One month ago we welcomed home our baby girl. As with just about any newborn, her days and nights were totally backwards. She slept all day and was ready to party all night! The first month with a newborn is exhausting enough even with a baby that sleeps well. One thing we found to help our baby sleep soundly through the night is the Zen Swaddle from Nested Bean. The Nested Bean's unique Zen Sleep System is amazing, especially for babies who want to be held all the time (like my baby girl!). It gives them the feeling of closeness and mimics your soothing touch with lightly weighted pads on the sides and chest of your baby. This is our favorite way to swaddle her right now and I am sure thankful for the better sleep we've all been getting recently too!
Nested Bean's Zen Swaddle was created by a mother looking for a way to help her baby boy sleep better. She noted that he slept so much better being held or with her hand gently resting on his chest. The Zen Swaddle is designed to recreate that soothing and reassuring feeling of a parent's touch while also ensuring your baby sleeps safely. It is different from traditional swaddlers in that there are lightly weighted pads which run along babies sides and rest on top of baby's chest. These bean bag pads give just enough gentle pressure to calm and comfort you little one without causing and risks to baby's sleep safety since the pads are held in place being sewn into the swaddle. The chest pad is designed to look like a darling little baby chick, I think it's such a sweet touch!
The material is buttery soft and slightly stretchy. It makes swaddling your baby simple with Velcro tabs keeping it snug all night long. It's also much safer to use than loose blankets which can become suffocation hazards for infants. I love the variety of prints they offer too! My baby is wearing the "Bubble Chaser" design featuring these adorable little crabs. Care for this swaddle is easy. It's machine washable and also dryer safe. As with anything that has Velcro, make sure to close the Velcro strips before throwing it in with other clothes!
The Zen Swaddle is made to fit your baby longer than traditional swaddle sacks. There is an infant insert on the inside of the swaddle that fits a baby snugly up till 3 months. Once they out grow that part there is extra room in the bottom of the swaddle so that it can fit larger babies up to 6 months. This 2 sizes in 1 design means it will fit your baby twice as long as other swaddles!
Baby's arms can be swaddled in or out with the Zen Swaddle. My baby girl preferred her arms swaddled out for the first month or so but now that she's 2 months old and more wiggly at night I do swaddle her arms tucked in. This swaddle has helped her fall asleep faster and it definitely keeps her asleep longer than when we don't use it. It's a sad night when I forget to do the laundry and we have to go a night without it!
The innovative Zen Swaddle from Nested Bean has become our favorite swaddle to use for baby girl. It not only keeps babies tightly and safely swaddled but also offers the soothing comfort of the weighted bean bag pads helping baby sleep better and longer. This Zen Swaddle would make a wonderful shower gift for any expecting mother since better sleep for baby also means better sleep for mom! To learn more about how the Zen Swaddle can improve your baby's sleep or to purchase one for yourself checkout their website below!
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