A robotic crib rocked my baby to sleep for months – Aug. 10, 2017
I used a robotic crib to rock my newborn to sleep.Before you assume I’m a neglectful parent who missed out on early bonding moments with my baby, stay with me: It made me a better mother.A high-tech bassinet, called the Snoo, kept my son — now almost six months old — soothed all night. (He’s since graduated to the crib).The product was developed by famed pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp, MIT-trained engineers and Yves Behar, whose industrial design firm has worked with companies like Samsung, Prada and Kodak.The Snoo, which took five years to develop, recreates sensations experienced in the the womb. During those first few months of life, often referred to as “the fourth trimester,” newborns are most comforted when they hear white noise, feel movement and are swaddled.
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