We tried the swaddle for 6 nights and our baby had more frequent wakings after, I think the stretchy fabric allowed her to fight against the swaddle more, in comparison to the fleece sleep bag/swaddle she was previously sleeping in. We have stopped using our swaddle but will attempt it again once she is sleeping with her arms out.
Absolutely love the Zen Swaddle! My daughter kept waking up from her Moro reflex but this swaddle sack helps her sleep longer at night.
It’s was a gift for my granddaughter (2 1/2 months old) and mom loves it
really love it has helped my little guy sleep but has a rip already around the side at the stitching can not be fixed
Our 6 -weeks old baby seems calmer as soon as we put her in the Zen swaddle. She sleeps longer chunks at night than she was before the swaddle arrived. I will recommend it to other parents!
In trial since 2 weeks for my 2.5 month son...but not working to improve his sleep as I was expected based on the reviews of others users... But the product is well made.
didnt work worth beans :(
I used the swaddle for two weeks straight and did not notice a difference. I hate that you have to unswaddle your baby for diaper change, it needs a zipper.
Tried for a week and she didn't respond the way it's advertised. Went back to her hall sack and she does much better.
I bought the swaddle/sleep sack . I love the material and the quality of the Velcro . My 3 mos old just may not be a good fit for the product . The weight didn’t make an impact for her ...I thought about sending it back but decided to keep to see if it ever improved. Hasn’t, she’s just an inconsistent sleeper. She also kicks the weighted part down and manages to get one leg out while still being swaddled
This did not work
Baby is sleeping longer with both the sack and the swaddle. One of the best things that I bought since the baby arrived!
My son did not sleep anymore and he didn’t like been swaddle. I gave up after a week of trying. I do like the material of the swaddles, I held on to it thinking I may try it again but haven’t and then I thought it was too late to return it
Unfortunately, the Zen swaddle was not as effective as we thought it was going to be. When I read the reviews, they promised longer sleep, however we haven't seen that with our baby. If anything, he is sleeping less with the Zen swaddle than with the SwaddleMe brand that we have been using alternately.
My daughter has horrible colic and would not sleep anywhere but her rock and play. I bought the swaddle and sleep sack bundle during one of her 2 am crying spells when I was desperate to find anything to help her sleep. After 2 nights of using the swaddle my daughter was not only sleeping in her crib but only waking up once. Now after a month she is sleeping through the night in her crib and is able to be laid down in her crib awake and will self soothe to sleep!
After trying other products that were supposed to help baby sleep longer or settle sooner, We order the zen swaddle and the zen sac. I found with the swaddle I almost needed a third arm to keep my wiggler baby still enough to wrap him. He kicks way too much for it to be useful, but it’s constructed out soft material and great design. We moved on to the zen sac and the first night was okay, but after that I could just lay him down in the crib and he would fall asleep on his own within 5 minutes (or less!). Honestly, it was a life saver for me. I have postpartum anxiety and depression and my son would just scream and cry for 30-45 minutes before settling enough to sleep for an hour or two. He know sleeps a good 4-5 at a time and seems to rest a lot better. Not everything works on every baby, but this was the best investment I’ve made on this child.
Amazing product. My daughter sleeps with it every night and it keeps her calm and relaxed.
The swaddle did not work for us as we hoped. We were quite used to swaddling snugly as our little one has slept in Halo Sacks since he was a newborn. We hoped that the swaddle would provide a similar feel for him while also offering more security through the weights for transitioning from a Rock n Play to a crib. Unfortunately the material stretched too easily when our little one would move his arms, resulting in a loose flap that would get pulled over his face. We swaddled and re-swaddled multiple times during one night of use. Because of this, I would not recommend the swaddle. Little one is 11 weeks and we are still trying to transition from the Rock n Play to crib; we're starting to use the sleep sack for this with naps. Yesterday was our first attempt, and he slept soundly for one hour in the crib and was easy to put down which isn't usually the case. I observed him as his startle reflex would occur, and he settled easily back to sleep each time. We are hopeful that the sleep sack will make it worth our investment.
