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Babywelle by Dr. Michel
Dr. Johannes Michel

The idea and design of Babywelle came from the pediatric surgeon Dr. Johannes Michel. When his own daughter was born, he and his wife wanted a wooden baby bouncer with an ergonomic lying surface - but until then there was none on the market. So the first Babywelle was designed and built by himself. From the very beginning, the daughter loved lying on it and enjoyed it. Friends with small babies became aware of the ergonomic baby bouncer. After one year the baby bouncer was passed on to other families and soon everyone asked: "When can you buy it?".

In cooperation with many expert people the original Babywelle became a marketable product. Between the individual development steps, many tests with newborns and infants followed; until everyone was satisfied - babies, parents and manufacturers.

Dr. Johannes Michel is a specialist in pediatric surgery and surgery. He is a specialist for malformations of the newborn, minimally invasive surgery and diseases of the infantile vessels ("vascular malformations"). He is a member of the German Society for Pediatric Surgery (DGKCH), the Professional Association of German Surgeons (BDC) and the Working Group for the Interdisciplinary Treatment of Vascular Anomalies (AIVA). In his free time he likes to design wooden furniture and take photographs. Dr. Michel is married and father of two children.

Dr. Michel GmbH was founded in May 2017 by Dr. Johannes Michel and Moritz Kern. While Johannes is responsible for product development, Moritz takes care of marketing, sales and administration. The two have known each other for many years and so it came about that the Kern family's offspring was also given a Babywelle at birth. The enthusiasm for the product soon became very great and was the decisive factor for the idea of founding a company together.   

The goal of Dr. Michel GmbH is to develop attractive and high-quality products with clear benefits for as many babies and children as possible. The focus is on the well-being of children.

During production, great importance is attached to healthy working conditions and harmless materials. The high quality of the Babywelle is the result of a production without assembly line and without time pressure. For humans and nature we work with regional suppliers and production facilities.