The SnuzPod Bedside Crib 3 in 1 (Dove Grey)* from £169 | available online
The great debate surrounding the subject of co-sleeping with your baby was something I was completely oblivious to until I was about 7 months pregnant and started looking into a sleeping solution to have it our room to rest our newborn in for their first six months. Having our little one share a bed with us was not an option for ourselves personally but the idea of laying them in a moses basket didn’t feel right either. The high sides meant I wouldn’t be able to check on her at a glance without getting out of bed and I wanted to feel close to our baby at night. I wanted to be able to hear her little breaths, glance over at her tiny hands and feet and know everything was ok. Thankfully I stumbled on the SnuzPod – the genius solution to safe co-sleeping and it seemed all my wishes had been answered with this 3 in 1 bedside crib.
The SnuzPod has been an invaluable addition to our bedroom which wouldn’t have accommodated a larger, standard cot. The SnuzPod offers your baby their own safe, little cocoon right next to your bed so you practically feel like you are sleeping beside them but with the added security that you won’t roll over on them or cover them with your bed covers. This bedside crib has 3 functions – a stand alone crib which can be gently rocked, a bedside crib attached to your bed frame or a bassinet that easily lifts off the stand for daytime napping and moving about the house.
The design of the SnuzPod is stunning and so functional with the large storage space underneath for blankets or changing bits and the handy rails either side to hang an array of muslin cloths needed for those night time feeds. It feels incredibly safe and sturdy and the solid wood finish in the four colour ways (grey, white, espresso and natural) will look stunning in any bedroom. The height of the SnuzPod can be adjusted to match the height of your own bed so once it is in place next to your bed, your precious one is on exactly the same level as you – perfect for reassuring and soothing them in the middle of the night without having to get out of bed, as well as bonding with them as you both lie there face to face. Another reason why I love the SnuzPod is how easy it makes feeding my baby at 3 o’clock in the morning. No need to get up at the first sign of stirring – just simply unzip the soft breathable mesh wall and slide the baby across and into your arms. So perfect when all you want to do is stay warm and toasty in your bed and not make a chilly dash across the room to fetch your baby out of their cot. It may sound trivial but from experience these are all little factors that makes those wakeup calls in the middle of the night that little but more bearable. I can imagine this would also be invaluable for those mums that have had a c-section and may find getting up and bending over a cot a bit tricky in the early stages.
I really cannot fault the SnuzPod in any way and it has made the first two fretful months of having a newborn that little bit easier. I am comforted by having Florence so close to me but safely in her own space. I love the fact I can reach out and touch Florence to comfort her without having to get up each time. I can hear her little breaths and will instantly wake when she stirs. The SnuzPod is aimed for your baby up to six months but as Florence is particularly dinky I am hoping we can squeeze a few more months out of it – it is too beautiful to pack away just yet!
If you or someone you know is expecting a baby and you love the idea of using a SnuzPod for your little one then I have a fab 10% discount code you can use: SNUZPRL10.