This is Brayden! He was born 6/22/18 (1 day early, his due date 6/23). He is exclusively breastfed. He is wearing the Small Zen Sack in this picture, as of two weeks ago. He was wearing for about 3.5 weeks the swaddle, with arms out. The first few nights, like any 5 week old, he was up every 2-3 hours. Since receiving both of the Nested Bean products, my son has been getting himself off to sleep. More recently, in the past 2 weeks, I nursed him, rocked him, then put him down semi-awake or almost completely awake. Within 5-10 minutes, he got himself off to sleep! He is 10 weeks old, and I call that a win in my book! I will be purchasing more sleep sacks in the months to come, and am a firm believer that these products, along with the right feeding/napping during the day and bedtime routine, have helped my son get the sleep he needs. Just last night, 9/10, he slept from 7:30 pm to 4:30 am! I couldn't believe it! I am glad I stuck with this product and gave it a thorough test run. Thank you Nested Bean!
Babygirl sleeps soooo much better on her own!! She sleeps longer when she wears this swaddle. It has been such a life changer! Love it! Gonna have to get a bigger size cause she’ll soon be outgrowing the small we got.
My daughter didn’t show a difference after using this swaddle. Her sleep was still short bouts and the Velcro while great for keeping things in place made diaper changes a little noisier.
We purchased the zen swaddle two pack combo when my son was four weeks old. He was transitioning out of his rocker to his crib the same week. He began sleeping for 3-4 hour stretches when we made the transition Toni's crib wearing the zen swaddle. That was a nice improvement. He is now eight weeks old and is in the zen sack. He has slept for up to 6 hours in this sack.
It worked wonders for us. Our baby girl sleeps all through the night and falls asleep almost instantly! We love it!!!
The Zen swaddle has 3 weighted areas , egg in the center and two 'pouches' on each side of the inside portion of the swaddle.. when used as directed the side pouches leave babys arms further from his body.. my 3 month old is NOT a fan. Will be going back to a regular muslin wrap- hopefully he likes the sleep sack better.
He loves his Zen Swaddle and Zen Sack! We leave his Zen Sack at daycare, and he uses his swaddle overnight. They both help him to sleep better. While he still wakes up to eat every few hours, he sleeps more comfortably. We will be buying new ones when he outgrows these ones!
I love this swaddle! This is my 4th baby but first time purchasing a real swaddle rather than just using a blanket. My daughter slept 7 hours in a row last night and she’s only 10 days old!
It hasn't worked for us. Love the material and they are well made, I just haven't seen a difference on sleep with my baby.
Purchased the swaddle and sleep sac when our baby was 8weeks old, he was waking up every 2-3 hours at night and mom and dad were just exhausted. After using the swaddle for 2 nights he started sleeping in 4-5 hour chunks and now at 11 weeks old he is sleeping for 7-8 hours at a time in the swaddle. We haven’t used the sleep sac yet since he’s been doing so well in the swaddle and isn’t able to roll over yet. But I’m sure we will love the sac just as much!
Love the idea, but didn’t quite work for us. We used both the swaddle and sleep sack and it didn’t really make a difference for our little guy.
I love the sleep sack for my 4 month old. It was a rough transition from a swaddle though. The nested swaddle didn’t work. Once my LO moved at all, his feet and legs slid out. I would not recommend the swaddle but I would recommend the sleep sack.
It does help her fell asleep but not all night
My son is 8 weeks old and has colic. This is by far the BEST thing I ever spent money on. He no longer has trouble sleeping through the night and I get plenty of sleep now. This is a game changer and I will recommend this to anyone with a fussy baby! I will be purchasing more!
It doesn’t really work for our little one. But the quality is wonderful and super cute!
The swaddle didn’t really help my little one sleep any longer than usual. However, it seems to be made very well and easy to use so I continue to use it.
Our baby girl loves her zen swaddle! She went from sleeping on average 4-5 hour spurts to 8-9 hours within two days! It’s super soft and well made! Great quality and is working for us :)
Swaddle was small in height for my 3 month old although it is sized for 0-6 months. The sleep sack is great, nice and comfortable material. Would like to see more colors than just white. Too easy to get spoiled.
Our baby enjoys the swaddle, it did help him get an extra hour or two during one of his night time sleeps but didn’t do much for naps or the rest of the night. He gets himself loose easily no matter how tight we swaddle him. I think the sack will be a little better
First of all, love the feel of the cotton material - it's not too heavy and not to light. It's great for all weather since you can add layers underneath or let the baby be in nothing else. Second, love the look of the gender neutral stardust pattern! It's very cute. And the weight 'egg' is an adorable adornment. Which leads to the third and final comment, which is, perhaps, the most important. It works! We were swaddling Bowie before bed in a non weighted sack. It was working but not like this! Bowie was so much more comfortable, slept a couple hours more and was generally less fussy throughout each night. We love the Zen products for soothing and calming Bowie as he goes to sleep. Thank you!
