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REVIEW: LITTLE GREEN SHEEP SNÜZPOD 3-IN-1 BEDSIDE CRIB - THE FIRST FEW MONTHS



When I found out I was pregnant with Harrison I instantly knew we wanted to buy a co-sleeper this time round. Amelia ended up co-sleeping in bed with us for the first two years of her life, and as much as I loved the cuddles and being close to her I also often wished I had my bed back! I don't think I even knew co-sleepers existed back then. 

So when The Little Green Sheep got in touch and asked if we'd like to test out their 3-in-1 bedside crib I jumped at the chance! I actually had my eye on one ever since I set my eyes on one online over a year ago. Pity I hadn't discovered them when Amelia was a newborn as it would have saved me from all those sleepless nights where she would sleep on my chest and also stop me from getting a bad back from sleeping in the same position all night long.


What I loved instantly about the Snuzpod is the fact that you are able to reach out and touch your baby and also check on them without having to even move from your bed, such a great concept! They are on the same level as you, compared to moses baskets or other cribs which sit next to your bed and tend to be slightly higher or a little bit lower. There are so many different types of bedside cribs out there, so why were we drawn towards the SnuzPod? For me I think one major impact is the design, I am a huge sucker for wooden products as well as natural colours to tie in with the decor in our home.

We have now been using the SnuzPod for a little over two months so I thought we would share our initial thoughts so far on the bedside crib and how we've been getting along with it. We were sent the SnuzPod in the natural wood colour which actually goes really well with our bedroom furniture and decor which I was rather pleased about.



Once it arrived I couldn't wait to put it together and set it up straight away. Apart from a few poles not slotting into the fabric right away it was pretty easy to put together even heavily pregnant, however the fantastic customer services team sorted that out straight away for me and the new parts were with me the very next day, I couldn't believe it! I did have to get Andy to attach it to the bed frame as I couldn't quite get underneath the SnuzPod as our wardrobe was in the way. There are a lot of pieces to put together so don't expect it to come already made but it won't take you long to put together I promise! Once it was built I was so excited to have it all set up ready waiting for our new arrival even if he did make us wait 10 days!

The SnuzPod is made of high quality wood and is very well built. Its much sturdier than I thought it would be and I am very impressed. I can definitely see it lasting a long time and even being passed down to other families to use. No more kids here I'm afraid otherwise I would be keeping it in the attic to use ourselves in the future! Now at two months old Harrison is starting to fill out more and doesn't look as small as he did originally in it. I can see that there is still plenty of room for growth.



We didn't actually use it the first night we came home from the hospital as I wasn't expecting to give birth the day before so it wasn't actually attached to our bed and was sitting in the nursery. So the following day Andy attached it and that night was the first night Harrison slept in it. I was slightly apprehensive at first as to whether he would actually sleep in it as Amelia wouldn't sleep anywhere but on or next to me. But luckily he can sleep pretty much anywhere so he took to it really well. He did look really small in it though!



The SnuzPod attaches safely to your bed and doesn't leave any gaps in-between. It has a zip-down mesh wall on the side closest to the best which you can have it zipped up or down to be closer to baby. I tend to put the zipped wall down the middle of the bed so it doesn't get in the way as I leave it down. It can be used independently as a standalone crib and can even be used as a portable crib. It's a fantastic all round crib for baby to sleep in. Underneath can be used for storing spare nappies, wipes and baby grows to save you searching for them in the night. The base also has holes in which is handy if you have a baby monitor with a sensor pad as you can easily run the wire up underneath.



The fabric can easily be removed and cleaned if needed which I have already had to remove ours as I accidentally spilt my can of Dr Pepper down one side whilst I was trying to be clever and carry a baby, my drink and also put the bedside light on one evening. I can vouch that the stain has come out and it was fairly easy to remove.



The SnuzPod is designed to accommodate babies up to 6 months, however it may last you slightly longer if your baby is smaller which is good if you're not ready for your baby to move into their own room just yet. I would advise that when your baby can pull themselves up that you don't leave them in the crib unattended as the bassinet part of the crib is quite low.



We were also provided with an organic mattress, cellular blanket and also an organic crib bedding set which comes with a waterproof mattress protector to go with the SnuzPod. Not only is the bedding available for the bedside crib but it is also available to purchase for prams, moses baskets, cots, travel cots and even single beds! I am also pleased to know that all of the bedding is made with certified organic cotton and are entirely chemical-free which puts my mind at ease.



Overall we are extremely pleased with the SnuzPod and it has been used pretty much every night since Harrison was born minus a few nights where he was extremely fussy and it was easier to bring him into bed to save waking Amelia. I love that he is close to me and can easily feed him in the night without having to get out out bed. We have only been using it for the past two months but I can definitely say that we will be using it until he outgrows it. I will have to let you all know how we get on with it when he's older. I would highly recommend purchasing the Snuzpod, don't let the price put you off. Even though I personally think it's worth paying the extra money to get a good nights sleep and not having to worry about rolling over onto the baby.



