FILLING THE POD

We introduced the baby beanbag concept to Australia, so it's only natural that we also have a patented inner bag design, making it super easy to fill your Snuggle Pod with beans.

As of Nov 2017, we have TWO filling options for your Snuggle Pod baby beanbag! You can choose from the usual bean filling that you can buy from Kmart for around $12, or our new Premium Foam Filling, which we're offering on trial for only $9.95 until Nov 2018, to get as much feedback from you as possible, to see if you love it as much as we do (we think you so will!). Here's the lowdown on both types.

BEAN FILLING

WHAT SORT OF BEANS WOULD I NEED TO FILL THE SNUGGLE POD?
Just normal ones that you find at your local department store (ie: Kmart). They only sell one type of bean filling, so you won't get confused. Just go to the home furnishings section to find the beans. They come in a 100lt bag. If you want to know what you're looking for, check them out here. If you mistakenly buy coffee beans instead, send them our way. We love coffee.
HOW DO I FILL THE SNUGGLE POD WITH THE BEANS?
Easy peasy! Every Snuggle Pod beanbag comes with its own internal, patented Chibebe beanbag sleeve. We call this the 'inner bag', because it is placed inside the Snuggle Pod base cover once filled. We recommend filling the inner bag in a bathtub, so that you can quickly clean up any overspills of beans. When it's filled, simply unzip the Snuggle Pod cover from underneath, and place the filled inner bag in there. You will notice that the patented design of the inner bag is the same shape as the Snuggle Pod cover, so there is no excess lining inside, making for the most comfy resting experience possible for your child. So when you slip the inner bag into the Pod base, make sure the top ("head") of the inner bag is inserted 'head first', to sit inside the top end of the cover inside. You'll notice the rest just naturally slips in, and then you just close the Pod base zipper, and you're good to go!
HOW MANY BEANS DO I NEED?
10,986 beans, to be exact...but a less precise way we can recommend is that you fill the inner bag, to about three quarters full — which is approximately 65 litres of beans (about 2/3 of a 100lt bag). Remember, the more beans you add, the fuller the Snuggle Pod becomes. If fewer beans are added, the more the baby will sink further into the Snuggle Pod. You want a nicely inclined (upright) seat. Here's a fun pic for indication. how much to fill the snuggle pod baby bean bag In the end, it is up to the discretion of the carer to ensure the right amount of beans for the ultimate Podding experience for Bub. When Bub is able to sit upright, unaided, you will start to use the toddler seat, and you might want to remove some beans to suit their comfort level at the time, and make it a little more inclined for them.
PREMIUM FOAM FILLING
FOAM FILLING
SOOO, WHY FOAM FILLING?
Its simply a personal choice. Maybe you want super extra soft filling, or you want a little more weight in the beanbag. Or maybe you just want us to send your Snuggle Pod to you with an already pre-filled inner bag! Yes, pre-filled, baby.
WHAT DOES 'PRE-FILLED' MEAN, EXACTLY?
The reason we're excited about supplying foam fill is because, unlike traditional polystyrene beanbag filling, it can be compressed. This means we have been able to fill our inner bags with the most amount of foam filing that we think you would need. We have then compressed it and boxed it all up in a lovely box. Instructions are on the box, but basically, you open it up, simply shake it all out and place inside your Snuggle Pod base, ready for use. BOOM!
WHAT'S WITH THE 12 MONTH TRIAL PERIOD THINGY (Nov 2017-Nov 2018)?
As you know, Chibebe is known for creating amazing products without allowances for flaws or less than the best materials. We never do anything by halves, and our foam fill is no exception. Foam filling is a popular filling alternative for beanbags, so it's not a new thing. But in typical Chibebe fashion, we want your opinion on our new offering, and we'll be taking your feedback on board over the next 12 months. If we find that you're just as ecstatic as we are about our Premium Foam Filling for the Snuggle Pod baby bean bag, we'll then make it a permanent addition to the Chibebe range. We have a trial period with everything we introduce. That's how we know what is worth keeping in the collection, or not. We want to know if your Bub loves it as much as the Bubs we trialled it with before we made our public trials official! But the Foam Filling is a different story. It is not an aesthetic thing. It's a comfort thing. It's an 'incline' thing. It's a 'will I swap to beans when my child hits 12 months' thing. We want to know what you have to say! The most honest and genuine way for us to know if our customers will love the Foam Filling as much as we do (and we really do love it like we love chocolate, and we love chocolate), is to offer it to you at an amazing price of only $9.95 for the next 12 months, with any Snuggle Pod purchase, so you can tell us what you think! After the 12 month trial is up in November 2018, this price will have to increase if we keep the Foam Filling in stock, so grab yours now!
WHAT IF I DECIDE THAT I WANT BEAN FILLING INSTEAD?
See? That's why our patented inner bag is the most amazing idea! If you decide that you don't want to use the foam filling anymore, firstly, tell us why, so we know! That's what the trial period is all about, after all! Secondly, you will notice that you already have a spare inner bag with your original Snuggle Pod purchase, as they are always included with every Pod sold. Simply remove the inner bag containing the foam filling and dispose of it properly. Then fill your spare inner bag with beans from Kmart or Spotlight etc, following the above instructions, or the ones on the inner bag label.