It's been way too long since I've posted and what better way to start the New Year than with a review and giveaway.
I love watching Shark Tank on ABC network. There were years that this was one of the only shows I actually watched outside of Netflix. One of the companies that premiered on this show on 9/26/14 and left the show with a deal from the Sharks was "Sleeping Baby" featuring the Zipadeezip swaddle transition for infants.
"The Texas couple, Brett and Stephanie Parker, created this business in an effort to provide their daughter with the cozy, womb-like sleeping environment she loved, but the freedom to roll around safely and freely." (http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/episode-guide/season-6/01-season-6-premiere-sleeping-baby-hammer-nails-amber-and-bombas)
I contacted Sleeping Baby to tell them that I would be writing a review of their product that my son loved so much and they sent me a flying squirrel (which is just like the Zipadeezip but with open hand and leg holes for toddlers) as well as a couple of their trendy teethers.
At the time this episode aired, I was about 1 month pregnant with baby number 6 and knew this was something I wanted to try when he was ready for it. Before his birth, I ordered the Woombie swaddle (http://www.24sevenmommy.com/blog-native/woombie-swaddle-review). He used that swaddle until he was around 2-3 months old and then I began to transition him to the Zipadeezip.
Sleeping Baby recommends that you wait until your little one starts breaking out of the swaddle , which usually happens around the 3 month mark. I ordered two size smalls - one in the regular cotton fabric and one in their lighter material for summertime. It took a couple nights for him to adjust from the woombie but as soon as he did he was sleeping through the night. I was in shock! None of my other kids slept through the night at such a young age so I was immediately impressed. Because the Zipadeezip is looser than a traditional swaddle it acts somewhat like a blanket while keeping baby safe. It helps prevent baby's arms from extending completely which can wake a baby up so they learn to soothe themselves back to sleep. It is roomy enough that can even place baby into car seat safely while they are still wearing their zippy (which we do for road trips).
Bedtime routines became much easier and quicker. It was almost as if as soon as I finished zipping up Mister's Zipadeezip he automatically knew it was bedtime. As he got older, every time I would say “it’s bedtime” and pull out his Zipadeezip, he would clap his hands and run to me so I could put him in it. We would laugh so hard as he would then run around our house with it on, looking like a little penguin since his feet were stuck inside the zippy. He also loved bringing his hands covered in fabric to his mouth when teething. He wore his Zipadeezip until he was about 16 months old. He then transitioned into the Flying Squirrel and loves it just the same.
After baby 7 was born and hit 2.5-3 months, I began putting him into the zipadeezips that Little Mister wore. It has been cold at night here so I have him wear traditional warm pjs with footies and then at bedtime put him in his zippy over the pjs. If I had the winter fabric zippy I would probably keep him in something cooler underneath. He has also been sleeping through the night minus a handful of days since he was about two months old. He is now starting to teeth and also enjoys putting his hands in his mouth while wearing the zippy. He wore it in the car when we road tripped South for Christmas and I always make sure to bring it whenever we go anywhere overnight.
I was given a teether to review as well. My older son used it a couple times but he was already 16 months when we received it so when I introduced it to him he used it a little but not as much as I would have liked. I will be introducing this teether to the new baby soon and hope that he likes it and that it helps him.
Overall, I'm very impressed with Sleeping Baby. Their products are awesome and their customer service is great. I purchased and my sons love three of our own Zipadeezips before being given the Flying Squirrel and teether. Both my boys slept through the night at very young ages thanks to their zippy and I love having something that they can wear that keeps them warm and comforted.
Sleeping baby has some great sales and discounts going on year round however Stephanie, the creator of the Zipadee-Zip has generously offered to give away a Zipadeezip to one of my lucky readers. All you have to do is enter through Rafflecopter below. It's really easy to use. All you have to do is login, so that I know how to contact you once you win. Then just simply complete one or more of the tasks, depending on how many entries you want to submit. Yes you can enter multiple entries! Winner will be chosen on Sunday, January 15th. Good luck everyone!
If you're not our lucky winner, but still want to purchase a Zipadee-Zip, go to https://www.zipadeezip.com. Also, everyone can get a free customized sleep report from sleepsense.net.
Be sure to visit Zipadeezip on facebook (Like them to enter their monthly giveaways), twitter and youtube with the following links: