The Zen Swaddle for Baby {Review & Giveaway}

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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.

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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 nestedbean.com. 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 (8) and sweet girl Halli (4). She has been happily married to her ridiculously good looking husband for 9 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 @megan.hamilton28

Comments

  1. http://nancy says

    Zen Swaddle™ Wheels

    Thanks!
    Nancy

  2. http://Claire%20Rheinheimer says

    I would choose the Zen Swaddle Wheels.

  3. http://Lyn says

    Zen Swaddle Dots

  4. http://Courtney says

    I would pick the Pods design!

  5. http://BlessedCP says

    I love the wheels with the touch of orange! Great product,
    http://nestedbean.com/products/zen-swaddle-wheels#.UZWSOkqZmZE

  6. http://Kimberly%20Schotz says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Dots

  7. http://Bekah%20Kuczenski 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. http://Katie%20S says

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

  9. http://Andrea%20H says

    The Wheels print is adorable!

  10. http://Nicki%20Z. says

    I really like the Dots print!

  11. http://Monica%20Lavoie says

    The Pods!

    Thanks

  12. http://Laura%20Brooks says

    Zen Swaddle Dots!

  13. http://Andrea says

    I would choose the Zen Swaddle™ Original!

  14. http://Andrea says

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  15. http://Nicki%20Joseph says

    original 🙂

  16. http://Kim says

    WHEELS!

  17. http://Kenny%20Hall says

    Love the wheels and original 🙂

  18. http://Claire says

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

  19. http://Jamie%20Knupp says

    i like the original

  20. http://Theresa%20J says

    I would love to have the dots

  21. http://pinky%20sade says

    Zen Swaddle™ Dots

  22. http://Amanda%20Alvarado says

    I like the Wheels print.

  23. http://Devon%20F says

    Zen Swaddle™ Wheels

  24. http://Jamie says

    I’d choose the original.

  25. http://carol says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Wheels

  26. http://Linda%20Bradshaw says

    Zen Swaddle™ Dots

  27. http://Denise%20Konkel says

    ‘Dots’ 🙂

  28. http://amy%20rouse says

    Zen Swaddle™ Pods

  29. http://laura%20m says

    Zen swaddle dots

  30. http://Jessica says

    Zen Swaddle™ Dots

  31. http://Sharon%20Kaminski says

    zen swaddle dots

  32. http://tamar says

    I like the Dots pattern.

  33. http://destiny says

    Zen Swaddle™ Dots

  34. http://Robert%20Brown says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Dots

  35. http://Christy%20I says

    I would choose wheels!

  36. http://Ashliegh%20G. says

    I love the orignal print!

  37. http://Dawn%20M says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Dots

  38. http://Kathy%20Elliot says

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

  39. http://saundra says

    i would pick zen swaddle dots

  40. http://Randee says

    I’d choose the Zen Swaddle Dots!

  41. http://chelli%20g says

    I like the dots!!

  42. http://Tegan%20L. says

    I like the Zen Swaddle wheels.

  43. says

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

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

  44. http://nannypanpan says

    i like dots

  45. http://Sara says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Dots

  46. http://Jessica%20Snow says

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

  47. http://Sandra%20Travis says

    Dots…Having a Grandgirl soon!

  48. http://Rachelle%20Powell says

    I like the dots!

  49. http://Candace%20L says

    I’d choose zen Swaddle dots! really cute!

  50. http://Jenny%20pizana says

    I love the dots!!

  51. http://Lisa%20P. says

    I’d choose Wheels.

  52. http://Heather%20Erwin says

    I like Zen Swaddle™ Dots!

  53. http://tina%20reynolds says

    the dots

  54. http://sandra%20davis says

    i like the Zen Swaddle™ Wheels

  55. http://jackie says

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

  56. says

    I like the dots!

  57. says

    I’d pick the dots.

  58. says

    I’d choose the original.

  59. http://Sharold says

    I like the wheels

  60. http://Becky%20VanGinkel says

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

    babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

  61. http://jenna%20tomaszewski says

    i like the dots

  62. http://Deidra says

    These look super comfy.

  63. http://Terra%20Heck says

    I’d choose the Zen Swaddle™ Pods print. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  64. http://bonnye%20sensenig says

    I love the Wheels pattern

  65. http://Mayla%20M says

    I like the Zen Swaddle™ Wheels.

  66. http://Jessica%20O says

    I like Wheels print!

  67. http://Jenn%20McClearn says

    I would choose dots 🙂

  68. http://mitch says

    swaddleing is great wish they made adult sizes

  69. http://kristen says

    Love this!!

  70. http://Anna%20Rouse says

    I think the dots are super cute!

  71. http://Jessica says

    I like the dots print

  72. http://Lauren%20Brown says

    dots

  73. http://Stacey%20B says

    I like the Zen swaddle with the dots

  74. says

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

  75. http://Laila says

    I like the dots

  76. http://Vanessa%20Dalton says

    I would choose the original

  77. http://Pamela%20Hannah 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. http://May says

    I like the wheels pattern 🙂

  79. http://Valerie%20Taylor%20Mabrey says

    Zen Swaddle™ Wheels
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  80. http://claudia%20moore says

    i love the pods print,it is soo CUTE 😉

  81. http://claudia%20moore says

    love the pods print,it is soo very CUTE

  82. http://polly says

    I like the zen swaddle dots print

  83. http://Erica%20C. says

    I like the Wheels print.

  84. http://Ariel%20G says

    I would like the Pods print 🙂

  85. http://Melissa says

    I’d choose the dots

  86. http://Breanne says

    I’d choose the wheels

  87. http://Anna%20T says

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

  88. http://laurapcu says

    The dots print is really cute

  89. http://susan%20smoaks says

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

  90. http://Heather%20McKenzie%20Carter says

    I would pick the original 🙂

  91. http://Sylvia%20Ortiz says

    I would pick the Zen Swaddle™ Dots.

  92. http://Lisa%20L says

    My choice would be the Zen Swaddle Dots

  93. http://Gianna says

    Zen Swaddle™ Original.

  94. http://Alex%20Roach says

    I love the dots one!

  95. http://trixx says

    I like the Zen Swaddle Wheels

  96. http://JLin says

    Zen Swaddle Pods

  97. http://Vikki%20Billings says

    I like the Zen Swaddle™ Dots

  98. http://Laura%20Unger says

    I like the zen swaddle dots print!

  99. http://Gaye%20M says

    I’d pick Zen Swaddle™ Pods.

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