Snuza Portable Baby Movement Monitor

Snuza Portable Baby Movement Monitor

The value of Snuza monitors in today’s mobile world is significant as it is an ‘out-and-about’ monitor, unrestricted by the conditions imposed by other monitoring products. The innovative Snuza range offers unsurpassed technology in the world of baby monitoring in that it uniquely combines finely-tuned precision monitoring with mobility and ergonomics. Because Snuza go clips over the waistband of baby’s diaper, it doesn’t matter where they sleep. Perfect for at home, when travelling or when visiting friends and family. The Snuza go has an audible alarm that can be set to alarm after 15, 18 or 20 seconds from last movement sensed. You can be assured that Snuza go is safe. There are no wires or cords that could potentially harm baby; your Snuza is made with hypo-allergenic, medical grade plastics; and importantly, does not send or receive radiofrequency signals. Comes with replaceable battery and comprehensive 1 year warranty. Snuza – Simple, Portable, Peace of Mind.

Main features

  • Portability means it offers protection for baby everywhere they sleep
  • Smallest, lightest monitor on market (weighs only 1 ounce)
  • Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably on babys diaper
  • Placement next to babys abdomen means more accurate detection
  • Has no cables, wires or plugs which makes it easy to use
  • Portability means it offers protection for baby everywhere they sleep
  • Smallest, lightest monitor on market (weighs only 1 ounce)
  • Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably on babys diaper
  • Placement next to babys abdomen means more accurate detection
  • Has no cables, wires or plugs which makes it easy to use

Verified reviews

★★★★★

Sleep peacefully

I decided to order the Go rather than the Hero because I wanted to know if she stopped breathing period. The Hero will vibrate to try and awake before alarming but my thoughts are that if my baby stops breathing I want to know, even if it causes me to awake in the middle of the night! This has caused false alarms because my 2 month on sleeps in a rock and play as opposed to laying flat in her crib, but it’s really not that big of a deal.

Karen Servia, IN
★★★★★

i love this

this product rivals AngelCare, though I wouldn’t say it replaces it. I bought AngelCare when my son (4.5) was a newborn, and I used it with him and my daughter (2 mo) for overnight. I bought this because I’m a bundle of stress when I fall asleep with her next to me, or I haven’t gotten any sleep continuously trying to put her back in her bassinet. Also, in the car for long drives, swing for naptime, really just anytime. We’ve had one false alarm but who cares, really. It’s not extremely loud, in fact it alarmed when I was sleeping and I didn’t hear it, but my husband did. Best for naptimes as it could fall off.There is only one draw back to this (and I have to stress, this product is amazing), and that is though the censor is very soft and pliable, since it’s attached to baby’s diaper or pants, if they’re curled up or wiggling around when waking up it can be uncomfortable.

Stefanie Cord, AR
★★★★★

Peace of Mind

My daughter was born prematurely and was on oxygen until she was 9 weeks old. She wears this monitor EVERY night! It lets me sleep so much better knowing that if she were to stop breathing the monitor would alarm and I could immediately intervene. I haven’t had any problems with false alarms. Great product, I would recommend it to anyone!This battery was supposed to last 1 year but it ended up only lasting for about 3 months! Very disappointed…

Maggie Craig, MO
★★★★★

Completely Unnecessary… Until it alarms.

