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Nothing soothes an upset baby better than a car ride. Now Ford might have a way for new parents to take a spin around the block from the comfort of their own bed.
For most babies a car ride is a fail-safe when it comes to falling asleep; so Ford has come up with the Max Motor Dreams; a crib that simulates the gentle hum and vibrations of a moving car. According to Ford new parents lose an average of 44 days of sleep in the first year of their child’s life. So the company created a product that looks like your standard crib, but thanks to a smartphone app is so much more.
Now when your baby starts to cry in the middle of the night use the app to turn on the crib. A speaker will play engine sounds while the base of the crib gently rocks. There are even blinking LED lights to mimic streetlights. Hopefully Ford lets it off the lot so you can enjoy a little shut-eye.
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