Ashton Kutcher praised this pricey piece of baby tech but other parents disagree with its effectiveness.
Can you ever prepare for the reality of sleep deprivation when you welcome a baby into the world? Many new parents would do anything to get their little one to sleep through the night so that they too could get some solid shut-eye.
In an effort to cut the sleepless nights, actor Ashton Kutcher revealed that he and Mila Kunas invested in a ‘responsive bassinet’ to help settle their second baby Dimitri.
According to Ashton, the Snoo Smart Sleeper from happiest baby was an absolute life-saver.
Speaking on the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, Ashton explained: ‘For kid number two we got one of those Snoos. It’s an oscillating bed…it has a sensor in it so the louder the kid cries, the faster it goes and puts the kid back to sleep.’
Ashton and Mila have two children together
In fact, the father-of-two said the robotic crib helped Dimitri sleep for a full six hours through the night when he was just three days old.
He added: ‘It’s incredible. I’m eternally grateful to the Snoo for that.’
The Snoo Smart Sleeper was developed by Dr Harvey Karp and is based on his five S’s theory. The five S’s are: swaddle, side, shush, swing and suck.
But before you rush out to get one you should know two things. Firstly, it costs £830 and secondly, many parents say it made no difference to their child’s sleeping habits.
After the brand posted Ashton’s positive feedback on Instagram, other parents decided to share their less successful experiences.
One wrote: ‘Hated it! My baby hated it too! Wasted money on this, 😢 now its just occupying space in my house, and no one here is convinced to buy it either.’
Another unhappy parent left this review: ‘The bassinet is nice and easy to put together, but the software does not work. Our Snoo keeps moving to the most aggressive soothing level, even if our baby is already asleep. Two weeks into using it and the Snoo has woken our son up more than it has helped put him to sleep.’
For many other parents, the price point of the tech made it out of reach and left them wishing they could give it a trial.
One wrote: ‘But it’s so expensive 😩’, while another added: ‘I wish we could afford one for our new bean!’