Ford Came Up With The Most Genius Solution For Getting Your Baby To Fall Asleep

Many parents struggle with trying to get babies to fall asleep and often the only thing that works is a car ride. Ford made a crib that gives babies the relaxing sensation of a car ride without leaving the house.

According to Wards Auto, the Max Motor Dream crib was commissioned by Ford’s Spanish design studio. It is a stationary cot that simulates the relaxing sounds and motions of a car ride. How it works is the parent collects the sensory inputs of a car ride on a phone app, then downloads those inputs onto the Max Motor Dream crib which uses a gentle rocking motion in addition to an engine hum and LED lights to give the baby the feel of riding in a car.

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Ford says that parents lost a total of about 44 days of sleep during the first year of late night feedings and teething pains. Often the best way to calm a child down is to take them for a car ride, but that can be risky with a tired parent behind the wheel.

While my son was a very good sleeper my daughter is the total opposite. Like clockwork, she would be up at around 10 p.m. and ready to party. I can remember driving her around for almost an hour before she would fall asleep and I would have given up all the monies to have a device like this

As for this awesome idea showing up at your local baby store -

‟For now, the Max Motor Dreams is a one-off pilot,...But following numerous inquiries, the company is considering putting the unique cot into full‑scale production.ˮ

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There are dozens of useless and overpriced baby “gadgets,” but I think I speak for millions of parents who would relish the thought of a good night’s sleep without doing any night driving when I say this definitely needs to be a thing.

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