I bought this for my son was he was about 5 weeks old. He loved to sleep on his stomach and this gave me peace of mind to allow him to do so. Everyone told me I was crazy and I wouldn’t need this (Rather expensive) baby product.When my son was 9 weeks old, he suffered 9 apnetic "episodes", where he stopped breathing and had to be revived.It was later determined he was having seizures. I had stayed up for more than 36 hours watching him, to make sure he wasn’t having anymore, when they finally found a medication to stop them. Thankfully, my son has outgrown these episodes, but this product was indespensible in the interim.If I hadn’t had this product, I wouldn’t of been able to sleep in the first few weeks after coming home from the hospital. My son is 9 months old and he still wears this nightly, and I adore it. It gives me peace of mind. I do not use a baby monitor, I do not get up to check on him. As long as he is wearing his snuza, I know that he is safe and breathing.The alarm itself is quite loud, I can hear it from my bedroom (which is directly next to my sons room), or in the kitchen. I think if you could hear your child crying from any room, you would hear this alarm too. YES, I do get false alarms, where the snuza has come away from his diaper. But if he is wearing footed pajamas, and it falls off, but stays in the PJ’s, often, it won’t alarm, because it is still touching part of his skin, and I’ll find it down by his feet when he wakes up. This does not bother me. Also, the alarm doesn’t wake him up anymore. Many times I have gone in to find the alarm going off and him still asleep. I usually just turn it off at that stage because rearranging it would wake him up.Also, in terms of the battery, I have been using the same battery since September, and had no problem. I did order two replacements just in case, but have not used either yet. Apparently there is some disparity about which battery to use, The SNUZA Face book page has a document which clears this up.So, I think I paid around eighty dollars for this product. It has been well worth it for me, and I will use it with my next children. Everyone and their dog told me it was a frivolous purchase but it has probably been the single BEST baby item I bought, regardless of my son’s health condition.

Earnestine Coatesville, PA
★★★★★

Peace of mind

I absolutely love the Snuza Go. We chose this one over the regular snuza because of the ability to adjust the time of the alarm (15, 18, or 20 seconds) and because of the ability to replace the battery. Our son is at a higher risk for SIDS due to being born a bit early and being relatively low birth weight. These factors combined with the fact that he sleeps in multiple places (making an under-mattress monitor useless) made the snuza a great choice for us. We can use it whether he is sleeping in bed with us, in his crib, in his bouncy seat, or even in his carseat. Because it is so easy to use, even his grandparents can use it. I highly recommend this product!*NOTE*We used this until our son turned about 9 months old, at which time he became to squirmy. The Snuza simply would not stay on the diaper anymore at that point. Though we still recommend it to others, I was extremely disappointed with the battery life. It lasted nowhere near a year and, based off of local stores who sell it, this is a common problem that they often hear from their customers, as well.

Chris Frenchton, WV
★★★★★

Seems great so far

We received this item off our baby registry today.I started out a little surprised at the size of the unit – it is smaller than I expected, but is actually no bigger than I think it needs to be, which might sound odd. I posted some pictures so you can see the size of the unit next to some common items.Our baby is not born yet, so I tested the item by clipping it to my shorts and taking a short nap. Not a peep. Then I took it off and set it on the ottoman next to the sofa, and it went off after 15 seconds (as I had programmed it to do), just as it should. I then let it sit and tapped it every 10 seconds to test the “8 movements every 60 seconds” feature. It went off at 50 seconds to let me know that the movement rate seemed low, just as it should.Note: Not mentioned in the item description, but good to know, is that the device comes with a clear plastic carrying case to protect the movement sensor if you’re packing it in a diaper bag for a trip.Overall, if it continues to work as it has so far, I will be extremely pleased. In a perfect world, the only time I’ll ever hear it go off was during my tests.UPDATEThis item worked perfectly on our baby from birth until around 8 months. By 8 months she was such an active sleeper – rolling around and whatnot – that we started getting false alarms so we stopped using it. Up until that point, it remained firmly clipped to her diaper all night long. We also had no issues with battery drainage.It really did provide us with peace of mind. We had a very colicky baby who would only sleep an hour at a time (tops) throughout the night. We were up and down like that for close to 2 months, then like a switch she started sleeping 5-7 hours at a time. Without this, we would have been constantly worrying that she’d suffocated since her prior sleep pattern was so horrible. Knowing that this would go off if she did stop moving allowed us to sleep easy.If we have another baby, I won’t let it go to sleep without the snuza go. We recommend it to all of our baby-having friends.

Reva Clayton, WI
★★★★★

Waste of money

Wish I wouldn’t have purchased. It is hard to set and I never really knew if I could trust it to work, so I really didn’t get the rest I wanted. Maybe it will work better with baby number 2.

