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I don’t think there’s anything I love to do more at this time in my life, than watch my baby sleep.

There’s just something so beautiful, peaceful and innocent about a sleeping baby, tucked up safely and securely, snoozing away without a care in the world. I love watching Leo’s little facial expressions, tiny pouts and sleepy ‘Elvis’ smiles when he’s in REM sleep or seeing his little chest rise and fall when he’s ‘sock on’ into a deeper type of slumber.

It is just utter perfection.

But getting babies to sleep can be hard at times and keeping them asleep, well let’s face it, is even harder.

My daughter Elsie was a very tricky monkey when it came to sleep and even at the age of four, still occasionally is. I have lost months of decent sleep over the years, often surviving on a daily diet of caffeine because I had no other choice.

But thankfully her brother Leo is so far, very different. (Hooray!) Would I go so far as to say he’s a brilliant sleeper? Not yet. But he most certainly is better and likes his sleep a whole lot more. And I believe part of the reason he is such a good sleeper (mostly) is down to the fact he gets to sleep in this lovely cosy thing, the Sleepyhead Deluxe.

If you haven’t yet heard of the Sleepyhead then where have you been? Because seriously, this amazing product, is everywhere at the moment and in the baby market, it is big news.

But does it deserve the hype? Well actually yes, rather astonishingly I think it does and I’ll happily tell you why.

The Sleepyhead Deluxe is basically a portable pod for your baby from 0-8 months old. 

A cosy, safe place where your baby can sleep, feeling secure within the pods special ‘bumpers’.  And like the very best ideas, it’s simple, but effective.

I’ve used it with Leo since we came home from hospital and it is the only thing that he now sleeps in, unless we’re out and about in the car or he’s in his pram. I did buy a beautiful moses basket for him to sleep in at night but after napping in this during the day, Leo soon had other ideas! The basket has since been well and truly ditched and is  now ‘used’ to store his cuddly toys in his nursery, which I think probably says it all.

At night we currently use this to co-sleep, with Leo sleeping next to me in the pod, on our bed, safe and secure. (The special bumpers prevent you rolling over onto them but allow for easy cuddles.) And let me tell you, it’s worked a treat, allowing me to pick him up easily to feed him in the wee hours or like last night, to get to him quickly when he needed his mama because he wasn’t feeling so well.

I can imagine if you’ve had a c-section and are recovering, then this pod will be a massive help for you too as it’s much easier to scoop your baby up out of one of these than it is a moses basket. Note, that the Sleepyhead can also be used within most bedside cribs too. (We’ve got one on it’s way.)

Besides sleep, the Sleepyhead Deluxe can also be used for lots of other things too including rest, tummy time and even nappy changes.  Clever clips at the bottom of the pod enable you to open it up to make more room when you need it and it also has handles for ease of carry.

So what else?

Well the Sleepyhead Deluxe is nice and lightweight so is easily portable, allowing you to move it from upstairs to downstairs, room to room or take it on your travels. And it’s super easy to clean. You just unzip, strip off the cover and pop it in the washing machine. (Which is a good job when it’s white! Although you can buy ones with different colour covers.)

All in all, we absolutely adore the Sleepyhead Deluxe in our house and I’ve already recommended it to a few mamas to be who I know and love.

The only downside really to this incredible product is the cost. Retailing for around the £120 mark, it is a lot pricier than most moses baskets or cribs and does seems an awful lot to pay out when you already have so many other things to buy for your baby.

However please don’t let that put you off.

I was very kindly sent the Sleepyhead Deluxe to review but I would very happily part with this amount of money for it again and again if I had to. It really is that good.

Out of all the baby products I own and use, it’s the Sleepyhead Deluxe which has impressed me the most. Pricey yes. But worth every single penny.



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