No, babies do not need to be weaned from SNOO prior to discharge. SNOO mimics the actions
of an experienced caregiver, so the white noise and gentle rhythm of SNOO may be carried out
manually in the home setting. In fact, many families – both SNOO users and non-SNOO users –
choose to use swaddling, white noise, and rocking sensations to soothe their infants.
Many hospitals across the country also teach parents the 5 S’s – the conceptual principles
behind SNOO – as part of discharge education. They give parents very actionable skills to calm
crying and improve sleep. To learn more about the Happiest Baby Educator Program and how
you can certify educators to teach the 5 S’s at your organization, click here.