Dr. Harvey Karp, AKA the baby-whispering paediatrician behind the “five S” techniques for soothing babies, has created yet another miracle for exhausted parents everywhere: he invented his own supposedly magical baby bassinet. Behold the Snoo smart sleeper. It’s sleek, modern and gorgeous—unlike most garish baby gear—and promises to improve your wee one’s slumber as well as help poor sleep-deprived Mom and Dad weather the newborn weeks, too.
Thanks to three built-in microphones, the high-tech bassinet can detect when your child is crying or upset and respond accordingly with white noise and rocking motions. The device can even mimic womb sounds so your baby feels right at home.
Karp’s product also comes with a “5-second swaddle” attachment (the “SNOO sack”) that guarantees your little burrito will be ready for bed in, well, you guessed it: five seconds. The protective swaddle wings can be easily attached to the clips in the bassinet, keeping baby safely on her back all night long. While we’re huge fans of swaddling (it really can work wonders) we have mixed emotions about the whole adorable-peanut-in-a-straitjacket look.
The most mesmerizing feature is the automatic rocking and vibrating function, designed to mimic a parent rocking or jiggling the bassinet. Just look at these snug little babies shimmying and wiggling their blues away!
The bassinet also has a slow swing setting designed for infants who are motion-junkies.
If you’re not convinced that this device is a game-changer for new parents, check out Bradley Cooper’s video testimonial below. (Just kidding, that’s not him, but he definitely has a dad twin—and we don’t mind one bit.)
So how much does Dr. Karp’s magical sleep solution cost? Um….. $1,160.00 (USD), and it’s only available for pre-order in the US right now. (There’s always a catch!) That’s a pretty steep price tag for a sleep environment your baby will likely outgrow before she’s six months old. But sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures, and we all know a good night’s rest is priceless. Would you try it?