When I fell pregnant with Jenson I made a list of all of the products I wanted to buy that I’d never used with Jasper. This was either because they weren’t out at the time, I didn’t know about them or they were simply too pricey/ not essentials. This time around though, being potentially my last baby, I was determined to buy everything I hadn’t tried before and the product that was first on my list – the Sleepyhead.
I mainly wanted it because everyone had it; I didn’t really know the benefits or have a particular need for it but many a blogger had shared their love for it and therefore I needed it. It wasn’t until I put him in it on his first night at home that I realised how much I’d rely on it and now two months in, I don’t know what we’d do without it!
In a nutshell, the Sleepyhead is a deluxe portable baby bed, a sleep pod that offers your baby a sense of security when they sleep, allowing them to feel like they’re still in the womb or better yet, snuggled in their Mamas arms. It comprises of a mattress pad made from 100% polyester (Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 1 certified No FR treatment); padding to form the surrounding bumper that cocoons baby, and a removable cover. It’s made from breathable and hypoallergenic material that is washable – essential for something a baby will be sleeping in day in day out and the filling has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
The main benefit of the Sleepyhead is that it gives babies that same sense of security they get when sleeping in their parents arms, rather than feeling a little lost in the vast space of a cot. It’s completely portable making it the perfect accessory when travelling with a baby – you don’t need to worry about whether or not your hotel even has a cot because the Sleepyhead is safe to use on any flat surface. I’ve taken it to my parents house when we’ve been there all day and it really acts as a bed away from home.
Another benefit of the Sleepyhead is that it’s really light, meaning you can easily move it from room to room (not recommended with baby in it). I can be cooking in the kitchen, watching tv in the living room or working at my desk, and Jenson can be with me in his Sleepyhead. This is great as it eliminates the chances of bambini becoming fussy and favouring sleeping in one place over the other – they could be in their crib, cot, on your desk or sofa and they’d be none the wiser. We even take it outside when we have picnics and bbq’s and often I put it on my desk while I work.
As Jenson is only two months old he is still sleeping in our bedroom. He’s in the Snuzpod bedside crib and what’s great about the Sleepyhead fitting perfectly inside of it is that if I want to have the side of the crib down so that I can hold his hand or give him a cuddle; the padding around the Sleepyhead acts as a kind of roll barrier. This also comes in handy when Jasper or Rhys want to give him cuddles as they can lay next to the Sleepyhead with their arm above him, not risking rolling onto him.
We primarily use the sleepyhead for sleeping but it’s actually very multifunctional and can be used for tummy time and nappy changing too. It also fits perfectly under Jensons wooden play gym; making it the perfect place not only for resting but for safe play time too.
Although the Sleepyhead comes in a range of designs we went for the plain white version as I wanted something that would go in any setting. What’s great though is that you can buy spare covers for it, so if you want to change things up a bit at a later stage you can simply order a new cover.
The Sleepyhead comes in two different sizes; the Sleepyhead Deluxe which I bought and the Sleepyhead Grand. The only difference being that the Deluxe is for 0-8 months of age and the Grand is for 8 months plus (roughly till 36 months), making it perfect for the cot to bed transition and also for lounging around.
Fits in most places
Makes co sleeping that much safer
It is a little on the pricey side at £125 for the Grand, £215 for the Deluxe and £49-£88 for spare covers; however for something I’ve used multiple times a day, every day for just over two months; I definitely think I’ve gotten my moneys worth. I just wish the spare covers weren’t quite as pricey as there are about 5 designs I love the look of!
The cover is quite tricky to put back on once you’ve removed it to wash. It almost seems as though it’s shrunk in the wash but it hasn’t, it’s simply because the material needs to be tight to allow for the right level of tension – a safety pro but a little fiddly.
I honestly think this is my most used baby product and the is at top of my list of baby products I’d recommend to friends. I love that it allows Jenson to sleep in the same place wherever we go in or out of the home; giving him not only a sense of security but also routine and comfort.
Have you tried the Sleepyhead? Would you recommend it too? I’d love to know whether or not it lasted till 8 months and if you went on to buy the Grand?
Thanks for reading!
- We were kindly given a bloggers discount in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own