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Opinions on Sleepyhead

(12 Posts)
Missingcaffeine Sat 09-Apr-16 13:10:34

I'm due baby number 2 and heard lots of wonderful things about the Sleepyhead and how it helps babies who don't sleep well to sleep - so I was thinking about getting one as baby number 1 was a terrible sleeper!

However, I've just been told by a friend who is also expecting that her ante-natal midwife told her these are not recommended and they are really against them as can put baby at risk of cot death and was saying the lullaby trust doesn't recommend them?

Does anyone know more about this? I'm going to try to do some research now.

JellyBaby26 Sat 09-Apr-16 13:14:47

Why don't you wait and see how this baby sleeps? It's an expense if you don't really need it.

I haven't heard of the cot death thing and 80% of parents I know use them and rave about them.

Bessie111 Sat 09-Apr-16 15:48:16

Just bought one for dc3. Dc2 didn't let me sleep more than 2hrs in 10mths and I went potty, would have done anything in end!! Basically no one recommends any sleep aids, I read the safety testing and was satisfied, plan to use common sense, think that's the best you can do. Reviews are outstanding so hope you get some responses on here, I'd be interested! Good luck x

Junosmum Sat 09-Apr-16 16:22:30

The actual sleepyhead brand has been tested for over night sleeping where as sleeypyhead-type products made by other manufacturers haven't.

DS wouldn't sleep unless on me or DH or co-sleeping with his nose pressed up against my boob. The sleepyhead was a miracle cure but he now spends 90% of his nights in it, where as before it was less than 10%.

I would recommend one, but not until you know how baby is sleeping.

NHKX2 Sat 09-Apr-16 17:23:31

I agree with previous comments to see how your baby sleeps before investing. We ended up buying one when our baby was 7 weeks since she just wasn't settling in her cot at night and I always ended up holding her all night long. As soon as we got the Sleepyhead she started sleeping up to 5 hours at a time. Magic for us! Wish we had bought it sooner, but we didn't want to invest if we didn't need it. All of my friends with babies have one and all agree it's worked wonders. I've never heard that it increases cot death risk. It's certainly safer than me holding my baby all night and falling asleep whilst doing so.

I've also read you shouldn't buy one second hand but screw that. I got it for £53 on eBay and saved a fortune.

SpeakNoWords Sat 09-Apr-16 17:37:51

We bought one as DS1 would not be put down, and it was really helpful. I don't think I'd buy one in advance though given that they're not cheap, and the spare covers are also quite expensive. You may find your baby sleeps fine and you don't need it at all.

The actual sleepyhead brand had passed all the relevant safety checks and is suitable for overnight use. The Lullaby Trust don't recommend any product, they simply state that all a baby needs to sleep on is a firm flat mattress that is in good condition and clean. Pillows and loose bedding like duvets are not recommended. I didn't feel that the sleepyhead came under those categories and I was happy to use it.

curlywurly4 Sat 09-Apr-16 18:28:20

Not sure if be happy to use the snooze pod. It's not a firm of flat surface and I would t take the risk personally.

dakin1 Sat 09-Apr-16 19:18:44

PurFlo breathable nest is basically the same thing but half the price. You can only use up to about 5 months but worth every penny. They are about £40.

DrRanjsRightEyebrow Sat 09-Apr-16 19:22:46

Loved our one. Ds (2.5) sleeps in the bigger one now for his naps. But what was reslly useful was a baby hammock. He slept better in that than anything else. I think as he had reflux and the position of his body in it was better thab being totally flat on his back.

Dixiechick17 Sat 09-Apr-16 20:55:38

Loved ours and now our DD sleeps in the sleepyhead grande, I researched and was happy with the testing done on the sleepyhead and that it was one of the only products allowed for overnight sleeping, others were just for naps. We bought it when DD was two weeks old and it was great. My HV never had any concerns with it, and it made for safe co sleeping before she could move about. I was extremely anxious about SIDS for no reason other than being a first time Mum, but as said I felt comfortable with the sleepyhead, she was unable to roll onto her front or side in the small one which put me at ease.

Philoslothy Sat 09-Apr-16 20:59:54

We rolled a towel and arched it over their head. Put the towel under the sheet. Probably similar risk to sleepyhead but free. However babies were breastfed and in our room which minimsed the risk. With our latest we used a which reduced the risk further

Philoslothy Sat 09-Apr-16 21:07:22

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