Bedtime for new parents can be terrifying at the best of times, but imagine putting your newborn to sleep in this shark cot!

This incredibly realistic cot was crafted by sculptor and set builder Joseph Reginella for his best friend’s son. Inspired by the tragic goings-on in Stever Spielberg’s classic movie, he made the frighteningly realistic shark-attacking-boat cot for Mark Maleccio’s baby boy.



And judging by the photos, once his initial shock wore off, the little fella was pretty chuffed with his unique bed.

The bed was made some years ago, and Mark offered an update on the saga, sating his son now loves sharks and is ‘probably the most badass kid you will ever meet’.

Mark, a pro-wrestler, says Jaws is his favourite movie and as a kid, watching it more than 30 times in just one summer. He says Joseph is his best mate, and his son Mikey’s godfather, basically his honorary uncle. He says while he and his wife have a great sense of humour and loved the cot, they of course didn’t make Mikey sleep in it.

You’re gonna need a bigger boat …


Not content with just one nightmare-inducing sleep spot, Joseph, who’s from Staten Island, New York, actually created a larger version, which is able to sleep an older child. Comforting!



Oh, and in case this is something your baby would love, Joseph is actually making Jaws beds to order.

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  • Obviously the child loves his bed and his cot, and so long as sleep happens, who cares where yiu sleep so long as it’s physically safe.


  • That’s freaky


  • The most scaring thing about the jaws cot is how SUDI dangerous it is. Awesome for bigger kids though!


  • It’s different!


  • I must say its been made very artistically but i find it scary and would never use this


  • It’s excellently made and scary. Definitely not something I’d want my boys to sleep in.


  • Pretty funny for a photo shoot, but I’m not sure it would be pyschologically good for any kid!


  • Why? I’m triggered by this shark from watching Jaws 2 at too young an age. Why oh why?


  • Too terrifying indeed, I would do that to my little one. And in the case they’re not scared, I wouldn’t like to teach my kids that sharks are their friends and the can peacefully sleep in their jaws…


  • Wow lol these are a little confronting and scary haha


  • A bit scary but different!
    Love how creative people are with different things.


  • Does it come with shark proof PJ’s. te he ha ha.
    Nah think I will pass completely on the whole idea.


  • It is a well-done personalised gimmick. I get that it’s a bit of fun, however even for a photo or quick nap I’d worry about it meeting safety standards (sorry, that’s prob just me.) I do have a sense of humour!


  • What a nice though to build it suiting the parents interests


  • A bit of fun. They would outgrow it in no time but creative and fun.


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