Oh, look! Another thing to shame parents about! Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have two kids together. Daughter Wyatt is 3, and their little boy Dmitri is just over a year old. On a recent of the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepardhelping baby Dmitri sleep through the night, Ashton and Dax got to talking about baby sleep. Which, as we all know, is pretty much all-encompassing for the first like, 3 years of a kid’s life. I’d venture a guess that it’s the one thing most parents want help with! Just help our babies sleep, so we can sleep. As it turns out, Ashton and Mila credit a cool new robotic crib for helping Dmitri sleep through the night. But, because this is the internet and we can’t have nice things, the crib is evil and will be the downfall of humanity. Or something.
On the podcast, Ashton Kutcher mentioned a crib called the Snoo. It’s like this cool self-rocking robo-crib with a sleep sack harness thing.
Listen, if this thing can get a newborn to sleep for 6 hours straight, I would have sold our dog for one. I would have had to sell a kidney, too, because it’s like $1200. But rich people live very different lives than you or I, guys. Ashton and Mila live fat off that That 70’s Show cash.
So, a crib that helps rock babies to sleep and keeps them asleep. I’m not sure why anyone would hate on that, but again, it’s 2018. On the internet. Nothing is good here.
“An unnecessary gizmo that will make parents lazy”. Or, I don’t know, some people might find it helpful. Who knows?
I don’t think the idea is to strap a baby into the Snoo and … leave them there. It’s for sleep. A little bit of sleep. Not like, where they’ll be raised.
Or, and hear me out here, maybe it’ll give mom a chance to get some sleep herself. Or take a shower? Maybe tend to her other kids. Yes, I’m sure everyone who uses the Snoo straps baby in and then ignores them to play Candy Crush.
Not everyone hates on the Snoo. And honestly, had I had an extra $1200 lying around when my oldest was a baby? You bet your sweet ass I would have bought one. As much as I loved rocking her to sleep for every nap and every night, it got REAL OLD after about 4 months. There’s nothing wrong with using technology and working with pediatricians to develop baby gear that is good for babies AND parents. And judging by the comments on that Instagram post, lots of people agree.