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27/04/2014 at 20:18
I'm intrigued by these. What's so good about them?
27/04/2014 at 20:27
I ummed and arrhhed before I bought one and now love it. G uses it in the house to go to sleep in. I use it especially in the evening as she used to fall asleep downstairs and always woke up as I carried her to bed, I now carry her up in the pod and she doesn't wake. I use it when I go to my Mum's, Aunty's, friends, grandmas as its like carrying a pillow but gives me somewhere to put her down thats flat and she's happy in. I also intend to take it on holiday for the same reason.
When G is having a restless night I put in bed next to me with her in and then when she drops off transfer her to her bed without waking her as I found by cuddling her to sleep and then trying to get her to bed she awoke everytime I put her down. I've also heard its great for when they first go in their own cot and are still so small in a big cot.
I use it every day without fail so I can say for me it's been a great buy.
28/04/2014 at 19:42
Thanks BLL, from what I've read people really rate them. I'm wondering if I would be able to used a Toddlepod from newborn, then I wouldn't have to worry about switching over. Then again, I could just buy one for L and see how that goes!
28/04/2014 at 20:09
I love our poddlepod, we've used it every day since T was about 2 weeks old . He is quite a long baby and at 12 weeks is going to outgrow it before long which is a bit disappointing as it was meant to be upto 6 months, so may be more economical to get a toddle pod!
28/04/2014 at 20:34
I loved ours but if you get a good sleeper then I don't think they are totally necessary. I have both poddle and toddle. The poddle was great to let him snooze downstairs with us when he was small and then lift him in the pod upstairs when we went to bed.
28/04/2014 at 21:38
O was so tiny when we brought him home he was lost even in his crib. I spent the whole of the first night checking him as he had pulled his knees up and toppled himself over and was near the bars or just wriggling around in the covers. We ordered a poddlepod after the second night and he has slept in if every single night and also for a lot of day naps ever since. He is 20 weeks now and still sleeping in it no problem. Were just back from a weeks holiday to visit family and he slept in it next to me on top of a double bed with no issues.
When he was little he would also fall asleep in it downstairs and my H would carry him up and put him straight into the crib in the pod. I discovered quickly that O is a side sleeper so this way I can put him down on his side and he is safe and supported without him falling forward onto his face.
TP I was meaning to ask you, did you use your toddle pod in F's cot or just put him straight in it flat on the matress? I wasn't sure if the toddle pod and cotbed was more of a concern as O will be more mobile and I know the risk of an ill fitting mattress, not sure if this would be a similar concern?
28/04/2014 at 22:31
question ladies if I may, I've just bought one and noticed it says that the bit the baby lies on isn't padded, so will feel as if the surface it is laid on. I have wood flooring. Do those with wood flooring just put them on the sofa? has anyone bought the rocking stand? Many thanks
28/04/2014 at 22:51
We always put it on the sofa but have in the last few days started putting him in it on the floor or dining table and found he actually prefers that, the little weirdo! :-)
28/04/2014 at 23:09
ha Rose that's quite funny
29/04/2014 at 02:49
29/04/2014 at 05:07
Deedee he did use it in his cot until 9 1/2 months but then he was able to get out the pod so it became dangerous.
Ceejay baby won't feel the surface they are on.
29/04/2014 at 06:08
I'd not use it straight on a wooden floor tbh, on a rug yes.
We use ours on the couch for downstairs naps, the toddle pod which at 3 months she is quite big in so not sure how long people get out of a poddle pod. It has been useful and it saves me having to cart about the carrycot etc.
Oh and they look very cute!
29/04/2014 at 07:05
We used the poddle until 5 months if that's useful to know and he was a big centile wise sitting at the 75th and 8lb at birth.
29/04/2014 at 08:21
This is M today at 3m and at a few days old in the toddle x
29/04/2014 at 08:33
And just because she woke up she wanted to say hello :-)
29/04/2014 at 08:47
Thanks TP is there a huge size difference between the two?
CK m is so cute and getting big! Is that your dog curled up at her feet!?
29/04/2014 at 10:13
We bought ours when S was about 3 or 4 weeks old and it's the best thing we ever bought. She was lost in her moses basket and hated sleeping in it, then as soon as we got the pod, she slept brilliantly. We only used it inside the moses for a couple of weeks until she got big enough to fit normally in the moses basket. We used it downstairs for naps until she was about 6 months old, and she's a pretty big baby. We'd put it on the rocking armchair so we could give her a bit of a rock if she needed. We also took it away when we went overnight as the travel cot seemed so huge for such a tiny baby.
29/04/2014 at 10:48
It's only 8" longer and 3" wider so not hugely different. I'm not sure if F will fit in it at 3 years old like it suggests!
29/04/2014 at 13:14
Mdd - It is indeed, she is never far from a comfy spot!
29/04/2014 at 13:18
CK - she is gorgeous!
I am going to buy a poddlepod and then when to small will invest in the toddlepod and sell it on, they have a good re-sale value and seeing as we don't have a lot to buy for this baby I think it is a nice to have!
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