Co sleeper cribs - snuzpod

(11 Posts)
ilovetosleep Wed 07-May-14 23:12:17

Not sure where to post but this seems as good a place as any!

We bought a snuzpod for ds2 (wanted Nct one but this was Half the price...) and I still haven't set it up properly (he's 3.5 wks now)

Our bed is an inch or two too high even in top setting so will hve to put something upset it to raise it... But my main issue is that his mattress doesnt seen close enough to the bed to keep the side down all night? If I unzip it all the way and fold the flap right down so it's down between the crib an our bed, it creates a gap. It's not the seamless bed extension I was imagining! Am I supposed to leave the flap out on top of my sheet? Because that wouldn't be very comfy to lie on.

And the matress sits in the frame which means there is a chunk Of wood between my matress and his matress. So I can't just roll up to him, plonk my boob in his bed and feed him, like I thought was the point, I'd still have to bring him over the threshold and into my bed. Which is not ideal as we have a matress topper (wool) that is quite squishy and not firm enough for a new born, and it's stitched to the matress so can't take it off) And obviously once he's mobile the gap/bit of wood would be a safety issue?

Or am I over thinking all of this. What am I missing? Why isn't it perfect?!

ALifeOfPie Wed 07-May-14 23:23:42

I know what you mean, I had exactly the same issue. I bought a strip of firm foam of the right dimensions to fill the 2-inch gap, and sewed a little cover for it. Took about half an hour. Somewhere like www.efoam.co.uk/ would do you something just right in a jiffy. If you aren't handy with sewing you could just as easily pop it into a pillowcase and fold the excess material around tight.

Don't worry about the slight height difference. It won't be really noticeable as your weight when you are lying on the edge of your mattress will bring it to a similar level anyway.

Happ2 Thu 08-May-14 05:15:06

We rented the Bednest. Was only £99. Now noticed if you order ahead it's £79! Too late! The side opens to form a bridge to our mattress so there's no gap. Saw snuzpod and Bednest demos at baby show - the bridge was reason we went for Bednest. And the rental. Also just seen they do a short term 3 month rental for £69 - good if your crib isn't working for you and don't need six months. Can open side half way so not intrusive but feels safe as it's at same level and no gaps to worry about, without the bridge we would have a 3 inch gap.

Hopefully Thu 08-May-14 07:36:40

IME you can't roll to feed I the bednest either as the 'bridge' that the side make is uncomfy to lie on. I haven't seen one that wouldn't require you to resettle the baby I the cot, I suspect making a foam filler would be the best solution.

Happ2 Thu 08-May-14 08:02:42

Maybe watch this to see how it works ... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_SGFB21exQ0

Misty9 Thu 08-May-14 14:34:02

We had the bednest for ds and the main reason we didn't bother for dd was the 'bridge' part that the side forms when it's down. It has a rod in it so isn't comfy to lie on. I'm not sure any of the co sleepers are designed to just roll up to baby/roll baby to you (surely rolling a baby would piss it off?!) but they do generally mean you don't have to get out of bed until you have to change them

This time I created a co sleeper from a cheap kiddicare compact cot by drilling holes the same height as our mattress (very high divan affair) and leaving one side off. Now I've just got to get 3wo dd to sleep in it...

Hopefully Thu 08-May-14 15:45:54

Mine is mostly used as a tea tray, TBH...

MarieE33 Tue 15-Jul-14 08:42:51

I rang The Little Green Sheep to ask a similar question (0800 028 1433) I also have a funny bed! They said you could fold and mould the wall to fill any potential gaps. I would give that a go!

RedCountryRoads Tue 15-Jul-14 09:38:19

I've got a Troll co-sleeper which doesn't sit right to my bed due to my metal frame. I've just shoved a fleece blanket down the little gap and it seems to work.

goatwillow Thu 17-Jul-14 04:31:41

We have a Snuzpod and I agree about the gap issue. Currently I use a small towel to cover it and as baby not rolling anywhere it's not a problem at the moment but agree not perfect.

charlibot1 Tue 12-Aug-14 09:36:00

I didn't have too much of a gap on my SnuzPod. There is a little plastic bit in the fold down wall which seemed to fill it. Guess it depends on your bed frame.

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