By Andrew Liszewski
I don’t know if the design was inspired by an interstellar spacecraft or not, but I do know that a) the MamaRoo Bouncer is hands-down the most high tech baby chair I’ve ever seen and b) the makers can probably expect to get a visit from the hundred acre woods’ vicious copyright lawyers any day now. (Oh bother!) First of all the bouncer rivals most Air Force flight simulators with the ability to move up and down and side to side which allow it to recreate five unique soothing movements including car ride, tree swing, rock-a-bye, ocean and of course the most soothing movement to a human infant, a kangaroo ride. It’s also got built-in nature sounds to help calm your bundle of joy, or you can hook up your MP3 player of choice and simply drown them out instead.
Above the actual seat you’ll also find a distracting mobile with three plush balls decorated in the style of Van Gogh, Monet and Seurat in order to stimulate your kid’s brain. High-contrast black and white on one side for newly developing infant minds, and color on the other for when they’re older and need more stimulation. It’s also got a rather steep price tag of $199.99 from ThinkGeek but that’s what baby showers and excited grandparents-to-be are for.