BEAN FILLING FAQS
WHAT SORT OF BEANS DO I NEED, TO FILL THE SNUGGLE POD?
Just normal ones! By that we mean the ones from your local KMart, or any good department store, like Spotlight. We offer them for sale on this site, when you purchase a Snuggle Pod, which is a great option for those buying as a gift for someone, and having us send it direct to the recipient, or for those who don't have a store close by to visit. We have them delivered by a 3rd party, so the beans might arrive a day or two before, or after, you get your Snuggle Pod from us.
HOW DO I FILL THE SNUGGLE POD WITH THE BEANS?
Easy peasy! Every beanbag comes with its own internal Chibebe monogrammed beanbag sleeve. Using a paper clip, unzip the beanbag sleeve and pour the beans in. We recommend filling the beanbag sleeve in a bathtub, this way you can quickly clean up any overspills of beans. You then 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 Snuggle Pod 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. 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.