UK dad invents world’s first ‘coronavirus-proof’ pram to keep babies safe from Covid-19 – Latest News

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He says the design will prevent viruses and air pollution from reaching the child, keeping them safe and healthy during the pandemic.

Ian Whieldon, 56, designed the BabyBubble which is essentially a pod on wheels kitted out with particular filtering systems.

Ian Whieldon, 56, is looking for investors for his “BabyBubble” which is a pod on wheels that keeps babies and toddlers protected from viruses and airborne diseases

The BabyBubble is the world’s first coronavirus-proof pram

An advanced filtering system makes sure babies and toddlers don’t breathe in airborne diseases

Dad-of-three Ian Whieldon, 56, is looking for investors for the BabyBubble

The transparent bubble blocks 99.9% of harmful UV light and repels 70% of the sun’s heat, thanks to film usually used on high-rise hotel windows.

A British dad has invented the world’s first coronavirus pram – a “bubble” designed to protect youngsters from the disease.

The futuristic-looking pushchair stops babies breathing in pollution from vehicle emissions or airborne diseases like Covid-19, influenza, common cold and chickenpox.

He’s now after investors for his invention and hopes to be selling the prams for around £1,500 in high street shops and online on sites like Mothercare in three to six months time.

Dad-of-three Ian designed the pram at his home in from Leek, Staffordshire, and has made a number of prototypes.

It has a temperature check which links to a smartphone app, air conditioning and comes with internal lights powered by a battery which charges when the pram rolls.

Ian, who has designed anti drink spiking gadgets before, said: “In today’s world there are countless environmental risks which threaten new-born babies’ health – Covid-19 is just the latest danger.

“The BabyBubble is designed to eliminate as many of those threats as possible while providing comfort for babies in an aesthetically-pleasing and lightweight design.”

The pram uses replaceable N95 air filters to ensure the air circulating inside the pram is purified.

However coronavirus statistically poses very little risk to children, with school age kids more likely to be struck by lightning than catch Covid-19.

There have been a handful of cases of babies and toddlers in the UK testing positive for Covid-19 and becoming very ill, and some have tragically died.

The BabyBubble is the world’s first coronavirus-proof pram (Image: Ian Whieldon / SWNS.COM)

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