My Nested Bean Sleep Sack GIVEAWAY!
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Hi mamas with little ones! There are a select few of you who have babies that have always slept peacefully for hours through the night. I am incredibly happy for you. Motherhood is no piece of cake for anyone!
Then there is the rest of us *cough* myself included! Let me tell you – there is hope to sleep again. I am finding that sometimes it is the simplest fix (and other times there is no fix at all). I am still learning and he changes from week to week but I would love to share my experience with him sleeping at night thanks to a little something I call a sleep sack.
On average J was resting for 4 hour stretches every night starting anywhere from 10 pm-12 am and then waking up between 2 am – 4 am. It was far better than every 2 hours when he was a newborn but still not the kind of sleep this mom needs! I am someone who really loves a good nap and it was something I knew I most likely would be sacrificing once my little one arrived and I was not wrong.
I discovered a company called Nested Bean that creates the Zen Swaddle and Zen Sack which are weighted to mimic the pressure of human touch. I am excited to announce that I am partnering with them today to gift one lucky reader a Nested Bean product of their choice (Sack or Swaddle). I will go over the features of each to help you choose which one is best for you!
Research was done with sleep consultants to get it just right – a mission started by a mother in search of an answer for her own babies but an idea that turned into a product that is praised by mama’s everywhere!
I wanted to try out the Zen Sack over a span of nights so that I could get an idea if it was creating a difference overall, regardless of variables.
Below is my sleep diary:
Night 1 – No difference in his sleep pattern (apparently it can take anywhere from 1-3 nights to see results so I was patient and hopeful!)
Night 2 – He slept a 7 hour stretch! (Hallelujah)
Night 3 – He slept a 6 hour stretch, ate then slept 2 more, woke up, self-soothed and slept another 3 (mom is happy!)
Night 4 – He slept a 6.5 hour stretch
Night 5 – He slept 4.5 hours, woke up and ate, slept another 4.5
Night 6 – Used the swaddle instead because the sack was in the laundry (I don’t recall how long he slept, but wasn’t unhappy with it or would have recorded it for sure!)
Night 7 – He slept a stretch of 6 hours and 40 minutes in the swaddle (amaaazing)
Overall, the trend at night is between 6-7 hour stretches followed by a second, shorter stretch as he usually sleeps until about 10 am in the morning. There was a significant change in his patterns compared to the 4 – 4.5 religiously every night prior.
I also tried to use his Zen Swaddle for naps during the day because he refuses to nap at all (one 15-30 minute interval if I am lucky).
Day 1 – He took a 2 hour nap (WHAAAAAAT?)
Day 2 – Refused to nap even after he was in the swaddle (kept yelling)
Day 3 – Same as Day 2
Day 4 – Had a little nap on my chest (the sweetest thing) but without the swaddle
I didn’t take the day naps any further yet, it continues to still be a struggle but we will get there! We are both still learning!
A Few Facts About My Nested Bean Zen Sack Classic:
- The Zen Sack Classic is recommended for ages 6-12 months and weighted in the middle of the chest
- Made of 100% cotton
- The weighted area contains non-toxic filling
- A variety of patterns ( I chose Nimbus Gray, with no pattern)
- It buttons up at the shoulders with snaps that adjust in two positions (because of this I can make it fit J even though he is younger than 6 months)
- Two way zipper for easy changing and diaper access
A Few Facts About My Nested Bean Zen Swaddle Classic:
- The Zen Swaddle Classic is good for ages 0-6 mnths and is lightly weighted in the middle of the chest and at the sides (the pads at the sides mimic being held in your arms)
- Made of 100% Cotton
- The weighted areas contain non-toxic filling
- A variety of patterns
- There is a 2 pouch design which accommodates two different sizes – making your swaddle last twice as long!
- Velcro securely holds swaddle closed
- You have the option to swaddle under the arms or over the arms
Winner will be contacted via email.
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!
Step 1: Subscribe to my blog. The form is at the bottom of this post, simply enter your email and click the “subscribe” button. If you are already a subscriber you do not need to subscribe again, just go straight to step 2.
Step 2: In the comments section at the bottom tell me which Nested Bean product you would like to win and why!
I will be choosing a winner on Monday, February 12th, 2018 and be contacting them via the email that they have entered in order to subscribe. If the chosen winner does not respond within 24 hours I will choose another winner in their place. This contest is available to all residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
GOOD LUCK MAMAS! MAY YOU SLEEP AGAIN.