One thing I love is when people notice that my natural parenting efforts actually work. One thing I swear by is swaddling. Cohen is 3 months old and sleeps very well when swaddled, and not so well when not swaddled. His favorite (and my favorite) swaddle wrap is the Zen Swaddle by Nested Bean.
The Zen Swaddle by Nested Bean is different from any other swaddle wrap I have used in the past, and I have used many different blankets and wraps for swaddling with my other two babies. The biggest difference is the Zen Swaddle has 3 lightly weighted sections that provide extra security, mimicking the mother’s touch. One weighted section on the chest, and two on the sides.
While the weighted portions are the most important feature to me at this point, I also like that one swaddle wrap can go from birth to 6 months. There is a smaller pocket for newborns and smaller babies, and this wrap can be used swaddling arms in or out. These two features eliminate buying a newborn and then bigger size swaddle, so you can use this for longer. Sadly, by the time you baby is 6 months he probably won’t want to be swaddled any more since he will probably be gearing toward being mobile! (I personally do not even want to think about Cohen being mobile- he is just fine being my chubby little baby!)
Swaddling your baby with the Nested Bean Zen Swaddle is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Put your baby in the swaddle wrap. If he is no longer a newborn, use the big pocket. If he is a newborn, use the inner pocket and then fold up the extra fabric. Cohen is about 3 months so I use the outer pouch.
2. Put the weighted bean pouches on chest and under arms, and wrap baby’s right (your left) side around him.
3. Wrap the other side with velcro and secure velcro.
And you are done, you now have a little baby burrito
Cohen absolutely LOVES his Nested Bean Swaddle wrap, and I really love how soundly he sleeps when he is swaddled in it.
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