Sleep. The holy grail when it comes to parenting. I had forgotten how much so until our second child came along! I had heard plenty of parents and friends raving about the Sleepyhead so when we got the chance review one, I was over the moon!
We’ve always been pretty lucky with our toddler’s sleep patterns. She’s been a pretty great sleeper from about 4 months onwards. When she was a newborn though, we needed to pad out her bedside crib with towels and blankets to make her feel like she was secure. We could have done with a Sleepyhead back then!
So let’s get started with our review.
What is the Sleepyhead Deluxe
The Sleepyhead Deluxe is a multi-functional, safe sleeping, portable baby bed that you can take with you anywhere. You can use it when your baby is awake, for lounging, or for sleeping. It can also be used as a play pod, for tummy time.
I loved the packaging the Sleepyhead Deluxe came in. From the start it looked like a great, high quality product. Once I opened it up, and took it out of it’s bag, I quickly became more and more impressed. The materials used to make it were so soft and it felt like a good, sturdy, reliable product judging by its weight and feel. I liked the size of it and knew that it would be perfect for our newborn as soon as I saw it.
There was no assembly required. Woop.
You can buy various covers and once the Sleepyhead Deluxe is too small, there is the Sleepyhead Grand which you can buy for older babies and children (9 – 36 months).
How we got on
We have been using the Sleepyhead from day one and really feel that it has made a difference to how Baby L feels about going to bed, or down for naps, compared to Little I when she was a newborn. For a couple weeks Baby L was sleeping in his Sleepyhead for bedtime but not for naps during the day. Once we put the Sleepyhead in his moses basket, he started napping much better!
L suffers from silent reflux and before we figured out that was the problem, we had a rough couple weeks trying to get him to sleep. Some nights I ended up having to try co sleeping with him (which I’m always super paranoid about) in order to try to settle him. The Sleepyhead allowed me to do this safely because there was always a barrier between the two of us.
Another great thing about the Sleepyhead Deluxe is that it provides security for your baby. First of all, in the sense that they feel secure whilst sleeping but also in a practical sense with the all round bumper. The bumper means that they can’t roll out.
The Sleepyhead Deluxe cover is made from 100% cotton, and is completely breathable for your baby. It is also super easy to wash, which is a winner which any parenting product! The cover comes off really easily and can be machine washed. The mattress ‘pad’ can come out easily as well, and get wiped clean/hand washed. We’ve had to wash it a couple times (due to some spectacular projectile vomits and poops!) and it’s been really quick and easy and back in action by bedtime the next night. All the materials used are non-toxic and free from phthalates and heavy metals so you can be reassured that it is completely safe for your little one.
One big thing that is great for us is that the Sleepyhead Deluxe is also easily transportable which means we can take it with us when we go to stay with family and friends. It provides L with a familiar sleep setting so it helps to settle him when in a new place. It’ll also be a big help when we transfer him into a cot in his own room at six months.
Would we recommend?
I would definitely recommend the Sleepyhead Deluxe for any parents to be. Get it popped on your newborn essentials list!
Price and where to buy
The RRP of the Sleepyhead Deluxe is £110 and you can buy it from many major parent and child retailers, including John Lewis.
Do you have any sort of newborn nest or pod for your little one to sleep in?
*We were sent the Sleepyhead Deluxe free of charge in return for an honest review. All opinions are our own and we were not compensated for this post.