To Buy Or Not To Buy – Baby ‘Essentials’ The Sleepy Head

Like most people these days, I’m a sucker for a YouTube trend. New makeup must haves, skin care routine necessities or the trendiest new fashion items. The only difference nowadays is that it’s ‘baby essentials’ and ‘must haves’. As someone with not much of an income, it’s very difficult to pick out the right things and save all the pennies I can before our little one gets here. The biggest culprit of my obsessions lately is The Sleepy Head Deluxe Sleep Pod. My how this beauty has had me back and forth on loving and loathing it.

Some selling points, for me; It looks absolutely dreamy. I keep imagining how adorable little peachy girl would look snuggled up in that big sleep pod. The covers you can get really are beautiful and you can find one to match almost any colour scheme you may have. It’s portable, your baby can pretty much sleep anywhere with the sleepyhead and the fact you can use it for play and tummy time makes the portable aspect even better. I managed to find some really positive reviews online. It’s helped a fair few people who have fussy sleepers, since it makes the baby feel safe and secure. The Sleepy Head Deluxe is recommended for the first 8 months. After that you can even get The Sleep Head Grand which is recommended from 8 – 36 months. In my opinion, that’s a pretty long time for a baby item.

On the other side though, do I really want to pay the price of £100+ for the 0-8 months pod alone? Adding on the £150+ for the larger version (additional covers aren’t included and are around £50), you can purchase a whole number of different bedding options for babies cot and what did parents and babies do before the Sleepy Head? To me it’s all so confusing, the amount of different options for a sleeping baby is really overwhelming, do I really want to add more? Is my baby still going to be sleeping in a sleepy pod when they are 2?

Plus I only had to add the word risks into the search and terrified the life out of myself. If I had already bought it now it would more than likely just end up being somewhere for her to lay during the day as I do housework, so I can watch her continuously in it (as if I am not going to do that already).

The fact that I am trying to talk myself either way is more of an incentive not to buy, surely. The look of it alone is outstanding, but what if baby doesn’t take to it? What if she takes to it too well and turns into even more of a fussy sleeper? Won’t sleep anywhere but her Sleepy Head. From what I can tell it’s all trial and error, but a £150 error for us means an awful lot.

As always, this is just my opinion and I’d love to hear your advice as it’s a long winded subject with many different sides. Having a baby is awfully confusing! Please do let me know if you have any experience with The Sleepy Head.



  1. Baffledmum
    March 7, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    I’ve never heard of these! It is a lot to spend but I understand you probably want to spoil her rotten! Just check out reviews before you make a decision, good luck! X

    • hannahslifediaries
      March 7, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      It’s an almost crazy amount. I’ve read so many reviews now, got them coming out of my ears, haha! X

  2. March 7, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    I have never heard of the sleepy pod before but what I can say is you me probably only use it for the first eight weeks. After that, if you’re anything like me ,you willmost likely be putting your baby directly in the crib or bassinet and during the day putting her in a A swing or vibrating chair to help them with sitting . A piece of advice is if you don’t have a lot of money to splurge on your baby try to cut corners where you can so if you see something that you really want you can splurge then.

  3. April 23, 2018 / 9:42 am

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post!
    It’s the little changes that will make the most important changes.

    Many thanks for sharing!

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