The first Shnuggle bath was launched in 2013, and was made from a popped foam material. It was truly unique and parents loved it. We continued working on the design however and developed the NEW Shnuggle bath (2015) which is larger than the original foam bath.
The NEW Shnuggle bath can be used up to 12+ months. This means that you can use it while your baby can sit comfortably in the bath. Never leave your baby unattended in the bath and other children do not substitute for adult care. Never let your baby stand up or lean outside the bath.
The Shnuggle Bath is designed to be used all around the home. You can use it in the kitchen sink (away from the hot tap), in your bath (with the drain unplugged), in a shower tray, or even on the floor (watch out for splashes though!) and finally, you can use the Shnuggle Bath in its very own bath stand.
It's probably the safest Moses basket available! Shnuggle has been tested by a UK independent test company FIRA and exceeds the safety requirements set out in BS EN 1466. Shnuggle is far stronger and much more stable than traditional Moses baskets. Also, it will last again and again without wearing out so you can use it for baby #2 and baby #3 and ...
Shnuggle is approximately 10% bigger than regular Moses baskets, and measures 90cm x 45 cm x 25cm high. This means that it can be used for longer, right up to 6 months in most cases or until your baby reaches 9kg or can sit up or roll over unaided, then it's time for the cot! In case you need to know, the mattress size to get is 74 x 28 xm.
Yes, in fact we recommend that you do. Firstly this ensures good airflow under the basket to help keep baby well ventilated, but also it allows you to see and tend to your baby when you are in bed. If you are using a stand, use either a Shnuggle stand, which is guaranteed to fit, or a stand suitable for baskets 85 x 40 cm. (We cannot advise on the suitability of 3rd party stands)
Shnuggle comes with the basket, liners, padding, blanket, hood and mattress. So all you need to add are fitted sheets and a stand, oh and a baby! To make life easy, we have a "Shnuggle Starter Pack" which has everything you need to get started, and with a great discount too!
Yes, Shnuggle features a series of ventilation holes all along the base of the basket, which are combined with fully breathable mattresses. This ensure that airflow can enter the basket from below, and pass around your baby to help prevent overheating. It is very important that you baby is allowed to regulate their own temperature while sleeping and the FSID have the best guidelines on how to settle your baby to sleep.
We think so! As the Shnuggle basket is made right here in the UK, there are no long journeys from China which reduces our carbon footprint. The basket is made from a durable but highly recycleable material, so can be recycled when it reaches the end of it's useful life. Or you can use it as a toybox!
The material that we have chosen for the Shnuggle Basket is laboratory tested to be free of nasty chemicals like BPA and Pthtalates. It is also unlike traditional Moses baskets as it doesn't have to be fumigated on entry to the UK so is the only chemical free basket on the market!
Dust mites live in every home in the UK but are quite harmless. They do however like to live in traditional Moses baskets, as they are both a shelter and a source of food. While there, they lay their eggs, and it's dust mite eggs that are the biggest cause of infant allergies! Shnuggle is different, because there is nowhere for them to hide, and there is no food source. This means that the risk of allergies is greatly reduced for your baby!
The Shnuggle basket has NO chemical treatments at all, but "The Furniture & Furnishing (Fire)(Safety) Regulations 1988" states that the padded liner must have a FR treatment. The padded liner is covered by the cotton dressing and is therefore not in contact with the baby.