The Best Inventions of 2021
Margeaux Walter for TIME
November 10, 2021 6:11 AM EST

After buying an expensive crib and organic mattress as an expecting parent, Amazon employee Herman Chan was bummed to learn that what he really needed—for the first few months, at least—was a small bedside bassinet so that he and the baby could sleep in the same room. But “everything we looked at was made with a lot of plastic and smelled horribly,” says Chan. So along with another now former Amazon colleague, he decided to build something better. Made of sustainably sourced corrugated paperboard, the minimalist Juno Bassinet ($148) is coated with a biodegradable water-repellent coating and paired with an organic cotton zippered sheet. When not in use, the Juno can be folded and tucked away for storage or travel. And when baby is ready to move to the crib, the Juno Bassinet can be recycled. —Jesse Will

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