The Zen Swaddle for Baby {Review & Giveaway}


I was so impressed with the Zen Swaddle™ by Nested Bean. It is designed to give your baby the sensation that they are being held.  The blanket is lightly weighted in three spots.  One spot is a cute little bird on the top where their chest is and two spots on the sides.  The lightly weighted areas are to give the feeling where your hands would be when you are snuggling your sweet baby.  It is also designed so you can swaddle your baby with their arms in or out.  The blanket has a little pouch to put their feet in when they are just tiny, and then they can be wrapped out of the pouch when they have grown out of it.  Any baby product that can grow with them is an extra bonus in my book; especially since I have big babies that grow and get super chunky really quickly.


The swaddle is so super soft, and I thought was even softer after I washed and dried it! The Zen Swaddle™ was designed by a mom, Manasi Gangan, who came up with the idea because her second son could never calm and sleep without being held. It made for trying, sleepless times.  I love baby products made by moms.” Moms are brilliant!  They know what is important and what is not for baby products.  The swaddle was also super easy to use and get her all swaddled up.  It has a large wing span so I could swaddle her nice and snug.

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Halli is in the little pouch, but I also think she is big enough now to not be in it as well.

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The sweet little bird is one of the spots the swaddle is lightly weighted, the other 2 are at each of her sides.

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Swaddled nice and snug and held in place by velcro

I was more than excited to get this washed and ready to use as soon as I could.  You know when you get to the point where you would try anything to get even a few more minutes of uninterrupted sleep.  That is where we are right now.  I am majorly sleep deprived and couldn’t wait to try something that could mean more sleep for everyone.  Halli already has an interesting little personality, which is VERY different compared to my son Hayden.  Hayden was very easy going and was more than fine to sit in his swing or bouncy chair while I showered or made dinner.  He was just a happy, easy going, low maintenance baby; and he is still that way.  Halli on the other hand needs to be held, talked to, rocked, bounced, and sang to pretty much all the time.  One reason for some of her fussiness is because she is a super gassy baby and the poor girl has terrible reflux.  Hayden was fine with anything we gave him; he loved any pacifier, any bottle, and any blanket.  She is really particular for the things she likes and is not shy to tell you when she doesn’t like something.  She hates pacifiers and will only be held to go to sleep a certain way.  The girl is demanding and emotional already at a month old! I am in trouble I think. 😉

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I love her face in this picture.  “Seriously mom…this again?!”

So sadly this lovely swaddle did not work for us.  She will only fall asleep with one certain type of blanket and will only let me swaddle her one way.  This does not mean it couldn’t work for you though!  I just have a sassy little lady. 🙂 I loved the idea of this swaddle and how well made it was.  If I have more babies I will for sure be saving this to try with them.

 The Zen Swaddle™, provides babies with the comfort and security they feel in your arms. With so many new sights and sounds outside the womb, it’s not uncommon for babies to be agitated, making sleep nearly impossible. By combining the time-honored principles of swaddling with the scientifically proven benefits of simulated maternal touch, the Zen Swaddle™ helps soothe and nurture infants.

Moms who have used it report their babies sleep up to 2 hours longer at night.

You can read all about how the product works, including information on why touch has such a powerful effect on babies at You can also watch our promo video here. The Zen Swaddle retails for $39.99. The Zen Swaddle launched in stores in July, and the three new prints just hit retail in November.

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Right now one (1) Mom Spotted readers has the opportunity to win a Zen Swaddle™. To enter use the Rafflecopter form below.

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Contest ends 6.3.13 at 11:59pm. For Official Giveaway Rules click here. Affiliate links used.
About Megan

Megan loves being a stay at home mom to a busy boy Hayden (10) and sweet girl Halli (6). She has been happily married to her ridiculously good looking husband for 11 years. She also enjoys blogging, trying new recipes to cook or bake, girls nights, fashion, and reading. You can also find her on twitter and instagram @fourheartsproject


  1. nancy says

    Zen Swaddle™ Wheels


  2. Claire Rheinheimer says

    I would choose the Zen Swaddle Wheels.

  3. Lyn says

    Zen Swaddle Dots

  4. Courtney says

    I would pick the Pods design!

  5. BlessedCP says

    I love the wheels with the touch of orange! Great product,

  6. Kimberly Schotz says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Dots

  7. Bekah Kuczenski says

    I am a huge swaddling fan, I swaddled my daughter until she was at least 9 months! This swaddler looks amazing! I would pick the original for my baby boy ehp is due in September!!

  8. Katie S says

    I would choose the “Wheels” print. Thanks!!

  9. Andrea H says

    The Wheels print is adorable!

  10. Nicki Z. says

    I really like the Dots print!

  11. Monica Lavoie says

    The Pods!


  12. Laura Brooks says

    Zen Swaddle Dots!

  13. Andrea says

    I would choose the Zen Swaddle™ Original!

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  15. Nicki Joseph says

    original 🙂

  16. Kim says


  17. Kenny Hall says

    Love the wheels and original 🙂

  18. Claire says

    I like that they’re all neutral! I like Wheels the best.

