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Is the SNOO Smart Bassinet Worth It? One Mom Shares Her Honest Review


Is the SNOO Smart Bassinet Worth It? One Mom Shares Her Honest Review

# Is the SNOO Smart Bassinet Worth It? One Mom Shares Her Honest Review

**I had my first baby before I’d ever heard the word “SNOO.” Thanks to a mix of luck and genetics, he was a champion sleeper, he’d always sleep through the night. When my second baby arrived, I scoffed at the idea of spending $1,500 on a glorified bassinet with a 6-month lifespan. But, still I had questions. Is the SNOO bassinet worth it? What makes this magical device worth the price to so many parents? We made it just fine without it, sleeping in fits of two to three hours at a time in those early weeks.**

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Buying a SNOO for my third and final baby was laughable to me—until it wasn’t. After two weeks of the kind of soul-crushing sleep deprivation that left me beyond delirious and physically shaky, I would have sold one of my organs for more than 30 minutes of sleep at a time. Suddenly, a $1,500 bassinet seemed, well, still not so reasonable but at least worth it.

If you’re like me and find yourself either desperately looking for a sleep solution, or are simply curious about this product, welcome. With any hefty price tag, we as consumers proceed with caution. We want to know everything before purchasing. What is it good for, exactly? How long does it last? What’s the return policy if it’s not as magical for me as it has been for others? Not only did I look into all of this, I saw for myself the effects of the SNOO bassinet. Now I’m sharing everything there is to know—you can thank me later.

**Read on for my honest review of the SNOO bassinet and decide for yourself if it’s worth it for you. **

## SNOO Bassinet Review

### Does the SNOO work?

Yes. The SNOO promises to give you an added one to two hours of sleep per night. And it delivered on that promise. My newborn went from waking up about every 10 to 30 minutes in the middle of the night to sleeping in the two-to-three-hour range I was familiar with from my other kids.

It has a built-in white noise machine to mimic the womb and three levels of gentle rocking motion. These escalate with the baby’s fussiness, making it designed to help them learn to fall back asleep without intervention. Created by Dr. Harvey Karp, author of the celebrated book the *Happiest Baby on the Block*, the SNOO was designed to respond to your baby’s cries. Hearing the baby’s crying, it rocks your baby and plays white noise at higher levels. It’s been said that the SNOO takes fussy babies and makes them good sleepers.

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Did it work every time? Definitely not. Did the constant movement of the baseline level help my newborn stay asleep longer? Absolutely.

The website says that “most SNOO babies sleep nine hours or more by 2 to 3 months.” That was not my experience. I’m sure it is for some people. But our average by 2 to 3 months was closer to five to seven hours. Still a great number in my opinion but also comparable to my two previous SNOO-less babies. So it’s hard to say if it was the SNOO or just the baby aging into a better sleep pattern.

> I find overnight feedings to be a special bonding time, and I savor the moments when my arms are the ones that comfort his cries, so I gladly fed and snuggled my third and last baby. It was just a lot easier to do when I was running on a longer stretch of sleep at a time—which I was, thanks to the SNOO.

### Does it ever not work?

Also yes. The 4-month sleep regression hit us hard. And there was nothing aside from my boob that soothed my baby.

The SNOO is designed to automatically respond to a baby’s fussing with different soothing sounds from the noise machine and an increasingly intense rocking motion as the baby gets more upset. There are several settings options for you to customizeThe SNOO bassinet has been a game-changer for many parents, including myself. The constant rocking motion helped my baby stay asleep, and I believe it would work for babies who only sleep in cars as well. However, it’s important to note that once my baby was awake, nothing could put him back to sleep except for feeding, cuddling, and being close to me.

Overnight feedings became a special bonding time for me, but it was much easier to handle when I was getting longer stretches of sleep thanks to the SNOO. Transitioning out of the SNOO was not difficult as it has a weaning mode setting that gradually stops the rocking but keeps the white noise for the baby’s sleep.

While the SNOO may be expensive, there are ways to save money such as renting or buying it used. The return policy also allows for a 30-day trial, giving you the option to return it for a full refund if it doesn’t work for you. In addition to the SNOO, there are other products worth considering like sleep sacks and leg lifters, which can enhance the sleeping environment for your baby.

Ultimately, the SNOO bassinet was worth it for me, as it significantly improved my baby’s sleep and made the overnight routine more manageable.If you’re a new parent like me, running on little to no sleep and taking care of other kids at home, the SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet might be a game-changer for you. However, it’s important to consider that every newborn experience is different, every baby is unique, and everyone’s sleep needs vary.

The SNOO might not make a significant difference if you’re already getting a decent but short stretch of sleep during the newborn stage. Newborns require frequent feeding, seek comfort, and are adapting to the world around them. If the SNOO can add a few more hours of sleep on top of what you’re already getting, then it’s worth considering whether it’s a worthwhile investment for you. If you can break even by reselling it, it’s a no-brainer.

One significant factor that makes the SNOO worth considering is its FDA De Novo approval. This marks the first time the FDA has approved a product designed to keep babies safely sleeping on their back, potentially reducing the risk of SIDS. For many parents, their baby’s safety is paramount, sometimes even more important than getting a few extra hours of sleep.

To all the sleep-deprived parents out there, I’m sending positive vibes your way for a peaceful night of rest, whether with or without the SNOO.

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