What do you do when your baby just won’t sleep unless you rock, carry, stroll or drive him around? Parents don’t wish to repeatedly get up in the night and rock their fussing infant back to sleep. That’s why Norwegian entrepreneur Ståle Flataker invented the Sleepytroll. Read more about the Norwegian invention that automatically rocks the cradle
Sleepytroll is a device that is attached via a ratcheting ladder strap, and then proceeds to monitor the sleeping infant using a microphone and a monitor sensor. In order to keep the child from becoming dependent on the rocking motion, it automatically stops when it detects the baby-sounds or movements associated with waking. Then it activates an integrated flywheel to get itself and everything else gently three minutes’ movements.
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Parents sleep better at night
Ståle Flataker’s child number three had problems sleeping and adopting a healthy sleep pattern. He rarely slept more than 20 minutes unless there was a rocking motion. So, his parents had to walk him in the stroller or drive around in their car. Then Ståle came up with the idea to build an automatic baby rocker.
This device easily attaches to your stroller and creates gentle rocking so your baby can fall back to sleep. Sleepytroll comes with built-in sound and motion sensors, enabling it to start rocking once it registers sound or motion.
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Users can adjust the sensitivity of the sensors based on the size and weight of the stroller/bed, and on their infant’s behavior. They can also choose between three rocking speeds, plus they can manually activate the rocking motion, which will cease after half an hour.
Norwegian Invention Automatically Rocks the Cradle
The award-winning Sleepytroll is the world’s first automatic sensor-controlled baby-rocker, and because it is water-resistant it can be used outdoors. Sleepytroll comes in modern Scandinavian design, is rechargeable, portable and tested in rough Nordic weather.
All this being said, Flataker emphasizes that his device is not made to replace hands-on baby care, but is instead intended simply for “getting the rest you need to be a good parent.”
Norwegian Invention Automatically Rocks the Cradle, written by Tor Kjolberg