Snuggle Pod FAQ's
Does the Chibebe Snuggle Pod meet Australias safety standards?
Yes. Your baby's safety is our #1 priority. We meet mandatory Australian standards for this product. In addition, we also take voluntary measures to have our products regularly tested for additional features, and this is conducted in a world renowned consumer testing laboratory to put your mind at ease when purchasing our baby beanbag product for your child.
What should you know before buying a baby beanbag?
Safety is key. When buying for your young ones— especially newborns— it's important to know what safety measures the manufacturer has taken to ensure it is a baby-safe product.For Example:
1) Has the material been tested for unsafe elements that could harm your baby?
2) The outer base coating….is it plastic (PVC) or fabric with a water resistant lining? (Plastic obviously has a much higher flammability danger; therefore, it would seem logical to use a water resistant fabric instead).
With so many different types of baby beanbags out there now, it's important to know what to look for.
In addition to meeting mandatory standards for Australia, Chibebe regularly undergo a series of voluntary testing performed by accredited and internationally recognised testing laboratory for their Pods.
When a baby or child uses a Chibebe product, you can rest assured that we have a clear conscience with what we produce for your precious child.
What age is the Snuggle Pod suitable for?
The Chibebe Snuggle Pod is designed for, and laboratory tested for, use from birth to all ages! It is specifically designed for newborn babies, using the baby harness seat, and this would be used for about 7-8 months depending on the size your baby and their strength and co-ordination skills.
After that, the Chibebe Snuggle Pods can be used by bigger children by switching over the infant harness seat top for the toddler top (no harness), which is perfect for children up to about 8 years of age. They are so comfy, we even use them here at Chibebe HQ for pow wows!
What's included in my Snuggle Pod purchase?
You get much more than you pay for when you purchase a Chibebe Snuggle Pod.
- Your choice of Snuggle Pod base pattern beanbag cover
- Baby seat top (with harness, for use from the day Bub is born)
- Toddler seat top (no harness, for use once Bub is able to sit unaided)
- Inner monogrammed Snuggle Pod bean filling sleeve (aka: inner bag), for easy bean removal for washing or storage of the patterned cover
- Designer product packaging
- A Kmart Gift Card or E-Voucher, for you to purchase the bean filling (that's right...filling is included, in the form of an e- voucher or gift card that you can redeem either in-store or online at www.kmart.com.au.
- Instruction and information booklet (aka manual)
- 12 Months Limited Warranty
How do I fill the Snuggle Pod?
Easy……. Every beanbag comes with its own internal Chibebe monogrammed beanbag filling sleeve (aka: inner bag). This is the same shape of the outer cover. 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 'head' top of the cover on the inside. The rest should settle nicely inside the cover. Don't forget to remove the paperclip from the zipper afterwards!
How many beans are needed to fill up a Snuggle Pod?
A.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 to fill a Snuggle Pod for a newborn (about 2/3 of the 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.
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!
How do l know if l have over-filled or under-filled the beanbag?
An inclined seated position is the best position for Bub to get the best use of their Snuggle Pod. It enables them to be involved with the world around them, and is the best position to potentially help relieve any reflux symptoms they may experience. It also means that the Pod is stable on flat surfaces.
You will be able to tell if the bag is too full if you cannot shuffle it to an inclined, upright seated position.
It is too empty if you shuffle it to a seated position and can feel the floor through the seat top.
Please note that it is up to the carer to determine when it is full enough. For more information, refer to the instruction booklet.
When should I replace the Baby Harness seat with the Toddler seat?
Every child is unique! The right time for this transition should not be based only on size, but also on your child's level of strength and coordination. If you insist on an answer, about 7-8 months old would be average, as they start to get a little fidgety and just want to get out and about and on their feet at this age, and don't want to be restricted by a harness!
Who else uses the Snuggle Pod?
Chibebe Snuggle Pods are used in hospitals, medical centers, special baby practices and by thousands of happy babies all over the world!
Can the Snuggle Pod replace my baby's cot?
No. Baby bean bags are not designed as replacements for a bed or a cot. The Snuggle Pod is designed first and foremost with the intent to help relieve baby reflux and flathead symptoms. The bonus is that they are super comfy for bub, and for you to be able to keep baby near you at all times, wherever you are. This means that baby is safe and comfortable always. It is because of all these factors, that Mums and Dads are saying that they don't know what they would have done without one!
If you have a Bub who refuses to chill out in anything else except their Snuggle Pod, or who suffers reflux and you find that the Snuggle Pod is the only thing to help relieve it, we recommend popping him/her in their Pod until they get drowsy and relaxed, and transfer them to their cot to sleep.
How do l clean my Chibebe Baby Bean Bag?
Simply unzip the seat from the base and pop into large delicates washbag, and wash on gentle cycle, in cold water. Dry naturally or in dryer on low setting.
By Hand: Simply dab with a damp cloth. You can use a good fabric cleaner and follow the directions for it, but a damp cloth is normally enough.
Machine Wash: Remove the inner bean casing and wash the whole bag in cold water, on gentle cycle. Dry naturally or on low setting in dryer.