Sleepyhead Deluxe Portable Baby Pod



The Sleepyhead Deluxe is an incredible piece of baby kit that was designed with co-sleeping in mind, but it works a treat for non co-sleepers too. It cocoons your baby by creating a womb-like environment around them. The Sleepyhead can be used anywhere in your house and then gently moved around without disturbing the little snoozer. It really comes into its own when you’re away from home, as you will be taking a familiar sleeping situation with you, which should help when you’ve made the bold move to temporarily up sticks. It also makes the transition from crib to cot (or your bed to cot) much easier, as you simply move the pod and they’re none the wiser (in theory). There are other cheaper pods out there, but having tested many of them, the Sleepyhead is a cut above due to its durability and ergonomics – a pod is more than just a changing mat with bumpers! If you think your baby is on the large side, go for the Sleepyhead Grand Pod, which sees them through from 8 months onwards. This discussion on Mumsnet nails how we feel about the Sleepyhead. The Babymoov Cosydream is also mentioned in there, which we personally found to have a few issues (see below).

READ THE PROS AND CONS BELOW. NB: The Sleepyhead Deluxe is cheapest on Amazon and at John Lewis for £130.

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7 reasons to buy the Sleepyhead Deluxe

+ The Sleepyhead Deluxe creates a cocoon-like environment, helping them feel safe and secure, therefore aiding sleep.

+ Its biggest cheapest competitor, the Babymoov Cosydream, has a textured mesh base which we found irritated the baby’s head, and a detachable foot area, which kept being kicked off in the night. The Sleepyhead Deluxe is smooth and all one piece.

+ It’s light and incredibly easy to move around with a baby in it.

+ It’s great for sleeping away from home, as it (and all its sleepy advantages) easily goes with you.

+ It’s spot on for tummy time as you can prop your baby up on the bumper and give those little neck muscles a bit of a workout.

+ The Sleepyhead Deluxe fits in most cribs and cots (always best to check your dimensions though).

+ The materials used in the Sleepyhead Deluxe are breathable and hygienic – it has anti-dust mite, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and is free of any harmful substances. The Sleepyhead Deluxe’s safety is not an issue – they claim it has ‘been tested above and beyond any other baby sleeping product out there’.

+ The cover is also removable and machine washable, but you can buy a spare cover in case of emergencies (although be warned the cover is quite tricky to get back on). And for those wanting something beyond plain white, it comes in a range of colours and patterns too.

See it in action here

2 reasons not to buy the Sleepyhead Deluxe

– The Sleepyhead Deluxe is billed as being suitable for babies up to 8 months, but it’s not huge and some users have found that at half this age their baby is big for it. But fear not, there is also a ‘Grand Pod’ which goes from 8 months to 3 years, so depending on the size of your baby it may be better err on the side of caution and go for this bigger Sleepyhead.

– Whilst we never found this, a handful of users have had a breaking issue with the zip that’s used to remove the Sleepyhead cover.


The Sleepyhead can be a life-saver – we and countless other parents who are enthusiastic sleepers found the benefit from day one and could see the comfort it provided to the tiny one. Yes, it’s a bit of a pricey piece of kit, but cheaper alternatives just aren’t up to the job in our opinion. it’s better to fork out now than to wait until you’re ready to sell an internal organ just to get a good night’s sleep.

NB: The Sleepyhead Deluxe is cheapest on Amazon and at John Lewis for £130.



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