We love this swaddle sleeper it has worked great with our newborn for the last week. We hope it keeps up! Very well-made product, and super soft. My little one likes to sleep with his arms out and it works great!
I’ve been able to get him to sleep in his bassinet for up to 5 hour stretches and get him right back to sleep after a feed. As soon as I take this off him at night he is fidgety but stays calm and sleepy when he is swaddled in it! Love this product.
Baby girl slept better in less than a week. Went from 2 hr stretch to 4 hr stretch and we are steady at 6hr. She loves the swaddle for right now but got a sac that doesn’t swaddle for when she’s ready. Would definitely recommend to any and all parents who are ready to get a little extra sleep as well as get their baby some needed rest!
Very nice quality swaddle all around, however doesn’t work on my 2 month old as she would fight all night to get her arms out! I did try to swaddle her without her arms in but she wouldn’t last too long because of her reflex.
This swaddle is by far the best one I have used. My grandson loves it and sleeps soundly every time he wears it. I highly recommend this swaddle.
My baby loves to be swaddled and sleeps from 9pm to 5am nurses and goes back till 9!
Love it! I noticed the improvement from the very beginning
Bought this for my new granddaughter who was waking up every hour through the night. After two nights she was sleeping for several hours between feedings. One night my daughter had to actually wake her up to eat! Love it!
My 4 week old loved the sleep sack immediately! He sleeps so well with it. The technology really does mimick my palm on his chest. He sleeps about 4-5 hours, wakes up to feed, we keep the sack on during this time, and he falls right back to sleep for another 3-4 hours! He’s just over 7 weeks now. I absolutely recommend the Nested Bean Sleep Sack even for very young babies!
I wanted to love this wrap and conceptually it makes sense, but my son is two months old and is very active and every time I have used the swaddle, no matter how tightly I tried to wrap him, he kicked his way out of it. I attribute this to the fact there is no Velcro holding the main sack to the wrap pieces (if that description makes sense). So he would kick and quickly be completely unraveled and the weighted part would end up skewed to the side or completely off of him and became more of a frustration to have to keep re-wrapping him multiple times through the night. I saw no change in his sleep pattern with nested bean swaddle and He now sleeps 5-6 hour stretches at night and wakes once, maybe twice, on a good night using a different swaddle brand that holds together better, which I attribute more so to our sleep routine and just his natural rhythm at this age. I do also have the sleep sack that I am looking forward to using when his startle reflex is gone and he can sleep with his arms free in a few months. Overall, the swaddle did not improve nor hinder my baby’s sleep. The material is very soft and high quality and may work better for babies that are less squirmy.
Love Love Love!
Didn’t really notice a difference with my child and she always needs to be held.
I, unfortunately, didn’t have the experience of all the rave reviews and a baby that started sleeping through the night or in large chunks. I have a 99th percentile baby too and the smaller size was too small for him even though he fit the measurements and age. Even though it didn’t work for me, the swaddle is really nice and even though it has the strongest Velcro known to man (literally took two hands and all my might to open it) my son could bust his arms up in it which frustrated him and made him thrash about. He would eventually work the weighted part out from under the wrap requiring a reswaddle mid fit. Something to secure this weighted part would be a fantastic change. Additionally with the swaddle you guys should have put zipper access for diaper changes because realistically we all know it’s a nightmare to unswaddle and reswadle for a middle of the night diaper change. I had to transition to the sleep sac which I also got. I really like the sack, a lot. So does my son. It’s easy to use and quick to put on. I actually bought two more in the next size since the small size was already too small length wise when we got it.
The swaddle has been amazing so far
I’ve been using the sleep sack for several weeks, and have not appreciated any improvement in my baby’s sleep.
The pattern is super cute and the concept is great, this just isn’t the solution for my little guy. He still isn’t sleeping longer than 2-3 hour stretches. I do keep using it though because I like that his arms are snug, but the fabric gives enough so that he can bend his arm.
I think the swaddle really did help my baby (2 months old) sleep better, but the velcro has already lost its strength. I’ve switched to using a regular blanket and swaddling him in that at this point. I do plan on using the sleep sack when he gets bigger though.
Bought this when my little one was 4weeks it works like magic. At 7weeks she sleep all night. Best decision ever.
Didn’t really work for me
The zen swaddle is very easy to use and it seems to help my baby girl sleep longer periods at night time. I'm very happy with my purchase.
