Long, long ago, parents had to arm themselves with low-tech baby gear that would offer little to no help in a baby's extensive day-to-day needs. A quick search online of parents before and after kids will provide plenty of photographic evidence of how challenging this transitional period must have been.
Today, parents get to take a breather and luckily get to have before and after pictures that don't change very much; if they have access to a very special baby bassinet that does a lot of the heavy lifting. We're talking about the one and only, Snoo.
Created by Dr. Harvey Karp, the Snoo Bassinet is a smart baby bassinet that is arguably one of the most amazing bassinets, let alone baby items we've ever encountered. Coming in at just under $1500, the Snoo's price tag seems mighty steep, leaving many expecting parents wondering if the Snoo is worth it?
The Snoo bassinet certainly does have a cult following. Raved about from new parent celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis and recently mentioned on the hit NBC television series, This Is Us, the stylish bassinet can do just about everything except change dirty diapers and give bottles. Yet, it may be able to do everything else. New parents looking to add on to their baby registry will have to be the ultimate judge or seek out a Snoo dupe that comes somewhat close to the real thing.
The million-dollar question, or the $1495 question, in this case, is whether or not the Snoo is worth it? Pricing a baby bassinet at just under $1500 may seem oddly absurd to just about anyone. What exactly makes the Snoo worth it?
The Snoo is a highly responsive baby bassinet, which automatically responds to their needs when it detects fussing or crying, helping babies from ages 0-6 months by rocking and soothing. The Snoo calms a child with built-in white noise and provides three Snoo sacks for snug, safe swaddling, keeping them safely on their back so they're unable to flip over.
Additionally, babies that sleep in the Snoo are naturally sleep trained with little need to "cry-it-out." Snoo offers parents a fully integrated app for the phone with daily sleep reports. The Snoo app also allows parents to customize their children's sleeping experience. The Snoo is also life-saving for new parents. Especially mothers suffering from postpartum anxiety struggling with the constant need to wake up and check on their child to see if they're breathing. New parents can get more sleep knowing that their child is secure from turning over, and the Snoo will help soothe them if they wake in the middle of the night.
How much do you value sleep? Is it worth $1495? That's for you to decide. Those that do enjoy a restful night's sleep agree that the Snoo is a game-changer, helping their children settle with little to no trouble.
Not ready to buy the Snoo just yet? Rent the Snoo for only dollars a day!
From the makers of the famed mamaRoo Baby Swing comes the mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet. Like the high-tech mamaRoo Swing known for its unique motions that mimic a parent's movements, the mamaRoo Bassinet has five different actions (car ride, wave, kangaroo, tree swing, and rock-a-bye) to help your baby fall asleep and stay asleep.
The mamaRoo Bassinet also has four comforting built-in white noise options (rain, ocean, fan, and shh) to lull your child to sleep. Similar to the Snoo, the mamaRoo bassinet also offers a Bluetooth-enabled app to help find the perfect soothing combination for your bundle of joy. Although it's not the Snoo, the mamaRoo Bassinet is an affordable option for new parents.
Since the Snoo has gained popularity on the baby gear scene, the Graco Sense2Snooze Bassinet has quickly gained steam as an impressive budget-friendly alternative, often selling out when it comes back into stock. The smart Graco bassinet uses cry detection technology, a built-in microphone designed to monitor and respond to a baby's cries.
Like the Snoo, the Graco automatically begins to soothe the baby once the baby starts to cry, with three different soothing motions and two separate vibrations.
Additionally, this Snoo dupe offers white noise, music or nature sounds for parents to choose from. The Graco Sense2Snooze Bassinet has a timeless canopy that can be positioned to shield the baby from light, and the bassinet also features handy storage underneath.
Although the HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper may not do everything the Snoo does, it offers similar calming features. This high-quality bedside bassinet offers vibration and sound just like the Snoo. It is also the only bassinet that swivels and rotates 360 degrees providing babies a way to snuggle up as close to Mom as they can get while still having their own space.
So, not only does it have some Snoo qualities, but it can also do some things the Snoo can't! This special feature makes getting out of bed much easier for mothers recovering from childbirth and breastfeeding.
As the most affordable option on our list, you might not think The Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet is that comparable to the Snoo. However, the Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet, like the Snoo, has everything your baby needs to drift away into a peaceful slumber.
Unlike the Snoo, the Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet relies on your child's natural movements or your gentle touch to set the bassinet into motion. However, the bassinet comes equipped with light projection, soft music and nature sounds, calming vibrations, and an overhead mobile. When the baby grows, parents can transition the lighted control unit to a tabletop to utilize as a nightlight in the nursery.
All parents want as much peace of mind as they can get when raising a newborn. The Snoo gives parents that and more thanks to its incredible smart technology, added swaddle sacks, and daily sleep reports. This incredible bassinet is a must-have for parents who can afford to rent or buy it. Thankfully, parents who can't have many affordable options at their disposal.