How One Mom’s Fears Eased with SNOO
Nine weeks into her first pregnancy, Amanda Weissman suffered a devastating miscarriage. Shortly after, she discovered she was pregnant again….and was understandably nervous. Feeling the trauma of the miscarriage combined with a history of mental health challenges, Amanda was on edge.
Thankfully, nine months later she welcomed a healthy son, Ezra, into the world. But the heavy-feeling didn't leave her. Amanda was terrified of anything happening to her sweet baby boy. She would wake up constantly to make sure he was breathing. She was so obsessed with checking on Ezra that it became difficult for her to get any sleep.
As if things couldn’t feel worse, when Ezra was two weeks old he somehow turned over onto his stomach while he was sleeping. Luckily, his cries woke Amanda. She immediately picked him up and was panicked—in all her worries, she hadn't thought Ezra would be able to get onto his stomach as a 2-week-old.
Amanda's fears weren’t fading—if anything they were worsening—sometimes waking every 30 minutes to check if Ezra was breathing. She was having difficulties prying herself away from the baby to eat dinner or take a shower—only feeling calm when she was watching Ezra herself. Amanda found herself obsessing over worst possible outcomes over every tiny detail.
After researching SNOO (and talking it over with Kevin), the new mom decided to give the Smart Sleeper a shot. She was excited to know that SNOO had a special swaddle that clips into SNOO to keep babies on the back. Kevin was ready to try anything that would help Amanda and Ezra both get some sleep.
The first few nights that Ezra was in his SNOO bassinet, Amanda was still used to waking up to check on him. But when she did, he was “so peaceful” that she finally felt relaxed enough to go back to sleep, too. After just a few nights, she entirely stopped waking up to check on Ezra and instead only woke up if he cried.
After they started using SNOO, Ezra began sleeping through the night. Naturally, Amanda was sleeping more, too. And her fears were less intense.
"SNOO eased my mind," Amanda said.
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