An interesting item to spring from CES 2021 is the Cradlewise Smart Crib. A crib that helps parents rest a little as it helps soothe waking babies back to sleep while also tracking various analytics about a baby’s sleep progress.
It can bounce up and down softly to help persuade a baby to sleep when you first lay them into the crib. From there it monitors various analytics and can automatically resume the soft bouncing motion to help prevent random wakeups in the middle of the night (that could disturb a parent’s rest as well). It is supposedly able to detect when the baby is about to wakeup. It can even play soothing music and white noise as an added effect. If it is unable to barter with the baby, it will notify you via the app to let you know your baby needs you.
The analytics allow you to track your baby’s sleep performance throughout the night and the information is all shared on your phone. You can tell when the baby woke and where the crib was able to soothe it back to sleep. It even has a built in camera with night vision and audio monitoring so you can monitor the baby from your phone.
You can adjust the bed’s height for newborns (bassinet mode) and lower it back down as they grow from that phase. It features friendly materials and what looks to be a solid build.
All-in-all, it sounds like an interesting product. However, with a price tag of $1499, it will be a hefty investment for something you will only use for a few years at most. But then again, if it can provide the parent with better sleep, that could go a long way in the emotional department.
I do wonder though if it will trigger future obsessions with motion rides and roller coasters later in the child’s life.
At the moment the product is in the pre-order phase and hasn’t released yet. Looks like they plan for a slow rollout covering between Jan through the middle of the year. You can learn more about it at their website, and you can see it in action in the following video