New & Cool: An App-Controlled Infant Seat

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Want to make sure baby relaxes comfortable in his or her favorite seat? You can not do it without getting off your couch. In fact, you can do it without moving an inch. It takes just a few taps on your smartphone. Proving the modern age is full of fun and helpful surprises, 4mom’s new mamaRoo is here — and it’s the first-ever, app-controlled infant seat.


The Bluetooth-enabled mamaRoo lets you control its motions, speeds and sounds directly from your iOS or Android device. So if your little monkey is cranky and you know the right music will do the trick, you can do it right from your phone. Same goes if he or she is drifting off to sleep and you want a lighter rocking motion.

New features include an updated LCD interface, a soothing new heartbeat sound and one-touch, direct access to customer support from the new 4moms app. Meanwhile, the seat has all the favorite features of the original mamaRoo. Most notably, it’s known for its five unique motions: Car Ride, Kangaroo, Tree Swing, Rock A Bye and Wave. It also has built-in nature sounds, including the new heartbeat sound, and an mp3 hook-up for parents to play their own music.

To create the natural movements, 4moms used accelerometer vests to record parents as they soothed their infants and identified patterns among those motions. 4moms then developed the motion control software and dual-axis coordinated motion robotic platform that allow the mamaRoo to mimic the movements of a parent.

The new mamaRoo sells for $239.99 for the Classic model and $269.99 for the Plush model. It’s available online at


Would you use this new techie infant seat? Share your thoughts in the Comments!

— Kelly Aiglon