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Baby sleeping pods are the optimal invention for keeping your tiny newborns both snuggly and safe at nap time.
Sleep pods are designed to help ease the transition from sleeping in mummy's tummy to sleeping in beds or cots, with the padded sides and narrow sleeping area helping to cuddle your baby and mimicking the feel of a uterus, making them feel warm, comfortable and at home. Baby sleep pods are great products for multifunctional use, designed to use by a parent's bed, cot, carpet, sofa or stroller.
These pods are also a great place for your slightly older babies to play and roll around on their tummies under appropriate parent supervision. Their lightweight feel also makes them great for travel and portability.
The Lullaby Trust state these pods should always include a firm mattress, which your baby should lie flat on and that all products purchased for baby sleeping should comply with British Standards and follow safe sleep guidelines. It is important that babies only sleep in these pods under supervision and that you do not use them overnight, to eliminate the possibility of your little one overheating or rolling over in a position that blocks their airway. The Lullaby Trust warns if a baby is set to sleep on a soft surface, there is an increased risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) so it is important that this is avoided at all costs. We've highlighted what we believe to be the top baby sleeping pods for style, coziness but, most of all, safety.
Baby pods are often an essential item for expecting mums and dads and can really help to make life that little bit easier and more comfortable for both baby and parents in their first few weeks. If you're looking for more baby product recommendations, check out our blogs on which baby changing units we think are the best to buy and our top picks for baby play pens for once they start to make moves.
Kidadl's Top Pick
We think all of these carefully selected sleep pods are great choices, but to save time, we've outlined our preferred option, ticking all our boxes in price, style and material.
1. Kally Sleep Kally Baby Nest
We've chosen this best selling snooze pod from Kally Sleep as the best baby sleeping pod out there. The lightweight and portable sleeping system comes with adjustable velcro straps to increase the size of the snuggle pod as your baby grows or to make changing your baby in the pod that little bit easier. It also includes a removable cover, to help out parents when washing. Available in three different subtle colors, we think this baby cocoon is perfect for sweet dreams.
- Price: £44.99
- Made from 100% quilted and breathable, hypoallergenic cotton
- Suitable for 0-8 months
Best For Families On A Budget
2. Sqwell Newborn Baby Lounger
This cute polka dot baby sleeping pod is a great low cost option for families on a budget. It easily grows with your baby, having adjustable cords at the end of its bumpers to increase its size. With a long lasting and washable mattress for your little one to snuggle in, we think this nest is excellent value for money.
- Price: £34.99
- Made with safe and breathable materials
- Suitable for 0 - 24 months
Best For Portability
3. Deluxe And Grand Baby Nest - Kazakov Family Store
Available in two different sizes, this cozy baby sleep pod can be suited to give a feeling of safety and comfort to babies from 0 to 36 months. The removable inner mattress and side handles make it a really good option for parents thinking about portability, while its hypoallergenic and eco-friendly materials are suited to families looking to help out the environment.
- Price: £38.85
- Made from 100% breathable fabric cotton
- Available in Deluxe for 0-8 months and in Grand for 6-36 months
Best For Animal Lovers
4. Vocheer Baby Bassinet Bed
As baby pods go, this baby sleep pod has one of the most adorable designs. Complete with a pillow adorned with rabbit ears, it's sure to catch the eyes of your baby. Made from good quality materials that are safe to a baby's sensitive skin, this multi-use sleep pod is perfect for keeping your baby both secure and snuggly while they nap and comes in at a great price.
- Price: £23.99
- Made from 100% breathable fabric cotton
Best Larger Option
5. Jukki Grey Stars Baby Nest Cocoon XXL
This grey and white star designed sleeping pod from Jukki is one of the largest baby sleeping pods available, a great choice for families who want their products to last while their babies grow in size. This item can also be squeezed or relaxed to fit a baby's specific size, ensuring ultra comfort and coziness.
- Price: £34.99
- Made from 100% cotton
- Available in XXL size for 0-18 months
Best For Newborns
6. Scandiborn Done By Deer Cozy Nest Plus
This stylish two-tone white and grey designed baby sleep pod from Scandiborn is perfect for parents looking for extra comfort when transitioning your newborn baby from mum's tummy to a bed or cot.
- Price: £79.95
- Made from 100% cotton
- Ideal for newborn babies
Best For Sensitive Skin
7. Purflo Breathable Nest Soft Truffle
This Purflo breathable nest is a great option for babies with extra sensitive skin as it contains the addition of Amicor Pure, intended to reduce the exposure of dust mites which can aggravate their softer skin. This Purflo nest in a charming truffle print is also ideal for travelling, a lightweight option with features created for easy folding.
- Price: £45
- Suitable from 0-6 months
Best For An Organic Option
8. Babymoov Doomoo Organic Cotton Cocoon
There are many baby pods out there, but we think this Babymoov cocoon made from organic cotton is an excellent choice. Although on the pricier side for sleep pods, its creative and cute designs on material which suits sensitive skin is reassuring to parents. The nest also opens up at the bottom to adapt to babies quickly growing in size.
- Price: £89.99
- Made from organic cotton
- Suitable from 0-8 months
Best For Ultra Comfort
9. Sleepyhead Deluxe+ Pristine White Baby Pod
We think this Sleepyhead Deluxe multifunctional baby pod is the best option for parents who are willing to spend that little bit more money for extra comfort. Sleepyhead guidelines tell parents to ensure the baby pod is always placed on a flat and firm surface and warn them to remove children from the pod before transporting.
- Price: £117
- Made from breathable, washable and hypoallergenic materials
- Suitable for 0 - 8 months
Best For Multiple Sizing Options
10. Babynest Shop Newborn Or Toddle Size Nest
With this Etsy retailer selling these baby sleep pods in four different sizes, they offer nests suitable for babies from newborn age up to 26 months so you can find the perfect sized option for your little sleeper. Complete with a removable inner mattress, these handmade nests are both well-designed and super stylish.
- Price: £32.58
- Made from 100% organic cotton
- Available in four different sizes to suit growing babies
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