Snuggle Me FAQ

Questions from Parents

WHAT AGE DOES IT FIT? WHEN WILL MY BABY OUTGROW THEIR LOUNGER?

Snuggle Me lounger is not a padded bassinet like other brands, but a sensory lounger where the sides are meant to be used.

At first, baby will fit all the way inside, but as they grow, their legs will drape over the bottom end and they can use the top end more like a pillow.

The Snuggle Me will grow with your baby from birth to toddlerhood making it your most trusted and loved baby item. We encourage parents to keep baby in the infant lounger until:

  1. Baby is at least 9 months and has begun to crawl
  2. Baby measures 21" from the top of their head to toe base of their bum

CAN BABY SLEEP IN THIS OVERNIGHT?

The Snuggle Me has been used safely as a co-sleeper/bed-sharing aid for over 11 years. We changed our recommendations after the consumer safety commissions recommended padded loungers not to be used for co-sleeping or overnight use.

During the night, babies should sleep on their back on a firm, flat crib/bassinet next to your bed. The Snuggle Me should not be used as a bed-sharing aid or co-sleeper. It should be used as a daytime lounger, tummy time mat and as a supervised nap spot only. If you have further questions about this, please feel free to email us. 

DOES IT HELP BABIES SLEEP BETTER? IT LOOKS LIKE IT DOES

It helps them take longer naps, definitely!

HOW LONG ARE WE ABLE TO USE IT? MY BABY SLEEPS SO WELL IN IT, I DON'T WANT TO STOP

The infant lounger up till 9-12 months and the toddler till 36 months, yet some customers have shared they are using it longer.

CAN I PLACE IT 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 BABY BE ABLE TO ROLL OVER IN THE LOUNGER?

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.

IS IT WORTH IT? WHAT IS SAFE AND WHAT IS NOT FOR BABY?

There are a lot of confusing info on loungers because it is a fairly new category of product. A lot of the copycat brands don’t have a clue about safety and promotion them for uses that are clearly unsafe. Loungers should be used for supervised uses only. If they fall asleep, they should still be in the same room as you. They should also be laid flat on their back. If you follow those guidelines, you are safe.

WILL THIS HELP AVOID PLAGIOCEPHALY / FLAT HEAD?

It will keep baby's head in a curve shape which helps.

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.

WHY IS THERE NO PADDING IN THE MIDDLE PART OF LOUNGER?

Without padding, the suspended center will actually pull in around baby and give them a slight hug. The hugging calms baby. With padding the effect wouldn’t be the same.

IS IT SAFE TO PLACE IT ON ELEVATED PLACES SUCH AS A COUCH? OR IS IT ONLY A FLOOR LOUNGER?

We recommend supervised use of the lounger on flat surfaces.

WHY IS THERE NO PADDING IN THE MIDDLE PART OF LOUNGER?

Without padding, the suspended center will actually pull in around baby and give them a slight hug. The hugging calms baby. With padding the effect wouldn’t be the same.

IS IT SAFE TO PLACE IT ON ELEVATED PLACES SUCH AS A COUCH? OR IS IT ONLY A FLOOR LOUNGER?

We recommend supervised use of the lounger on flat surfaces.

LOVE THE LOUNGER. ARE THEIR HEADS SUPPOSED TO LAY ONLY WHERE THE HIP BECOMES FLAT OR IS IT OK TO LAY THEIR HEADS A LITTLE HIGHER WHERE THERE'S A LITTLE CURVE?

You can prop them up onto the end if they prefer that. They should always be supervised however you can choose to use it.

IS THE LOUNGER MACHINE WASHABLE?

Yes. The lounger is washable but I would do so sparingly. Cover is what I would aim to take the washings. Wash covers in cold water with mild detergents. Covers can be dried in the dryer on a 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 LOUNGER?

The lounger comes 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.

HOW MANY COVERS DO YOU RECOMMEND HAVING?

At least 2

DO YOU THINK THE PUDDLE PAD IS NECESSARY?

I love the puddle pad because i really hate washing the lounger. It is designed for handle small spills and protect the lounger. It is not waterproof but really helps reduce the leaks to the lounger. It is not waterproof on purpose to allow the surface to remain breathable.

CAN YOU RE-USE FOR BABY NO. 2 WITH A DIFFERENT COVER OR WOULD YOU RECOMMEND A NEW ONE AFTER A YEAR USE?

The Snuggle Me is designed as a heirloom product that can be passed down to other babies.

WHAT ARE THE USES OF THE LOUNGER?

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:

  • Lounger
  • Play mat
  • Tummy time pad
  • Daytime napper
  • Changing station
  • Infant massage
  • Travel mat
  • Sponge baths

    HOW LONG CAN BABY USE THE INFANT LOUNGER? 

    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.

    WHERE DO YOU MAKE SNUGGLE ME LOUNGER?

    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.

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