After hearing so many amazing things about the Sleepyhead Deluxe+ I was excited to try it out with Hugo.
Why Won’t He Sleep?
When I had my first child Henry I would constantly ask “Why won’t he sleep?” I would do everything he needed feed him, change him, wind him, sing him fifty-five lullabies!! He would fall asleep peacefully in my arms but the moment I went to lay him down his eyes would snap open and he would be wide awake. At one point, I went over 48 hours without a wink of sleep. My husband and I would play this weird game of baby tag team where we would take it in turns passing the baby back and forth in shifts so that one of us at least could sleep. Eventually, he grew out of it but I have to admit it was a grim old period!
In preparation for Hugo, I read up on newborn babies and their sleep habits. I was interested to learn that some babies just don’t like to be put down to sleep. This is because when a newborn baby is held they feel safe, warm and comforted which is similar to how they feel in the womb. You have to imagine what it must be like to suddenly have all of these new sensations and sounds going on around you. They have to get used to wearing clothes and nappies not to mention how frustrating it must be to need something and struggle to be able to communicate it.
It makes sense then that during the first three months of a babies life they like to be close to their parent because that is ultimately where they feel safe! When it comes to sleep it’s no good for anyone if you can’t put your baby down to sleep. Even in a Moses basket a baby can feel exposed as to them it’s just an open space. So how could I combat this? I researched lots of different ways parents were overcoming this with their babies and one thing that kept being mentioned was the Sleepyhead.
I kept hearing parents rave about this Sleepyhead pod that completely transformed their babies sleep but what exactly is it? The Sleepyhead Deluxe+ is a safe and comfortable sleep space for babies aged 0-8 months! It isn’t just for sleeping as it provides a safe place for babies to rest, have tummy time and play!
The Sleepyhead is great for reducing the size of a cot and making it feel cosier which seems to really settle Hugo compared to when he’s in the cot alone. It is also a great way to safely co-sleep and for the first couple of nights we had Hugo in the bed with us in the Sleepyhead Deluxe+ and it was peace of mind for both myself and Hugo.
All materials used are hypoallergenic, breathable and washable! It’s really easy to remove the cover for washing and you can buy spare covers too for added convenience. It’s also lightweight and portable so it means I can take it downstairs for during the day and it’s easy to pack up to take on overnight trips!
What Did We Think?
We have been using the Sleepyhead Deluxe+ since we brought Hugo home. He settles much better with it than without. At first, I was just using the Sleepyhead for overnight sleep but he was struggling to nap during the day and I realised it was because I wasn’t using the Sleepyhead! I now use it for all sleep and it’s like having a different baby he settles so well and sleeps for a good period.
We have used the Sleepyhead to co-sleep and in a bedside cot and we love it. I wish that we had the Sleepyhead with my first son I think it would have really helped him settle much easier. The price could put you off as they retail around £130.00 which sounds like a big investment. I have to say though that I would absolutely pay that price for the results we have had with Hugo. Over the years I have spent so much money on ‘must have’ baby items only to be left disappointed and out of pocket. I feel like this product is worth ten times the price tag and I don’t often say that!
My only tiny gripe is with washing the cover. I have had to wash it a couple of times a bit impromptu because Hugo threw up some milk on it and of course it meant whilst it was being washed and dried I was unable to use it! I definitely think you need to have a spare cover especially if you are as reliant on it as I am! You can purchase spare covers and that would definitely be my top tip!
Find Out More
Find out more about the Sleepyhead Deluxe+ and check out all the funky colours and styles they have available on their website here.
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