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10/07/2014 at 05:05
Can I ask about them, I see them advertised everywhere and iv seen people rave about them so I feel it's worth looking into, but I don't understand them so if anyone could point out the pros and cons that'd be great. In my eyes I don't understand the big deal with them, what's to stop my toddler rampaging round and trying to pick up the baby??? I also can't see how it's safe in a cot. Have I totally got the wrong end of the stick? I feel I need to buy one as everyone raves about them but can't get passed the safety aspect but since iv never seen one irl then I'm probably missing its really good points. I looked on fsid and it just said not for prolonged sleeps but I just don't get them so if anyone has one can you tell me about them
10/07/2014 at 06:25
I'm glad you've asked this RF as I've been wondering the same! I'm not sure how practical one might be with F running riot around the house all day. But I can't help but want one!
10/07/2014 at 06:51
I love them, I have no worries about safety at all. If you get a non sleeping baby they are great I think. Portable as well if visiting people so baby always has somewhere to sleep or just chill on.
10/07/2014 at 06:54
Oh and mine went into the travel cot downstairs or crib upstairs. Occasionally on the couch but I wouldn't do that again incase the toddler pulled it off.
10/07/2014 at 07:30
Wg I'm sure there will be girly ones that's why we might need one
Tp thanks, during the day where does it go though? Surely toddler would have open access to baby?
If you put in the cot or Moses basket won't they get wedged down the side?? I'm prepared to buy anything though that'll help sleep but I'm not sure it would work for us with the other boys about but then don't know if I'm missing something.
10/07/2014 at 07:38
I used the travel cot in the day as it has a changing unit on it as well. Not sure what you mean about them getting wedged down the side. I've not used one in a Moses but certainly no wedging in the crib as baby can't move enough. It was only at 9 months my boy was getting out the pod and then stuck down the side of the pod and cotbed so I stopped using it. I don't like Moses baskets as a toddler/child/animal etc can easily knock them over so no different to a pod on the couch really in my eyes.
10/07/2014 at 07:41
I mean that i put the pod in the travel cot in the day. The pods are also good for co sleeping. I'd put the pod on the bed and then no covers near baby, no chance of me rolling onto etc.
10/07/2014 at 07:53
Can the baby roll off it though?? L was rolling at 14 weeks (Isaac barely rolled ever so would lie where you put him) is there a big dip in middle that they can't roll off it? I use the pram carry cot down stairs and I'm getting a bedside crib for upstairs. Is the pod as wide as the crib so they can't get stuck down the side (assuming I get a roller this time ), it'd only be really 6 months use though as surely it'd be too slim in the cot? And baby could then get stuck if rolled off?? I can't really visualise one iyswim iv asked around at play group and no one has one so I can nosey at it, I might wait till the crib comes and order one to try it out then send back if I'm not happy, although thinking about it il probably not use it in the day with Isaac running round in case there's an accident so it would only be at night so might not be worth it
10/07/2014 at 08:02
To be honest I just wouldn't get one trf. Doesn't sound like you are keen anyway and there aren't an essential item so just save your money.
10/07/2014 at 08:06
Ours goes on the couch. The kids arent alone with her long enough to pull it off, depends on the child I guess. Matilda has been rolling for ages and has never tried rolling in it.
10/07/2014 at 08:07
Yes I'm going to
Leave it I think as don't know enough to convince myself about them iyswim, was just really curious as have heard people say they are good (having a non sleeper for 3 years I wanted to look into everything) but I think when there's a doubt there then not worth trying it tbh
10/07/2014 at 09:01
My H and I were talking about whether might roll out of his but my H assured me he'd struggle to mobilise his body weight to tip himself up and over the side. He has a point!
10/07/2014 at 09:08
Haha, yes iv posted on another forum and someone's said it's like rolling up hill which is a very good point , I'm now overthinking getting her head stuck at the side and vomiting and choking so tbh it's best I leave it. I couldn't really find much online except forum posts maybe because they are quite new. The morrck was the big thing with L and I didn't buy it and bought it for Isaac and thought omg why didn't I have one of these for L, I don't want to miss out on some magical thing to help with sleep although maybe il get another Isaac who slept amazingly....but I doubt it
10/07/2014 at 09:22
They can't roll as there's a big dip in the middle so they're kind of wedged in. S was rolling from 3 months and was in it for daytime naps until just before 6 months. We used it in the moses (it just about wedged in) when she was really tiny and then kept it on the armchair downstairs for daytime naps. Not sure I'd do that with a toddler though. We also took it when we went to stay with people as she'd snooze in it during the evening before going to bed. If we were staying somewhere and using a travel cot we'd use it in there when she was tiny.
10/07/2014 at 10:23
Have you looked at sleepy heads?
I think this is SIDS approved but I could be wrong. It's basically the same thing but more than double the price.
10/07/2014 at 10:37
I felt/feel the same way TRF! Can't see how they are practical with a second baby TBH, I do frequently leave A for short periods of time (just wandering around the flat room-to-room IYSWIM) so this is what he is used to, and we're planning to use the pram carrycot for daytime naps so I can carry the newborn with me if I leave the room.
10/07/2014 at 11:10
I hadn't checked JP tp my cousin works in their nursery so il maybe ask her about them to see whatshe thinks
Saisi it's possibly because I haven't seen one, I was imagining a beanbag type thing with nothing in the middle which is obviously a no no, but like you il probably stick with the carrycot, tbh that's the only time we use that anyway so May as well get our monies worth
See I think it's going to be even more practical with number 2. I never used the carrycot indoors as I don't like the idea of putting baby on the floor and wouldn't put a carrycot on the couch unlike a pod. My H works away a lot so I'm going to be solo parenting and things like bathing the older one I can just move the pod into the bathroom. Yes a carrycot can be moved or a bouncer but I'd prefer not to be carrying either up and down stairs whereas a pod is light. If baby is sleeping I can then just move them in the pod into the crib when I go to bed without disturbing them.
10/07/2014 at 12:25
We have the sleepyhead, I didn't know about poddle pods, it was a lifesaver as I didn't want to co sleep but Ben wouldn't go in the crib so he went in the sleepyhead on top of our bed. They can't roll out of them, I even used it in the crib to stop him rolling when he was about 18 weeks as he'd get stuck on his own and the sleepyhead meant he didn't have enough room to roll and therefore slept better. If we have a second we'll use it again but I'd have the travel,cot downstairs for it to go in during the day, so it doesn't get trampled! I've got loads of pics of Benjamin when he was little in it if you want to see how it looks?
10/07/2014 at 12:43
Its nothing like a beanbag or even a pillow. It's much more sturdy and supportive than that and that's why I have no concerns about SIDS. Considering my son did stop breathing after birth we did have worries about whether it would happen again hence getting the angelcare monitor but the pod gave me no worries. It's too firm to be a suffocation risk. As for the rolling out until baby can actually sit up by themselves (ie go from lying to sitting unaided) at least I don't think they can get out the pod. F was rolling at 17 ish weeks but the pod was used daily until 9 months.
I still don't think it's for you trf though.
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