SettleSafe Crib
The Safest, Most Comfortable Crib System in the World

by Milestone Products
The Safest, Most Comfortable baby sleep system in the world.   Help bring the SettleSafe Crib to market and save infant injuries and even save lives.  And help young families everywhere get a better night's sleep
We've completed an initial Beta Test program to validate the comfort and effectiveness of the SettleSafe crib. We'll let them speak for themselves:
The SettleSafe Crib is the Safest, Most Comfortable baby sleep system in the world.  The SettleSafe System consists of a standard spring-foundation crib, combined with a patented lever mechanism that is used to impart rhythmic motion to baby's mattress.

The caregiver can respond to baby, stay connected, and soothe without lifting or handling.  The vast majority of nighttime injuries occur when baby is removed from the crib - not when she is safely inside.  The SettleSafe soother reduces or eliminates Unintended Handling, creating the safest sleep system in the world.  It also means that baby, and parents get the most sleep.

With the proceeds from this campaign, Milestone Products will acquire industry certification for the SettleSafe system, collect additional safety and effectiveness data, and solicit a licensing agreement with an existing crib manaufacturer, with a goal to launch the SettleSafe Crib at the ABC Juvenile Product Show in October, 2017

World's Safest!  Wow, that's quite a claim!
Yes it is.  To understand the Safety benefits of the SettleSafe crib system, it helps to define two key concepts: System Safety and Unintended Handling

The crib is the centerpiece of the baby sleep process.  So measuring crib safety should include all human interactions related to baby sleep.  If baby finds the crib to be uncomfortable or isolating, then excessive lifting and handling will be needed at sleep time.  Ideally, handling of baby at sleep time should be limited to placing her down in the crib, and then lifting her out only at the end of a restful sleep - or perhaps for feeding or changing.

Any unintended handling or lifting introduces the opportunity for injury and compromises the safety of the sleep system.
The SettleSafe crib reduces or eliminates Unintended Handling.  This makes it the Safest Baby Sleep System in the world.
  • Sleepy parent who may settle with baby in a nearby chair, sofa, or bed.
  • Fatigued parent frustrated with ongoing baby sleep problems
  • Parent with physical injuries or impairments
  • Texting teen babysitter
  • Parent back from the party after a few drinks
  • Well-meaning elderly grandparent
  • Generic fumbling Dad.
The SettleSafe Crib is provides improved infant sleep safety.  So we want to get this product to market as quickly as possible, and make it available and affordable to as many families as possible. To acheive that goal, we are planning on licensing the SettleSafe patent to an existing crib supplier.

Before that happens though, a little groundwork is needed. Crib manufacturers are cautious about new designs that impact crib safety or reliability.  Many have been stung by lawsuits and recalls related to substandard design or quality.  That's where Kickstarter comes in.

With the proceeds from this campaign, we will build many SettleSafe Crib systems!  Most will be sent to our supporters who will hopefully help us collect more data regarding effectiveness.  The remaining cribs will be used to gain JPMA approval for the SettleSafe systems. 

Within 6 months, the safety and effectiveness of this product will be fully validated.  We will then be able to show prospective licensees the value of the Intellectual Property in a market with no current differentiation.
"I received the Settle Pedal and the directions were very easy to follow.  It seems like a great product (the wood is beautiful)"
Anna in CA

"We actually moved out son into the crib two nights ago and installed the Settle Pedal right away . . . it was wasy to install and counces the mattress gently".
"Your customer service truly has been exceptional - prompt, personable, and dedicated to going the extra mile to ensure full satisfaction".
Sara in IL

"The pedal is installed an in use.  I really like it (as does baby!).  Thanks, I love it and think it is a great idea"
Rachel in CA

"My 1 y.o. seems to enjoy the motion, it's so gentle, and not jarring at all.  I can soothe my DS without the stimulation of taking him out of the crib, but still rest my hands on him to give him the contact that e needs to be calmed.  It's a lot easier on my back than trying to do the "soothie bounce" with a 27 lb child!  The pedal itself is made out of great quality parts.  It looks great, and with the color of the pedal matching that of the critb, it's barely noticible unless you're looking for it".
Cassandra in ME

"I love it.  My son loves to be rocked/bounced and the settle pedal works wonders.  I don't have to pick him up to comfort him and it saves my back, neck, and knees.  He is a BIG boy! :)  Great product, would recommend it to every mother!!!"
Beth in IL

A system includes not only the product or the process but also the influences that the surrounding environment (including human interaction) may have on safety performance.
The SettleSafe Crib system consist of a standard spring-foundation crib combined with a patented lever mechanism used to produce gentle, rythmic motion to the mattress.  Baby feels comforted and connected without lifting or handling.
First, some boilerplate from Wikipedia:

So how does that apply here?

Why is lifting and handling a hazard?
We all may recognize one or more of the high-risk handlers:
Infant Injuries 1
According to Hawley et al, 83.5% of infant injuries requiring hospitization are caused by falls, including drops?
Current Crib Market
In the Safety section of their 2016 review of Baby Cribs, Consumer Reports lists the main decision criteria as 1) Simple Design, 2) Quality of Construction, 3) Professional Assembly.

That means not a single crib on the market had an innovative safety feature worth mentioning.
We put instrumentation on our test baby (long story) and collected accelerometer data for standard techniques of lifting and soothing:

The SettleSafe Crib allowed smoother, more consistent motion, and much smoother transitions (below)
US Patent 7,174,582
Valid through 8/17/2025

Infant Injuries 2
Brown et al, included injuries not requiring hospitalization and found that 55% of all infant injuries resulted from falls