Helga Chula Vista, CA
★★★★★

Peace of Mind

We used this until our daughter was 10 months old. It was at that time she began moving around too much for it to stay on 100% of the time.This particular monitor is my favorite because:1. it was easily attached.2. it could travel with us.3. it was reasonably priced.4. it wasn’t too obtrusive.The only drawback I had with this one is that it didn’t always stay on some of the thicker cloth diapers – we use pocket diapers. We use a few different brands, though, so we began putting her to sleep with only the BumGenius and FuzziBunz and it worked perfectly.It will be used for our next child.

Claudine Winn, ME
★★★★★

False alarms

The concept is cool, and if I had a baby that had any higher risk for SIDs or breathing issues, then I could see how this is a necessity to help parents get some much needed rest. However, as a nervous first time mom, this provided limited help for a few reasons. The first two weeks was when I was most anxious, but couldn’t get the monitor on squarely on the baby because of the umbilical cord. Once the cord fell off, I was already sleeping easier but decides to give it a try anyways. We had three false alarms – once when the baby rolled herself onto her side, twice when the baby was in my arms nursing to sleep. It became more of a nuisance than anything, especially getting it in and off with the high volume of diaper changes you go through with a newborn. I had to learn peace of mind on my baby’s well being either way – even if the device didn’t go off, I would still wake up and reach over to check if she was breathing. So unless there is a real cause for concern, not on my list of must-have gadgets if we have another baby.

Alisha Richfield Springs, NY
★★★★★

fantastic!

Honestly, I don’t know why people still mess around with those silly pads. This thing is small, portable, easy to use. Left button turns it on, two buttons pressed simultaneously turn it off — how hard can this be? Never had a false positive after a month of use. tested many times on myself (held my breath for >15s, alarm goes off without fail.) Love the product!

Kenya Mc Donald, PA
★★★★★

I would never sleep without Snuza

We have preemie twins that spent three and four months in the hospital and were discharged on oxygen without monitors. We got the Snuza’s as a peace of mind that our babies were safe and sound in their cribs and we are so thankful for this company. Though we have had false alarms, we have also had a few occassions where the babies were startled awake by the alarm – and I hate to think what would have happened without the Snuza. They are super portable and great for babies with reflux or babies with torticollis / plagiocephaly who need positioning.

Carissa Pattison, MS
★★★★★

Everyone should have this!

After 2 women I know lost their babies to SIDS in a months time I bought a snuza. I felt like I needed to do everything I possibly could to prevent something like that happening to my child. My husband felt like it was just another kooky baby item but he came around quickly. I just wish that they gave these to everyone when they leave the hospital; health insurance should pay for these!! With my first son I had a sound monitor in his room turned all the way up so I could listen for him breathing at night (yeah I’m a nut!). We decided to not even buy a sound monitor after using the snuza for a few weeks, we feel confident that we would hear the snuza from the next room.It has worked great for us. My son doesn’t like it touching his skin so we put a onesie with pj bottoms on him and tuck it in the waist band of the pants. I also use this when he is swaddled. I just put it on before swaddling him and I haven’t yet had a problem. (We use the miracle blanket) We have yet to have a false alarm though a few times I’ve forgotten to turn it off when I changed his diaper and set it off that way. We’ve been using it about 8 weeks so I can’t comment on how well the battery life goes. We do use it roughly 9-12 hours a night and it’s been going strong for atleast 2 months so not too shabby.

Sherri Grace, MS
★★★★★

Snooza

Great product. The peace of mind is worth the price. My daughter has sensitive skin & the unit does not irritate her. Fits snugly. So glad I made this purchase.

Leslie Fiskeville, RI
★★★★★

Easy to use and travel with

With SIDS such a worry in parents’ minds, this device attaches to the baby’s diaper and the tip touches the baby’s stomach monitoring its breathing. It’ll blink orange if it registers irregular breathing. I have it set to go off after 15 seconds if my baby isn’t breathing. It has gone off once, and I jumped out of bed. It can definitely be heard from down the hallway. It went off because our baby was born at 5 pounds and he was really small; almost too small (too skinny to be wearing this). Now that he’s 11 pounds, it fits on him much better (i.e., fuller stomach). This device is great because it can easily be taken anywhere the baby is going to be sleeping. Before our baby was born, we were considering the Angelcare monitor, but decided on the Snuza because once our baby starts rolling over, etc. it’s attached on and we don’t have to worry about him rolling off the mat like with the Angelcare. I would recommend this to any new parent.

