Baby | Sleepyheads Deluxe Review

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
'Is this worth the money or is it a gimmick?' 

A question I find myself constantly asking when I'm looking at baby products. There are so many out there, and the prices range from super cheap to ridiculously expensive. You never know if it's going to be worth it, or if you're just paying for a brand name or what's essentially just a fashion trend. I asked myself this when I first saw the Sleepyheads Sleeping Pod*. 

The pod is a bit like a portable baby mattress with a thick outer edge that cocoons the baby. Newborn babies can feel anxious in big spaces because they've been in the womb for so long. The Sleepyheads is made to mimic that for the baby and make him/her feel much more secure. After reading countless reviews praising the Sleepyheads for giving parents' a good nights sleep, I realised it must be more than just hype. It seemed expensive at around £180 but one quote from a review stuck in my head;

'..it's nothing when you realise how much your sleep is worth'. 

When it arrived, I was surprised by how sturdy it was. It's a lot more than just a big cushion, that's for sure. It came in a large plastic zip-up carrier so you can easily take it with you if you're travelling.

Sleepyheads Sleeping Pod is it worth it

Oliver slept solely in the sleepyheads for the first few weeks of his life. It was bliss being able to sit him next to us on the couch when he fell asleep and when he was wrapped up in a big blanket, the raised edges kept everything together. I think he felt like he was still being held. We had a few weeks where Oliver refused to sleep on his back, mainly due to acid reflux (see this post) but now that we've got that under control, he's back in the Sleepyheads every night and sleeping like a pro. We put the pod into the Chicco Next to Me bedside crib - it fits perfectly in there and make it much more cosy and comfortable for him. It's perfect for during the day as well. It's super light, doesn't take up much space and it's easy to move about from room to room..

The fabric cover is really thick and can be wiped clean, or completely removed and put in the washing machine. The only downside for us is that Oliver can still be quite sick so we would need to wash it a lot, and waiting for it to dry over the radiator can be a pain. However we just put a muslin cloth at the head end now to avoid having to wash it so often. 

If you're expecting or have a little one already, I'd definitely recommend trying the Sleepyheads. The pod can be used for little ones up to 8 months old so you do get a lot of use out of it and if it helps you get a good nights sleep for up to 8 months then you've more than got your money's worth. 

Do any of you use the Sleepyheads? What was your must-have item with a newborn?

Find more information on this product here.


*item is pr sample provided in exchange for review
16 comments on "Baby | Sleepyheads Deluxe Review"
  1. We were sent the Purflo when Harrison was born, but if not I'd have 100% bought a Sleepyhead - the nests are an absolute godsend. I love the designs you can have for the Sleepyhead - it is so much cuter than most nests, and the fact you can buy a bigger one to transition them when they are too big is really helpful!

    x

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    1. The nest idea really makes a huge difference doesn't it? It wouldn't feel right putting a tiny baby into a big cot or crib, makes so much more sense with the sleepyheads! Yeah I love the designs too! x

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  2. I'm so looking forward to having both boys in theirs chilling together! 💙💙

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  3. I was tempted to get one of these when my two were babies but I just couldn't afford it. Maybe when I eventually get round my oh for baby no3 then I may actually get one now. Great review x

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    1. Thank you and yeah I'd definitely recommend it! x

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  4. We adore ours, we got it when Henry was a couple of weeks old and he's still in it at 7 months just in his cot! I'm kind of dreading taking it away from him!

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    1. Ha I'm the same, I definitely think I'll go for the next size up when I need it!

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  5. We also have the Purflo and its the only thing he'll take a daytime nap in (occasionally) I even pop it up on the breakfast bar when I am cooking so that I can crack on (obviously all supervised - fear not!!)

    For baby number two I will invest in a sleepyhead!

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    1. Aw they're so handy aren't they! I sit it on the couch usually and it's in his side crib every night!x

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  6. Aw loved your review on the sleepyhead, we've just reviewed ours and love it!

    Huge fan of your photography <3 xx

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    1. Aw thank you! These are older pics from the newborn days but I love them!x

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  7. I've never used but I would have loved to as I think it would have helped Freddie sleep alot better! How adorable is that photo!

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    1. Aw thank you - that's back in the newborn days when all he did was sleep! Don't think I'd manage to get a sleeping pic of him now - he wakes him at the slightest noise ha!x

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  8. I was really tempted to get one although trying to cope without. Oliver looks as cute as a button all wrapped up :) xx
    Glossy Boutique

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