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How To Get Babies To Sleep: Invention By 16-Year-Old Boy Wins Award!

06/12/2013 11:11 | Updated 22 May 2015

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A 16-year-old boy from Bristol has won a competition to make a sleep-related product for children.

Schoolboy Joseph Weaver, from Winterbourne International Academy, Bristol, has won The Dream Lab competition with his invention The Snug Hug.

Joseph's invention has been given the thumbs up by inventor Sir Trevor Baylis who wants to give the youngster a week's work experience and perhaps snap him up as an apprentice!

Joseph said he wanted to design a product for babies and children that could be used on the go, and knowing that no baby could resist cuddling a soft toy, the 'Snug Hug' seemed the ideal solution. Joseph tells the BBC in this video that the animal goes on a forward facing car seat, transforming it into a big friendly animal" whose arms then go around the baby giving it a big friendly hug'!"

Joseph said winning was "the best day ever."

A prototype of the Snug Hug is currently being created to test the market.

Well done Joseph - what an amazing idea!

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