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GIFT IDEA – Chibebe Snuggle Pod
PRICE – $99 (see below – beans not included, optional accessories not included)
PURCHASE online from the Chibebe online store
LEARN MORE on the Chibebe website.
Infant chairs are very popular items for new parents to want. They can serve a number of purposes. Placing the baby in a seated or partially upright position can give him a different perspective and give the parent a break. Chairs can also help ease symptoms of conditions like reflux and flat head. Chairs are not inexpensive like receiving blankets. And, they have a limited lifespan, with children outgrowing them quickly either in size or weight. It seems like a shame to spend good money on something that might or might not be all that comfortable and that will only be useful for a short time.
Chibebe’s Snuggle Pod is an innovative beanbag chair that is designed to be useful from birth until well into adulthood. Originally designed to help prevent reflux & flathead symptoms, the Snuggle Pod has become very popular and is known for its focus on baby comfort and parent ease. I received the Hoot Baby Bean Bag in blue. The print is totally adorable and I was impressed by the quality look and feel of the product.
The Snuggle Pod comes unfilled. This means that it does not include bean bag beans unless you choose to add them to your order with your Snuggle Pod. The beans are available as you purchase the Snuggle Pod, or at most good department stores. To fill it you will need approximately 65lt. of polystyrene bean bag beans. Measuring 72cm L by 52cm W (when filled), the Snuggle Pod is made to stand up to the tough conditions it will be subjected to as a child’s chair. The seat material is a stretch Lycra blend with soft padding for comfort and water resistant backing. The base material features a durable coated polyester fabric water-resistant backing for easy wipe cleaning.
Here’s a full description of the product.
It’s a wise decision to buy a Snuggle Pod and the hoot owl design of this baby bean bag is full of wisdom and fun. The soft neutral pastel colors of these intriguing nocturnal birds with their eyes wide open are soothing and ready for your little one to snooze the day away. Parents love them as they are safe and practical and a great option when your little one, like owls, wake through the night. They are safe and practical and make welcome baby present for any new expectant parents.
REFLUX RELIEF: The special shape of the bean bag is shown to help prevent GERD (reflux). The Snuggle Pod was designed to be flexible and respond to you and your baby’s needs. Post-feeding, just adjust the position of the beans to allow your bub to sit with his or her head in a more elevated position. By keeping your little one’s head elevated, the pod has been reported to significantly reduce the symptoms of infant reflux and make sure that your little one has the kind of restful and healthful feeding experience that allows him or her to grow and flourish.
FLATHEAD SYMPTOMS: The soft seat helps prevent flathead. Chibebe Snuggle Pods have been reported by those who care for babies, to make a significant difference in preventing the development of flathead. By nestling an infant on a flexible surface that also keeps pressure off the head by keeping it slightly elevated, Chibebe Snuggle Pods are one of the best ways to avoid or reduce the condition. Chibebe’s bean bag-design allows the Snuggle Pod to respond to a child’s form, instead of forcing the child to adjust to the pod itself. Chibebe Snuggle Pods are really one of the best ways to keep your bub healthy and feeling happy!
LARYNGOMALACIA: Infants with laryngomalacia will often present with inspiratory stridor, a sort of wheezing or high-pitched squeak that occurs during breathing. The Chibebe Snuggle Pod has been designed to significantly alleviate reflux and make a huge difference to a child with laryngomalacia. We are also longtime supporters with the organization Coping With Laryngomalacia in its efforts to improve the lives and conditions of children suffering from this condition.
Safety features include thick, durable construction to keep beans where they belong. The zippers are safety zippers which require a key to give added protection and keep your little ones safe from choking hazards. The product has been laboratory tested to meet the stringent US requirements.
1 x Chibebe Snuggle Pod with Baby Seat (with harness) for use from Birth
1 x Spare Matching Colour Toddler Seat (no harness) for when Bub is able to sit unaided
1 x Removable Inner Filling Bag for beans, for easy washing and storage of the beanbag cover.
1 x Information Booklet & Warranty Card
All the above in gorgeous Chibebe Designer Packaging
There are also accessories that you can choose from when purchasing. Optional accessories include a pod rocker, pod warmer, baby seat, toddler seat, spare inner filling bag, and bean filling.
Here’s a video that shows you the Snuggle Pod in use.