Sleepyhead Deluxe Bed Guard, White
Lovely item, expensive & not very baby friendly!
Ordered this to make daughter feel more snug as she was a baby that loved to be held, it is fab for making her snug, however I doubt it will last her until she is 8months & she is an average size baby and at 5 weeks old she is already looking more 'snug' in it.
The cover is a heavy quality fabric, which is machine washable, washes lovely however it isn't able to be tumbled dried, which given it is for a baby is a major drawback, baby's vomit & nappies leak which means the cover needs removing & can take an age to dry.
On this note it is also important to note the cover actually acts as the most important part as it holds the mattress & outside roll together, without the cover the whole thing does not stay together, therefore an additional cover is required & keep your fingers crossed that your baby is only sick once & waits until the 1st cover dries, which may take a while given the thick material.
Also the cover isn't the easiest to put on & you may be disappointed to discover that inside the cover are 2 very basic padded parts, 1 the mattress & 1 the roll & the cover holds them together, I was expecting a pretty custom made hi tech mattress for the price, obviously the money is invested on the thick (unable to tumble dry) cover!
Overall I really like the product, (although my review is mostly negative) it's expensive for what it actually is & could be improved by making it more baby friendly.
14 October 2014
Our best baby purchase
An amazing product, baby always seems happy and comfortable in it. It is really handy as he can be settled downstairs and lifted upstairs into his crib without disturbing. Many friends have now bought one on our recommendation.
16 September 2014
Worth every penny
I came across the sleepyhead on this website and after reading the reviews I just knew it was a better option than a Moses basket. Our son has slept in his since day one, and from birth he has slept well. Even after night feeds he would just go straight back to sleep and never wanted to stay awake. It might be we were just lucky but I can't help thinking the sleepyhead helped. My friend had a child a few weeks after me and had a Moses basket.......after 4 weeks of no sleep she bought the sleepyhead and it really transformed things for her. I didn't buy extra covers, instead a put a cot fitted sheet around it, which can be easily removed and washed. My son is a big boy and it won't last until 8 months...... The grand version is already purchased. People mention that it's expensive, but the price of a decent Moses basket, bedding and stand is about the same and far less portable than this. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend
23 August 2014
Worth every penny if this continues
4 month sleep regression, desperate parents - seemingly solved by this wonderful product.
Our daughter was always a good sleeper, until she learned to roll over in the last month, this caused many sleepless nights, where she would only sleep when next to me on our bed, being the watch for her all night ended up with me not sleeping well for weeks.
I was very nervous about spending so much on something when many reviews say they are outgrown before 8mth.
I can confirm my daughter is 4.5mth, 25th centile, 6kilo, and fits well in the pod, the end needs to be open for her feet and the sides fit perfectly, she loves it in there. It operates by keeping her on her back to sleep (rolling over into a face plant was waking her up 10s of times a night) and snuggled in so I guess she feels like she is between us. It seems to keep her much warmer (the cooler nights were also proving problematic in her big empty cot) this combined with grobag is perfect.
The pod is beautifully made, you can feel and see the quality of the materials. I would never buy a cheap alternative when this is something that goes into my baby's cot. The expense is caused I assume by the the research, testing and production of the materials that make this a safe option.
I also needed a travel cot as we are off on holiday this weekend, and this will be ideal to just pop into any cot offered by the accommodation so that she is in her own safe little pod rather than on a used mattress.
Now the best bit. She slept! Oh she slept! And so I slept, and today is beautiful! Only a sleep deprived parent can appreciate that cry of joy!
She even slept in past when I got up - and I got to use the baby monitor for the first time ever (she's never slept without me there before) we might even start to win with daytime naps!
If this continues, this will be the best thing we've bought, and I will be buying the Grand when she outgrows this (I believe it has a fair few months to go yet) I will check back in in future
21 August 2014
This has been a fantastic purchase for our new baby. He loves the cocoon feeling and can settle anywhere. It fits in his crib for sleeping at night and in the day he can nap on the bed next to me while I chill out. Worth the money definitely. Tip for cleaning, don't put cover in tumble dryer.
29 July 2014
Best baby purchase
We didn't discover the Sleeepyhead until our son was nearly 4 months old - I wish that we'd bought it earlier!
As other reviewer have also said, it's transformed his night time sleeping. He would often fidget and wake himself up, not in the sleepyhead. He rolls over and has the comfort of it (without being restricting) and falls straight back to sleep. The first night we tried it he slept for 6 hours straight! Up to that point he would normally only manage 2 hours maximum.
We've been using the sleepyhead for roughly 7 weeks now. I think that it's helped our son to learn to fall back to sleep in the safety of a familiar environment rather than the big expanse of his cot.
Yes it's expensive but it literally buys you sleep - worth every penny for sleep deprived parents!
19 July 2014
Great for making baby feel snuggly
My daughter (19 weeks old) loves this as I think it helps her feel cuddled/ secure as she sleeps. We moved to the Sleepyhead after her Cocoonababy became too small. Given a 4 star instead of 5 as the only negative I can find with this product is the price of spare sheets.
08 July 2014
Best baby purchase
I read the reviews on the Sleepyhead and decided to purchase this over a moses basket, which seemed to me to have a short useful life. Friends insisted I would need a moses basket for the first few weeks because the baby would feel secure in it and I could take it with me from room to room so he would be with us wherever we were while he slept. I ignored all advice and went with my instinct and I was right, this has been hands down the best purchase we made.
Our son slept his best nights in the Sleepyhead. He felt completely at home in it from day one. He loved the coziness of it which kept him secure and cocooned but not restricted. We travelled with it not only from room to room, but from the UK to the in laws abroad and it provided him with a consistent familiar bed within a bed, so to speak. It took the place of a mattress in the rented crib nest we had for the first six months, it was also a familiar surround for nights spent in unfamiliar guest rooms, and subsequently helped him transition to the cot which suddenly felt vast in comparison to his crib.
My well meaning friends then got one by the second or third month, because their little ones simply wouldn't settle in the moses basket. It worked and they all wished they had bought one sooner!
Yes it is expensive but worth every penny. I would not necessarily buy extra covers for it. I did think the price of extra covers was over the top. We washed and tumble dried the original cover when needed and whilst the border bumper is a little tricky to zip back in initially, by the second or third time, it took just minutes to put back together.
Our son is now 7.5 months and has only just grown out of it. The tell tale was when he pushed himself over the top of the head area and rolled around and over it like it was not there; we knew then that it had served its fantastic purpose but he was ready to lay claim to the vast expanse of his cot. It is packed up, taking little storage space, ready for number two.
20 May 2014