BEAN FILLING FAQS
WHAT SORT OF BEANS DO I NEED, TO FILL THE SNUGGLE POD?
Just normal ones! By that we mean the ones from your local Walmart or Home Depot, or any good department store for about $16 for a 100lt (3.5cb) bag.
Or you can add beans to your Snuggle Pod order, and we can arrange this to be delivered to you via a 3rd party, separate to your Snuggle Pod delivery. If ordering this way, the beans must be ordered in the same order as the Snuggle pod and not in a separate order.
HOW DO I FILL THE SNUGGLE POD WITH THE BEANS?
Every Snuggle Pod baby beanbag comes with its own internal Chibebe filling sleeve (aka: inner bag). It's an exclusive design we invented, to be used with the Snuggle pod. Filling it is as easy as 1,2,3!
Handy Hint: We recommend filling the beanbag sleeve in a dry bathtub...this way you can quickly scoop up or vacuum those rebel beans that get away.
- Using a paper clip, unzip the beanbag sleeve and open it up nice and wide;
- Pour the beans in to the desired amount (see below guide);
- Sit the inner bag on the floor, with the flat side down. If you shuffle the mid section down, you will see that it forms the shape of a seat. When you place the inner bag into the bottom of the Snuggle Pod base, make sure 'highest end' or 'top end' of the inner bag meets the 'highest end' of the cover inside. The rest should settle nicely inside the cover.
Don't forget to remove the paperclip from any zippers afterwards!
HOW MANY BEANS DO I NEED?
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 65-70 litres of beans (about 2/3 of a 100lt bag). Remember, the more beans you add, the harder the Snuggle Pod becomes. If fewer beans are added, the more the baby will sink further into the Snuggle Pod. You want a nicely inclined (upright) seat. 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 Baby!
As Baby grows, and is able to sit upright, unaided, you will start to use the toddler seat, and we recommend removing some beans as they grow to make it more comfy and inclined for them.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE OVER-FILLED OR UNDER-FILLED THE BEANBAG?
An inclined seated position is the best position for Bub to get the best use of their Snuggle Pod. It enables them to be involved with the world around them, and is the best position to potentially help relieve any reflux symptoms they may experience. It also means that the Pod is stable on flat surfaces.
You will be able to tell if the bag is too full if you cannot shuffle it to an inclined, upright seated position.
It is too empty if you shuffle it to a seated position and can feel the floor through the seat top.
Please note that it is up to the carer to determine when it is full enough. For more information, refer to the instruction booklet.