COVID-19 quarantines the world over have forced stir-crazy citizens to create all sorts of workarounds. From Ziploc hug-barriers to dog-walking robots, people are gradually finding new ways to get back to normal. Now, parents in Mexico have a quarantine-friendly way to show off their newborn bundles of joy: behind glass, in a trailer towed by a truck.
Footage out of the city of Monterrey this week introduced the world to the Baby Cabin. As first reported by Reuters, a local advertising company has switched gears during the pandemic. The company now offers new parents the chance to rent mobile glass cabins to show off their newborns.
“The cabin is brought and parked at the venue where people are able to drive past the caravan,” Baby Cabin owner Ernesto Gonzalez explained. “After that the closest relatives are able to get down from their vehicles, such as the godparents, grandparents. While social distancing, they are able to get close to the window.”
In the video, a young couple is shown presenting their newborn to a crowd of enthusiastic onlookers. Everyone involved wears a mask, and traffic cones keep spectators from coming within a few feet of the glass.
Later, a car drives by the trailer in order to get a drive-thru glimpse of the tiny bundle of joy.
The video also shows workers in full protective gear disinfecting the cabin inside and outside.
For the baby’s father, Oscar Gutierrez, these safety precautions were enough to reassure him that his family would be safe.
“The truth is it’s very safe because only her [mother] and myself are inside the cabin with the necessary care, with face masks [and] bacterial gel, so the baby does not get infected,” Gutierrez told TRT World.
Baby Cabin reportedly charges parents $40 an hour to host their newborn’s first public appearance.