For parents struggling with a baby who just refuses to sleep, the car is the nuclear option – with the vibrations soothing children off to sleep as if by magic.
But a new cot concept might offer the same magical effect – without parents having to get into the car for a night-time drive.
The Max Motor Dreams reproduces the lights, vibrations and sounds of a car journey – all controlled via a smartphone app.
It can even simulate passing street lights, and parents can ‘store’ and ‘replay’ actual journeys they have taken in their car.
‘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’, said Max Motor Dreams designer Alejandro López Bravo.
‘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 was produced in Spain in partnership with Ford – and the designers say that they are considering producing the device.
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