Great experience with sleep sack. My son loves it! However not as great of luck with the swaddle when he was younger. I first used the swaddle of course because he was still only close to 2 months. This is a great material and I feel it would have worked well if I had gotten it to fit him appropriately. He's is average size and weight but the swaddle was huge on him no matter how tight I'd Velcro it. He easily was able to get out of it. After going back to a tighter swaddle and eventually swaddling with arms out, we then moved to the sleep sack which he is now curren tly in and I love it!
We love the Zen swaddle. Our newborn sleeps very well at night and it is very well made, great quality!
Great concept, but it didn't work for us. A lot of people experienced a sleep miracle, but our 4 month old was still waking multiple times a night after using the swaddle for a whole week. Disappointed- we knew it was probably too good to be true. The swaddle and sack are of nice quality though.
I got these for my grandson. My daughter has a very hard time with the swaddle. She can’t seem to get it to swaddle him right. She hasn’t tried the other on yet. He’s just a tiny little thing.
Unfortunately it’s not working for our troubled sleeper.
It’s our go-to swaddle! This picture is nap time with her arms out. At night, we bundle her snug as a bug. :) We look forward to using the sleeper with no sleeves (too smal for now).
Was okay. Helped a little at first but is just like any other swaddle to us. Didn’t change his sleeping much, and my son at 2 months has been using it for about a month.
I have only used the swaddle so far but it seems to make a difference in the length that she is sleeping. I have also noticed that she knows it is time for bed when we put her in it; she calms down and puts her arms at her sides now instead of fighting the swaddle. I would definitely buy this product again.
Gave it as a gift, baby isn't born until April, 2018
Well made but does not help my daughter sleep any better than other non weighted swaddlers.
Our newborn is all the time in the swaddle. He loves it, and he is now finally able to sleep well without his hands flying everywhere. Wish I had this for my previous kids as well.
My daughter LOVES the sleep sack! She sometimes sleeps up to 7 hours at a time wearing it! And that is amazing for a 7 week old! 5 stars!!
I love them!
Since getting the Zen sack my LO has been sleeping 12 hours a night! This has been the best thing we have gotten for him!
Sometimes it’s tough when ordering something off of FB, You’re not sure if you are going to get what it describes. Well I’m glad I took the chance on this! This is exactly what you described and has been amazing since my daughter-in-law has started using it. My grandson is sleeping 6 to 7 hours a night. Thank you so much for a great product
I'm hoping that once Jordy gets a bit bigger that he will like it more and sleep better. He is 7 weeks old and we have had some nights of 4 hour stretch, so I'll take that!
Our little one LOVES his Zen Swaddle. We purchased the swaddle when he turned 3 months old and he went from sleeping in 3-4 hour streches (4-5 hours max) to consistently sleeping 8-10 hours at night. It worked so well we got two more!
After the first night, he has slept through the night while wearing the Zen swaddle! We love it!
After being at my wits end (and absolutely exhausted) with my second I was super excited to try this. The first night it worked well adding an additional hour on to his first stretch of sleep. After that it made very little difference. It’s been a month now and I’m not overly impressed with it. My little one is 2 months old and kicks a lot so by the time he falls asleep the ‘weight’ has moved from his chest to more on his abdomen. I wish the toddler model (with the over the shoulder part) and this were one item and it would probably be more useful.
Love the swaddle zack!
So happy with our purchase! Our son was waking up every hour to be rocked, or even held. Used the zen sack after thof first few nights, he now sleeps from 7pm-6am! Wish we bought one sooner!!!!
My son wouldn’t sleep in anything other then his swing untill I purchased the zen swaddle and right Away he started sleeping for 5 hours in his bassanet. After 2 weeks we moved him to his crib and now at 3 months he is sleeping a full 8 hours! This is a life saver!
The material is so soft and the swaddle is comfortable, however, it doesn't seem to have made a difference in my son's sleep quality of length. The sleep sack is great and we will use it for many months to come!
I ordered both the swaddle and sleep sack, neither worked for us. But with that being said, the fabric is beautiful and they are well made.
I've been using the Zen swaddle for the past 3-4 days, Bianca has slept soo well with it!! Slept through the night last night 8+ hours and she's only 8 weeks old! I liked the Ollie swaddle too, but for such a pricey swaddle I didn't like how loud the Velcro was...it would always wake her up if I had to change her or wrap her up . The Zen has Velcro as well but it isn't as loud...Love the weighted chest piece and my baby girl does too!Highly recommend ☺️