A video showing a baby being rocked to sleep in a “robot cot” has sparked a fierce debate online.
Parents are conflicted over the Snoo Smart Sleeper, which was created by Dr. Harvey Karp.
In the video, which was posted to the Facebook page ‘In The Know Innovation’, the baby can be seen wrapped in a swaddle, being rocked to sleep by the cot.
Some people think the cot is a genius invention, others don’t agree
“How incredibly sad. Mothers need to spend their time bonding,” one woman wrote on the Facebook comments.
“This is vile and disgusting! Why would you want to literally pin your baby down and shake them to sleep!? Not only that…it’s your child! Don’t be so lazy, cuddle your child when they cry and get them off to sleep yourself no matter how long it takes. It’s your job as a parent,” another woman wrote.
A commenter wrote: “These parents don’t even want to “parent” anymore…just another thing so they can sit on their phones and not have to interact with their child. I feel so sorry for the next generation.”
“In our modern times, we need to reconnect ORGANICALLY with people…to promote healing, friendship, and bonds. A soothing machine takes that away from the beauty of human interaction.”
“I don’t believe babies are meant to be raised by machines. Every minute they are in here, they are missing out on physical touch which includes certain hormone production and positive neurological connections being made. Lack of positive bonding isn’t healthy for anyone and there are many who will abuse this product.”
“No….I’ll rock mine the good old fashioned way…in my arms, against me….this thing shakes their little heads too much plus who wants to restrain their baby like that? ”
“As a mother of 3, the ONLY time I’ve ever lost sleep was when my children are up sick at night(which is rare). You don’t need to buy a robot to care for your newborn. You snuggle your newborn. You rock your newborn. You co sleep with your newborn. You’ll never miss any sleep!”
“Sorry, as a paediatric nurse for 25 years, I think this is ridiculous! The babies are crying for a reason. Yes, they might go back to sleep initially, but they’ll wake up again soon after hungrier, wetter, more pooey, or covered in vomit.”
“The smart crib for lazy ass parents who cant pick up, cradle rock and love on their child. For the lazies who don’t learn to swaddle. Whatever happened to meeting our children’s needs ourselves?”
“Not normal. Please just pick up your baby and attend to their needs.”
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