Cheaper alternatives to the Sleepyhead baby pods

You don’t need to hear about how much Sleepyheads pods are amazing. It’s everywhere. But with that comes a high price tag. Is it really worth it or can you find a Sleepyhead alternative for half the price?

We’re looking at other suitable baby sleeping pods and comparing them to the well known Sleepyhead pod. We review the feature, material, design and price…

Here are our 5 favorite cheaper Sleepyhead alternatives.

1 PurFlo Baby Newborn Check it out
2 Babymoov Doomoo Cocoon Check it out
3 Tiny Star Sleeping Pod Check it out
4 Babymoov Cosydream Check it out
5 Luchild Baby Nest Check it out

Cheaper Version of Sleepyhead under £80

While the Sleepyhead is a great product, it may be a bit pricey for new parents who are already having to spend hard earned cash on diapers, wipes, formula, etc. There are products that offer some of the same benefits as the Sleepyhead without emptying your wallet.

Purflo Nest vs. Sleepyhead

PurFlo Baby Newborn (0-6 Months)

The Purflo nest and the Poddle Pod has a similar shape, though a different bottom design. It’s like a cheap Sleepyhead while still having comparable quality and features when used into a crib or a cot.

Pros
  • Half the price of the Sleepyhead
  • Great quality material
  • Hypoallergenic material is safe and breathable for your baby
Cons
  • No back padding, but it’s also safer as long as you use it on an appropriate mattress.

Babymoov Cocoon vs Sleepyhead

Babymoov Doomoo Cocoon

Very simplistic neutral design. I found it offered one of the best quality material and padding. Very similar to the Sleepyhead but half the price. To me it’s the best cheaper version of a Sleepyhead if you want to use it around the house.

Pros
  • Padded back
  • Adaptable size so you can have the perfect size for every stage from 0 to 8 months
  • It ties with velcro instead of ribbon like some of the competitors avoiding any accident
  • Organic cotton and micro-breathable 3d fabric
  • Machine-washable removable cover
Cons
  • Cheaper than sleepyhead but the most expensive of this selection
  • No spare covers yet

Tiny star pod vs Sleepyhead

Tiny Star Sleeping Pod

Another great Sleepyhead alternative of pod that offer the same functionalities as the Sleepyhead. The design is in my option not as elegant as the options before, but it remains a really good option.

Pros
  • Very well padded sides
  • Padded back
  • Machine washable
  • Replacement padding for around £10 available
Cons
  • Less elegant design than the other options
  • No cover

Sleepyhead alternatives under £40

Babymoov Cosydream vs. Sleepyhead

The babymoov cosydream is another much cheaper version of the Sleepyhead.

Babymoov Cosydream

This is an unique shaped sleeping pod made for sleeping on the back only. The design and shape does not allow for much movement due to its rounded bumper at the top placed there to keep the baby’s head still. This added detail restricts any rolling, making it extra safe for newborns.

Pros
  • Similar breathable fabric to the Sleepyhead
  • Snuggy feeling, great for small babies and newborn
  • Extra safe sleep, no rolling possible
  • Amazing price
Cons
  • No tummy time with this pod
  • Only suitable from till 3 month old

Luchild Nest vs Sleepyhead

Luchild Baby Nest for Newborn and Babies

This one was in my friend baby shower list. I bought it for her without blinking. It’s a pretty good quality with neutral cute design. From 0 to 8 months.

Pros
  • Machine washable removable cover
  • Sides well padded
  • Padded back
  • Amazing price
Cons
  • A bit bigger than the sleepyhead it might be a bit big for smaller newborns.

Poddle Pod vs. Sleepyhead

One cheaper version of the Sleepyhead is the Poddle pod. The breathable Poddle pod is a fraction of the price for a Sleepyhead and is also available online for purchase. The concept is similar though the shape is just slightly different.  The contour, rather than an oval, is a rounded off square.

This shape allows for a little more room for play time on the Poddle pod than on the more expensive option. However this also means a little more room for rolling if the baby is a newborn or very tiny. Still, this version is equipped with elevated side bumpers to keep your baby from rolling out of it. The Poddle pod is designed for 0-36 month babies. Unfortunately it’s out of stock in the UK. We’ll update you as soon as it comes back in stock!

Wrapping up

With the safety of your baby being number one, purchasing a sleeping pod should be high on your list. The overall construction of these sleeping pods gains high ratings by mothers around the globe.

The decision you have to make is deciding which one fits your needs. There are several options to choose from ranging in color choices, accessories available, and the price that is in your range. If you’re still not convinced by the alternative then maybe the Sleepyhead pods are for you. Head over here to read our complete review of the Sleepyhead pods.

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