From The Beginning...
Hello, I am Mrs Poddle Pod (AKA Charlotte)
Back in 2011 I had my fifth baby, Deacon. He would fall asleep in my arms, but every time I put him down he would only cat nap and wake within 5 or 10 minutes. I struggled to get things done around the house, spend some quality time with my 2 year old daughter Lily, or even get showered and dressed sometimes.
After a conversation with my Mum, we designed a very basic version of what the Poddle Pod looks like today to try and simulate the feeling of being cradled in my arms. He LOVED it and went from having little cat naps, to having a decent quality nap time of approximately 2 hours.
When he woke, he was a lot happier (how do you feel after a 2 hours sleep compared to a 5 minute nap?)
When he was asleep it gave me time to get myself showered and dressed, cook, clean and play with Lily. I was even known sometimes to sit down with my feet up and have a hot cup of tea!
Fast forward 7 years and we now supply Poddle Pods to many hospitals and nurseries in the UK, ship all over the world and get many messages every day from parents thanking us for making their lives just that little bit easier.