All parents know that babies love car rides and most of the time they fall asleep. The automaker Ford thought about designing a baby crib which simulates car rides. Some parents may use this trick to calm their children when they become fussy. Some used car drives as a way to put their toddlers to sleep because this is the only solution. Ford tries to help all parents out there who know their little ones are fussy when it comes to going to bed.
The new baby crib was designed to imitate a car moving to soothe the baby
The car company developed a prototype of a crib which is bound to imitate a car ride, to soothe the little one, simulating the most significant parts of a ride without consuming energy or gas. From the outside, the new Max Motor Dreams appears to look like a bassinet with the Ford logo on it. The crib is equipped with a speaker which simulates the engine sounds.
The base of this little bed rocks the child from side to side, thus, simulating a car on the move. The crib features LED lights on its rim which are bound to turn off and on as if you are in your car and you pass under streetlights. This looks like a smart invention. Scientists claim that repetitive movements and white noise help the child fall asleep because it reminds him or her of being inside their mother’s womb.
Babies enjoy car rides because it reminds them of their mother’s womb
Yves Behar, a renowned industrial designer, Dr. Harvey Karp, a pediatrician, and MIT engineers have worked together to develop the baby crib which costs about $1,600. The Max Motor Dreams imitates the white noise and the rocking that babies love so much, helping them fall asleep easily. Back in the days when technology was not yet advanced, parents used to rock their babies to sleep, bouncing them in their arms to try and imitate their environment when they were in the womb.
Parents also made shushing noises to soothe their newborns. These customs are still used today by some old fashioned parents. Ford informs customers that their Max Motor Dreams crib was not developed to be available for the public. It was created for Ford, being part of an ad campaign which is meant to promote their line of cars known as Max. Nevertheless, the car company announced that they are considering producing this crib because of popular demand.
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