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RJSH

Rangsit Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

ISSN 2286-976X (Print)

ISSN 2539-5513 (Online)

An Ideological Multifunctional Baby Naptime Device for Safe and Eco-friendly Modern Living

  • Yek Ming Liew, Aswara, National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Malaysia, *Corresponding author, E-mail: liewyekming@st.aswara.edu.my
  • Hwee Ling Siek, De Institute of Creative arts and design, UCSI University, Malaysia

Abstract

Studies have shown that many baby devices contain toxic chemicals that are harmful to the environment and can cause infant death. This research aims to propose a multi-functional, eco-friendly product with an auspicious theme following Malaysian parents’ ideology. Literature was reviewed; parents’ views on newborns and the negative impact of baby devices with toxic ingredients on the babies and the environment were collected and investigated.

The results of the survey found that Malaysian parents have a high degree of safety awareness, design preferences, and requirements on the functions and materials used in baby devices. A multi-functional baby resting device was made with a corrugated board with a rotated “C” shape and an outer contour of a dove. It was designed with changeable accessories, which easily convert the rocking configuration to non-rocking. This baby device promotes the concept of safety, non-toxicity, lightness and ease of reassembly, ease of movement, and improved ventilation through the flutes of the eco-friendly material furnished with a customized dove design that symbolizes longevity, peace, maternity, harmony, and maternal love.

Keywords: Baby Device, Baby Box, Ideology, Eco-Friendly Materials, Corrugated Board

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DOI: 10.14456/rjsh.2022.9

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