The baby chair that drives your little ones to the land of Nod… meaning that there"s no need anymore to get behind the wheel
The baby chair that drives your little ones to the land of Nod… meaning that there”s no need anymore to get behind the wheel
2:16 AM on 23rd May 2011
As every weary parent knows, there are nights when the only way to get a restless baby to drop off is to get in the car and go for a drive.
But a baby chair with a difference promises to provide the same sleep-inducing effect – without Mum or Dad having to get behind the wheel.
The seat mimics the movements and sounds of a car journey, including going over bumps, turning corners and even the gentle hum of the engine.
Rocked to sleep: The seat mimics the movements and sounds of a car journey
The Cruisin’ Motion Soother was devised by experts in the U.S. after research revealed parents were desperate for a way to get their children to sleep without driving them around in the car, then risking waking them again when they get home.
Although the movements are slight, the designers who created the chair for Fisher-Price say they are almost identical to the movements felt by a baby in a car seat.
Drastic measures: Parents know there are nights when the only way to get a restless baby to sleep is to take him for a spin
Sarah Allen, from Fisher-Price, said: ‘Parents wanted something that could do the same job as a car seat but without the car.
‘The chair itself is actually the deepest kind of seat we have ever done and we did that to give the same feel as a car seat.
‘It has a motor in the base and when you turn it on the chair moves ever so slightly.
‘The movements vary throughout to match the same kind of sensation the baby gets from being in a car.
‘Sometimes you go over bumps or go round a corner or turn left or right. Those are repeated in the chair, but ever so slightly, so that the baby feels like it is back in the car.
‘The noise that accompanies the movements completes it. Some chairs swing the baby around but this is more subtle.’
After 18 months in the making, the chair will go on sale on the high street in July and is expected to cost 67.