Genius. That's about all we can say about this innovative new crib from Ford that mimics the sound and feel of riding in a car.
Every new parent quickly learns that sometimes babies sleep better in the car than in their cribs. Or their bassinets. Or their pack 'n plays... Yup, getting in a car-ride snooze can sometimes be the only guaranteed sleep time when it comes to infants, next to holding them in your arms.
So now, to capitalize on this phenomenon, car-maker Ford has created the Max Motor Dreams crib, a sleep space which basically mimics the motion of a car ride. Watch the miracle maker in action in this YouTube video, posted to Ford's Spanish channel.
Not only does the crib feel like a car for baby, but lights simulate passing vehicles' headlights and streetlights. Incredibly, parents can also use an app to simulate the exact conditions in their car, including the hum of the motor.
In a press release, Max Motor Dreams designer Alejandro López Bravo, of Spanish creative studio Espada y Santa Cruz, said, "After many years of talking to mums and dads, we know that parents of newborns are often desperate for just one good night's sleep. But while a quick drive in the family car can work wonders in getting baby off to sleep, the poor old parents still have to be awake and alert at the wheel. The Max Motor Dreams could make the everyday lives of a lot of people a little bit better."
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In fact, although the crib was originally intended as a "one-off pilot," according to the press release, "Following numerous enquiries, the company is considering putting the unique cot into full‑scale production."
Um, yes please!
Would your baby love this crib?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and soon-to-be mom of 4. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.