I got this product because my baby wasnt sleeping great and loved to be held. As soon as I bought this she slept so much better because she felt safer I think instead of being In a large open space. The only issue I have is its quite expensive anyway which isn't an issue but the covers are really expensive too which is annoying
Sadly no longer recommended for unsupervised sleeping
I loved the sleepyhead for my son; it kept him cosy and snug and helped him to sleep far better than without it! I now use for my daughter's naps, but it is unfortunately no longer recommended for overnight unsupervised sleep. The product is expensive but is great for helping little ones fall asleep! The cover is easily washed and dried, but can be fiddly to get back on afterwards.
I heard lots of fantastic reviews on the Sleepyhead when I was pregnant and so I was very keen to try it out myself. When I was heavily pregnant I decided to take the plunge and purchase one, even if the price was a little steep, it sounded worth it. Well, all I can say is I am so thrilled I bought one. My little boy slept so gloriously well in the sleepyhead. We used to carry it downstairs in the daytime and he'd take his day time naps in it too. It's so lightweight and easy to manoeuvre that we were able to take it out and about with us to other homes when we were visiting friends and family too.
It's made from materials which are breathable so I felt comfortable with my little boy sleeping in it during the night too. I know there is a lot of talk about this, but I myself felt happy for him to sleep overnight in the product until he was old enough to roll over, then we used it for supervised naps and day time play only.
He has now outgrown it for sleeping in, however we use it for sitting up in (he's almost sitting up unaided, so this helps for if he flings himself back he won't hurt himself!) and playing in. He absolutely adores it, I am so happy we bought it, well worth the money in my opinion.
This is definitely very expensive for what it is, but nonetheless its very good.
My little one has slept in his since day one, in his moses basket, in the lounge when napping (on the floor or on the sofa with me), in a travel cot, and now it has transitioned him into his cot with ease. He has slept through from a few weeks old and I put it down to his comfort in this. The easily changeable cover also makes keeping it clean easy and he doesn't have to go a night without it. It's just a very luxurious price as well as the spare cover. But price per use has been so worth it!
I wasn’t sure about buying one of these before. I read all about them, and they are highly recommended by my mum friends, and now I can see why. My LB sleeps through the night (min 8 hours!) safely on his back! I even use it for naps during the day where he will sleep around an hour in! It is super pricey, and the cost of the additional covers is also costly, but totally worth it for a full nights sleep! The white cover does get dirty quick, and you can’t tumble dry the cover so make sure you wash first thing in the morning so as it is dry by bedtime unless you have spare covers! Don’t get any of the cheaper copies as this brand has been vigorously tested and is much safer. You must buy!
The only baby must have you need for a baby to sleep. My parents are always saying how they wish these were around when I was a baby even though it’s so simply.
- Beautiful cover designs for different genders
- Decline in the mattress/structure to help with reflux
- Easy to take anywhere and fit in the car even when it’s full
- Bottom unclips to help grow with baby
- Fits perfectly in next to me crib so it stops baby rolling all over and makes them feel safe
- Fits under playmats
- Price (very steep for something that may not last too long if you have a tall baby like myself) (the covers are also expensive as you will need one for when you wash the cover and still want to use it)
- You can put your baby in it knowing they’re safe and can’t roll out leaving you time to go and make yourself a nice cuppa / have a shower!
- It’s easy to take the cover off to wash and it dries fairly quickly too!
- Portable - Easy to take if you go out for picnics, for nights away or a day at the grandparents!
- The sides of it makes your baby feel cuddled so they fall asleep feeling cuddled but you can put them down for a bit.
The only downside to this is the price! However I’ve definitely got my money’s worth, probably one of the things I’ve used the most!
I used the sleepyhead deluxe as soon as my daughter was born. It was so great to be able to change her, entertain her and allow her to rest in a place so cozy and secure. Especially useful when you need to put baby down for whatever reason. My baby girl loved this. I think she felt safe and comforted by the ‘enclosed’ structure of the product. We used this until she was about 6m old as then it felt a bit restrictive (although my daughter is a big baby and the ‘average-sized’ baby would probably happily fit until 8m. I guess the biggest downside was how regularly I had to wash the cover as it really does show mess. Having said this it did wash well and was easy to put back on. It does come with a hefty price tag however I would highly recommend purchasing if you can. It saved time, comforted my child and was easy to store away. A great product!
