What exactly am I getting?

SlumberPod structure:

50 inches long, 36 inches wide, 56 inches tall
Pair of sturdy aluminum shock cord poles
Fabric [breathable] 90% polyester, 10% spandex. 
(Folds down into 17 inches by 5 inches by 6 inches bag for storing or travel.) 
Product including travel bag = 5 pounds. 
(Playard/travel crib not included)

SlumberPod fits playards 39-40 inches long, 28-30 inches wide and 28-34 inches tall, including but not limited to the following playard models: 4moms® breeze® playard, BABYBJORN® Travel Crib Light, Baby Trend® Deluxe Nursery Center, Cosco Funsport® Play Yard, Dream On Me Portable Playard, Dream On Me Travel Light Play Yard, Evenflo® Portable Deluxe Playard, Fisher-Price® Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard, Graco Pack-n-play®, Graco® Travel Lite Crib, Guava Family® Lotus Play Yard, Foundations Essentials Portable Travel Yard, KidCo® Travel Pod Portable Playard, Nuna™ SENA™ Aire Travel Crib, phil&teds® Traveller™ Portable Crib, Safety 1st Happy Space Play Yard.

SlumberPod is ALSO compatible with several cots and small blow up mattresses including the Regalo My Cot Portable Toddler Bed™ and The Shrunks' Junior Toddler Travel Bed.

 

What playard models is SlumberPod compatible with?

SlumberPod fits playards 39-40 inches long, 28-30 inches wide and 28-34 inches tall, including but not limited to the following playard models: 4moms® breeze® playard, BABYBJORN® Travel Crib Light, Baby Trend® Deluxe Nursery Center, Cosco Funsport® Play Yard, Dream On Me Portable Playard, Dream On Me Travel Light Play Yard, Evenflo® Portable Deluxe Playard, Fisher-Price® Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard, Graco Pack-n-play®, Graco® Travel Lite Crib, Guava Family® Lotus Play Yard, Foundations Essentials Portable Travel Yard, KidCo® Travel Pod Portable Playard, Nuna™ SENA™ Aire Travel Crib, phil&teds® Traveller™ Portable Crib, Safety 1st Happy Space Play Yard.

SlumberPod is ALSO compatible with several cots and small blow up mattresses including the Regalo My Cot Portable Toddler Bed™ and The Shrunks' Junior Toddler Travel Bed.

 

What are some tips for getting my child used to the SlumberPod if they are hesitant? Our beta testers shared the following advice:

Set up the pod at home before your trip

Put the SlumberPod in the living room for your kid(s) to explore

If possible, have your child sleep in their playard and SlumberPod at home before traveling

If your baby or toddler is nervous about zipping the main zipper closed, try letting them sleep the first time or two with the zipper open or partially open -- then they may be more comfortable zipping it later. (Note: for babies under a year old, we recommend opening the vents after the baby falls asleep and leaving the main window at least partially open.)

And/or let your baby fall asleep with the zipper open or partially open, then zip it up after he/she falls asleep

 

Does the pod have a bottom?

Our privacy pod structure is bottomless, allowing you to easily slip it over a standard-sized playard (sold separately). Here’s a quick video of how to set up the SlumberPod (https://youtu.be/SFqohudgpWI). There are also printed instructions sewn in the travel bag.

 

Is SlumberPod soundproof?

The fabric does minimize some noise but doesn't create a totally soundproof barrier. Good news though: because the pod is bottomless, you can slip a noise machine underneath!

 

What are the wash/care instructions?

Thank you for your question! The material can be spot cleaned as needed. The pod material is a premium polyester/spandex blend. Machine wash is not recommended.

 

What’s the difference between SlumberPod and a camping tent?

Here are the key differences: 1. Many tents are treated with flame retardant chemicals and our pod is not. 2. Tents are made from waterproof materials that are not air permeable; our privacy pod is made from a premium, breathable fabric and has air vents you can open up as well. 3. Our structure is bottomless, allowing you to quickly and easily slip it over a playard. 4. A tent that would fit a playard inside would be giant (especially to fit the crib through the entryway); our pod is specially designed to be the same width and length as a playard, meaning it doesn't take up much room in a hotel room. (If you’ve set up a camping tent before, the way the poles work will feel familiar to you, which is a good thing!)

 

Does SlumberPod keep my child from escaping their playard?

It *might* but we can’t guarantee it. SlumberPod isn’t built like a crib safety net that goes inside a child’s home (full-sized) crib. It completely encloses the playard.

 

What colors does SlumberPod come in?

To start, SlumberPod is only available in black with a baby blue outside trim. But don’t worry, more colors will be available in the near future! For more information and pictures, please visit our website! http://www.slumberpod.com.

 

Can I use SlumberPod outdoors?

SlumberPod is recommended for and approved for indoor use.

 

Is sleeping in the same room as a baby really a struggle?

YES! We’ve since talked to hundreds of parents who struggle when sharing a room with a baby—and we’ve seen countless social media posts fretting about this same issue. More than 80% of 600 parents we recently surveyed said their baby or toddler who sleeps great at home doesn’t sleep as well away from home.