The world’s safest bed for baby? The world’s safest bed for baby?
o the uninformed viewer it has a touch of the straitjacket about it, but according to its makers this “smart crib” is based on... The world’s safest bed for baby?

o the uninformed viewer it has a touch of the straitjacket about it, but according to its makers this “smart crib” is based on sound paediatric advice. Called a Snoo, the cot is a collaboration between Yves Behar, the designer of Jawbone, a wristband that tracks movement and sleep, and Dr Harvey Karp, an LA paediatrician and the author of The Happiest Baby on the Block.

Karp argues that human babies are born less developed than other mammals and the first three months of life are, in effect, a “fourth trimester”. It follows that his method for promoting a restful baby is to recreate a womblike experience. He recommends employing “the five Ss” to soothe a crying infant: swaddling, side/stomach positioning, shushing, swinging and sucking. His methods are controversial: critics claim there is no evidence for his concept of a “calming reflex”, but this hasn’t stopped the paediatrician earning celebrity endorsements from, among others, Michelle Pfeiffer and Madonna.


Behar’s fuseproject design studio worked with Karp for five years to develop a cot to soothe crying babies, and the result is, according to Behar, the “world’s safest bed”.

The crib has three microphones to detect if the baby is crying, and underneath the mattress are movement sensors, speakers and a motor. These devices combine to detect noise and movement, and then trigger white noise and/or a gentle rocking movement until the baby drifts back to sleep. The Snoo sack contains a built-in sensor to monitor the baby’s temperature and is designed to mimic the “snug embrace” of the womb, while allowing sufficient soothing movement. The onesie is, of course, removable for washing.

Snoo man at cot
The mattress is fitted with sensors to detect a baby’s crying – it responds with a gentle rocking motion. Photograph: Happiest Baby

Naturally, no smart cot would be complete without its own app. Parents can monitor their child’s sleep using the Snoo app and fuseproject promises that future updates will allow parents to track their baby’s sleep habits over time for signs of progression or irregularities. The aim is not only to improve the infant’s sleep but that of its parents.

As Behar says, “As a father of four children, I am intimately familiar with sleep deprivation. It is more than a burden – it can quickly become a health problem for both parents and the baby.”

Henry Okafor

  • Shante Williams

    November 13, 2016 #1 Author

    😍😍😍😍

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    • Steven

      November 15, 2016 #2 Author

      Yes 😻😻😻

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  • Ahmad

    November 13, 2016 #3 Author

    This is so safe

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  • Valencia Holman

    November 13, 2016 #4 Author

    I personally feel that the safest place for baby to sleep is with mom in bed. There’s something about it. I’m a mom of 4 and I believe I make my children feel safer around me because I allowed them to sleep with me as an infant.

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  • madzinany livri

    November 13, 2016 #6 Author

    I wish i have one for my new born

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  • Akintade Abosede

    November 13, 2016 #7 Author

    Wow!very safe and lovely

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  • Raniyah

    November 13, 2016 #8 Author

    This A Safe Way For Your Baby To Sleep

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  • Wooder sagogang moe

    November 13, 2016 #9 Author

    It’s almost perfect I’d use it for my kids

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  • Jasmine

    November 13, 2016 #10 Author

    Great idea

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  • Latoyia Towns

    November 14, 2016 #11 Author

    🙏🏽❤️

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  • Phenyo Molale

    November 14, 2016 #12 Author

    Wow!

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  • Tennille Myers

    November 14, 2016 #13 Author

    SINCE I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THIS BED WITH MY FIRST BABY, I’M GONNA BUY IT WHENEVER I HAVE ANOTHER ONE!

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  • Aceboogie

    November 14, 2016 #14 Author

    I seen this on Facebook but I think the price is up there a little

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  • Antoine Jordan

    November 14, 2016 #15 Author

    Lol my son will not go to sleep unless he is under me and my fiance..we blame ourselves though lol

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  • Egbagbe Nesho

    November 14, 2016 #16 Author

    Wow nice . I will go for it for my next baby.

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  • Maurice Hudson

    November 14, 2016 #17 Author

    I believe that the child should have right to choose whoever they want!

