In a recent interview with Dax Shepard on his podcast “Armchair Expert,” actor and dad-of-two Ashton Kutcher said that when it comes to getting his baby to sleep, he’s finally found his holy grail — one that led his son Dmitri to sleep a whopping six hours straight on his third night home from the hospital.
“We got one of those SNOOs,” Kutcher told Shepard. “Have you heard of this thing?”
In case you haven’t — the SNOO an oscillating bed for babies. Invented by Dr. Harvey Karp, the famed pediatrician who wrote the book, The Happiest Baby on the Block, it aims to stop your baby’s crying by using what Karp defines as “the 5 S” method: Swaddle, Side or Stomach position, Shush, Swing, and Suck.
And according to Kutcher, it works.
“It’s got a sensor in it, so the louder the kid cries, the faster it goes,” Kutcher explained. “And it puts the kid back to sleep!”
After his interview with Shephard, commenters had a lot to say on Instagram.
“Hated it!” wrote one user. “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.”
“I wish we could afford one for our new bean!” lamented another.
Still, there are plenty of other parents out there who are swearing by it, too.
“Our SNOO has had a noticeable impact on the sleep/calm of our 6-week-old too!” said one parent. “Most nights we don’t turn it on straight away, and when we feel we need/want to it has an almost immediate calming effect.”
“Love our SNOO! It’s like a part of our family!” wrote another. “When baby grows out of SNOO it’ll be like losing a friend lol! Boosted from 2hr to 4-5hr of sleep in one night!”
There’s clearly a lot of chatter over this thing — which is so state-of-the-art, it’s been called a “robo-crib” by some. The bed itself is set up with three microphones to detect your baby’s cries and will rock and shush your little one with different levels of white noise. It even comes with an app that lets you can adjust the settings for your baby like a remote control.
Of course, it does come with a pretty price tag of $1,160. (Yes, you read that right.) But hey, the chance to get some shut-eye with a newborn around is PRICELESS!