The Snuggle Me is a sensory lounger designed for lounging, tummy time or as a changing station. Never leave baby unattended while in the Snuggle Me. Never carry baby while in the Snuggle Me. Never place the Snuggle Me on high surfaces. Do not place on soft or uneven surfaces.
What about co-sleeping/bedsharing?
The Snuggle Me has been used safely as a co-sleeper/bed-sharing aid for over 11 years. Check out mom's review on Snuggle Me here: http://have-need-want.com/snuggle-me-organic-cosleeper/
Can I place the Snuggle Me in a Moses basket during the day?
You can place the Snuggle Me inside a daytime Moses basket for lounging or as a supervised, daytime nap spot. Moses basket serve a different purpose from a crib/bassinet. When using a Moses basket, you are keeping your baby contained, close and they will be awake or sleeping supervised. The Snuggle Me should not be used in a Moses basket overnight or be used in a separate room from you. The dimensions of the basket MUST be 29 x 17 inches exactly. Never place inside a daytime basket that squeezes the sides of the lounger because it prevents the lounger from working properly.
Will my baby be able to roll over in the Snuggle Me?
The Snuggle Me is designed to fit baby’s head and torso with their legs draped over the bottom end of the lounger. This design makes it difficult for baby to roll or turn. The center sling is also suspended and unpadded. This causes the sides of the lounger to pull in around baby, hugging them and keeping them in place. This further helps keep baby well positioned. That said, babies are unpredictable and should always be supervised.
Does the Snuggle Me use breathable materials?
Almost all cotton fabrics are breathable/air permeable to some extent. The looser the knitting of that fabric, the more air will penetrate. Our Snuggle Me covers are made with organic cotton interlock which is a very loose knit fabric, so is extremely air permeable.
How do I wash the Snuggle Me Original or Organic?
Wash the Snuggle Me Organic or Original and covers in cold water with mild detergents. For best results, start drying your lounger in the dryer and then finish by air drying. Covers can be dried in the dryer on very low heat. Adding heat to any cotton will shrink it. To salvage a shrunk cover, you can try washing and then stretching while wet and then air dry. If this does not fix the issue, you will need to purchase a replacement.
How do I store the Snuggle Me?
All Snuggle Me’s now come with a storage/travel zipper bag. Store your lounger in the case or if traveling. Ensure that it is kept in a cool DRY place to prevent damage or mold.
What are the uses for the Snuggle Me?
There are endless uses for the Snuggle Me! Many minimalistic parents are choose to replace the long list of baby gear with the multifunctional and sophisticated Snuggle Me lounger. Use it as a:
How long can baby use the Snuggle Me?
Babies will fit into the lounger until their butts come up onto the end of the lounger when laying all the way down in the lounger. This usually happens around the 6-9 month mark. After this, babies can still use it while propped up onto the end until a few years of age. If using propped, please only use on the floor as baby will easily be able to kick or crawl out.
What about flat head?
It can, but it will depend on what other products you are using besides the Snuggle Me™. The Snuggle Me™ cradles baby’s head on a gentle surface, allowing their head to stay in its natural shape. If you only use the Snuggle Me™ when you lay your baby down, flat spots will most likely not develop! If you are concerned about flat spots, avoid products that have hard plastic backings, even if they are covered with a soft fabric. Also, make sure baby gets plenty of time off their back.
What about healthy hip development?
The Snuggle Me cradles baby’s back and helps elevate their legs, which is the preferred position for healthy hip development in newborns. Allow baby’s legs to pull up as they did when they were in the womb. Do not swaddle or restrict their hips. This helps prevent hip dysplasia.
What are the materials you use to make each Snuggle Me?
We use both GOTS certified organic cottons and conventional cottons (for the Snuggle Me Original). The fill for each lounger is going to either be a virgin polyester fiber fill, which means there are no additives or flame retardants and it is a pure fiber, or it is an organic virgin lamb’s wool fill. The fill for the Original and the Organic are the same.
Where do you make the Snuggle Me?
The Snuggle Me is a 100% USA-made product. All of our fabrics are custom made in Pennsylvania, USA with threads that were even grown in the USA! The fabrics are then shipped up to Duluth, MN where they are sewn and inspected. The sewn pieces are then shipped to one of 2 lounger fillers, one in Minnesota, one in Wisconsin. They then send us weekly shipments of filled loungers to our Forest Lake, MN warehouse. We pride ourselves in creating a fully USA and locally made product for your family. This is one of our highest values and we hope you can see the care and quality throughout.
What organic certifications do they hold?
All of our organic fabrics are 3rd party tested and hold the GOTS certificate, which can only be held by fabrics meeting the highest standards for organic textiles. Here is a fact sheet on the GOTS organic certificate Since they are made in the USA, they are also regulated by the CPSIA which currently holds the highest textile safety standards in the world.
Do you use any flame retardants?
None of our products have flame retardants added to them. There are also no alternatives to traditional flame retardants. The best choice if you do not want flame retardants in your products are to choose pure, non-toxic fabrics and fills. We think it's important to avoid these in keeping with the organic nature of the product as flame retardants have been shown to causes harm to children.