Harrison will be one month old on Saturday, and it has flown by! I’m excited to hopefully see some real smiles from this guy in the coming days.
He sure is a sweet, easy baby. I cannot complain. He’s either sleeping, eating, being held, or relaxing in his baby gym and looking at his toys.
My kids have all varied slightly in their infant sleeping habits. Carter was up every two hours to nurse, and I remember how tired I felt when I would wake up from a deep sleep to him crying. Luckily, he always went right back to sleep without a problem, and so did I! Vanessa slept six hours a night, right out of the gate, so she was my easiest.
Harrison has been kind of in-between, one night sleeping from 10:30pm to 6:30am (!) and other nights waking up two or three times to nurse.
I was contacted by the Nested Bean, who wanted to send Harrison one of their products, the Zen Swaddle, to try out. I almost declined because so much is going on, and because I haven’t had much luck with swaddlers in the past.
But boy am I glad I decided to give it a try! The Zen Swaddle is awesome! Moms-to-be, you need to add this to your registries, and I will tell you why.
The Zen Swaddle “combines the benefits of swaddling and the power of touch to provide a time-tested and truly safe, secure environment for your baby. Its lightly weighted parts apply gentle pressure on your baby’s sides and center to provide the comfort and security of being held.”
As soon as I got the package, we had to give it a try (which is why Harry is on the carpet)!
The Zen Swaddle is a basically a large piece of material that wraps around baby, making him feel soothed and comfortable. You can swaddle the baby with his arms in or out. There is a smaller leg pouch sewn into the inside, so that smaller and/or younger babies can feel even more tightly swaddled.
But the thing that makes the Zen Swaddle stand out is the little bean bag-like pouches, one that rests on baby’s chest, and two that rest against baby’s sides. These weighted pouches simulate a mother’s touch and helps babies relax and sleep more soundly.
Which in turn helps their mamas to relax and sleep more soundly!
You can read more on the Nested Bean site about the benefits of swaddling.
We’ve used the Zen Swaddle the past three nights, and I can attest to how well it works. We slept great! Harrison is now on a pretty reliable schedule of sleeping from 9ish to 4am, when he nurses, and then again until 7 or 8am. I am very well-rested for being a mom of a 1-month-old!
Like what you see? Well Nested Bean has agreed to give one of their Zen Swaddles to one of my readers! Come back on August 8th for the Summer Baby Loving giveaway hop, where I’ll be giving away a Zen Swaddle and a Tiny Love 3-in-1 rocker napper!