Sleepyhead Deluxe+ Pod | Review


From the moment we arrived home from hospital with our little Lilah, we've used our Sleepyhead Deluxe+ Pod. She's now been sleeping snuggly by our side in it for over three months, and I must say it's quickly become one of my favourite baby items. And one I would recommend to parents new or old a million times over!

The Sleepyhead Deluxe is the original baby pod. Designed and produced by Swedish company Enfant Terrible, it has been thoroughly tested to ensure it's safety. The pods comply with the British standard on air-permeability (a test designed to replicate a baby placing its mouth on an item and breathing through it), so is therefore safe for supervised overnight sleeping.

Lilah has slept in her Sleepyhead every night since she was born, and I like to think it's one of the reasons for how well she sleeps at night. When she was a newborn we had the clip at the bottom closed to create an even snugglier 'womb like' environment. However now she is 3 months, and stretched out a lot more, we have unclipped this to give her a little more room. The Sleepyhead Deluxe is suitable for up to 8 months (approximately 22lbs) though, so there's still plenty of growing room left.

As well as overnight sleeping, the Sleepyhead Pod has multiple other uses. Day time naps, supervised tummy time, playtime or even just a safe and comfortable spot to place baby during the day. With two older children at home, we've found the Sleepyhead to be a perfect safe space to place Lilah. The Pod creates a perfect barrier between her and everyone else in our bed - plus it's lovely and comfortable for her too!

The Sleepyhead Deluxe is hypoallergenic, so there's no need to worry about the materials against your newborns delicate skin. The cover is fully removable and washable too, which is an absolute must with a baby! We've washed ours a number of times now, and although the cover is rather tricky to get back on (although very easy to get off thanks to it's zips), it's definitely worth it. You can purchase spare covers, but as these are quite pricey we've chosen not too. 

The updated Deluxe+ version of the Sleepyhead, has been designed to be compatible with the Mobile Toy Arch and toys (both sold separately). So although we mainly use the pod for overnight sleeping, it's lovely that we can use it for playtime too. The toys are crinkly and engaging, and the black and white on the arch is perfect for babies. Lilah has just started reaching and grabbing for toys, so this is a perfect addition for her now.

Overall we absolutely love our Sleepyhead Deluxe Pod. Lilah has slept well in it from the very beginning, and I love putting her to bed knowing she is comfortable and snug. We love the pod so much we even packed it in our suitcase on our recent holiday to Disneyland Paris! The pod is light so it was easy to transport, plus it was much more comfortable for her to sleep in than a hard travel cot.

The Sleepyhead Deluxe+ Pod is available to buy from a number or retailers including John Lewis, Mothercare and Amazon. It retails at around £130, which I do believe it quite high - however it's definitely worth it for a good nights sleep for you and your baby!

We received this item in exchange for our review. All opinions are honest and my own. This post contains an affiliate link which means if you buy the product when using my link, I’ll receive a few pence in return.


  1. Oh this looks fab. I really wish I had bought one when my little boy was younger!

  2. These look great and I still think of buying one for my little girl who is 8 weeks old, she is such a wriggler.

    Kay xx


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