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  • Dreixon

    November 14, 2016 #18 Author

    This is so amazing for the babies 😻❤️

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  • London

    November 14, 2016 #19 Author

    I Know Its Perfect I Bought My Baby One

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  • Kianna Fleming

    November 14, 2016 #20 Author

    I love it😊

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  • Tareia

    November 14, 2016 #21 Author

    The safest place is with the mother in the bed honestly but this is a good idea also

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  • Darren Kirby

    November 14, 2016 #22 Author

    Going to buy one of these!

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  • Erianna

    November 14, 2016 #23 Author

    Yeah halo bassinet’s are really nice! There doing studies now saying when babies sleep near the bed with you it lower’s the rate for SIDS

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  • Natasha

    November 14, 2016 #24 Author

    I love it ❤️️

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  • nellly

    November 14, 2016 #25 Author

    Nice

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  • Tarhonda

    November 14, 2016 #26 Author

    I wish they had these for my toddler! He is a wild sleeper but I still have not managed to place him in his own room because I don’t feel safe. This would be amazing if it came in a larger size for older babies!

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  • Shanice Lewis

    November 15, 2016 #27 Author

    I’m so used to sleeping with my son. this is definately Worth a try…

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  • L’Oréal Parsi

    November 15, 2016 #28 Author

    Perfect Idea, my next child I would definitely look into.

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  • Jocelyn

    November 15, 2016 #29 Author

    ❤️️😍😘

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  • Ticarr

    November 15, 2016 #30 Author

    ❤️️😘

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  • Brashay fuller

    November 15, 2016 #31 Author

    My son won’t go to sleep in his bed 😪 He can’t sleep unless he’s under me or against my chest. My mom says I should break that habit and get him to sleep in his bed so when he gets older he wouldn’t be scared to sleep in his own room.

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  • Chante

    November 15, 2016 #32 Author

    😍😍😍😍

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  • Yona Jones

    November 15, 2016 #33 Author

    my daughter is so attached that she plays as if she is sleep when I lay her down so I have to make sure she is completely sleep before I put her down , my family says I already spoiled her lol

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  • Otto

    November 15, 2016 #34 Author

    I have been taking this for 2 months now and it truly helped speed up my process of losing weight.

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  • Diamonisha Drew

    November 15, 2016 #35 Author

    😍😍😍😘

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  • Tay

    November 15, 2016 #36 Author

    Good info

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  • Ranika

    November 15, 2016 #37 Author

    Yes I love it and it’s very safe

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  • Ushekie Taylor

    November 15, 2016 #38 Author

    I have one and it is very safe for the baby. I put it super close to my bed though!😂

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  • Jonathan Cintron

    November 15, 2016 #39 Author

    This is a definitely a must have especially having a new born!

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  • Adhiambo Onyango

    November 15, 2016 #40 Author

    This is amazing!! Should be in Kenya by now!! Zero worry and stress on the parent!

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  • Chantelle

    November 15, 2016 #41 Author

    That bed looks like it’s like $5000 😂 Nice features but more than likely pricey

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  • Shari

    November 15, 2016 #42 Author

    I wonder where do you find one these at its one of kind

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  • Cherie kirkwood

    November 15, 2016 #43 Author

    Great idea!

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  • Tra

    November 15, 2016 #44 Author

    Wow ! Love it

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  • Dasani

    November 15, 2016 #45 Author

    i think a baby should sleep with mom but thats a good idea 😍😍

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  • Michelle

    November 15, 2016 #46 Author

    Need to get one ASAP

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  • Diamond

    November 15, 2016 #47 Author

    So safe

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  • amber brooks

    November 15, 2016 #48 Author

    The safest place for a baby is in bed with mom easy access can get to quickly

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  • Dominique

    November 15, 2016 #49 Author

    My daughter loves her bed and it stays next to my bed anyway so why switch up for one that’s just mobile. Yaah it’s easier and convient but I don’t mind a lil work to take care of my baby. Plus machines break down all the time, who knows how long it’ll truly last

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  • Shelia

    November 15, 2016 #50 Author

    So safe I love it.

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  • Sehade Sejdini

    November 15, 2016 #51 Author

    I watched this on TV and I can’t see paying that much for something your child will only use for 6 months tops.

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