Baby Essentials: Nested Bean Zen Swaddles
True life: this is the sleep diary of Arya London Brann. Ha, just kidding -- instead I'm sharing all about Nested Bean Zen Swaddles, another baby essential that's been a nighttime game changer for our little girl!
From the moment we brought her home, Arya HATED being blanket swaddled. With a passion! And it's a little bit of a sore subject for me, simply because I put in SO much effort to figure out how to properly swaddle in the first place. My swaddle skills and dreams were quickly thrown out the window by one wiggly, unruly newborn baby. Gah!... It's okay, I'm over it now. Anyway, since then we've tried every type of swaddle known to mom. Bamboo blankets? Velcro straight jackets? Zip up stretchy pods? Check, check, and check! Sometimes they worked, sometimes they didn't and overall, bedtime became a game of baby sleep Russian roulette.
Until we found Nested Bean! Like many babies, Arya sleeps the best when she's got me nearby, so it only makes sense that the swaddle that worked for her simulates touch. The Zen swaddle is made with lightly weighted pads on the chest and sides, that feel somewhat similar to light bean bags. It combines the medically proven benefits of touch with swaddling and I love that it's designed to grow with her. We're now only wrapping her bottom half, and even after moving her into her new crib and room, she's so content. We've consistently seen anywhere from 10-12 sleep hours per night with the Zen Swaddle, and even as we find ourselves in the midst of a 4 month sleep regression the past few days, she still falls asleep quickly, soundly, and on her own. I recently tried to test it and put her down without it -- BIG mistake. She loves her Zen Swaddle, so if it ain't broke don't fix it! But when she's ready, Nested Bean also has the Zen Sack -- a genius next step up that's reversible and has a double zipper design for when she's finally ready to ditch the swaddle. So for everyone person who's been asking, YES she is sleeping through the night -- and that's thanks to Nested Bean!
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