Belly cradle will be coming out this month (not in the US) and will be available as shown in red and white. Other colors may become available in the future. There is also no accessory yet to turn the co-sleeper into a stand alone bassinet but I’m sure everyone would be interested in having that option as well.
UPDATE 2015: Culla Belly was available in the US for a short time (if you’re in Italy or know Italian, check here). I imagine that safety regulations kept this from coming to market in the form that everyone admires, but there are some alternatives that meet current safety standards and will do the job…