Baby Essentials: Nested Bean Zen Sack + $450 Giveaway!
As Arya quickly reaches the 6 month mark, we've graduated from the Nested Bean Zen Swaddles to the Nested Bean Zen Sack -- and I'm happy to report that it's still a complete game-changer for Arya's bedtime! It still combines the medically proven benefits of touch with swaddling, but I love that the sack is designed to grow with her. PLUS: I am SO excited to announce that we are participating in a First Year Mommy Necessity Giveaway hosted by @NestedBean -- details below! Now that I understand more about how babies change sleep patterns quite a few times during their first year, it's made it so much easier to feel equipped to deal with the unexpected. The Zen Swaddle was essential to make it through the dreaded 4 month sleep regression, and Arya absolutely loved it! But just as soon as we got to a comfortable place, she switched things up on us again and became SO much more mobile during her nighttime sleep. I thought she had maybe outgrown being wrapped altogether, but the first few times we laid her down without anything were a literal nightmare. She could fall asleep fine, but couldn't stay asleep as well as she once could. Thank goodness for the Zen Sack! Nested Bean has singlehandedly made our sleep transition WAY less painful than it could be. The Zen Sack is like the Zen Swaddle's big sister, and allows our growing baby to enjoy the comfort & reassurance of a lightly weighted chest pad while maintaining more mobility! The adjustable shoulder tabs allow for a better fit, the two-way zipper system makes diaper changes a breeze, and it's 100% breathable cotton. The first night she slept in it, I could almost feel her relief, as she settled into her crib and drifted off to her normal 10-12 hours of rest. She gets the best of both worlds -- comfort & mobility -- and we all get the one thing we really need -- SLEEP!PLUS: Enter the awesome giveaway, hosted by Nested Bean! It's a $450.00 value featuring TONS of the things that were a life saver to me as a new mom -- winner takes all! Head to Nested Bean to enter and good luck! :)