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Intellicot Cot For The Lazy Parent

Cencio Intellicot Cot (Image courtesy Cencio) By Andrew Liszewski

Television makes a fine babysitter but what’s a parent supposed to do when the child needs to sleep? They can’t spend the night taking up valuable couch real-estate. Thankfully a group of British design students have come up with a way to ignore your kids while they sleep too.

First off the Intellicot has a built-in video camera with portable monitor that allows you to hear and see what the child is doing at all times. It can even be plugged into a television so you can show junior off to your friends and family without having to actually be anywhere near the child. The cot can also rock back and forth on its own with a gentle motion like a baby in a mother’s arms. You know what also has that motion? The baby actually being in the mother’s arms. It even includes an automatic lift which raises the child several feet at the push of a button making it easier to pick them up and reducing back strain. (Lift with your knees people!)

The Intellicot will be available for sale some time in 2007 and hopefully they’ll create a deluxe model that includes a TV so the child will never really have to leave the crib until pre-school starts.

[ Cencio Intellicot Cot ] VIA [ Gear Live ]

  • Aldabra

    You’ve never had a baby, have you? Rocking it to sleep in your arms seems less romantic once you’ve done it every three hours for fifteen months, and can seriously compromise your effectiveness as a daytime parent too.

  • Mommy

    I have had 2 kids and would never consider something like this. I have had to rock and feed 2 kids at once to get them to sleep. I don’t even own a crib, why would I own something that can’t meet my child’s needs. Some machine can never match how comforting it is in mommy’s arms. Just another way for people to collect more money for kids they never wanted and chose to ignore.

  • Mom2b

    Oh thats good! I havent laughed so hard in a long time. I still wouldnt buy it though due to the fact its completely ridiculous. I have a feeling someone like Tom Cruise would though, I hear he hired a nanny just so he could have someone else change the diapers. (Points and laughs at Tom Cruise)

  • boredMOM

    Wow, this is great! Exactly what I need to ignore my child. Thank you for the geniuses in the spaceships. Because that’s where they are. Up ….. there.

  • stuart

    This all sounds a bit to far fetched. what happens if this breaks down or catches fire?? do i really want to put my childs life in the hands of a machine. makes you think..