It happens to the best of us: one too many martinis with dinner and when you lie down in bed you get the spins. Turns out traditional cradles might have the same effect on your little one.
According to neurological studies, circular motion causes dizziness in babies, while front-to-back rocking is soothing. Based on this finding, Norwegian occupational therapist Ane Lillian Tveit created the So-Ro, a forward-motion cradle and model of Scandinavian simplicity.
In addition to enhancing sleep (for the babe, thus, for you), the So-Ro’s birch body and form-follows-function design fits right in among your tasteful furnishings. Options include walnut or white finishes and a side-by-side model with a removable barrier for twins.
Because happy babies — and maybe one glass of wine — make for happy parents.
Available online at so-ro-cradle.com, single, $800; twin, $1,200.
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New Parents Expo
What: Test-drive a new stroller, give your current one a tune-up, shop goods from favorites like Giggle, and listen to speakers including Liz Lange and Rosie Pope — all in the company of like-minded moms.
Why: Big Apple Circus keeps kiddos as entertained as you.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Pier 92, 52nd St., at West Side Hwy. Tickets at the door or online at newparentsexpo.com. Adults, $25 in advance/$35 at the door; children, free.
Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
What: Canadian troupe Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia translates the beloved author’s colorful tomes into a puppet-filled, musical adventure.
Why: The Very Hungry Caterpillar bedtime routine is getting a tad stale.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Where: NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Pl., at Washington Square S. Tickets at 212-352-3101 or online at ovationtix.com. Adults and children, $15-$25.
Dekalb Market Farm Workshop
What: Based on what’s fresh that very day, mini locavores (ages 3-6) get a hands-on lesson in healthy and sustainable eating from a rabbit named Willow.
Why: The shipping container-housed market grows by 30 new vendors this weekend for some quality perusing afterward.
When: Sun. & Oct. 23, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Albee Square, at Willoughby St. Free.
Photo: Courtesy of So-Ro