  19. Jamie Knupp says

    i like the original

  20. Theresa J says

    I would love to have the dots

  21. pinky sade says

    Zen Swaddle™ Dots

  22. Amanda Alvarado says

    I like the Wheels print.

  23. Devon F says

    Zen Swaddle™ Wheels

  24. Jamie says

    I’d choose the original.

  25. carol says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Wheels

  26. Linda Bradshaw says

    Zen Swaddle™ Dots

  27. Denise Konkel says

    ‘Dots’ 🙂

  28. amy rouse says

    Zen Swaddle™ Pods

  29. laura m says

    Zen swaddle dots

  30. Jessica says

    Zen Swaddle™ Dots

  31. Sharon Kaminski says

    zen swaddle dots

  32. tamar says

    I like the Dots pattern.

  33. destiny says

    Zen Swaddle™ Dots

  34. Robert Brown says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Dots

  35. Christy I says

    I would choose wheels!

  36. Ashliegh G. says

    I love the orignal print!

  37. Dawn M says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Dots

  38. Kathy Elliot says

    What a great idea…..l like the dots.

  39. saundra says

    i would pick zen swaddle dots

  40. Randee says

    I’d choose the Zen Swaddle Dots!

  41. chelli g says

    I like the dots!!

  42. Tegan L. says

    I like the Zen Swaddle wheels.

  43. How cute! I’d choose/like the Zen Swaddles Original! I’m expecting my first baby in the fall! Thanks for the opportunity!

  44. nannypanpan says

    i like dots

  45. Sara says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Dots

  46. Jessica Snow says

    I would get the Zen Swaddle™ Original.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  47. Sandra Travis says

    Dots…Having a Grandgirl soon!

  48. Rachelle Powell says

    I like the dots!

  49. Candace L says

    I’d choose zen Swaddle dots! really cute!

  50. Jenny pizana says

    I love the dots!!

  51. Lisa P. says

    I’d choose Wheels.

  52. Heather Erwin says

    I like Zen Swaddle™ Dots!

  53. tina reynolds says

    the dots

  54. sandra davis says

    i like the Zen Swaddle™ Wheels

  55. jackie says

    i have a preemie this would be awesome for him the original print would be the one id choose

  56. I like the dots!

  57. kelly says

    I’d pick the dots.

  58. I’d choose the original.

  59. Sharold says

    I like the wheels

  60. Becky VanGinkel says

    I would choose the Pods or Wheels! My daughter loves being swaddled. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

  61. jenna tomaszewski says

    i like the dots

  62. Deidra says

    These look super comfy.

  63. Terra Heck says

    I’d choose the Zen Swaddle™ Pods print. Thanks.

  64. bonnye sensenig says

    I love the Wheels pattern

  65. Mayla M says

    I like the Zen Swaddle™ Wheels.

  66. Jessica O says

    I like Wheels print!

  67. Jenn McClearn says

    I would choose dots 🙂

  68. mitch says

    swaddleing is great wish they made adult sizes

  69. kristen says

    Love this!!

  70. Anna Rouse says

    I think the dots are super cute!

  71. Jessica says

    I like the dots print

  72. Lauren Brown says


  73. Stacey B says

    I like the Zen swaddle with the dots

  74. I really like the Zen swaddle that has the wheels design. It is really cute

  75. Laila says

    I like the dots

  76. Vanessa Dalton says

    I would choose the original

  77. Pamela Hannah says

    I love it! I wish they had had something like this when I was having my babies. I’m now shopping for my children’s friends that are having babies and this will be on my gift basket list.

  78. May says

    I like the wheels pattern 🙂

  79. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    Zen Swaddle™ Wheels
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  80. claudia moore says

    i love the pods print,it is soo CUTE 😉

  81. claudia moore says

    love the pods print,it is soo very CUTE

  82. polly says

    I like the zen swaddle dots print

  83. Erica C. says

    I like the Wheels print.

  84. Ariel G says

    I would like the Pods print 🙂

  85. Melissa says

    I’d choose the dots

  86. Breanne says

    I’d choose the wheels

  87. Anna T says

    I’d pick wheels or dots but honestly I’d be ecstatic with any of them!

  88. laurapcu says

    The dots print is really cute

  89. susan smoaks says

    I would pick the dots, it’s so cute!

  90. Heather McKenzie Carter says

    I would pick the original 🙂

  91. Sylvia Ortiz says

    I would pick the Zen Swaddle™ Dots.

  92. Lisa L says

    My choice would be the Zen Swaddle Dots

  93. Gianna says

    Zen Swaddle™ Original.

  94. Alex Roach says

    I love the dots one!

  95. trixx says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Wheels

  96. JLin says

    Zen Swaddle Pods

  97. Vikki Billings says

    I like the Zen Swaddle™ Dots

  98. Laura Unger says

    I like the zen swaddle dots print!

  99. Gaye M says

    I’d pick Zen Swaddle™ Pods.

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