The Cradle is an infant incubator designed to reduce the anxiety of parents when their newborn requires isolation. When a sick newborn is placed in an incubator, it quickly becomes a high anxiety experience for parents. Incubators should be designed to help mitigate this stress by instilling confidence in parents that their child is being protected, and providing an experience that allows parents to feel close to their child even when they are in isolation. The upper part of the incubator fully detaches from the base so that for certain times during the day the mother can keep her baby closer to her while she is recovering.

Michael Grimstad