We didn’t have a snoo but were heavy rock n play users for both kids. My kids would not sleep flat at all. The RNP allowed a stretch of a couple hours sleep. Otherwise I do think I’d have lost my mind from exhaustion. Going back to work at 12 weeks right when the sleep regression began was extra great. My son woke up every 1-2 hours until he was 14 months old.
I felt like society was telling me I had to be a good employee and mom and I had to breastfeed and pump and somehow be a professional yet also not use a Rock N play because it’s “cheating”.
I mean honestly something’s gotta give. If it wasn’t the rock n play I’d be falling asleep on a glider with the baby probably .. which is worse I think. The problem is these “decisions” about whether to use a device to assist with sleep don’t happen in a vacuum - everyone’s life is going on, around this decision. And that matters.
I had to open an @ thread just b/c I had to know wtf a snoo is and is it a typo.
I went to the website. I still don't know.
Does it shake the baby to calm them down or something?
It detects crying from your baby and ups it’s level in response They researched what type of white noise baby’s sleep best to and are calmed best to. If you just turn it on it lightly “sways/rocks” and has white noise to help baby fall to sleep. If baby starts crying it will change sounds to a different white noise one sounds sort of like a washing machine, another like a hair dryer, another like a loud swoosh of the heartbeat inside the womb. It will also increase the movement. If it doesn’t settle baby in 5 min it shuts off and sends an alert to your phone. You can’t turn it back on from your phone without going to the bassinet itself if it’s shut off due to crying. The app will show you if it’s cut on at all at night for how long and the levels it stayed on for. It will help your baby connect sleep cycles and settle them back to sleep. If they are hungry it won’t be able to settle them back. I know it helped my baby learn to sleep without me. It has a swaddle that hooks to the sides so baby cannot roll over into an unsafe position. support.happiestbaby.com/hc/article_attachments/360061346314/Daily_Sleep_Log_Overview.png[/img]
What's funny about the Snoo judgement is that we hired a night nurse for our ONE baby, even while my husband was also on paternity leave, and never once felt judged. We know we were incredibly privileged to be able to afford that, but we also gave up a lot of the more expensive items we were hoping for (strollers, car seats, etc) so we could afford it.
BicycleBride , quick question - was your DS in daycare? I am in no hurry to pottytrain at ALL (racing to the bathroom wherever we go sounds way less appealing than diapers right now) but daycare will be forcing the issue by close to 3 years old. I'm just not sure what to do.
Not daycare but he was in 5 day a week preschool when he was 3. They said he had to be potty trained before he started but once I actually talked to his teacher, it didn’t end up being an issue. He never pooped at school and I don’t think he was ever changed (I picked him up at noon) so idk what could have been a problem there anyway. What happens if you tell daycare no?
I honestly don't know. I haven't asked as I don't want to stress about it yet.