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Living bed

For babies.
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When late at night the baby drank her evening bottle of milk she some times refuses to go into that lovely state of rigor lactosis. She cries. In the end, when all else failed, I take her in my arms and rock her gently.

She falls silent from the moment I pick her up and sure enough she falls asleep as I lay back with her on my chest. This is the single most wonderfull experience of my life. And yet it is wrong. What if she get's used to it and can't sleep without it? She needs to learn to fall asleep by herself. You see, the moment I put her back in bed she starts to cry agian.

In comes the living bed. Inside the matress is a small airbag that is filled by a small airpump and then deflated in the tempo of natural breathing. A small speaker in the matress plays the sound of a heartbeat.

Ahh, the bliss of peace and quiet.

zeno, Oct 24 2005

Kangaroo Mother Care http://www.kangaroomothercare.com/
Reminded me of this [zeno]. [wagster, Oct 25 2005]

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       Not as exciting as the lamb with crib attachment that I'd imagined, but good.
Worldgineer, Oct 24 2005
  

       very nice zeno. there are white noise machines that do the heartbeat/ breathing, but the motion would be awesome.
dentworth, Oct 25 2005
  

       Actually, rocking babies to sleep works really well, because the motion mimics the swing of the mother's hips, not the rise and fall of her chest. We had a clockwork rocking crib that was doubly effective: the steady ticking provided the ersatz heartbeat.   

       (In fact, rocking works really well on this adult: I love sleeping on overnight trains.)
DrCurry, Oct 25 2005
  

       My cat has a living bed...ME!
Blisterbob, Oct 25 2005
  

       Yeah, like the link [wagster].
zeno, Oct 26 2005
  

       But Hannah didn't go up; for she said to her husband, [I will not go up] until the child be weaned; and then I will bring him, that he may appear before Yahweh, and there abide forever.   

       1 Samuel 1:22   

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daseva, Jun 27 2008
  

       Nice! [+]
kuupuuluu, Jun 28 2008
  
      
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