The contemporary so-ro cradle (the name so-ro comes from Norwegian lullabies) was designed by occupational therapist Ane Lillian Tveit and features a forward rocking motion, unlike most of today’s side-to-side rocking cradles.
According to research into the brain’s perception of sensory input, forward movement is the most comfortable and soothing type of motion for a baby. Think of rocking on a swing. The brain perceives this rhythmic forward swinging as a linear, soothing motion.
This multiple-awarded winning cradle has even garnered a celebrity following from famous parents like Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman and NASCAR driver Burney Lamar.
The so-ro cradle is available as a single cradle or a twin cradle with a core of the made of plywood Baltic birch with American walnut or laminated white. The value of the so-ro is increased by virtue of it being easy to assemble, disassemble and store.
The So-Ro Cradle in Walnut or White Laminate:
•Made of American walnut real wood veneer on plywood Baltic birch
•43 ” long and 25 ” tall and weights 40 lbs
•The included mattress is 17 ” wide x 31 ” long and 1 ” thick
•Included mattress cover is made of 100% cotton
•Shipping and handling included in price ($800 USD)
The So-Ro Twin Cradle in Walnut or White Laminate:
•Made with American walnut real wood veneer on plywood Baltic birch
•The so-ro cradle is 43 ” long and 25 ” tall and weights 40 lbs
•The two included mattresses are 15,5 ” wide x 31 ” long and 1 ” thick
•Included mattress cover are made of 100% cotton
•There is a dividing wall to separate the children when needed
•Shipping and handling included in price ($1200 USD)
music in the above video is the traditional Norwegian folktune named “so-ro,” hence the name of the company. The pianist is Bugge Wesseltoft.
Importance of oxygen
With three grades of elevation at the head, the so-ro crib helps to maintain a clear, unobstructed environment around the infant’s head. This promotes healthy breathing, and is especially helpful for infants with colds or stuffy noses.
The so-ro crib’s mattress is 1 inch (2.5 cm), the American ASTM standard for infant mattress sizes. This eliminates the indentation on the mattress usually caused by the weight of the infant’s head. It is recommended that the infant sleeps without a pillow.
The so-ro cradle’s design makes it suitable for the bedroom at night and for the living room during the day. As for all cradles, it is suitable for use from birth until the infant is crawling (usually from 0 to 6 months).
The so-ro cradle rocks in a gentle and stable manner, with very little effort. The cradle can be turned over only when one end is lifted up. An adult can stand in the cradle without tipping the cradle over.
Produced by FPI Baltic in Lithuania
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