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25/03/2014 at 21:33
25/03/2014 at 22:20
I'm sure someone said the other day they are not for overnight sleeps. I was going to get a toddle one but that put me off!
26/03/2014 at 06:58
wOBs....I was tempted for the newbie following the trend on here but if it's now not recommended for overnight sleep I can't justify the money. It's a tough one, could you perhaps message poddle pod or the lullaby trust for their answers?
26/03/2014 at 07:07
26/03/2014 at 07:13
Iv just looked on website (very premature I know lol) but was just up early and browsing and it seems not suitable as it says they should be attended in it at all times and that won't happen at night.
26/03/2014 at 08:48
Does anyone know why they're not recommended for overnight? O has slept in his every night since he was just over a week old (so weighed about 5 and a half lb!) the alternative to me was far more risky, he suffered very badly from wind and was far too small for grobags so he would pull his knees right up and the weight of his body would tumble him onto his side. That's and wriggling around meant that the 2 nights he slept at home without it I spent the whole night moving him around the crib and trying to settle him and keep the covers away from his face (not easy when he was so small).
We quickly realised he wants to sleep on his side so when he was a bit bigger we started putting him in the pod on his side, he's completely supported and can't roll over as he's in the 'dip'.
I showed it to the MW and HV as I was such a worrier about everything and they were both (seperately) in agreement that it was a safe environment for O to sleep. His nose and mouth are never covered and he is comfortable. I'm not sure I see where the risk is? I'm
maybe being naive here!
26/03/2014 at 08:51
26/03/2014 at 09:02
I'm feeding at the mo so can't move but the info that arrived with the pod explains what happens should baby roll face into the side and how the design means they won't suffocate. I'll dig it out and come back!
26/03/2014 at 09:03
O's head is on the surround bit so there's nothing at the side for his face to be against. When he was tiny and fitted right in the middle I put him down on his back, plus it sort of weighs down with their body weight and he was so light it hardly moved do again the sides weren't particularly raised anywhere near his face.
This is O lying in his right now
The he only way I could see an issue would be if he could push himself up, get turned over and end up on his tummy but if he was able to do that he would be able to turn his head to the side anyway or would cry out if he got 'stuck' on his front.
The logic on the night sleeping doesn't make sense either, the poddle pods designed up to 6months which, by sids guidelines, the baby should be in the room beside you anyway so you would hear if they were stirring about as your in the room beside them all night. I leave O more during the day sleeping in it to nip to the loo or something!
26/03/2014 at 09:53
I used it until 9 months and knew it wasn't ever recommended for overnight sleeps but I had no concerns AT ALL. I stopped using it when he could turn in it as then I decided it wasn't ideal but more from the point he was getting stuck between the pod and the cot.
26/03/2014 at 10:06
The little slip I had in mine when I bought it (about August last year maybe) said that it was designed so that it woudln't shape around their faces. It's quite a sturdy/stiff type of foam, so if you imagine their face up against it, it wouldn't envelope their nose and mouth if that makes sense. We used it for overnight sleeping in the moses basket from about 2 weeks to 6 weeks and for daytime naps on an armchair until about 5 months.
26/03/2014 at 10:37
Thanks everyone. Perhaps it was the leaflet it came with that said about it being safe, and also something about using it for co-sleeping too - I'm adamant I read enough to reassure me it was safe to use, and agree we had no issues or concerns with S. However, I'm not a fan of anecdotal evidence when it comes to safety, so won't be using it overnight if we have another, unless the guidance with them changes, and I have let my friend know. I think they probably are just covering themselves though, like AR says, it's a tough one to call.
SP - It would be interesting to see what the leaflet actually says, thanks. I have no idea where mine is!
MDD - That's how Sam slept as well, due to his reflux, but I think the pod people recommend sleeping in the empty nest bit rather than propped, so I still don't think there is much risk due to the light fabric. I am obviously no expert though!
26/03/2014 at 14:10
Lamby it basically says what knees said! The pillow won't envelop baby's face even if they did turn into it. F rarely moves in his sleep anyway other than throwing his hands about! I have to say that he sleeps better in his pod than anywhere!
26/03/2014 at 14:11
Missdeedee I LOVE that photo of O! He looks so cosy!
26/03/2014 at 15:29
Interesting. I've been looking at these too. I suppose it's like with anything, you have to weigh up the risks. Nothing to add, but would you recommend a poddle or toddle size? I have big babies and I'm concerned how long it'd last... They look so comfy, I'd quite like one for myself!
26/03/2014 at 15:35
I used ours at night up until about 9 weeks in the moses basket until F got fed up of being in it at night. There was never any problems or worry on my part in regard to safety. He still uses it for naps to sleep on downstairs at 13 weeks. The sides dont come up high enough to cover his face when he turns his head. I guess they are just covering their backs by saying that. Id use one again and again. It was a godsend when he was so tiny, he fit so snug in it.
26/03/2014 at 20:20
We use ours for downstairs naps
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