Adriana Matheny, WV
★★★★★

I sleep soudly knowing my baby has this!

I recommened the Snuza to anyone who has a baby. I have a crib movement sensor as well, but I like this one way more because I can put it on my son no matter where he is, without having to have a flat surface and cords everywhere. My dog chewed my first one and yet it still works! I ordered another just to be safe. I’ve used it for 3 months and the battery is still going strong. We have very few false alarms, only when my hubby doesn’t put it on the diaper tight enough. 🙂

Rosa Gakona, AK
★★★★★

MUST HAVE for moms!

As a new mother, I was constantly waking up at night checking on my newborn son. I was anxious and would always stick my finger under his nose to make sure he was breathing. The quality of my sleep was poor, which is even worse because mothers of newborns don’t get much sleep anyway! This product came highly recommended to me by my sisters, and before then, I’d never heard of a Snuza. I ordered this and have been SO PLEASED with it! It works perfectly and allows me so much peace of mind at night! I don’t wake up every 30 minutes to check on my son anymore, and as a result, my sleep quality is SO MUCH better and allows me to take better care of my son when I am awake. It is worth every penny, and I highly recommend it for any mother of a newborn!

Patsy Benedict, KS
★★★★★

Love! Love the peace of mind!!

We had a little incident at 6 weeks with out son, he had some trouble breathing, one night and it lasted for about 3 days anytime we laid him down, particularly on his back. As per the physician I laid him semi upright on a pillow right by my head at night, and proceeded not to be able to sleep for 3 nights straining to hear his quite breathing.A friend of our loaned us her under the matress angelcare monitor. It was okay, but I was so nervous when he slept in his crib (the angelcare is in the bassinet) or fell asleep on the couch or in his swing, or when we were out….so I started looking into other options and ended up purchasing the Snuza.I chose the Snuza Go over the Hero because if my baby is having trouble I want to know!! I do not like that it might be “rousing” my baby and I don’t know it. So I intentionally purchased the Go.Finances are tight but I would gladly spend 2x this much to keep our son safe!So far we’ve had no false alarms, after I got the hang of putting it on correctly, one of the first times we used it, i put it on in dim light & didn’t position it correctly. I’m very very pleased with this product. My 13 week old baby seemed not to ever notice it’s presence!One thing to note is that, it does have a very tiny red/green light flash indicator on it to see if the breath signal is weak or poor. I can see it though most of his clothing. This might be a problem for some & a reassurance for others. It’s a very tiny light and doesn’t disturb the baby or us ever. But just something to note.The only con for me is that if baby is sleeping its hard to turn it on without waking the baby because it gives three louder beeps to indicate its turning on, but they are louder than need be, irritatingly so. I have to bury it under a pillow or other fabric or leave the room to turn it on to keep from waking my son.Still a very good product that I would recommend. He really scared us for a while & this definitely makes for a reassuring peace of mind!! Wish I’d had this for my first two, but they are both healthy toddlers now!

Willie Philipsburg, MT
★★★★★

So thankful for Snuza!

While this seems like an expensive gadget, I believe it is worth its weight in gold. Our fifth child is 7 weeks old and I came across Snuza while researching for a new sound monitor. I just felt like I should get it for her, to be safe, rather than sorry. She was about 3 weeks old when we got it. A week and a half later she came down with RSV. The monitor has now gone off 3 times and I do not believe any of them were false alarms. RSV can cause apnea and Im so thankful that we are aware she’s having some of that going on. Each time she has been fine thankfully, not blue or discolored. This morning the second type of alarm, a beep every 2 secs, went off. That means that three different times it had to rouse her by vibrating. That scared me but it helps us to keep an eye on her with all of her congestion. I will always have a snuza baby alarm on her and any future babies too! We are very thankful and know God brought it to us for a reason – it has really helped me get sleep, knowing Ill know if she gets into trouble.

