Here are the answers to some questions commonly asked about Chibebe Snuggle Pod baby beanbags. If you don't find the information you are looking for please send us your question via the contact us page.
You can also view our online version of our product information booklet here.
A.Your baby's safety is our #1 priority. We not only meet the standards set by the ACCC (as established in the Trade Practices Regulations 1979, amended December 2004), but go above and beyond the mandatory standards with our own voluntary tests conducted in a world renowned consumer testing laboratory to make sure we have the safest and most secure product for your child.
A.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.
1) Has the material been tested for unsafe elements that could harm your baby?
With so many different types of baby beanbags out there now, it's important to know that it is not mandatory standards practice for a baby bean bag to be laboratory tested for harmful elements such as the above mentioned. They are simply required to meet the basic Australian mandatory standards for beanbags (i.e.: zipper latches that lead in to the inner beans to be removed and a specific warning label to be attached to the bean bag).
Right from the start Chibebe has gone beyond the Mandatory Safety Standards. Chibebe Snuggle Pods regularly undergo a series of voluntary baby safe testing performed by accredited and nationally recognized testing laboratory(s).
When a baby or child uses a Chibebe product, you can rest assured that in addition to the Australian Mandatory Safety Standards Practices, the Chibebe brand has gone even further toward ensuring a baby safe product for your child.
If you have further enquires regarding the Snuggle Pod testing please feel free to contact us.
A.Whilst the Chibebe Snuggle Pod is tested from birth to all ages, it is specifically designed for newborn babies, and up to about 7-8 months, depending on the size your baby. After that, the Chibebe Snuggle Pods can be used by bigger children by switching out the infant harness seat top for a toddler top, 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!
A. ★ Snuggle Pod of your choice of base pattern
★ Harness baby top seat in color chosen with base pattern
★ Inner monogrammed Snuggle Pod bean filling sleeve
★ Toddler top cover (not included with some sale items)
★ Product defined packaging to cry for
★ Instructions and information booklet (introduced in 2013 and may not come with some items)
★ 12 Months Limited Warranty
(Please note: Beans are not included)
A.Easy……. 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 zipper afterwards!
A.Beans can be purchased from your local vendors, like Kmart, Big W, or Target. It should cost approximately $11.98 - $14 for a 100lt bag. You will only need about 65-70lt of this to fill a Snuggle Pod. You will be able to tell if Bub is comfy or the bag is too full to shuffle to a seated position, or too empty to rest comfortably in it.
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 70 litres of beans (about 2/3 of the 100lt bag). Remember, the more beans you add, the harder the Slumber 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!
A.'Flathead' occurs when an infant's head is pressed continuously against a flat, solid surface. Since the Chibebe Snuggle Pod is designed to form easily to the shape of your baby's body and head, the pods work towards easily sidestepping this common phenomenon.
A.Most children experience reflux if they are not properly elevated after feeding. The Chibebe Snuggle Pod's elevation can be easily adjusted— just shift the beans toward the area of the beanbag where your child's head rests to raise his or her angle of elevation and help prevent reflux.
A.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 mnths old would be average, as they start to get a little fidgety and just want to get out and about at this age!
A.Chibebe Snuggle Pods are used in hospitals, medical centers, special baby practices and by thousands of happy mothers across Australia.
A.Baby bean bags are not designed as replacements for a bed or a cot. A bean bag of any type should never be used as a substitute for a bed or cot. The Snuggle Pod is designed first and foremost to help relieve baby reflux and flathead symptoms. The bonus is that you are 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 all over Australia are saying that they don't know what they would have done without one!
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 heat setting.
By Hand: Use a good fabric cleaner spray. Simply spray onto the stain, and wait a few seconds for it to soak in and start working. Then, with a wet, lukewarm cloth, dab the fabric until stain is gone! Awesome!
Machine wash: If the stain(s) is too large and you don't want to clean it by hand, or you are ready to store the bean bag cover, then you should remove the inner bean casing and wash the whole bag in cold water, on gentle cycle.
A.If your zipper is missing a puller, it’s not broken! click here to find out more details