Opinions on babies differ. Here on GDGTPreview, we prefer technology – it’s much easier to handle and doesn’t make as much noise. But if you found yourself stuck with a baby, the Fisher-Price Deluxe Newborn Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper is a gadget that promises to make taking care of it easier without costing too much.

Set a pattern and rock away while the parents relax

What better way to introduce babies to technology than by using a smart rocker to get them to fall asleep? Sleeping is what babies do best, yet getting them to that stage can be hard. This device does its best to make parenting easier by offering a chair that will rock your child back and forth while you get some rest.

The idea is pretty nice, and the execution isn’t too sloppy – letting you control the rocker through your smartphone will let you adjust on-the-fly in case the child is complaining, and you can even do it from another room.

The Fisher-Price Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper also gives the option of playing music to the baby, changing it as needed from your smartphone or removing it completely if the child isn’t satisfied. You also won’t need to spend too much time on figuring out the rocking motions, as they’re built into the device and selecting them is easy.

Do you really need it? It depends on how much trouble your baby has been giving you. The Fisher-Price Deluxe Newborn Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper price of $100 on Amazon won’t set you back too much, and it could end up making things easier for the entire family.