My sister (Nee, of On Story Street) saw the post and read through the yays and nays. Then she gave me her take on it, which matched mine but for more reasons than I’d contemplated.
We saw both the bad and the good with it but before I share our take on it, lemme introduce you to Snoo before we get any further. Here's a vid on the item.
Below are the basis of several of the comments generated by readers, both good and otherwise.
😠 Straight jacket
😠 Robotic-all the work without emotion
😠 Lessons bonding opportunities
😠 What if something goes wrong with your child while it’s in the snoo?
😠 Jostling motion too hard
😠 Looks like something out of a sci-fi movie
😠 Peeps who made or use them are control freaks
😠 Designed for lazy people
😠 Time with your child goes by way too fast to be using a snoo
😠 Frightening--parents don’t learn how to rock and comfort personally
😠 Swaddling is a horrible
😠 Deprives of human contact
Not so many...
😍 Where were these eight years ago?
😍 I will take whatever help I can get some days! (Via my cousin, mother of twin toddlers)
😍 Swaddling is the way we wrapped up the newborns when I worked with babies in a daycare. They seemed calm and comfortable with it. I’ve also taken babies on a jostling car ride or set their seat on the washing machine to jostle them. It helped soothe them, especially if they had a tummy ache because it helped work out the gas.
😍 A great resource for parents with disabilities who are physically limited with their hold-n-rock time.
Nee and I
I never had children but I’m Auntie and Godmother to several.
Would I have wanted to use the snoo? Probably. I even wish they had them in hospitals and day care centers for nap time.
A few other situations snoo would be great use would be when...
🚼 Doing laundry
🚼 Attending to another child or dependent person
🚼 When coming in from a 36-hour shift and don’t feel you can safely rock or cuddle your wee one without falling asleep yourself and having both of you slide right out of a chair. (Yes, there are actually many professionals who work those kind of crazy hours.)
The snoo has a monitor that pays attention to babies while they sleep. If the child stresses, it notifies the caregiver immediately. That aspect alone gets snoo some major points with us.
Infant stress alerts are right up there with car seats.
For parents with multiple infants (our family, thus far, has six sets of twins) the snoo would be nigh on a Godsend. I'm pretty sure you can ask any of the multi-birth parents if they'd us one and they'd say, "Yes!"
Some parents would use this thing all the time. But, some parents will be bad parents no matter what. They exist and some will choose to maintain bad parenting with or without a snoo.
I imagine good parents would prefer to hold their child far more often than leaving it in a snoo, or crib, or walker, or whatever else. Little else can compare to baby-cuddles and folks who love kids will prefer them over nearly everything else, as often as possible.
And so, Nee and I (in several aspects) give snoo a thumbs up, but its price tag gets a HUGE thumbs down. With the cost of snoo exceeding $1K USD, it’s more than a bit exorbitant for what it does.
Thank you for your visit! I pray your week is blessed and hope to see you back again for next week's edition of the Pumpkin Run Pulse!
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