I am still reeling from the newborn stage. My baby just turned one, but I can still vividly remember closing one screaming child’s door, only to be faced with another screaming child, and a sleepless night ahead on top of it all. Bringing a new baby home flipped our world, our toddler was not having it, and sleep training did not come easy to our new little babe. I would have given almost anything to make that stage more manageable. Enter the SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet, made by Happiest Baby. If only I’d known about it then.
Designed by Dr. Harvey Karp, author of The 5 S’s, Happiest Baby on the Block, the SNOO is a responsive baby bassinet. It’s sleek and beautiful, the perfect addition to any nursery or room, but more importantly, it's safe. Ticking all the boxes of the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), it keeps your baby swaddled, it's small enough to keep in your room, and keeps your baby from rolling off his/her back. It’s also extremely helpful and effective at getting your little one to SLEEP!
The SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet is designed to mimic the womb. I know what you’re thinking, “this thing is much more spacious than any womb I’ve ever seen.” But alas, it does the trick. It combines the functions of a swaddler, a bassinet, a motion soother, and a white noise machine, creating an environment where a baby’s sleep can thrive.
The SNOO Swaddle sack is an easy 5-second swaddler that keeps baby snug and safe. Made part of the swaddle sack are wings that attach to the safety clips on the bassinet. Keeping your baby sleeping on their back, all night long! The walls are made of a breathable mesh, to allow airflow and prevent suffocating. The SNOO also comes with an organic fitted sheet and 3 SNOO Sacks made with organic cotton as well.
This is where the smart bassinet kicks in. The SNOO listens and reacts with motion and noise to your baby’s specific needs. It uses a unique algorithm that can detect baby noises from other noises in the room. It will choose the best motion and one of the 3 white noise options to benefit your little sleeper--helping them gently fall asleep or calming nighttime wake-ups.
A mobile app is also available, which provides lots of options for you to control, an instant log of your child’s needs and movements through the night, and helpful tips and advice.
Happiest Baby has really thought of it all, to provide the easiest, safest and most effective bassinet out there. It can add 1-2 hours of sleep a night, calm a fussy baby in less than a minute, and help sleep train your little one with little assistance from you. And it’s the only bed that prevents your baby from rolling over.
If you are like me, the cry-it-out method was torture: pure agony to listen to your baby’s little cries. But waking up a million times a night was also not an option. I have other obligations during the day, I need to be able to function. I also can’t afford a nighttime nanny, although that option still sounds nice. SNOO is a great alternative. It can be your extra set of hands, your little nanny ready to help you when you need it most!