Allie Haugan, MT
★★★★★

A Must Have, Easy to Use

A year and a half ago my 2 year old daughter passed away in her sleep. Now that her sister is 9 weeks old, this product is an absolute must for when she is at daycare, during naps outside of her crib, or if we travel (I prefer the angel care deluxe for use in her crib). This unit is easy to use, very convenient and works great. I am so grateful for this product so that I can have some sort of peace of mind that I will know if anything goes wrong. I do not think that parents are overreacting by buying & using this product. I wish that I would have known about it with my first daughter.

Jessie Mark, IL
★★★★★

Peace of Mind for under $100

We started using ths when my daughter was about 1 week old and have used it every night since. We’ve never had a false alarm, but it works perfectly anytime I test it by setting it on a table (she is 6 mos old now). Simply put, this device allows me to sleep at night. I don’t have to check on her a million times a night, and unlike monitors the baby sleeps on, this is easily portable and can be used on any stationary surface (it won’t work with swings, bouncy chairs, the car, etc since the alarm can’t tell the difference between those movements and the baby’s movements. ) Side note, my dogs hate the sound of the alarm – they bark and go crazy, just like with the smoke detector – which makes me like it even more!

Mamie Nashoba, OK
★★★★★

This may be the only reason I got any sleep when my daughter was a newborn

This little device allowed me to get much more sleep in the first 2 months of my daughter’s life than I would have otherwise. I didn’t want to worry too much, but I got much more nervous because my daughter choked on spit up our first night in the hospital and didn’t make a sound. Luckily we were awake and able to get help from a nurse immediately, but it put a good scare into my husband and me. It was so reassuring to know that as long as it was quiet, she was moving. As she started moving more and rolling over, we started getting more false alarms because the monitor would lose contact with her stomach, so we stopped using it at that point. Also I should note that we were able to successfully use it with cloth diapers (prefold/fitted with cover), I know that’s one thing I wasn’t sure about when I was first considering it.

Harriet Orange City, FL
★★★★★

no more crying when I put her down for night time sleeping…or ay least, crying less. Will update if/when appropriate.

UPDATE 12/2012:I stopped putting this on my baby three days after her first birthday, because she learned how to take it off. It brought me great peace of mind, and we will be using it again when we have another baby.UPDATE: I think the alarm could be a lot louder. I tested it out by setting it off, putting it back on my daughter, snapping up her clothes, and putting a thin swaddle blanket on her. I can certainly hear it but I’m not 100% sure it would wake me up coming in over the monitor. I’m going to experiment with it and see if I can set thye monitor up differently to help. I don’t think it’s the monitor though, because our monitor is very sensitive and we have it set on “high.” I will also try not wrapping her up, but I don’t think she will sleep that way. Bummer.FIRST USE:It’s fairly easy to program if yoU read the manual. It clips on easily and securely. My daughter barely noticed it, and fell right to sleep asfter nursing. The alarm is loud enough to be heard over the baby monitor. The sensor is very sensitive; no false alarms yet (after about three hours). I had the Snuza sitting on my thigh as I read the manual and it was detecting the small muscle contractions in my leg. Not bad for $100.I chose this one instead if the Halo, not because of price, but because if my baby has apnea or stops breathing, I want an alarm to sound instead of a vibration to rouse her. Just my preference.MY PERSONAL FEELINGS ABOUT USING THE Snuza:My daughter is five months old, and I have literally been unable to sleep soundly since her birth, especially after she gets her shots (a lot of friends are anti-vax and freak me out all the time). Coupled with the monitor, it has made me feel so much better. I’m not saying I won’t still check on her at night, but maybe I won’t have a heart attack every time she sleeps longer than six hours and I forget to wake up. Maybe I won’t constantly think about going into her room and finding her blue. Or maybe I’ll still worry but with less intensity. Maybe I’ll let myself enjoy her babyhood more.What prompted me to purchase this at five months? My daughter started crying really hard a few nights ago (I was taking a quick shower and she woke up), and when I looked at her she was slightly discolored. Just seeing her like that scared me. I had been considering getting one of these when we moved her to her own room. I thought I was being ridiculous, but what do you pay for peace of mind, and even greater protection for your baby? I mean, there are no guarantees, but as long as this thing stays put and stays on, I’ll know if my sweet baby’s breathing becomes weak or stops.Again….not bad for $100. And I would pay any price for my baby’s safety.

