Babies are not to be reasoned with.
Ford Motor Company knows this, and is here to help you trick your precious little one into slumbery submission. Just how will a car manufacturer do this, exactly?
Say hello to Max Motor Dreams, a crib that mimics the experience of being on a car ride.
Ford knows that there are scores of infants that for some reason fall asleep more easily while being driven around in a car seat — often by exhausted parents. And while Ford probably wouldn’t mind people putting more miles on their cars, it’s that exhausted part that has them worried.
“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,” explained crib designer Alejandro López Bravo in a press release. “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.”
The crib combines lights, sounds, and movement to mimic a car ride. But not just any car ride — the baby basket is paired with a smartphone app that parents can use to record the specific “journey motion, sound, and lighting” of their own car trips.
That’s right, no half measures when it comes to pulling a fast one on your little Einstein. The tiny tike will hear every sputter and rev of your Ford Fiesta as she dreams those magical baby dreams.
So, how to get your hands on one of these? Right now, that’s a difficult proposition as the Max Motor Dreams was only created as a one-off test. However, according to Ford, “following numerous enquiries, the company is considering putting the unique cot into full‑scale production.”
If this future crib ever gets mass produced, in other words, it will be because of popular demand. Until that time, try a rocking bassinet and a white-noise machine. And try to get yourself some sleep.