When I first found out I was pregnant, I began researching ALL the things. I had seen the Snoo all over Instagram, and had some friends that raved about it. Since I was a first-time mom, I had nothing to compare it to and was a little hesitant spending that much money on a bassinet. Then I read Dr. Harvey Karp’s book, The Happiest Baby on the Block, and listened to a few podcast interviews with him, and I knew I wanted to take the leap and buy the Snoo. So now that I’ve been using it for almost two months, is the Snoo worth the money?
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Is the Snoo worth the money?
First of all, let me explain a little bit about what the Snoo is. SNOO is a responsive baby bassinet that boosts a baby’s sleep by combining gentle rocking with soothing white noise and snug, safe swaddling. Created by Dr. Harvey Karp, SNOO helps babies by imitating the calming sensations of the womb.
What SNOO Does
- Adds 1-2 hours of sleep per night with constant calming womb rhythms
- Secure swaddling prevents rolling to an unsafe position during sleep
- Soothes upsets by responding with gradually more motion and sound
- Convenient controls, daily sleep report and tips from Dr. Harvey Karp
- Bassinet is designed to gently rock your baby for naps and at night which helps your baby be a better sleeper (up to 6 months).
- The Smart Sleeper Bassinet chooses the best motion (slow swing for sleep, faster jiggles for when baby is upset).
- SNOO’s gradual weaning feature makes for easy transition to crib.
- Features white noise with soft rain for sleep and womb sound if your baby is crying.
- Automatically sleep trains babies, helps avoid need for “crying it out.”
- Like your own 24/7 helper, soothes baby while you fix a meal or get some rest.
While all of those features are amazing, what sold me was how safe it is. You guys know I am already an anxious person, so to not have to worry about your baby in the middle of the night is extremely reassuring. It’s literally impossible for him to roll over. Tens of thousands of babies have logged over 50 million hours in the Snoo with no reported deaths, according to data provided by Happiest Baby. This statistic alone sold me.
When we first got home from the hospital, Baby Joe was pretty confused between day and night and was feeding every two hours and so none of us were sleeping at all. As he got older, and our pediatrician told us that we no longer had to wake up for middle of the night feedings, we really got into our groove. We had a few nights where he slept 8 straight hours – those were the best. We thought we had a miracle baby. Then, our sweet boy was put into his harness for his hip dysplasia and has been on a pretty solid six-hour streak since then. He technically can’t fit in the sleep sacks with his harness, but we still use the Snoo (we use a different swaddle that fits over his harness and still strap him in using the Snoo straps).
The tracking on the app is amazing – I will add in some examples. You can see how he sleeps each night, how many times he gets picked up, and how often he cries. You can also get weekly and monthly stats that show his averages for that time period. We just started doing his longer daytime nap in it, since he is on more of a schedule now.
So, is the Snoo worth it? 1000000%. Head to our stories if you want to see it in action!
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I will keep you posted on the crib transition. There is a weaning mode on the bassinet but I am 0% worried about it! I just can’t speak to it yet, since we haven’t experienced it!
Daily Log Example
Will it be a hard transition to a crib. I had a hard transition with rock n play
I can’t speak to that since we haven’t done it yet, but they have a weaning mode! Ours doesn’t nap in the Snoo usually, so I’m not worried about it at all!
What’re you doing to make him sleep longer besides the Snoo?! Extra ounce at bed time? Formula?!
Coming from a mama who has the Snoo and 6 week old who wakes to feed every 3 hours! 🙂
We feed on demand (usually 100-120ml every 2 hrs during awake hours) and try to put him down around 9. If he doesn’t fall asleep right away, we will give him a little snack of 60ml or so! We tried dream feeding but it didn’t work for us.
What did you do for daytime naps? Also how did you swaddle with the harness on using the snoo sack?
He would just fall asleep whatever he was in – Dockatot, Snuggle Me Organic, Mamaroo, or the Artipoppe carrier. We just started actually putting him down for a real nap in the Snoo. We use this swaddle (https://rstyle.me/+mhMxH6iTbOCPUiBlIShDUQ) and just wrap the straps around his waist instead of his arms. So we lay him down on top of the Snoo sack, but still secure him with it – hope that makes sense!
Thank you so much for the reply! Did you have any issues transitioning to naps in the snoo after having napped so much in the other locations?