Mindy Spencer, IA
★★★★★

Peace of mind!

I bought this for my 3rd child. I can’t imagine how I functioned without it. Such a peace of mind at night! I always worry about him un-swaddling his blanket into his face or rolling over. I really recommend paying the money for benefit. Plus, I figure I can resell and get some money back when I’m done with it. All my friends with babies find this appealing too!

Karina Readfield, WI
★★★★★

Peace of mind.

We loved this! We had the Angel Care monitor, but since he was sleeping in his sleep n play rocker, it wouldn’t work and we were paranoid first time parents. I think we only had one or two false alarms with this because it wasn’t resting on his tummy. You have to make sure to roll the diaper a little underneath it to have a very snug fit. We used this for about 5 months until he moved into his crib. It was SO nice to get sleep!

Bobbie Pecks Mill, WV
★★★★★

Peace of Mind

This is so great for peace of mind when you are concerned about SIDS. I would not be able to sleep well because I was so concerned with my baby’s breathing. With the Snuza, I can sleep better (but I still check her breathing from time to time). I did have problems with the battery- the unit would zap through a battery every 2 weeks. I contacted Pneo customer service and got a prompt replacement. It’s been working great now! I have not had any false alarms either. I plan on using the unit until my daughter is a year old, and using it with all of my children. I wish I’d gotten it earlier!

Beulah Prairie City, IA
★★★★★

Peace of mind

The Snuza Go alarm gives this first time mom of twins peace of mind. They are worth every penny. We have had a few false alarms, mainly overnight when a diaper gets full and gapes a little but I’d rather have a false alarm than a product not sensitive enough. Love these!!

Imelda Sidney, KY
★★★★★

Excellent for preemies!

We purchased this after we brought our daughter home from the NICU. We did have false alarms. (She would move around so much it would come loose and then alarm.) There was one real alarm when she had stopped breathing and I am forever thankful that we used this alarm.

Christi Hamilton, IA
★★★★★

Snuza Portable Baby Movement Monitor

Fantastic product. This saved my husband and me from sleepless nights (besides the baby waking of course). Highly recommended for all parents!

Shana Passaic, NJ
★★★★★

Great for the paranoid parent

I’m a first time parent, and with all the literature I read about SIDS I was a stressed out mess when my baby would sleep at night. I am so happy I found the Snuza. It easily attaches to my baby’s diaper, and doesn’t seem to cause any discomfort at all. You can keep it on silent mode, or turn on the audible tick, which is nice when you are in another room (you will need a baby sound monitor unless you’re close by) It’s so reassuring to hear the audible tick. I tested the alarm by leaving the Snuza on the nightstand, and it is loud. The sound does get a little muffled when there are multiple layers on the baby, but so far has not been a problem. I can now get a good night’s sleep. This device is well worth the money.

Lottie New Auburn, WI
★★★★★

Helps ME Sleep

I am a somewhat paranoid new mother with what my family calls "the worry gene". Before my baby was born, I did quite a bit of research on movement/breathing monitors and decided on the Snuza Go! based on its portability and favorable reviews. This little orange device gives me extreme peace of mind and helps me sleep peacefully knowing that my baby is sleeping safely. Our baby uses it for naps and nighttime sleeping.We have had a few false alarms when the baby kicks a lot while going to sleep or sleeping and the monitor slides off. I don’t view this as a bad thing, though – it shows me that the monitor is working AND that it’s loud enough to rouse me from a deep sleep.

Chrystal Grace, MS