We have been using SNOO for our second child for a couple months now. I bought my SNOO years back when they were just starting out and we've both been reminded of how much help this bassinet has been. We loved it the first time and we have been loving it all over again. This time around, it was time I wrote a review for other parents considering the SNOO.
Before we had our first child, we were shopping for a bassinet and trying to figure out how we were going to manage. Would we need a nanny to survive? I read about the SNOO robotic bassinet online and started digging further. They advertise it as the “safest, most effective baby bed”. We decided that if it really could help us all get more sleep that needed all the help we could get.
Price Shock? Is SNOO worth $1,295?
Gritting your teeth and not wanting to bring the cost of this bassinet? When the baby is coming, you start shopping. It all starts adding up quickly, so is the SNOO worth the price tag? It has impressive technology, which helps convince hubby on yet another pricey baby purchase. The sale price we paid was worth it for us but don't take my word for it. SNOO gives you a 30 day risk free trial and you can choose a future ship date.
Promotions and Sales?
SNOO is on sale right now. During the Summer sale, you can get 35% off until August 11 2019! The promo code will automatically be applied. There are a few places you can buy a Snoo including Crate & Kids, Best Buy, eBay, Amazon, as well as directly from the company.
The sale price is a big discount. Good luck trying to find a discount like this on popular strollers like Bugaboo! Happiest Baby lets you choose your SNOO delivery date too so customers can order now when it's on sale with a future delivery date. If you change your mind, just cancel, but I would suggest at least using the 30-day free trial.
To Buy or Rent?
Buying was the right decision for us, though it was the only option back then. If buying the SNOO is too much of a financial burden, the company now offers a rental option. If you think you might use the SNOO for more than one baby, and you have a place to store it, buying is likely the better option. The rental option is very good, in my opinion, as it really makes SNOO accessible to so many more people. Babies tend to grow out of the SNOO around 4 months so consider what you will do with yours. With the rental, it's easy-peasy. Just send it back when you're done. If you're really hesitating due to the price, rent it. When you're preparing for the baby there's lot of other things to worry about.
30-Day Risk Free Trial Money Back Guarantee
SNOO comes with a 30 day risk free guarantee which was really important for me especially due buying a new kind of product from a startup at a high price. If you don't love it within 30 days, you can get a full refund and they will take care of return shipping too! Just don't toss out the box until you're sure you're keeping it, otherwise you'll have to buy the boxes for ~$50 bucks.
Accessories and Extras
I suggest you buy extra sacks and fitted sheets. To make it easy, just buy the “Big Bundle” which gives you an extra set of 3 sacks as well as 2 fitted sheets. Together with the 3 sacks and 1 fitted sheet that comes in the box, that might be enough…depending on how messy things get.
- Extra SNOO sacks
- Fitted Sheets
- Leg Lifters (raises baby's head slightly to help with colds and stuffy noses)
- Shortly Legs (lowers the SNOO to eye level from your bed)
- Swaddling Blanket
After more than 2 years of owning SNOO, I'm impressed it has held up this well. Of course it was only used for around 4 months and then stored, but everything is in good physical and working condition. And the bassinet is just so cute, I love it! Can ya tell?
Concerns, Complaints, Downsides?
The main concern for us was always the price. The product itself mostly delivers what it promises. It's not perfect and won't make your kid instantly sleep. It will be that extra pair of hands you desperately need.
Questions about SNOO?
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.
Does Happiest Baby offer free shipping?
Yes. When you order a Snoo from Happiest baby, they automatically include the free shipping. Both renting and buying a Snoo includes free shipping. Happiest Baby offers a military discount as a thank you for your service members. It's available for US based military service members. Once you verify your status instantly on the screen, you'll be able to access your discount.