Direct4Baby's Sleepyhead Brand Review

Designed in Sweden, the popular Sleepyhead brand produces comfortable sleeping pods for babies of all ages. Created as a solution for everyday problems, parents use the Sleepyhead pod to provide a warm and supportive space that’s perfect for resting, lounging, sleeping, tummy time and more. The Sleepyhead sleeping pod has become a must-have baby product for many parents out there, praised for its innovative design and versatility. With two highly popular variations of the Sleepyhead pod available online at Direct4Baby, we decided to explore the difference and benefits of each, to help all new and expecting parents decide whether a Sleepyhead is the perfect fit for your family.

The Sleepyhead Grand £205

The Sleepyhead Grand at Direct4Baby is suitable for children aged 9-36 months. It’s designed to make travel easier, whether it be between rooms in your own home, a relative’s house or on holiday. Not only is it a great place to lay your baby on for supervised sleeping, playing and resting, it’s very handy for bed transitioning with toddlers as well. This is because the Sleepyhead Grand has air-permeable bumpers that act as bed rails, offering a secure sleeping space that’s somewhere in between a cot and a child’s bed. The soft and warm environment created by the Sleepyhead Grand’s design is comforting and secure, making transitioning to a bigger bed a much smoother process.

The Sleepyhead Deluxe £130

Hailed as the ultimate docking station for your baby, the Sleepyhead Deluxe at Direct4Baby is suitable for babies aged 0-9 months. Much like the Grand, it's a multifunctional pod that can be used for resting, nappy changing and supervised sleeping. The Sleepyhead Deluxe is super lightweight, meaning you can move it around the home with ease, or take it on a trip away without adding more weight to your bags. Featuring ultra-comfy barriers all the way around, the Sleepyhead Deluxe is designed to mimic the environment that your baby experienced in the womb, offering your little one a soothing and nurturing environment to rest in. The rounded, dense sides make this a great product for co-sleeping, as it provides your baby with their own space when sleeping next to you in your bed.

Difference between Sleepyhead Grand and Sleepyhead Deluxe

The main difference between the Sleepyhead Grand and the Sleepyhead Deluxe pods is that they are aimed at different age groups. The Deluxe is only suitable for younger babies of up to nine months and can be used from day one, whereas the Grand has been specially designed for babies from nine months all the way up to 36 months. The uses therefore vary slightly between the two, as newborns and toddlers are in different stages of their development. The designs, in particular the safety barriers, are tailored to these specific age groups and therefore cater to your baby’s needs. Transitioning from the Deluxe to the Grand is very easy thanks to the age-appropriate features of each.

Are Sleepyheads safe for babies to sleep in?

It’s natural for any parent to worry about the safety of a baby product, especially when it comes to sleeping. All Sleepyhead products are carefully designed with safety in mind. All materials used are non-toxic and Oeko-Tex certified so you can rest assured that no harmful chemicals have been used on your Sleepyhead pod or any accompanying covers or accessories. The fabric used is also hypoallergenic so won't cause any irritation. As long as parents stick to the guidelines and safety measures, such as never leaving your baby unattended whilst using a Sleepyhead, then there’s nothing to worry about. The raised borders actually promote a healthy sleeping position and help to prevent your baby from rolling out of bed. Plus, you don’t have to worry about rolling on top of your little one whilst co-sleeping. The mattress pad and elevated sides are designed to reduce the risk of suffocation by allowing air to easily flow through the pod.

Can you wash a Sleepyhead?

We know how messy our little ones can be, and it’s so important to keep your baby’s sleeping environment clean and hygienic. Sleepyhead outer covers are machine washable which makes life a whole lot easier for busy parents. Check the label on your Sleepyhead for more detailed instructions on how to wash each component without causing any damage. You can also purchase spare Sleepyhead covers which are great for swapping over when your current cover needs a wash.

Sleepyhead: the D4B verdict

All-in-all, we love the Sleepyhead range at Direct 4 Baby. A super versatile product, the Sleepyhead pods are the go-to baby products for many new parents, and it’s not hard to see why. With so many different uses and safe design, you’re getting exceptional value for money. You can even choose from a range of prints and colours, so you can match your Sleepyhead pod to your nursery decor. Shop the full Sleepyhead range at Direct 4 Baby