Seeking to instill a sense of comfort, parents turn to encapsulating toys
Implications - While offering comfort and security for children is often a top priority, constantly watching over infants day and night can be tricky for working parents. Seeking to provide a convenient sense of protection, parents are turning to encapsulating plush toys that are made to envelop a child, mocking the feeling of the womb. These soothing sources of play reflect a similarity to the womb that shows a more slow approach to transitioning a baby from infancy beyond.
1. Womb-replicating Plush Toys - Parents are turning to encapsulating plush toys that are made to envelop a child, mocking the feeling of the womb.
2. Animal-based Knapsacks - Hug Me Backpacks pay tribute to fun and entertaining characters from My Little Pony.
3. Upcycling of Clothing Into Plush Toys - The Giant Cthulhu Plush is an example of awesome upcycling as it is made out of old clothes.
1. Baby and Childcare Industry - Opportunity to develop products that comfort and protect young children.
2. Toy Industry - Innovating the traditional toy industry, such as making animals into backpacks instead of traditional backpack shapes.
3. Sustainability Industry - Opportunity to develop products that help reduce textile waste, such as upcycling old clothes into plush toys.