FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SLEEPING POD
WHY ARMS UP?
SLEEPING POD is specifically designed to let your baby sleep in a natural ARMS UP position. This position allows them to bring their hands to the mouth for SELF-SOOTHING during sleep time, resulting in more sleep for everyone.
WHAT IS SELF-SOOTHING?
A natural way babies settle themselves to sleep is by sucking their hands or rubbing their cheeks. This is called SELF-SOOTHING. This hand sucking can also help develop mouth muscles which aid in feeding, speech development and their natural rooting reflex. SLEEPING POD has been designed to safely suck on their hands to self-soothe.
IS IT UNHYGIENIC FOR MY BABY TO SUCK THEIR HANDS WHEN THEY ARE COVERED IN THE SLEEPING POD?
The SLEEPING POD is unique because it allows your baby to access his or her hands for self-soothing. Some babies love to suck on their hands as they fall asleep, unfortunately this does mean that 'wings' of the pod can get a little wet. Parents should wash any garment, swaddle or wrap after use like we do it with baby mittens, if it is soiled. We recommend purchasing more than one so that you always have a clean SLEEPING POD while one is in wash.
DO I ONLY NEED ONE SLEEPING POD?
HOW CAN I CARE FOR SLEEPING POD RANGE?
Wash before first use. Close zipper before washing. Warm gentle machine wash with similar colours. Do not soak. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on low. Warm iron if necessary. Do not iron on the zipper. Do not dry clean.
MY BABY IS GROWING SO QUICKLY. CAN I JUST BUY A BIGGER SIZE AND LET HIM/HER GROW INTO IT?
MY BABY'S LEGS TOUCH THE BOTTOM OF THE GARMENT, SHALL I MOVE UP TO THE NEXT SIZE?
If your baby's legs touch the bottom of the SLEEPING POD, but if the fit across the body is correct, then keep using the SLEEPING POD. It is "not too short"! The length of the bag is specially designed to be little shorter so that-as your baby grows- they can push against the bottom of the bag. The pushing action and feeling "the ends' of the bag contribute to further SELF-SOOTHING.
IS THE SLEEPING POD HEALTHY FOR YOUR BABY'S HIP DEVELOPMENT?
Yes, our SLEEPING POD is safe for your baby's hip development. You baby's natural safe sleep position is with their legs splayed in a frog-like position. The SLEEPING POD allows your baby to sleep in this position without restrictions.
CAN MY BABY USE THE SLEEPING POD FROM DAY ONE?
Yes, this is actually the best time to start. If your baby weighs between 2.2-3.6 Kgs. at birth please choose the SLEEPING POD in size Newborn.
If your baby weighs between 3.6-5.8 Kgs. at birth, please choose the SLEEPING POD In size 0-3 months.
While there is some crossover in size, we highly recommend that you do not move into size Small unless or until your baby is at the upper limit of size Newborn. Using a SLEEPING POD or any garment that is too big for your baby can be dangerous for your baby as excess fabric can be a hazard.
IS IT SAFE TO USE A BLANKET OVER THE SLEEPING POD?
Do not put anything soft, loose or fluffy in your baby's sleep space. This includes pillows, blankets, comforters, soft or pillow-like bumpers, stuffed animals and other soft items. Use a sleep sack or other type sleeper instead of blankets to keep your baby warm and safe.
IS IT SAFE TO USE A SLEEPING BAG OVER A SLEEPING POD?
It is not recommended to use a sleeping bag over the SLEEPING POD.