We (my family) are co-sleepers. And completely believe in it. It only made sense to review a Snoedel. Snoedels are blanket dolls (loveys) that are made from soft flannel to help absorb a parents scent, with the 100% natural doll fibers.
Snoedels help children sleep better alone. When ever you may think they are ready. Originally made for NICU babies, to comfort them while they grow, heal, and become stronger.
*Postmodern nursing is focusing on the critical balance between caring and curing, and refreshing the blend of holistic therapies with the technical aspects of modern medicine. As the costs to equip neonatal units rise dramatically, the Snoedel (priced under $25) could be implemented as the most cost-effective and non labor-intensive healing therapy in a NICU*.
Children will always sleep better if they know they are protected and comfortable. And smelling a parents scent while they sleep is comforting.
I believe the Snoedel helps with co-sleeping as well. Your child sleeps near you or with you and their lovey, which picks up your scent.. so when your child is ready to sleep by themselves, they can have an easier transition. Mommy hasn't abandoned them, she has simply made it possible for them to grow and sleep on their own.
My son loves his. He is still new so he sleeps with us and so does his Snoedel. We even use it while I breastfeed. He falls asleep and I am able to set him down with ease. Some nights he hugs it all night long. Whenever he naps, he sleeps with his Snoedel and sleeps great. I am happy that he feels safe enough to sleep comfortably.
Snoedel is just another beautiful gift to give your child. It's simple, it's comforting, and it's amazing to see what it can actually do by being near them.