Could Rockit be the key to getting babies to sleep?

The N2M Ltd team with Rockit.

The N2M Ltd team with Rockit. - Credit: Archant

A Portishead business has won a financial award for its innovation which helps rock babies and infants to sleep.

The Rockit, created by N2M Ltd, can be attached to any pushchair, pram, crib or car seat and rocks a child gently.

The creation, which as the name suggests is rocket-shaped, has been awarded a share of a £200,000 fund by the Design Council as part of its Spark Award programme.

It is not on sale yet, but N2M Ltd hopes it will soon hit the shelves.

Matt Dyson, co-designer, said. “We aim to start production before the end of the year and will launch the Rockit at the Harrogate International Nursery Fair next March.

“There are so many aspects to consider when bringing a product to market.

“With the guidance we will continue to receive from the Design Council we are confident the Rockit will be flying off the shelves next year.”

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Fellow co-designer Matt Sparrow said the award was a just reward for months of hard work.

An intensive 20 weeks of workshops put on by the Design Council helped N2M Ltd progress the project.

He said: “It has been an incredible journey and we have learnt so much.

“Only 18 months ago the Rockit was a sketch and a simple prototype, now it’s a product that’s winning awards and attracting the attention of major high street retailers.”