FOAM FILLING CANNOT BE PURCHASED FROM THIS WEBSITE WITHOUT A SNUGGLE POD IN THE SAME ORDER. WE WILL CANCEL AND REFUND IF FOAM IS PURCHASED SEPARATELY.
We're super stoked to offer our Premium Shredded Foam Filling at a whopping special introductory price, as part of our 12 month trial period, beginning Feb 2018!
Foam filling is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to beans thanks to it's 'cushion effect'...super comfy! It also makes the beanbag approx. 1.7kg heavier, which is nothing for us big people, but it gives it more stability as Bub starts trying to sit upright.
We've already tested the comfort level of our foam...It's out of this world, baby! It's super soft and snuggly, not to mention more eco-friendly than beans. Oh, and it comes already pre-filled in our patented inner bag, so you simply shake it up to loosen, and insert into the beanbag cover!
But now, we want to hear from you! We want to know your thoughts on our latest offering. We'd love to hear your feedback over the next 12 months, so that we can determine whether or not to keep it as part of our ongoing inventory or not.
So far, we've had rave reviews on our foam filling, and we can't wait to hear what you think!
As they say, "once you go foam, Bub feels right at home"! (yeah, only we say that, but you will too, we're sure of it!).
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?
We have filled 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, shake it all out to loosen it up, and place inside your Snuggle Pod base, ready for use. BOOM!
WHAT'S WITH THE 12 MONTH TRIAL PERIOD THINGY (Feb 2018-Feb 2019)?
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 for consideration until Feb '19. 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! With filling, 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 gets bigger' thing. We want to know your thoughts!
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!
WHAT IF I DECIDE THAT I WANT TRADITIONAL BEAN FILLING INSTEAD?
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. Our discounted trail cost of the foam filling means that if you require beans (around $12 from your local Kmart store), means you are spending much less than the usual $25 that we charge for beans via our website. So no extra money is spent if you're not happy.
HOW MUCH TO FILL THE POD?
The Chibebe Snuggle Pod has been designed to give your baby the most restful, safe & comfortable experience possible. Filling the Pod is always at the discretion of the carer, but we have already pre-filled the inner bag with our foam filling for you, with the maximum amount you would need. However, you might need to remove some foam, depending on how inclined Bubba is (see example below) .
The Pod is designed for Bub to be able to take in their surroundings and be a part of your daily activities with you. So you will need to remove some foam if Bub is staring at the ceiling, and not sitting upright.
Make sure the seat is inclined, so Bub is sitting upright, as the above right example. Imagine yourself, sitting in an adult beanbag. If it is too full, like a pouffe, you can't fully settle in it, and you would roll off, right? But if it were not so full, you are all nestled in it, and can't roll it, or get off it unless someone helps you out. It's the same idea with the Snuggle Pod.
Filling it so that Bub can sit IN it, not ON it, means they can't get out of it without your help, and they can't roll it. Sitting inclined means they get to chill out and look around and even watch Peppa Pig on TV (not the ceiling).
But the most important reason you want to sit them upright in their Pod is because the Pod is intended to help relieve reflux (GERD) and prevent flathead for your precious little one.
So, as you can see, we're super serious about what we do, but we kinda love how we do it!
I was lucky enough to be given a trial pack of foam before it went live on the site, and I am stoked with it! It is more comfy than beans and doesn't have that noisy sound that beans do. The foam doesn't shuffle as well as beans, which is the only drawback, however, I have found that it is like a memory foam, where my child has the perfect position, every time! As she gets bigger, I will remove foam as required, as I would have done with beans anyway! I love the foam and vote yes, definitely keep it in stock!