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Are sleepyheads safe for overnight sleeping?

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Mama246 Thu 06-Aug-20 11:23:00

NHS say no sleep nests or pods for overnight sleeping but apparently sleepyhead is the only one that has been approved? Just trying to do some research and getting mixed information?

From customers I have only ever heard of positive reviews for both overnight sleeping, supervised naps during day and travelling etc

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AldiAisleofCrap Thu 06-Aug-20 11:23:51

No definitely not , look at the lullaby trust.

AldiAisleofCrap Thu 06-Aug-20 11:24:59

And this article is the tragic case of an Australian baby who died.
www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.kidspot.com.au/baby/newborn/newborn-sleep/devastated-mums-warning-she-suffocated-in-this-stupid-stupid-bed/news-story/9e3d8f9273bbb8e27cb0daa38246c410

mistletoeprickles Thu 06-Aug-20 11:48:21

Definatley not recommended by the lullaby trust. their website has a lot of good information

MichelleOR84 Thu 06-Aug-20 12:28:25

They are not recommended for overnight but for supervised naps they are so handy!! I highly recommend!!!!!!!

Mama246 Thu 06-Aug-20 12:29:16

Thank you @AldiAisleofCrap @mistletoeprickles I will take a look at the lullaby trust

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Mama246 Thu 06-Aug-20 12:35:31

Thanks @MichelleOR84 It’s been highly recommended a lot from what I’ve seen, I’m really early in my pregnancy and getting excited looking at all the baby things, lots of time to decide but they do seem very handy while supervised and travelling to friends and family’s during day!

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lemorella Thu 06-Aug-20 12:51:53

I used a sleepyhead and loved it.

The outside and inner materials are breathable (I tried breathing through it myself when I bought it) I placed mine inside my next to me crib at night and then had it on the sofa downstairs in the day.

The Australian sleep pod story a PP has posted doesn't look like a sleepyhead - it's quite soft looking like a cushion. Also the baby was in a swaddle inside a sleep pod - I certainly wouldn't do that (don't like the idea of swaddles at all).

There have been no deaths due to sleepyheads.

FizzingWhizzbee123 Thu 06-Aug-20 14:18:08

The Sleepyhead packaging itself says it’s not suitable for unsupervised sleeping. It’s not just whether it’s a suffocation risk, it can contribute to overheating which increases SIDS risk.

Look into Love to Dream arms up swaddles. We have great success with these and essentially do the same thing (keep baby feeling snug and womb like).

FelicityBob Thu 06-Aug-20 14:27:32

No. A safe cot is an empty cot

BeingATwatItsABingThing Thu 06-Aug-20 14:31:39

Someone shared this when talking about the Sleepyhead and I thought it was so useful!

www.lullabytrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/The-Lullaby-Trust-Product-Guide-Web.pdf

It’s just not worth the risk to me. I would never forgive myself if I ignored the expert advice.

linerforlife Thu 06-Aug-20 14:36:07

The purflo baby bed is a similar concept but certified safe for sleeping. Has a firm base and mesh cover. Take a look at that instead unless you're determined to have the sleepyhead brand name on it!

chubbyhotchoc Thu 06-Aug-20 14:40:15

I used one in a co sleeper, in the same room as me with a breathing/ movement monitor. Most sleep solutions involve some sort of risk. Babies not sleeping and keeping you up all night is risky because you're more likely to drop them or roll on them because you're exhausted.

chubbyhotchoc Thu 06-Aug-20 14:51:19

@AldiAisleofCrap the woman was asleep In another room so there was more than
Just the bed that was a risk factor

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