View Full Version : snug tucks - what are they filled with?

10-15-2004, 02:25 PM
First of all here's my problem (I'll try to make this short and sweet): DS co-sleeps with us. DH is leaving town on a business trip in two days and I still have not found a solution to the "co-sleeping problem" this creates. The bed is a heavy wooden sleigh bed and cannot be moved to put one side against the wall (not to mention it would look terrible). In a pinch, we use pillows which I know is not the safest however we only do this when one of us is still in bed with ds and only for a short time (never all night). The bed is rather high so I am really concerned about ds falling off (or crawling off head first).

I just found the snug tuck web site and am wondering what they're made of? I would just order one however it's too late at this point to expect to receive it before dh leaves. Unfortunately, ds won't sleep in his crib. I have been wondering why we ever bought one :(. This looks like the perfect solution but if I make something I want it to be safe. What exactly is the snug tuck pillow made of? I couldn't find any info on their web page.

Thanks for your help,

10-16-2004, 04:42 PM
We have one, but I'm not 100% sure what it's made of. It's fairly light-weight and it feels like some kind of foam. It's quite firm--not something that would endanger a baby who rolled up against it. The cover is cotton and velcros on down the length of the whole pillow. I would think it would be great for co-sleepers. We use ours on ds#1's big boy bed so that he doesn't fall out in his sleep.

10-16-2004, 09:11 PM
Hi Cheryl,

I know this isn't the answer to your question, but since you're short on time, what about piling pillows and a blanket on the floor in the event he does fall off? Not sure if that's a dumb (unsafe) suggestion (after seeing someone leave their toddler in their car today while they went shopping, it doesn't feel like a dumb one). I think I'm partly assuming you won't have any problems since I never had a problem with my daughter falling off our queen size bed while we were sleeping (only while we were awake!). Of course, I never slept quite as soundly knowing that nothing was on the other side to protect her from falling off. And she usually snuggles up into me so I suppose that helps me feel safer.

But if he doesn't sleep in his crib, I guess it could be worth it to buy/make something because he could probably use it when you move him into his own bed. Hope you're working it out ok.


10-16-2004, 10:44 PM
Thank you both for your responses. I went out today and bought a twin size eggshell mattress and rolled it up lengthwise. I actually had to put a couple of my beach towells rolled up in the middle because the twin size didn't make a big enough roll and it wasn't quite firm enough either. I bought some fabric and velcro to cover it with. I still need to sew a "belt" on it to hold it to the bed, but I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out so far. Maybe this coming summer I can buy a pool noodle to stick in the middle of the roll so I can get my beach towells back, LOL. I think for something I just "Gerry-rigged" it will work ok. He tends to move around a lot when he has the room so I want to make sure he doesn't just roll off the bed in his sleep.

Thanks again!


10-19-2004, 05:49 AM
Are you putting it under the fitted sheet too? Or will you have it lay on top of the sheet? Just trying to imagine this for future use, maybe.

10-19-2004, 07:46 PM
I am putting it on top of the covers. I sewed a strap on each end that goes under the mattress to hold it on the bed.

11-21-2004, 10:27 PM
DOn't know if it's too late now, but if you have a crib mattress that's not being used you could put it on the floor next to the bed in case of a fall.