The brand new SnüzPod3 has been a popular choice among our customers and celebrities alike. It boasts a stunning new look with new features including a reflux incline, a wider and lighter lift-off bassinet and dual-view breathable mesh sides, making it the perfect sleep solution. The SnüzPod3 Bedside Crib allows parents to comfort, feed and settle baby without having to leave your own cosy bed – we love it but wanted to see what one of our parent testers thought! Judy Shevlin had the task of reviewing the SnüzPod3, have a read what she made of it!
Parent Tester - Judy Shevlin
A few months before Rory was born, my husband and I started researching bedside cribs. For me the SnüzPod 3 was top of the list because it has some great features, plus I loved the design - though it was a bit more expensive than some of the newborn crib alternatives available.
The latest SnüzPod 3 has recently launched and compared to the previous model it’s got a wider bassinet and has an innovative tilt feature to reduce reflux whilst the overall weight of the crib has been reduced making it easier to handle.
My SnüzPod was delivered in a Snüz branded flat pack box from Natural Baby Shower. It was well packed and everything we (by which I mean my husband) needed to put it together without any fuss. Each SnüzPod includes a mattress designed to support your little one but it doesn’t include any sheets or mattress liner, so you need to buy these separately, they are about £20 and £15 respectively.
Putting the SnüzPod together was straight forward and took about half an hour, there weren’t too many pieces in the box and the visual instructions were easy enough to follow. The crib is actually really sturdy whilst being light enough to move around as needed, I am able to slide it around the carpet in my bedroom if I want to hoover around it or reposition it.
There are straps supplied with the SnüzPod so it can be clipped to a bed for easy access to your little one during the night. I chose to just have it sitting close to our bed, so I could get up and tend to Rory when he wakes up to feed. The zip down side is super handy for this too, I can see Rory through the mesh without having to get out of bed each time which is great, especially for those of us who were rather sore or suffered discomfort post-partum.
In terms of sleep quality, Rory did take a while to get used to the SnüzPod, it’s quite spacious and ventilated and I think he needed a while to acclimatise from being all snuggly in the womb. He has become much more settled in it and now he sleeps in it well most nights, though there is the odd occasion where he still likes to party all night long.
If you are looking for a bedside crib, the SnüzPod is a stylish and functional choice, even though it is more expensive than some alternatives, the extra features and ease of use make it a good value for money investment that will see you and your little one well for their first 6 months.