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10/06/2013 at 15:35
Henry just wont sleep anywhere but in bed with me / on me. im not adverse to co sleeping i just want him to be safe. Ive been looking for ideas to help us out and came accriss Sleepyhead Pods. Has anyone used one of these?
Also any sleep advice greatly appreciated!
10/06/2013 at 15:42
I've never heard of them. I just used a normal bedguard on our bed and moved my pillows away from baby. Put baby on top of the quilt too then I knew there was no way they could fall off bed or be smothered by my quilt or pillow
10/06/2013 at 15:59
We had one and it was a godsend!!! It meant Ben could sleep on our bed but in his own little bed. We've actually reverted back to using it now as he was attempting to roll in his sleep and getting stuck so kept waking up.
10/06/2013 at 16:00
That's kind of what I'm doing at the moment. I just wondered if this would help to then transfer to crib and encourage him to use it.
10/06/2013 at 16:02
Noodle does Ben sleep in your bed all the time ?
I saw a cheaper version called a poddlepod but I was concerned that he wouldn't be able to roll or turn head if sick ??
Thinking the other is safer?
10/06/2013 at 16:07
Ill get something like this for no3.have heard good things about poddle pods
10/06/2013 at 16:12
Not anymore when he was really little he slept on our bed, the we slowly started the transistion to the crib, by putting the sleepyhead into the crib then we got rid of the sleepyhead, he's now back in it but in the crib. For us it's been worth the money, he can turn his head and move to be sick etc. Ben has reflux as well so this enables us to tilt the crib and him not move down!! If you want I can post a photo of Ben in his when he was small!
10/06/2013 at 16:26
I've ordered a poddlepod but they take 7-10 days to be made so not got in yet but if I remember I will let you know what it's like. I'm not getting it for co sleeping but will use it in the crib if it fits x
10/06/2013 at 17:24
Yes please Noodle that would be great thanks.
I'm probably over thinking it all, I tend to do that, but just anxious about it all.
10/06/2013 at 17:30
This is when Ben was about 5 days old I think!
10/06/2013 at 17:32
Sorry it's huge. We used to put a muslin under his head in case he was sick as they are a pain in the bum to get back in after going in the wash! For us it was one of the best baby purchases we made. Like I said bens still in his now and he's a chunky 5 month old!!!
10/06/2013 at 17:35
Aw he looks so cosy! Henry is a month old now and already 11lb 12oz but I think he would still fit for a while then.
Thank you x
10/06/2013 at 17:37
Bens nearly 18lb so you've probably got a while left!
10/06/2013 at 18:00
What about hiring a proper bedside crib from the NCT ? It isn't much more expensive and it would last a lot long I would have thought.
10/06/2013 at 18:02
I hadn't thought of that. I'm not sure whether its the security of being cocooned or if he just hates the crib though
10/06/2013 at 18:15
I've not heard of these, but wow -just read the reviews on John Lewis, it sounds like a life saver for the early days. I am soooo tempted!
10/06/2013 at 18:21
The reviews are great aren't they. I now te official sleepyhead is a lot more tan the poddlepod alternative but I just think it looks better quality and safer, not sure why.
10/06/2013 at 18:27
I use a poddle pod with E (well actually a toddle pod, the toddler version). We do co sleep with her in it, but really got it to help her sleep better (which it has, thank god!) and to help transition her to her own cot.
10/06/2013 at 18:28
Oh and next time around, I'm so getting a poddle pod from birth, they're genius!
10/06/2013 at 18:52
there is a massive difference in price, hey?! I think I could convince H for £20, not sure about £90!!
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