Red Castle Cocoonababy Nest, White
This product looks good. John Lewis had the most competitive price and delivery was swift. Not had a chance to use it yet as baby not here until April. Am hopeful it will live up to other people's reviews - only reason I did not give it 5 stars as I have not tested it yet.
06 March 2014
My baby hasn't taken to his moses basket so I bought this in the hope of getting him to sleep somewhere other than mine or my husband's arms. Thankfully it's worked.
The soft fabric is very comfortable to the touch so must be nice to nestle in for a baby. Expensive but worth it.
05 March 2014
Felt like a life saver!
We started out with our baby daughter in a Moses basket for the first few weeks, the cocoonababy was a gift from my parents. We were struggling to put the baby down as she would only sleep in our arms or on us! Week 3 was close to unbearable as she would not go down even for 10mins without crying! We popped her in the cacoonababy as we'd tried everything else and she slept undisturbed for 3 hours straight away!! Since then we have never looked back, we were absolutely amazed we could even put our daughter in the cacoonababy with her eyes wide open and she would get her self off to sleep unaided!! It felt like a miracle and certainly a life saver as sleep deprivation is just not nice!! I know this item is a little on the expensive side but from my own experience you would pay anything for a good nights sleep so we wouldn't be without this item! Can't recommend highly enough!
24 February 2014
We bought this in desperation as our baby wouldn't settle in her Moses basket. It has made a huge difference & she now settles more quickly & sleeps soundly as do the rest of the family! It is expensive but definitely worth it for a better night's sleep for everyone.
12 February 2014
Wouldn't be without it!
We bought this when our baby boy was about 8 weeks old to try to get him to sleep in his crib. Up until this point he would only sleep on our chest and would wake up and cry every time we tried to put him down. He suffers from reflux and really didn't like being laid flat. In desperation for some sleep we thought we'd try the cocoonababy and it was amazing. It took a few attempts but ever since we started using this he has slept in his crib without a problem. Would definitely recommend this product as although it is expensive I think it is worth every penny for our baby to be comfortable and happy and for us to get some sleep.
28 December 2013
Super Comfy end to sleepless nights
After struggling sleeplessly for 10nights to put my little one down to sleep this was a lifesaver! We had bought a made to measure mattress to fit in an old fashioned Moses basket... He screamed when we put him in it... We tried sleeping on sheepskin, in the carrycot of the pram and still it seemed that he would only sleep on my or my hubby's chest... Which clearly is not sustainable and took sleeping in shifts to a whole new level! We desperately sought alternatives and after much thought plumped for the cocoonababy... It seemed a little expensive especially if it didn't work out! We found that it was not stocked in store which would have been god to put our minds at rest before we bought but delivery to a nearby waitrose the next day sealed the deal for us! Needless to say we have not looked back since! 6weeks on baby is sleeping happily on the cocoonababy inside his Moses basket (I don't think it would fit inside most ours is a fair bit larger than the ones I've seen in the shops) however it could sit in a crib/cot on the floor on the bed next to you(if you kick your other half out!)
It is easy to take with you if you are away overnight Easy to move around the house so baby is always close by.
My baby doesn't like the strap around the middle and IMO it is not necessary (the 1st version of this didn't include this extra) the only concern I have is that at 6weeks old I can't see my little one fitting in this much longer... He was a very large baby tho and is outgrowing most brands 0-3month clothes already!
Overall a complete lifesaver for us and my only complaint would be they don't make adult sized versions as it looks so comfy!!
18 December 2013
Wouldn't be without one!
We used the cocoonababy from birth and our baby is now 4 months old and still using it although he is starting to get a bit too big.
He has always slept like a dream in it, for both naps and at night. At three months he started sleeping through the night so we really can't complain.
The cocoonababy is light enough to move around the house easily during the early days when you want to keep them with you so you won't need a Moses basket as well. I also use mine to keep him happy when I go to yoga classes and while I shower.
Can't recommend it highly enough!
27 July 2013
fab fab fab!
I bought this when my little boy was 5 weeks old. He had reflux and needed to be cuddled/cradled for quite a while before putting down in his moses basket. He woke up every time I put him down so I was co-sleeping and having rubbish sleep all the time - very tiring with 2 other children. I was unsure if this would work given he was already 5 weeks old and all the other reviews were about newborns. By night 2 in the cocoonababy he was sleeping 3 hour stints and shortly followed by longer.
It seems to "cuddle" the baby unlike a moses basket, and he just looks so comfortable. The head is raised so is excellent for reflux.
I also feel that I can access him better than if he is in a moses basket. If he is a bit unsettled I can lie next to him.
My only concern is how well he will transfer to the cot when he is 4 months old now that he's used to sleeping in something so comfy.
I wish I'd had this for my first child who could never be put down to sleep!! Money VERY well spent when you think that good sleep keeps you sane when you're parenting a newborn!
26 July 2013