I’m a huge believer in swaddles to help babies get more sleep. Huge! I realize some of you fall into the “my baby never liked the swaddle” camp, but that’s not my issue.Â I swaddled my babies each for 3-4 months whether they protested or not, but now there is this new device called the ZEN SWADDLE.
Love or shove: Zen Swaddle, the weighted baby swaddling blanket!
Nested Bean created this cozy weighted blanket to mimic the sensations of a parent holding a baby with strategically placed heavy bits. Two strengths are available: Peaceful Touchâ„¢ and Loving Embraceâ„¢ for you to choose just how squeezy you want the experience to be.
As a preschooler, my eldest required a “heavy hand” to take a nap on a somewhat regular basis. (Nothing mean: it wasÂ aÂ glove filled with sand and left on a his back in place of a hour of patting). With that in mind, I suppose this blankie is the infant version.
So, my sister-in-law tried it out and…
“I love it. My son instantly falls asleep. He still wakes to eat, (he is only 12 weeks and should) but he goes down without a fight as soon as the zen swaddle back on. He also settles himself in the night if he wakes and is not hungry. He only wakes one time through the night.”
I have never tried or even seen this swaddler in use, but myÂ inner engineerÂ was fascinated to learn how it was developed based on industry standards of allowable pressure per square inch for a given body weight modified further for baby’s safety, comfort, and effectiveness. Neato.
What do you think? Love it or shove it?
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