We have a sleepyhead for DS2. He's a better sleeper than DS1 ( not difficult) but not sure how much is due to the sleepyhead. I like it but not sure I'll join the legions of people who rave about them!
Yeah, I had one, it was great. Daughter stayed in it until she was about five months.
Junosmum, you could try making a little nest using a rolled up blanket or towel under the sheet. When they are really tiny they tend to just want to be on you, but a u-shaped nest can help settle them in a crib.
I have one, with a sleepyhead in it. It is really nicely made. I have loved that I can just reach across and touch him, hold his hand etc. I'm too nervous to fully co sleep whilst he's so tiny so this feels like the next best thing. I had visions of sleepily pulling him across to feed but I end up getting up to change his nappy anyway and the sleepyhead, which he loves, gets in the way a bit anyway. You do have to shuffle down the bed but after a c section I found the wooden post handy for lifting myself up. I miss my bedside table too. Also it puts you very very close to the snuffles/grunts etc. I can't imagine not having it or moving him now.
We used it too- until 7 mths! love it and it looks so cool which is a bonus.
re the bum shuffling- i didnt actually fully attach it to the bed with the straps- that way you are able to gently push it out of the way to get out of the bed, thereby avoiding the horrible bum shuffle.
The NCT are offering bednest hire for £69 at the moment (with new mattress etc). I'm thinking about doing this rather than buying a co-sleeper, mostly for the cost - think the snuzpod etc has good resale value but it depends how organised I am for selling it in a year or so.
My DD has just grown out of her snuzpod almost used it for 6 months. Really loved it, so stylish and want to use again when we have 2nd DC. It was really comforting to have her so close to me at night, and knowing she was safe. And easy to build and use.
Agree with MaisieDotes about losing the bedside table. But I see that they’ve got a new product called the pocket now. Which means the next time I use the snuzpod I’ll be able to store things in there for the night like the bottle and nappies, and some of my own things as well.