How long should I wait for SNOO to "do its thing" before intervening when my baby is crying?


SNOO often calms fussing within 40-60 seconds. So, if fussing stops as SNOO increases the motion/sound, your baby just needed a little more soothing and is not very hungry.

However, if the crying is continuing for more than a minute, it usually means your baby needs some help…a feeding, a diaper change, or just a loving touch!

You definitely do not need to wait for the bed to “time out” and stop itself. We suggest waiting until SNOO increases to level 2 (green) or 3 (yellow) before intervening. Trust your instincts!

Happiest Baby does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of your
healthcare provider if you have questions regarding a medical issue.

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