How does Snuggle Me™ work?
fitting and positioning guide
The Snuggle Me™ is uniquely designed to contour to baby's head and torso. At first, they WILL be able to fit all the way into the Snuggle Me™ center-sling™, but as they grow, and being to learn how to roll over, they will fill out the center-sling™, and their legs will begin to drape over the bottom end of the lounger. This prevents them from rolling over while in the Snuggle Me™ itself.
This is perfect and exactly how to help baby still stay secure, yet remain on their back. If baby were able to fit fully into a lounger during this stage, they could potentially roll off or over in the lounger. Remember: when looking at other loungers where baby can roll, it is never safe for baby to lay on their tummies, no matter how breathable the fabric. The Snuggle Me™ is the only lounger that takes this important safety factor into consideration through it's design.
Baby has truly grown out of the Snuggle Me™ when their bottom begins to come up onto the end of the nest when laid all the way down into it, but not when their legs drape over the end. This happens to occur around the time that baby is beginning to seek more "space" while sleeping (around the 5-6 month mark) and can actually be the perfect time for baby to transition.
Baby fits completely inside center-sling™. It soothes the moro (startle) reflex by gently contouring to his body and creates a gentle environment to ease their transition through the fourth trimester. It reinvents the womb™.
2-3 month fit
Baby begins to rest legs on bottom end, but can still pull them all the way into the center-sling™. Snuggle Me's unique design facilitates a healthy neutral spine during baby's fast growth most commonly seen at this phase.
4-6 month fit
Baby's bottom fits all the way to the enf of the Snuggle Me™ and his legs drape over the bottom end. A common time for littles to seek space.
ready to transition
When baby's bottom begins to com up onto the end of the Snuggle Me™, they have truly grown out of the lounger and are ready to transition. It is important to allow them to make this transition naturally and at their own pace. Because babies are developmentally ready for more "space" during this period, the transition usually goes very well. But it may be necessary to go back and forward between the lounger and a flat surface for a few days or weeks while they adjust. For more information about fitting and position, refer to our FAQ page.
When baby is needing quiet time, pull them all the way down into the lounger and allow them to be fully surrounded by the hugging sensation of the Snuggle Me™.
While baby is awake and ready to play, prop baby on the top end of the Snuggle Me™. This allows them to observe and interact with their surroundings. This position is perfect when you need an extra set of hands, brother or sister would like to play with baby and you need a well-defined space for them, or when baby just wants to hang out a little more independently to watch what is going on in their world.
Tummy Time position
Babies even a few weeks old can use the Snuggle Me™ for tummy time. Snuggle Me™ provides a gentle angle for the back and also all-around body support. Babies who resist tummy time on flat surfaces tend to use the Snuggle Me™ for longer periods because of the gentle angle and the support it provides.