id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> The Snoo promises to rock your baby to sleep. Note: This is not my baby.
CNET This story is part of CES 2020, our complete coverage of the showroom floor https://www.behance.net/gallery/93836039/Dao-Han-The-Tin-Dung-Gia-Re-Tai-Ha-Noi and the hottest new tech gadgets around. My 3-month-old son wails like he’s being tortured as I strap his arms down in what looks like a kiddie version of a straitjacket. There’s a twinge of guilt that rises up within me, but I power past it as I tuck his legs into the swaddle and zip him up, securing him to the bassinet. But this is no ordinary bassinet. I press a button at its base, and white noise cranks up as a mechanism beneath sways him back and forth. Pacifier in mouth, he coos in opposition.
But within minutes, he’s fallen asleep.
That’s right, I’ve outsourced my bedtime duties to what amounts to a robot in the form of the Snoo bassinet. And yes, I constantly question whether I’m a good parent.
If you don’t have kids, the name Snoo will fly over your head. But bleary-eyed, exhausted parents with babies have surely heard about the $1,300 bassinet that promises to rock your kid to sleep for you.
The Snoo was just one of a myriad of baby tech products making an appearance at CES 2020 in Las Vegas last week, and it’s no longer alone. 4Moms, known for its own high-end, polished baby products and its MamaRoo swing, showed off its own smart sleeper, which launches in February for $330. They were joined by an array of other baby tech at the Sands Convention Center’s startup area, known as Tech West, underscoring just how entwined technology has become with every aspect of our — and our children’s — lives.