The SnuzPod is priced from £169.99 and is available in 4 different colours; Natural, Expresso, Eco- White and Dove Grey. All of which are very natural and will fit with various decor and home styles. You can read more about the SnuzPod 3-in1 bedside crib here and the lovely people over at Little Green Sheep have very kindly given me a discount code to share with you to get 10% off your own SnuzPod if you are thinking of purchasing your own. Simply enter the code LGSOHSO10 at the checkout. If you have any questions in general about the SnuzPod please do leave them below or contact me via one of my social platforms.

* We were gifted the SnuzPod crib for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% honest and our own.


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26 comments

  1. I literally LOVE this!! I'm working on persuading Jamie to get one for bubs - will be showing him your review for sure!!

    Kay xxx

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    1. I would highly recommend it or any co-sleeper in fact however I just love the Snuzpod because of its fantastic features :) x

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  2. I would definitely consider a co-sleeper with my next baby as my 6-month old spends most night in our bed anyway.

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    1. They are a great investment. I didn't want to get into the same habits this time round as we did with Amelia. Harry still sleeps in our bed the odd night or half way through the night but for the most part he actually stays in the snuzpod x

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  3. Looks great. I have never used a co sleeper. I've been using a Moses basket and carrying it up and down. This might be handy though so there's something upstairs and downstairs. Even though I am probably going to keep her upstairs more now because she doesn't get a quiet minute at the weekend when Matthew is around.

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    1. It defintiely is handy if you're wanting to save on carrying the moses basket up and down the stairs. Harry would sleep in the moses basket downstairs until we stopped using it and then the snuzpod at night time. I'm also thinking of starting to put him up there earlier at night time now instead of 11-1am when i go up x

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  4. I'd love one of these the next time around. It's on my list of things to look into when the time comes. Great review pickle. And how cute is Harry? xx

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    1. Thank you Charlotte. It's definitely a must have item in my eyes! It saddens me that we wont have another chance to use it in the future though! xx

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  5. I absolutely love the look of this and really want one for number 2. I think it's just the price that is the issue though :( xx

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    1. I agree, it may be quite pricey for some. In my eyes I would be willing to buy one as they outgrow the moses basket so soon plus this can be used for much longer. It can also be used over and over again with another baby. There are cheaper alternatives though if it was something you were really thinking of buying? :) x

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  6. Great review. I love the look of the Snuzpod! We have one ready for when baby #2 arrives, I can't wait to use it :) xx

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    1. Thank you Alex. I look forward to hearing what you think of it when you've used it :) xx

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  7. These look fab. I liked them on look alone but it's great that they attach to the bed making them a great co-sleeper. I didn't cosleep with my two, but I know I would have loved to do the night feeds without needing to actually get out of bed. Harrison is looking so adorable, but I can't believe he's 2 months already, where does the time go? x

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    1. Thats what drew me to them too, they go so well with our decor haha! Definitely handy for night feeds. I'm so glad I don't have to get out of bed and get cold. Thank you, I know it's crazy isn't it! The weeks are flying by x

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  8. That Snuzpod looks fantastic and I wish I'd had something like that for my two - great invention! x

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    1. It's a genius invention and even better for safe sleeping :) x

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  9. I think if I was ever to have another I would buy this! it looks great!

    www.life-as-mum.co.uk

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  10. This looks great! If we hadn't of kept Isla's moses basket I so would have bought one of these! Love the idea and design of it and that it can be used without being attached to the bed. The price isn't too bad either really. #TriedTested

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  11. I wish I had known about these and would definitely get one if I ever had any more. We ended up (and still) co sleeping on the sofabed (as a result of reflux) and I was so terrified about her safety (despite researching it throughly) that I didn't sleep, even when I could sleep, for months. #Triedandtested

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  12. I do so love the idea of this. We used crib for each of our children but it was at the end of the bed - much as I'm not really into the idea of co sleeping the idea of being able to reach my baby without having to heave my C-section sore body out of bed for feeds sounds like bliss!
    Thanks so much for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

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  13. I love the look of the Snuzpod and I'm definitely considering one for when baby number 2 arrives in August. We had a crib for Toby but we ended up moving him into his own room at 6 weeks anyway, this baby is going to have to stay in with us for much longer so I'm really drawn to the idea of a co-sleeper. Just having the baby at the same level as me in bed would be brilliant as our crib was quite high and I had to get up even to check on Toby.

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  14. Pleased you liked the SnuzPod, we loved ours when Baby L was a little younger. I only have praise to say about it. The only slight issue was the same as you with the poles not going into the fabric - we got there in the end, but neither of us were pregnant! :)

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  15. I love love love the Snuzpod - ours arrived last week and I am itching to get it set up ready for the baby. Harrison looks like he approves! Gorgeous review. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  16. I really like this blog.My son will have one.

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  17. Your post is very informative. Thanks very much!

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  18. Love this post. Baby due in 3 weeks and I have this ordered but I just measured our mattress height and it's 6cm higher than highest setting of the crib. In pics yours doesn't look exactly flush ... was it?

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