Swaddle sweetness: a genius new product for fussy babes
It seems like no matter when
you have a baby, a couple years later there's a new product on the market you wish you'd had at the time. If it's baby time right now in your world or a friend's, you won't want to miss this snuggly wonder. *sigh*
Oh, how I needed the Zen Swaddle
from Nested Bean.
This innovative new swaddling blanket is designed with lightly weighted (the key word is lightly
) sections that mimic a parent's warm, gentle touch and help soothe a fussy baby. For times when mama just wants five minutes of quiet time to brush her teeth for the first time in two weeks, this swaddle is a terrific help.
When swaddled in this blanket, baby is calmed and comforted by weighted areas resting at his sides and on his chest--just as your hands and arms do when you hold him. The blanket even helps to reduce colic with its gentle pressure on baby's belly.
It's machine-washable and dryable, which we sure love. The optional instructions to "iron the Zen Swaddle on low" kind of make me chuckle, though. As for sizing: the Zen Swaddle has a little internal pouch for newborns, who can then grow into the full-size baby blanket a few weeks later. (I wish it had a third size, for sleepy mamas.)
My only complaint? The swaddle stays closed with the use of Velcro, which can be a bit of an obstacle if you need to get in there without waking baby. Rrrrrrrrrip
. But, hey, maybe the blanket will work so well that you won't be messing with the baby...who's finally sleeping like a baby. -Stephanie S.
Achieve your own state of Mama Zen with a newborn by buying a Zen Swaddle at Nested Bean.
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