The SNOO does hold a considerable price tag, and while the benefits it gives both parents and babies makes it worth it, all the different baby products and accessories you need do add up, and you might be looking for an alternative to the SNOO.
While nothing does exactly what the SNOO can do, there are some other bassinets on the market that come close!
There are great, smart bassinets for a more budget-conscious couple and they still help to promote self-soothing and better sleep for babies, which in turn means more sleep for parents!
Read my full SNOO review here!
What Is Comparable To The SNOO?
Graco Sense2Snooze Bassinet
- Cry Detection Technology detects and automatically responds to baby's cries to help soothe baby back to sleep
- The head-to-toe, soothing motion is gradual and includes varying speeds to help baby get back to sleep
The Graco Sense2Snooze Bassinet features cry detection technology that picks up when your baby wakes and fusses, and then responds to your baby’s cries by soothing them back to sleep.
When activated, the bassinet has a head-to-toe soothing motion that gradually increases if your baby does not fall asleep quickly.
The varying speeds of the rocking motion can be set to suit your baby, and you can adjust them to fit your baby’s preference. As your baby learns to soothe themselves to sleep over time, you can lower the motion speed to wean them off it.
Two different vibration speeds add to the soothing effect of the bassinet. This is more of a gentle lull that helps to recreate the environment of the womb, making babies feel as comfortable as can be.
Additionally, there are different sounds that the bassinet can produce to calm your baby. You can choose between white noise, soft music, or sounds from nature.
Spit-ups and messes are not an issue with the Graco Sense2Snooze Bassinet, as the whole bassinet can be spot or wiped cleaned, and the material is removable to be machine washed.
To find what soothes your baby most, the bassinet cycles through different settings until it finds the right one for your baby.
The air mesh sides allow for breathability, keeping your baby from overheating during the night, and to allow for better visibility for you.
There is a reversible canopy that can be positioned to shield your little one from light as they nap during the day, and the bassinet comes with built-in storage so all your essentials are close by.
Helping your baby soothe back to sleep with movement and sound, as well as having other great features, the Graco Sense2Snooze Bassinet is a great alternative to the SNOO.
4Moms MamaRoo Sleep Bassinet
The 4Moms MamaRoo Sleep Bassinet offers a firm and flat sleep surface to ensure your baby has a safe and comfortable sleep.
For babies, a flat and firm surface is safest for them, and that is exactly what the MamaRoo provides. The mesh sides allow their sleep environment to be airy and comfortable, and it allows for parents to have a good view of their little one as they sleep.
The bassinet features 5 different motions that help to soothe and improve your baby’s sleep. These different motions can all be controlled using the 4moms app. The app controls the movement and settings of the bassinet, as it is Bluetooth enabled.
Other than the movements and vibrations that the bassinet offers to keep your baby calm, there are 4 different sound options as well. These include an ocean sound, a fan sound, a shushing sound, and gentle rain.
Together with the sound and the movement, the 4moms Bassinet helps to improve the quality of sleep for both parents and babies and helps to teach little ones how to soothe themselves back to sleep, without help from mom and dad.
Halo BassiNest Swivel Sleeper
- Our best-selling HALO BassiNest is the only bassinet with a 360º swivel to keep your newborn close allowing for essential bonding. Also includes a waterproof mattress and one machine-washable fitted sheet.
- Designed with mothers in mind, the patented lowering bedside wall makes it easier to care for baby from bed, especially for breastfeeding and C-section moms.
- Soothing sounds and gentle vibrations create a peaceful environment for your little one to rest safely and comfortably at your side. Includes amber nightlight, amber floorlight, two levels of vibration, and four soothing sounds: heartbeat, white noise, babbling brook, and rainforest (all with auto-shutoff)
The Halo BassiNest is one of the only bassinets with the ability to swivel 360° to allow you to keep your newborn close at all times, making sleep time, feeds, and bonding that much easier.
Included with the bassinet is a waterproof mattress, which is the ideal firmness to keep your baby safe while giving them a comfortable sleep. There is a machine-washable fitted sheet included as well.
The bassinet is wonderfully versatile. The one wall of the bassinet lowers down, which makes it easier for parents to care for their baby from bed, and makes breastfeeding easier for moms too.
Built into the bassinet are soothing sounds and gentle vibrations, which create a peaceful environment for babies to fall asleep on their own. There is an amber nightlight, and an amber floor light to create a calming ambiance for your baby.
To recreate the womb environment, the bassinet has two levels of vibration, which slowly rocks and soothes them to sleep. To help further, there are 4 soothing sound options, which are a heartbeat sound, white noise, a babbling brook, and a rainforest. These all automatically shut off after a set amount of time.
On each side of the bassinet are two convenient storage pockets, so all of the baby essentials are kept well within reach.
A sturdy four-point base gives the bassinet maximum stability, and it can be adjusted for the bassinet to suit your bed height.
Acting as a smart bassinet to some extent, and as a co-sleeper, you get the best of both with the Halo BassiNest Swivel Sleeper.
Why Is The SNOO Best?
The SNOO is considered by many parents (myself included) to be the best baby bassinet on the market.
It does come with a significant price tag, but for many, it is still worth it (plus you can rent it!)
The intuitive design of the SNOO really frees up time for parents to catch up on sleep during the night between feeds, without them having to do much at all.
Picking up when a baby wakes using a built-in microphone, the SNOO will automatically being to rock and soothe your baby with movements and sounds, which gradually increase if your baby does not fall asleep straight away.
This not only allows parents to sleep some more, but it helps to sleep train babies from young, and gets them used to falling asleep on their own without help from their parents – so it’s a win-win!
However, although I am a huge advocate for the SNOO, I will say that the smart bassinets mentioned here are also great alternatives!
If you want a smart bassinet but don’t want to pay the high price-tag, or perhaps your baby isn’t a fussy sleeper so it’s rather unnecessary, these three SNOO alternatives are still amazing!
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