We have been using our Sleepyhead Deluxe+ pod ever since Freddie was born back in early January. I have to admit, it’s probably the most used piece of baby equipment that we have at home. I had heard great things about them before and during my pregnancy and wasn’t sure if it would really live up to the hype but I’m afraid it does and I love it!
We never intended to use the Sleepyhead in Freddie’s co-sleeping crib at night and this is something we’ve stuck with since he was born. I know some people use them at night but this isn’t something we have done. We have always used the Sleepyhead during the day when we’re at home. Most of the time, our Sleepyhead lives on our sofa in the lounge and whenever Freddie is tired and in need of a nap, we pop him in it and he settles really well and is soon asleep.
Here’s my five reasons why I love our Sleepyhead Deluxe+
- It’s lightweight and portable – I love that the Sleepyhead is easy to carry. It has carry handles on the top and sides which allow you to move the Sleepyhead easily. It can go in the car when travelling and although it’s a good size, it’s not heavy at all. I often take our Sleepyhead into the bathroom for Freddie to lie in on the floor when I need a shower. I know he’s safe and he’ll often doze off in it.
- The cover is removable and machine washable – Babies leak no matter how careful you are at putting a muslin under their heads to catch potential dribble or sick up. There’s always the leaks from the other end too!
- It can be used for tummy time – Tummy time is an important part of baby’s development and whilst my boys have always hated being on their tummy, we’ve been using the Sleepyhead as part of this activity. You can pop your baby with their chest on the rounded bumper with their arms out in front of them and this will help to build up their strength.
- It’s a snug environment for babies to lie/sleep in – We’ve been using the Sleepyhead since Freddie came home from hospital and he’s almost always fallen asleep in it. Most cribs or Moses baskets have raised sides and if you’re sitting down on the sofa (which I did a lot post c-section) you’ll want to see your baby at a glance. We popped the Sleepyhead on our sofa and we were able to see Freddie from anywhere in the room. The protective raised sides cocoon the baby but don’t restrict your view and allow your baby to feel safe and snug.
- Freddie sleeps well in it – Ultimately, if my baby boy sleeps well in it, I love it! Freddie has slept well in his Sleepyhead since birth and whenever he has fallen asleep on us and we transfer him into the Sleepyhead to continue with his nap, he usually stays asleep allowing us to get up off the sofa, pop the kettle on and get stuff done around the house. I know he’s safe in it (although will need to pop it on the floor when he begins to roll over) so it gives me peace of mind too!
The Sleepyhead Deluxe+ is intended for use up to 8 months old and is available in lots of different designs. You can also get replacement covers for them too at an additional cost as well as a mobile toy arch and hanging toy sets. However, they’re not cheap (retailing at £135 for the Deluxe+) so it’s an expensive item which some budgets may not allow for but we wouldn’t be without ours. It’s provided a safe space for our Freddie to sleep, it’s portable and we use it every single day! Had we not received one to review, I would have definitely bought one.
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