At some point in their lives, every parent has had to wake up in the middle of the night to try to rock their restless baby back to sleep. When moments like this pop up, they can feel endless, especially because infants always seem to quiet down right when it’s time for rest of the family — including you — to get up and start the day.
Thankfully, the innovative product designers at 4moms
decided to help everyone out by creating the mamaRoo
, a modern-day version of the classic baby bouncer. The company says it decided to update that seat’s design because “parents don’t vibrate like a bouncy seat or swing like a swing. They bounce and sway, and that’s what the 4moms mamaRoo infant seat does; it moves like you do.”
While nothing beats the comfort of an actual parent, we all know that there are times when you have to put your baby down to make dinner or help another one of your kids with their homework. In these situations, you’ll realize how nice it is to have the mamaRoo at your disposal. The chair can perform five different motions, so there’s a good chance at least one of them will be able to calm your infant down. If you’ve noticed that baby tends to settle down when you take them for a drive, try using the mamaRoo’s “Car Ride” setting. If that doesn’t do the trick, you’ll still have the chair’s “Kangaroo,” “Tree Swing,” “Rock-A-Bye,” and “Wave” modes to cycle through.
For added convenience, the mamaRoo has been Bluetooth-enabled, allowing parents to change its setting, rocking speed, and background sounds all from their smartphones. Try playing some of baby’s favorite nursery rhymes through the chair’s built-in speakers to help lull them back to sleep. If, on the other hand, your kid is fussier than they are sleepy, they can get their energy out by playing with the reversible toy balls hanging down over the top of the seat. If baby has an accident or spills a drink on the mamaRoo, there’s no need to worry. The chair’s fabric comes right off and is completely safe to throw in the wash!
4moms is a successful start-up from the tech and creative hub of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company is known for using advanced technology to reinvent classic pieces of baby gear like strollers, car seats, and playpens for modern-day infants and their parents. For instance, the 4moms “Breeze” is a play yard that can be opened and closed with one simple motion. According to its designers, “The latches are automatic and there’s no tricky sequence of steps.” That certainly sounds like a a step up from the old-school models, which had to be wrangled quite a bit to even begin to unfold.
If you’re working with a pretty flexible budget, check out 4moms’ self-installing car seat. Yes, you read that right. The company website explains, “It installs itself correctly by automatically leveling and tensioning, verifies the installation before every ride, and then continuously monitors its status during use to ensure it is always correctly installed, giving parents complete peace of mind every time you put your baby in the car.”
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Raising kids is tricky business. With any luck, modern companies like 4moms will continue to make family life easier far into the future.