This post highlights the best sleep sack for my baby after swaddling. One of my absolute favorite parts of having a newborn is the baby swaddle. There is nothing my sentimental mama heart loves more than a gooey, snug, newborn burrito wrapped tightly in a swaddle. I am obsessed with the aden + anais muslin cotton swaddle blankets, and still use them constantly. The material is so breathable, soft, and versatile along with incredible patterns. I highly recommend aden + anais and their beautiful patterns and quality.
But as all good newborn moments, the swaddling time is fleeting. As a first time mom, I was so apprehensive to switch from the swaddle because of how well my daughter was sleeping. I borrowed various magical sleep suits and sacks from my mama friends, but none of them were successful for us. My little one was upset due to not being swaddled anymore, and these products did nothing to comfort or improve her (or my) sleep. She always slept the best being rocked, so I knew I had to look for a different solution that was right for her. We ended up finding the absolute best sleep sack for our baby after quite a bit of trial and error! Self care for moms is essential, and part of self care involves quality sleep for you and your little one.
Nested Bean zen sack
Enter the Nested Bean Zen Sack. The Nested Bean zen swaddles and sacks utilize a slightly weighted feeling to mimic a parents’s touch and engage the cuddle effect. As co-sleeping parents can attest, a parent’s touch is scientifically proven to soothe and help babies sleep. For this particular working mom, co-sleeping was not the best choice for our routine. But I knew I still wanted to be as close and comforting to my baby as possible. Also, since it was affordable I figured there was very little I could lose by trying.
The importance of touch and body contact with your baby is enormous and especially in terms of sleep. Your touch supports the incredible bond you have with your baby while reducing anxiety, improving sleep, and improving responsiveness, among other things. As a working parent, I have to sometimes make choices with parenting that may not be my first choice but work best for our whole family of four as a functioning unit. Using the Nested Bean zen sack was such a comforting choice for us and made both my girls so happy at night. A win win for this busy mama!
From swaddle to sack
Our Nested Bean zen sack became part of our bedtime routine around 5 months, and was such a favorite for both of my children. Putting on the sleep sack immediately signaled bedtime and our babes actually enjoyed going to sleep. They love the comfort of the sack and the security of a routine. Once it became part of our routine, we could not go a night without the Nested Bean Sleep Sack. Both my girls ended up being belly sleepers, and this sleep sack is flexible enough to wear either way that is most comfortable for baby.
I swear by this particular sleep sack brand and highly recommend it for any mama needing to make the transition from a swaddle or looking for comfy alternative to support your baby with their sleep habits. You can read more about Nested Bean and snag a sack or two for your own sweet babe. If you have your own Nested Bean experience or another sleep sack favorite, let’s chat! Happy sleeping little beans!
All the best,