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Best of Baby Winner for Top Bassinet

Soothe baby’s nighttime cries in under a minute, without getting out of bed? Yep, it’s possible.
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Updated February 23, 2021
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And the Winner Is: Happiest Baby SNOO Smart Sleeper

One of the hardest but most universal things about early parenthood is the sleepless nights. So when pediatrician Harvey Karp launched the SNOO in 2016, it seemed almost too good to be true: A bassinet that senses baby’s cries and automatically responds with sound and motion to get them back to sleep, without you ever having to get out of bed? It’s the stuff of dreams. But year after year, it’s proven to be totally worthy of the hype, earning it a Best of Baby award for three years running.

What We Love

• Incorporating Dr. Karp’s 5 S method of soothing, the SNOO plays white noise and gently rocks baby, changing the cadence and pace of motion to match your little one’s cries

• A built-in swaddle keeps baby safely snoozing on their back—it actually zips into the sides, securing even the wiggliest of babes

• The bassinet eases the need for a “cry it out” approach, since it teaches healthy sleep habits from the get-go, weaning babies from the need for constant motion over time

• According to user data, the SNOO adds about one to two hours to baby’s sleep, and most babies sleep 9 hours or more in the SNOO by 2 to 3 months of age

• It can be rented for about the cost of a cup of fancy coffee each day—a small price to pay for an extra bit of sleep

Buy it: $1,495, HappiestBaby.com

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