Shortly after Emily McFarland found out she was due with her first baby in November, she learned that her husband would be deployed the following January.

“I knew I would be handling a lot alone. I was working, and I knew a good night’s sleep would help me be the best mum possible,” she says.

Fortunately, she quickly discovered Happiest Baby’s military discount during pregnancy and decided to order SNOO. That way, when her little one—baby Lucy—arrived a few months later, she was ready! 

Immediately, Lucy took to SNOO and started sleeping through the night as soon as she surpassed her birth weight at just a week-and-a-half!

“I knew once we put her in SNOO, she was down for the night. I’m glad I had that peace of mind. Without it I don’t know how I would have coped,” she reflects. “I truly believe this product saved me from the depths of PPD.”

By the time Emily’s husband left for deployment, Lucy was sleeping from about 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Emily says that seeing her daughter’s stretches of sleep grow longer and longer on the app has been incredibly satisfying. 

“People always ask how’s your baby sleeping, and I say, ‘here you can look!’ I show them the sleep logs and they’re blown away,” she says.

While sleep was the biggest selling point for Emily, she has also appreciated SNOO’s safety features, like SNOO’s signature swaddle that clips into the bed to prevent risky rolling.

“That made me feel a lot better, especially as time went on and Lucy became more mobile,” she says. “I didn’t have to worry if she was safe in SNOO or not. We didn’t even have video monitor—we had an audio monitor—that’s how safe and secure we felt.”

At 5 months—and after more than 1,500 hours of logged sleep!—Emily moved Lucy to the crib, which she describes as a “magical transition.”

“I really want to thank you for making SNOO. It’s been such a large blessing in our family. I tell every military couple that they have this amazing resource available to them,” she says. “I have no regrets, and if I could go back and pay full price for it I would!”

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