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Auto-industrial complex now cures colic, too

Does your baby have colic? Make your baby think he's in a car! The baby will imagine the open highway, dream of road trips yet to come, think of the jobs created in Detroit, envision his future fighting traffic every day on his commute, visualize circling endlessly for parking, and prepare himself to develop asthma thanks to the pollution choking his air.


Image by sean_mcgee on Flickr.

That's the promise of the SleepTight infant soother, which claims to be far more effective than medication at curing colic by "simulat[ing] the sound and motion of a car going 55 mph." The site doesn't specify whether this car sound resembles the higher-end sports car noises which also supposedly arouse women.

Or maybe it's just that gentle vibration and white noise help soothe a baby, whether resembling a car or anything else.

Tip: Ken Archer.

David Alpert is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Greater Greater Washington and Greater Greater Education. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He loves the area which is, in many ways, greater than those others, and wants to see it become even greater. 

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Perhaps they could develop a unit to simulate the sound and vibration of a light-rail car. Heck, I might find that soothing too.

by Steve on Nov 26, 2008 11:14 am • linkreport

We managed to get our son past that point without ever resorting to putting him to sleep by driving around.

Of course, it required me walking for 2 hours per evening with him in a Bjorn. On the plus side, I met all of my neighbors and found all the interesting things you can walk to from my house.

by Michael Perkins on Nov 26, 2008 1:03 pm • linkreport

My son HATED the car and would not ride without screaming until he was at least 5 months old. Look for him to be a future guest poster on GGW.

by Ward 1 Guy on Nov 26, 2008 1:30 pm • linkreport

Well, it's not like you can get much sleep on the X2 at 6am, what with everyones' iPod blaring Nelly.

Both my kids went out cold after a few miles in the biodiesel Jetta. That hum knocks them out. But you're still better off just throwing some classical or ambient on the boombox. Kids go out like a light.

by monkeyrotica on Dec 1, 2008 8:40 am • linkreport

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