If you have ever had a crying baby in your home, especially one that just couldn’t be comforted, then you know how grating it can be. Especially at night. I have friends who have said they don’t even remember how they got through the infant stage- that it was all a sleep deprived haze. But there’s a new crib on the market that claims all that is now a thing of the past.
The “SNOO” rocks your baby to sleep for you. Pediatrician/baby whisperer Dr. Harvey Karp, who wrote The Happiest Baby On The Block, and designer Yves Béhar have created a stunning robotic crib, which they have dubbed “the world’s first smart/responsive infant sleeper.”
SNOO’s design, 4 1/2 years in the making, is a collab between Béhar, Karp and MIT engineers. It senses (and rates) the baby’s level of crying so it can respond with the right amount of sound and movement—from slow swings to fast jiggles. The crib includes a patented swaddle sleep sack which keeps babies on their back all night long and there’s specially engineered white noise within the crib that automatically increases when a baby cries and reduces once he/she calms down.
From the article:
“These robot-enabled soothing capabilities are inspired by some of Karp’s storied “5 S’s” techniques—swaddle, side/stomach position, shush, swing, suck—to lull babies to sleep. Take a look at the video below to get an idea of what all of this looks like in action. Bonus points: Industrial designer Béhar, a father of four, made the sleeper super sleek, with the intention to seamlessly fit into any aesthetically conscious parent’s home. He describes his creation as “transparent, ultra-safe, pure, and iconic.”
Source: Mother Mag