BEAN FILLING FAQS
ARE BEANS INCLUDED WITH MY SNUGGLE POD?
YES! We include the beans when you purchase a Snuggle Pod, in the form of a $12 'beans voucher' from Kmart. You can opt to receive this as a gift card with the order delivery, or as an e-voucher, so that you can purchase the beans instore or online here, before the Pod arrives. Having the voucher/gift card included is also a great option for those buying as a gift for someone, as you are sending them a complete package, or for those who don't have a store close by to visit, you can order them online to have them delivered for the giftee.
SHOULD I OPT FOR A GIFT CARD OR E-VOUCHER FOR THE BEANS?
This depends on whether you are gifting or not, or maybe you want to purchase the beans in-store before you get the Pod in the post.
- If we are sending the pod to someone on your behalf, and they live near a KMart store, we recommend sending the Gift Card with the order, as it makes it a nice little package. They can pop into their local Kmart to grab the beans using the gift card.
- If you prefer to buy the beans for them also, to be delivered, you can opt for an e-voucher, to purchase the beans here. You would pay a $12 (approx) delivery fee to KMart in this case, so we recommend the gift card option. Because gift cards are fun to get!
- If the order is being delivered to you, and you don't live near a KMart store, or you simply prefer to order them online, grab an e-voucher. We'll email you the voucher after you order your Pod, so you can order the beans here. You would pay a delivery fee of around $12 to Kmart.
- Maybe you live near a Kmart store, and want to pop in to grab the beans before the pod arrives to you, because you're so darn excited to get the Pod in use once it arrives! In this case, we suggest selecting the e-voucher option when you place your order, so we can send the e-voucher directly to your email. Simply present the voucher in-store when purchasing the beans.
WHAT SORT OF BEANS DO I NEED, TO FILL THE SNUGGLE POD?
Just normal ones! Kmart only sell one type of bean filling, so you won't get confused. Just go to the beanbag 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.
HOW DO I FILL THE SNUGGLE POD WITH THE BEANS?
Easy peasy! Every beanbag comes with its own internal Chibebe monogrammed beanbag sleeve. We call this the 'inner bag'. Using a paper clip, unzip the inner bag and pour the beans in. We recommend filling this in a bathtub, so that you can quickly clean up any overspills of beans. When you're done, simply pop this inner bag into the Snuggle Pod base cover from underneath, making sure the shape of the inner bag and cover match, by slipping the inner bag in 'head first' so that it meets the top of the cover inside. The rest should settle nicely inside the cover. Don't forget to remove the paperclip from the zipper afterwards!
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— approximately 65-70 litres of beans (about 2/3 of a 100lt bag). Remember, the more beans you add, the harder 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.
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!
As Bub grows, and is able to sit upright, unaided, you will start to use the toddler seat, and we recommend removing some beans as they grow to make it more comfy and inclined for them.