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Graco Sense2Snooze Bassinet Review

Why we love it

Why we love it

Brand: Graco
Model: Sense2Snooze bassinet

  • Soothing motions with 3 speeds
  • 2-speed vibration
  • Soothing sounds
  • Mesh side walls for breathability
  • Storage pockets
  • Wheels for easy portability
  • Removable canopy

The Graco Sense2Snooze bassinet is basically Graco’s answer to the smart bassinet movement. This is one of the few “smart” bassinets out today and it goes head-to-head two big dogs; the original smart bassinet, the SNOO by Happiest baby and the newcomer, the 4moms Mamaroo Sleep basinet.

So, what does the Graco Sense2Snooze do that’s so smart?

Well, not only does it come with a soothing motions feature (a light swing) on top of the vibration and sounds but it actually detects your baby’s cry and adjusts these three features automatically to help soothe the baby.

Graco Sense2Snooze 1 (6)

Specifications

Bassinet weight (assembled)21.94 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)29” x 17” x 41”
Weight limit (baby)20 lbs

Graco Sense2Snooze weight limit

The Graco Sense2Snooze bassinet is rated for babies weighing up to 20lbs or until baby can roll over or sit up on his own.

Colors

The Graco Sense2Snooze bassinet comes in three different colors; Ellison, Hamilton and Roma

Graco Sense2Snooze 1 Ellison
Graco Sense2Snooze 1 Hamilton

Features

The Graco Sense2Snooze comes with many handy features to help parents get their little ones to bed and most importantly, keep them asleep.

Soothing motion

There are three levels of motions that you can select to help soothe your baby or put him to sleep. The bassinet moves from to back in a smooth and continuous motion. The bassinet moves on curved tracks to give your baby the feeling of being rocked. If you worry about the motion being dangerous you should know that the Graco Sense2Snooze bassinet is JPMA certified and is fully qualified for your baby to sleep in.

Vibration

There are two vibration speeds (low and high) to help soothe your baby. I have personally never had much success with the vibration as a soothing feature for my son but some parents swear by it.

Sounds

The bassinet comes with white noise, 10 sleepy songs and 10 soothing sounds. You can scroll through them using the three buttons on the front panel.

Cry detection

Come equipped with a microphone to detect your baby’s cry and automatically activate the soothing motions, vibration and sounds as needed.

Parent mode

Parent mode saves your favorite settings so you don’t need to go searching for the perfect vibration level, sound or motion speed every time.

Removable Canopy

It comes with a removable and reversible canopy that can be placed at either side of the bassinet to best cover the light or sun from your sleeping baby. This feature also comes in handy when it’s time to place or remove your baby from the bassinet since it allows for much more space to get baby in and out.

Storage Pockets

The storage pockets are handy for keeping diapers, wipes or even some formula for those unexpected night changes or feeds.

Integrated wheel

The wheels come in handy when you need to move the bassinet around the room or into another room. We loved putting our son in the bassinet for naps when he was young so we can

Control Panel

There are multiple buttons on the Graco Sense2Snooze control panel but the controls are fairly simple. In general, there are 3 sections to the controls

  • LEFT: motion
  • CENTER: Power and pre-sets
  • RIGHT: Sounds

The figure below shows you exactly what each button does.

Graco Sense2Snooze Control Panel

Conclusion

The Graco Sense2Snooze mingles with the “smart” bassinets because of its cry detection feature. The bassinet starts to move, vibrate and play sounds as needed when your baby cries and continues to do so until after he stops crying. These smart features do help some babies but not all, so don’t be surprised if your baby is not in love with them.

All in all this is a good bassinet with a few extra bells and whistles.

If you want to try out a smart bassinet but don’t want to spend a fortune on it, this is the one for you.