End of the road for midnight drives with baby?

  • Home cot copies journey motion, sound, lighting
  • Driving is a tried-and-trusted baby soporific
  • End of the line for midnight drive routine?
MAX BABY COT Image: Ford Spain
‘ROCK-A-BYE BABY’ GOES AUTOMATIC: The Max Motor Dreams cot simulates those night drives for new parents. Sleep instead of weep?  Image: Ford Spain

COLOGNE, Germany – Remember driving the suburbs in the dark with baby in the kiddie seat to get himher to doze off when nothing you did at home worked?

Well, here’s some good news for soon-to-be parents: Ford has come up with a home cot that simulates the sound and motion – even the passing street-lights effect – of a family car, right there in the nursery.

Baby, the automaker reckons, just won’t know the difference.

MAX BABY COT Image: Ford Spain
RECORD THE TRIP ON A SMARTPHONE: It will record engine noise, car movement and even simulate passing street lights. Image: Ford Spain

It’s hoped it will be a boon for moms and dads who otherwise, typically, can expect little more than five hours sleep a night – the equivalent of 44 days in only the first year after baby arrives.

WATCH THE special baby-cot in action.

The cot even works through a smartphone to record and then reproduce baby-comforting movement, lights and sounds of a particular journey.

Max Motor Dreams’ designer Alejandro López Bravo of Spanish creative studio Espada y Santa Cruz, which produced the award-winning design, told The Corner in a media release:

“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.

“This cot could life at lot better for a lot of people.”

For now the Max Motor Dreams cot is a one-off pilot but, after many inquiries, the company is considering putting the unique cot into full‑scale production.

MAX BABY COT Image: Ford Spain
MAX BABY COT: Check the motion on your iPad. Image: Ford Spain
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