Happiest Baby's Snoo Smart Sleeper

We know, we know. You brought your beautiful baby home from the hospital, only to find that they don't have the same healthy respect for a full night's sleep than you do. In fact, they don't seem to sleep at all -- at least, not more than twenty minutes at a time.

You want what most new parents want -- to take care of your new little one, develop that close bond, and maybe get a little sleep (and snacks, lots of snacks). We know the struggle, which is why we partnered with Happiest Baby to give away a SNOO smart bassinet to one of our readers!

The expert and pediatrician behind the "Happiest Baby on the Block," Dr. Harvey Karp, has designed a new innovation to help you get just that. Many parents are familiar with Dr. Karp and his 5 Ss (swaddle, side, shush, swing and suck). Well, he's bringing a sixth "s" to the mix. The SNOO smart bassinet has read the book, too, and if your baby is fussing, it will provide movement and soothing noises to help put baby back to sleep.

Being designed by a pediatrician, this bassinet isn't just handy, it's safe too. It features breathable mesh sides and a built-in sleep sack to prevent baby from rolling over. Additionally, it's just the right size to put in your bedroom, keeping in line with the AAP recommendations to room-share with your infant while still keeping them on a separate, safe surface. Of course, genius comes at a price, but more sleep for everyone is probably worth the initial investment.

Convinced? Ready for an extra pair of hands and a better night's sleep? Here's your chance to win a SNOO smart bassinet (worth $1,160)! Enter below!

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