Sitting on a gently rocking boat and sitting in a baby swing are probably two of the fastest ways to put a baby to sleep. Armed with this knowledge, a North Carolina man had what you might call a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Moment and invented the SearocK – a baby seat designed for use on the boat. We met the SearocK’s inventor, Billy Taylor – a passionate father and boater - and saw the product in action when it debuted at the New England Boat Show earlier this year, and again at the Newport show just this month. We were impressed.
At first glance, the SearocK looks like your average baby swing. But it’s much more. It has a tray for small toys or food, a faux fishing rod holder, and is made of marine grade materials to withstand the elements of salt and weather.
The SearocK baby seat is crafted to hang under any sturdy boat top (thus protecting the child from the sun) using a 4-point harness. For added safety, it has a stabilizer chord below the seat to keep it from swinging too high or hitting anything. The product’s website warns, however, that the SearocK is for use only in no-wake areas and should never be used while a vessel is underway.
If you have a boat and a child between the ages of 6 months and 3 years old, be sure to check out the SearocK at www.babysearock.com.