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Sleepyhead

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shalalala Mon 28-Mar-16 17:58:28

Has anyone bought/looking at a sleepyhead? So expensive but I've read such good things and am tempted. Found an offer through NCT making it £75 instead of £100... I've read different reviews on how long babies use them for? X

thegoldenlemon Mon 28-Mar-16 18:02:50

We bought one and have loved it. We have it inside the snuzpod and ds is cosy. He sleeps averagely well I reckon! It's great for taking to other people's houses so he can nap. The covers are bloody expensive. Ds is four months and a long baby. Reckon it will just about last til he's 6 months if we're lucky. You can unclip the end for more length. There's a massive 'parents need sleep' mark up on all sleep aid type stuff! It's nicely made though.

thegoldenlemon Mon 28-Mar-16 18:04:02

Also, we will be getting the bigger one. It is yet another thing we're going to have to wean him off though...

Sal1977 Mon 28-Mar-16 18:16:21

Yep! It's great, well worth the money.
Rather than buy extra covers though, use a large muslin or something on top of it in case of leaks during the night!

HairyBoob Mon 28-Mar-16 19:03:27

We bought one - bloody amazing! Definitely get a spare cover though...you'll need it in case of puke incidents.

DS went in the Grand (larger one) at nine weeks, but he is huge. As pp said you can unclip the bottom of the Deluxe for extra length but when they start chunking out the sides you will need to either wean baby off the sleepyhead (can be hard - DS won't settle at night without his now) or fork out £140 for the Grand.

I'm about to sell mine with spare cover on eBay - they go for good money there so you can recoup some of the expense. <clutches at straws>

seven201 Mon 28-Mar-16 19:22:35

I ordered one the other day through NCT and have been feeling ridiculous for spending so much. This thread has made me feel better smile

northernlostsoul Mon 28-Mar-16 19:30:09

You can always try a rolled up towel under the sheet and see if the snug feeling works. My DS still sleeps like this.

FuzzyOwl Mon 28-Mar-16 19:35:28

We have had one since birth and my DD has slept eight hours per night from six weeks and 12 hours from eight weeks. I put it all down to the sleepyhead! It is perfect for going on holiday as well since it fits in a suitcase or even to pop in the car for naps whilst visiting friends/family.

I use a cot bed sheet over it as added protection. I think it lasted until DD was about 7.5 months and then she moved onto the grand which she is still in.

MargaretCabbage Mon 28-Mar-16 19:40:27

Ours was priceless. DS slept in it until he was about 10 months old and then we switched to a Grand.

We didn't bother with extra covers, we just covered it with extra large muslin cloths. The Grand fits perfectly inside a toddler duvet cover too.

Dixiechick17 Mon 28-Mar-16 20:01:20

We have loved it, it hasn't created a baby that sleeps through the night but she settles very well in it and it was great for occasions where we co slept before she started crawling. We now have the Sleepyhead Grande, both have also been great when we have been away and taken a travel cot as they fit in it and keep them snug smile

Dixiechick17 Mon 28-Mar-16 20:02:31

I have also been offered fifty pounds for my first one, and my friend sold hers for fifty on ebay, pretty good return.

HairyBoob Mon 28-Mar-16 20:08:30

: thread hijack - apologies OP! :

I had considered putting a muzzy / sheet over ours but was worried about safe sleeping. Is it ok to do this? I know this makes me sound daft.

Dixiechick17 Mon 28-Mar-16 20:11:36

Hi hairy
I know people that do this, my cousin is using my smaller one at the moment and has a muslin over it. Personally I just bought an extra cover, but I have an anxious nature, so am not the best person to advise.

HairyBoob Mon 28-Mar-16 20:13:34

Ditto, dixie!

shalalala Mon 28-Mar-16 21:06:57

Thanks all! Have bought one! Made the most of a £75 offer from NCT. Hope baby likes it when she arrives in 6 weeks x

Notsure1234 Mon 28-Mar-16 21:21:16

It's row best piece of baby equipment we bought. He settles so easily but I don't know how he would have slept if we never had it as he's used it from 4 days old. He looked lost in his crib and liked the snug feeling of the sleepyhead. We use a muslin too.

He's 5 months and is getting a big big for it now but hoping I won't need the next size up and I can wean him off it. If I have to pay out for the grande I know it'll be worth it though

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