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The SNOO does NOT help your child sleep longer and does Not improve mother’s mood
March 11, 2024

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Blog 180The SNOO does NOT help your child sleep longer and does Not improve mother’s mood

The SNOO is a “responsive bassinet”. The manufacturers claim that the benefits of the SNOO are:

  • “ADDED SLEEP: Adds 1-2 hours of sleep per night with constant calming womb-like motion + sound”.
  • The “…SNOO can help parents feel more rested and less likely to feel mentally stressed.”

From a 2024 peer-reviewed publication by Dr. Tiffany L. Wang:

Study Recruitment: Mothers were 18 years of age or older and had a singleton, full-term baby.

Randomization: Mothers were assigned to receive a SNOO (intervention group) or “usual care alone” (control group). “Study staff were blinded to initial participant randomization” . Randomization and blinding of randomization are necessary to prevent bias.

Controlled Trial: “The demographic and pregnancy characteristics of the mothers and babies in the intervention group and the control group were the same.” This is necessary to study the effect of intervention in comparable groups.

Results: At 6 weeks and at 4 months of age:

“Using the SNOO responsive bassinet as a neonatal sleep intervention did NOT improve maternal subjective sleep quality, infant or maternal objective sleep duration, or maternal subjective mood. (emphasis added)”.

There is no published scientific data in peer-reviewed journals to support the advertised claims of benefits for the SNOO.

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