We managed to get our Sleepyhead (in beautiful Banana Leaf print) for a little bit cheaper at a Baby & Toddler show - but would pay full price as you can't put a price on a good night's sleep!
Our son slept so badly (and still does, 7 years later) so we were really keen to try the Sleepyhead Deluxe+ after reading so many glowing reviews. I can indeed add to the positive sleep stories as our 5 week old sleeps marvellously in hers. The cover is easy to machine clean, but I would recommend buying a spare cover so you've always got the Sleepyhead at hand to use. For added security we're using the Angelcare Sensor Pad underneath our Sleepyhead - and can confirm its compatible.
Loved the sleepyhead deluxe my little one felt safe and secure. I always used to doubt that these was worth the money but once we used it we would highly recommend it. The cover is easy to wash and put back on. You can take it away with you as it has its own plastic carry bag.
The sleepyhead gave us so much relief for the first few months. It kept baby on her back, she didn’t move from that position. It’s comfy and easily can be cleaned. I found that baby outgrew this before 8 months. You can’t take anywhere around your home and even take it out for baby to sleep comfortably
Price - but you can't put a price on a good nights sleep!
Initially very reserved about buying one due to the price. Also had recently purchased a puddle pod and son didn't get on with it - I didn't feel comfortable putting him in it.
The Sleephead was recommended by some mum's at my yoga group so I purchased one.
It's a fabulous design and my 4 month old son loves it! First night he slept for 2 4 hour blocks - previously only slept 2 to 2 and a half hours.
It's really lightweight so portable for taking to grandparents and he loves to nap in it.
It's also great for putting in his cot, making him feel more secure.
I got given mine and I swear by it. My son sleeps so well when in his sleepy head as he can sleep safely in his side from birth. He feels secure and I know he can't roll anywhere. It's portable and comfortable. The only downfall is the price, I wouldn't have been able to afford one myself but if you are willing to spend this then I'd highly recommend. Easy to wash and use
This was such a life saver during my little boys first few months. I could pick it up and take it anywhere with me. He would nap in it and sleep with me observing but I never needed to worry. He was so snug in it and would settle straight away. Would definitely recommend.
The sleepyhead deluxe+ is great!! My little boy has been in it from the day he was born and sleeps really well, he seems very comfortable in there! The removable cover makes it easy to wash in the washing machine and the clips at the bottom are great for when little one grows! 5**** from me
Absolutely amazing, the best thing ever!!! My baby has slept through since 4 weeks old and I’m sure I’ve only got the sleepyhead to thank for that. She loves the secure feeling and I love the way it looks. Washes really well, so easy to get covers on and off and restuff. We love it that much we’ve got 2!! 1 for upstairs and one for downstairs!
Hard to put cover back on when removed for washing
As a first time mum i was abit skeptical about buying this as i didnt know if i actually needed it. I can honestly say its one of the best things ive bought, my little boy settles soo well in it. Ive just started putting him to bed with a baby monitor and i know that hes safe and cant roll anywhere whilst hes snuggled up.
We had a baby who was extremely small, and so the sleepyhead gave her really comfort through the night, and she slept through from about 7-8 weeks old in her own cot (in our room). However I believe if you are to have a Moses basket or crib etc this would not be necessary, it was purely because she was straight into her cot.
We bought our sleepyhead when our first daughter was 4 days old as she wouldn’t be put down in her cot and stay asleep. Once we bought the sleepyhead the snugness of the mattress around her kept her feeling safe and asleep. We bought the larger size when she outgrew the smaller one. Only down is the spare covers are very expensive.
I couldn’t recommend this product highly enough, perfect for a newborn baby to sleep in as you move around the house. Very secure the high sides mean no rolling out which puts your mind at ease and my baby seemed to feel so content sleeping in this.
Makes baby feel safe and snug, she sleeps all night.
Costly but worth it
We bought a sleepyhead when our daughter grew out of her coocona baby, we were concerned that she wouldn't transition from one to another however we didn't need to have any concerns as she settled in her first night, she likes to snuggle against something and the sides of the sleepyhead make her feel snug and cosy. We still use this in her crib but will move it into her cot very soon. My daughter sleep soundly all night and is very content. They are slightly expensive but well worth the investment.