Update 9/10/17

Since we first ran this story, there's been a lot of headlines about baby sleep positioners, questioning how safe they are. There's also been a lot of confusion about whether or not this new safety information also applies to nests and sleeping pods, like the one seen here.

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It's an ongoing story, so we've been updating as we go with everything you need to know - get the latest on the baby sleep positioners scare here.

The original story 5/10/17

A sleeping pod, to us, is more valuable than the philosopher's stone.

For it holds the power to send our babies swiftly and soundly to sleep in a matter of moments ?

And it seems mum-of-2 Chanelle Hayes, whose youngest son Frankie is just 1-month-old, has discovered this holy grail for the very first time.

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Documenting her first sleeping pod experience on Instagram, Chanelle first posted this picture, of her chosen pod: The Poddle Pod.

(It's actually been rated by MFM mums and experts as one of our 10 best baby nests and sleeping pods - so great choice, Chanelle.)

"So excited to give these @poddle_pod a try for little baby Frankie!!!!" she wrote beside it. "Fingers crossed I may have a decent night sleep shortly!! #poddlepod"

Moments later, she shared another snap to Instagram. This time showing Frankie in his pod, on the carpet, clearly already fast asleep.

"Bl***y hell it seems to be going quite well!!!!!!! ? #2minutesin #poddlepower," she joked, we imagine, with tears of joy streaming down her face ?

These posts really sum up how much of a godsend pods are, right?

Little Frankie can now safely snooze away for a few hours on the floor, and mum can carefully lift the pod and pop him in his cot for a full night's kip. Genius. So genius.

We wonder if Chanelle wishes these had been around for her now 6-year-old, Blakely, back in the day ?

Now for the safety stuff:

A few commenters on Chanelle's post claimed that this particular pod wasn't safe for overnight sleeping, but that simply isn't true.

It's safe for supervised sleeping. Which means: you just have to make sure the pod is placed inside the cot if your child's snoozin' for more than a few hours.

And as the Lullaby Trust recommends, make sure the cot's in the same room as you until they're 6 months.

Also, just to note, this one in particular isn't suitable for co-sleeping, but some makes are... and we would recommend that if you're using any pod, you make sure the cover's a little less loose and a little more snug than the one you see in this pic ✊

Images: Instagram/Chanelle Hayes

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