• 4moms Gives Advice to Hardware Startups

    We Chat With The 4Moms Founders About Robotic Strollers, Creativity, And Baby Exoskeletons

    Building hardware is hard and breaking into entrenched markets is even harder. However, the founders of 4Moms, Rob Daley and Henry Thorne, managed to do both. 4Moms is a baby products company that aims to change the way we think about traditional products like play yards, strollers, and sleepy-time swings. Their products are beautifully-engineered pieces of machinery and the company… Read More

  • 4moms Breeze Demo

    4Moms Begins Shipping The Breeze Baby Crib

    Get thee to the 4Mommery because if you’re the parent of an infant/toddler, you have got to get you one of these. This is the smoothest, nicest playpen ever made by a home robotics company ever in the history of playpens, which is saying a lot. As I mentioned here, this is on TechCrunch because it’s one of the purest examples of an excellent product by a small hardware startup with… Read More

  • 4moms Raises $20 Million For Its Gadgetized Baby Gear

    4moms Raises $20 Million For Its Gadgetized Baby Gear

    4moms, the small Pittsburgh-based company that’s re-imagining the baby products industry by incorporating robotics, electronics, and innovative engineering into things like strollers, infant seats and playpens, has raised $20 million from Bain Capital Ventures. The firm’s sister fund Bain Capital also has investments in Toys R’ Us (Babies R’ Us) and Gymboree, so… Read More

  • 4moms Breeze Demo

    One Firm Push: Hands On With The 4Moms Breeze Playpen

    There used to be an old line, “Why is this on TechCrunch?” that lazy readers would toss with a tone like that of bored, obese potentates shooing away a particularly rancid piece of lamb proffered by a eunuch. Luckily, that’s mostly over now since we’ve just about saturated the front page with startup news and posts like this one, about one of the most amazing… Read More

  • Hands On With The 4Moms Origami Stroller

    Hands-On With The 4Moms Origami Stroller

    When I first saw the 4moms Origami stroller, I knew it would be a hit. It’s a robotic stroller that unfolds like the Autobots getting ready to roll out and has one of the nicest interfaces I’ve ever seen on a stroller (which is saying a lot). Why did it make me so excited? Well, first this stroller will beat the pants off any of those feature-rich Stokkes or Buzzes out there. Pull… Read More

  • The 4Moms Origami: Look At This Robotic Stroller! Look At It!

    There are things you need to be afraid of when you’re a new parent. There’s gluten, pull cords, Disney products, and BPA, to be sure, but what about wild robotic strollers that look as if they’ll eat your wee ones in one snap of their plastic jaws? Luckily, the 4moms Origami stroller won’t close on the little ones and is in fact a automatic stroller with a bit of a twist. Read More

  • The 4Moms' Origami self-folding stroller

    To put this simply, the Origami stroller is the coolest gadget I have seen since the original TiVo. Seriously, and it’s just a damn stroller. The baby carrier folds then unfolds itself in a matter of seconds and coming from a parent, that’s f’n cool. The best part is that the mechanism’s power comes from a small generator that recharges with every 300 feet instead… Read More