REVIEW | The Sleepyhead Deluxe

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Sleepyhead Deluxe* is definitely one of the best baby products we've used, and that is out of the hundreds of things we have for Zach. My mum kindly bought it for us when we were all struggling with a lack of sleep and it changed things immediately. Zach had been sleeping in our bed as it was the only place he would settle, but we really wanted him to sleep in his crib. The Sleepyhead fits perfectly in it, and Zach began to sleep in his own bed for the first time. It was like a miracle!

(This photo is from the first night that Zach slept in his Sleepyhead at 10 days old!)

The Sleepyhead is a portable bed (or pod) with a soft bumper around the outside which creates a cosy and comfortable environment for babies to sleep in. On the occasional nights when Zach just wouldn't settle during the newborn stage we used to put the Sleepyhead in our bed between us as it adds some extra protection for Zach whilst co-sleeping. We've also done this when we've stayed somewhere else as it is easy to transport the bed because it is so light and doesn't take up a lot of space in the car.

(please excuse the quality of this photo! I wanted to include it because I love it so much!)

We have a second cover for the sleepyhead which is perfect because babies are quite messy creatures.  They are available in a range of colours and patterns, and I've recently spotted a grey chevron one that I've got my eye on! I would say though that the covers are quite difficult to change, and it definitely takes a little practice to get the bumper in. The covers are also quite expensive, as is the bed itself but the quality does reflect this, and essentially you are buying yourself sleep which in my opinion is worth every penny!

We use the Sleepyhead with a sleeping bag on cooler nights and blankets on warmer ones. It is easy to use either, and you can even tuck blankets around the pod to ensure that they stay put. We prefer to use a sleeping bad, but that's purely because Zach is a wriggler and he always kicks his blankets off at night!

The Sleepyhead is designed to last until your baby is 8 months old, and they have made a bigger version for once your baby outgrows it. Because Zach is quite a small baby I can see him easily fitting in it until then, if not longer. But if you have a big baby they might outgrow it a bit faster. The bottom of the pod does unclip though so taller babies will still have enough leg room.

Overall, I would recommend a Sleepyhead, especially if your baby struggles to sleep through the night. It is definitely a must have product for new babies! It has been a lifesaver for us, and I think that it is worth every penny due to the amount of sleep it has given all of us. Zach is now 4 months old and sleeps through the night (9-10 hours) every night and the Sleepyhead is definitely one of the reasons why! We also intend to get the next size up when Zach is too big for this one.

Have you tried the Sleepyhead? Did it work for your baby?

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  1. This sounds amazing, I am looking for presents for my pregnant sister and think this would be ideal for them as they travel around a lot to visit us.


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