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Sleepyhead or alternative baby nest/pod

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gigi556 · 10/05/2017 11:47

Not sure if I'm posting in the right place...

I am due in a couple of weeks and want to be realistic about the possibility of co-sleeping (I know it's not recommended...).

I like the idea of theses Sleepyhead baby pods but they seem extremely expensive for what they are. Are you just paying for a name or is there something that sets them apart from other baby nest/pods. You seem to be able to get alternative ones on Amazon or Etsy for a fraction of the cost.

I'm going to wait and see if we can get baby to sleep in the moses basket or crib before buying one, but just wondered if anyone had any experience of these and their thoughts.


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10storeylovesong · 10/05/2017 13:52

We used a poddle pod which is I think slightly cheaper. It honestly saved my sanity as was the only thing ds would sleep in and is the one baby item I recommend to everyone!

MiniMaxi · 10/05/2017 14:03

Sleepyhead is brilliant!

We also had a cocoonababy but he grew out of it at 4 months. Sleepyhead lasts until 8 months ish

GummyGoddess · 10/05/2017 16:03

I want a sleepyhead grand. DS is 7 months and will only sleep for daytime naps in a pod I make out of my pregnancy pillow under the duvet.

minipie · 10/05/2017 16:26

Sleepyhead is fucking awesome.
Only danger is your baby will get so used to it they won't sleep in the buggy and so you will never leave the house as you've got so used to the 2+ hour naps they will do in the Sleepyhead.

I believe they (and cocoonababy) are the only ones which say they are ok for nighttime sleeping, all the others say naps only. Not sure what the actual physical difference is though.

LapinR0se · 10/05/2017 16:28

My baby hated the cocoonababy, screamed blue murder in it.
Am considering a sleepyhead this time round!

oliversmummy26 · 10/05/2017 16:46

I've been looking at the Pur Flo pods, very similar to sleepyhead, but with a mesh bottom and a lot cheaper than the sleepyhead.

I'm going to hire a bed nest side sleeping cot though, so going to try that first and then decide if I need pod once I see how baby sleeps. My biggest worry is getting him too used to a pod that he won't sleep anywhere else.

Lemondrop09 · 10/05/2017 17:00

Just be careful you pick one that had been approved for overnight sleeping. Most cheaper ones, like the Poddle Pod haven't, where as the Sleepyhead has. The Purflo is supposed to be breathable. I have no experience of them yet but think I'll end up getting a Sleepyhead when baby is here if he won't sleep.

TheSleeperandTheSpindle · 10/05/2017 17:08

Our sleepyhead is a godsend! DS is now 6 months and has started to roll and outgrow his sleepyhead so I had the stupid idea of trying him in his cot without the sleepyhead - what a mistake that was! His eyes pinged open as soon as I put him down and then he proceeded to fart arse around in his cot until he was the other way up Hmm Took an hour to resettle him so I'm clinging on to the sleepyhead for dear life, I've just unclipped the bottom so he has more room.

You can pick them up quite cheap second hand on ebay etc and as all parts can be washed it might be worth looking on there?

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