Will SNOO’s motion make my baby dependent on being rocked to sleep?

As babies mature they naturally outgrow the need for rocking to help them sleep. No wonder babies love to rock in our arms and in swings or go for car rides. Rather than going “cold turkey” the minute babies are born, SNOO continues the motion that babies need and crave.

Here’s why you shouldn’t worry about your baby becoming dependent on SNOO:

  • Once babies are 5 or 6 months old, they become able to stay in sleep without rocking and, at that time, it is quite easy to wean babies off of motion.
  • We all have sleep cues we depend on! For example, most adults must have a pillow, mattress, and cover to sleep well.
  • The SNOO App Weaning Feature is designed to get babies used to sleeping without motion…for an easy transition to the crib. After using the Weaning feature for just 1-2, moving to the crib will be a snap! 

The bottom line: Little babies sleep best when 1) snuggly held (swaddled), 2) shushed and 3) rocked ...for all naps and the entire night! Once they get to 5-6 months of age, they magically become mature enough to sleep without motion and swaddling!

Note: Dr. Karp recommends white noise for at least a year. When you decide to stop it, just gradually reduce the volume— bit by bit over a 7-10 days—and you’re done



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