The crib mimics a ride in the car to help baby nod off in the comfort of home
It’s a parenting technique as old as cars themselves — driving around with baby in the backseat, hoping the sounds and movement from the car will help them drift off. Ford Motor Company gets it and is now in the process of creating a crib that mimics the experience of riding in the car, all from the comfort of home.
In a press release, crib designer Alejandro López Bravo says, “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.”
That’s the understatement of the century.
“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,” he explains.
The crib recreates the experience of a car ride without the actual car ride, which is amazing. Because as any parent who’s used this little trick knows, not only is it tiring to have to drive, the whole thing often backfires when you have to dislodge the kiddo from the carseat and put them in their actual crib. A successful car-to-crib transfer never once happened with my kids, so a product like this sounds totally genius.
OK, now here’s the super futuristic part — the crib doesn’t mimic just any car’s sounds, lights and movement — it mimics your car’s sounds, lights and movement. The crib pairs with a smartphone app parents can use to custom-create their baby’s “ride” to be exactly like the real thing from start to finish.
Um, shut up and take our money.
Sadly, they can’t do that just yet, as the Max Motor Dreams was created as a one-off test and isn’t being mass produced, but there’s hope. Ford says, “following numerous enquiries, the company is considering putting the unique cot into full‑scale production.”
Please make it happen, Ford.
Signed, exhausted parents everywhere.