I purchased the swaddle and sleep sack pair because my babe was very close to transitioning. The swaddle was a two steps back one step forward kind of thin but after about four nights, he started consistently having only three wake ups versus the five we had before (9pm-7am) He was always really startled by the Velcro when we needed to change diapers throughout the night tho. Now he sleeps in the sack. The first two nights he woke twice and the third night he woke once and has been keeping that schedule for over a week now. Nothing else has changed in our sleep/bedtime routine besides these products so I am VERY pleased with the sack.
Wonderful product! We got this at 2.5 months and the little one went from sleeping for about 2-3 hours spurts to 4-7 hours! Genius product!
Love this product!!! My baby girl sleeps like a champ!
My daughter can raise up the swaddle and get out of it. She does go to sleep easier but doesn’t really matter if she gets out of it. No matter how tight.
Easy to use website. Ordered puffin swaddle and sleep sack for my son and daughter-in-law’s Baby Shower.
Our little one now sleeps through the night!
Baby loves it!
My girl was a pretty good sleeper but restless all night, now she hardly makes a peep! We love our swaddle sack and have recommended it to other mamas!
The material is very soft. However, my son didn't sleep any better (or worse) with the swaddle. I liked the idea of the weighted swaddle, but because it lays on top of him separately (versus being attached to the arm swaddle), he frequently kicked it off. Also, he was able to kick his feet out of feet pouch. Like I said, the material is very soft, but it didn't change his sleeping pattern.
I like it! My baby was 5 weeks when I ordered my nested bean in pure desperation! The first five weeks of life my baby cried from 8 pm to 3 am before finally falling asleep! I received my nested bean and saw an immediate change! She fell asleep within 30 minutes. My now 9 week baby still gets swaddled in it. I wrap her in it every night.
Amazing! Just the perfect swaddle for our little guy. Took maybe one night for him to only wake once at 4 weeks. Sleeping soundly since!
This did not work for us.
I ordered both the swaddle and the sack. So neither have proved successful. The swaddle has to be done just right in order for baby's arms not to be able to come free. But regardless of the arms I don't feel that the weighted feature is proving soothing for baby. I tried the sack for the first time the other night and it didn't work at all. My baby is too young (3 months) and still needs swaddles as her startle reflexes are very active. Every baby is different so this might work for some but not my baby, so far.
The Velcro is barely sticking anymore after only a couple weeks of use.
So far I've only used the zen swaddle, but it has worked wonders! I got the swaddle when my baby was about a month old and waking up 3 to 4 times a night making this mommy super tired, especially when I have to wake up with a two year old toddler early in the mornings. After the first night, I had an amazing 6 hours of sleep before he woke up for a feeding. I couldn't believe it! He is now almost 3 months old and I'm so happy that I get a little more sleep now to be a more lively mom for my two boys. I wish I had this with my first baby!
We love the Zen Sack! Our little one now sleeps with his arms stretched out. The Zen Sack allows him to do just that and still be comforted by the design. He sleeps more peaceful with the Sack
Worked a charm!
This has helped my baby calm down if upset, and stay asleep. She sleeps great in it! She had to go to the hospital because she does eat correctly and isn't gaining enough weight. I took the swaddle and it worked great to get her to fall asleep and stay asleep between frequent feedings. I'm excited to see how long she sleeps when we don't have to wake her up for feedings.
I haven't seen any change in my daughter's sleep habits with this on. It still takes a couple attempts to get her down for the night. And she still wants up 1-2 times during the night. She is only 2 months, so I didn't set my hopes too high for get to sleep through the night yet. I like the material super soft and lightweight.
I do not see what all the big whoop is about over this thing. All it really is, is just a very good swaddle for your baby. I give it that. But my baby doesn’t like to be swaddled or trapped so I can’t even use it much. And it doesn’t put your baby to sleep. It’s not magical like in the adds so save your money.
Love the built in swaddle feature as my grandson can escape any swaddle. He could not escape this one. He did work his feet free from the bottom portion which is fine. I am so thankful I found these.
My LO would sleep between 3-4 hours, after one day of the zen swaddle, she started sleeping 5-6 hours at night. We use the sleep sack for naps during the day and also saw longer naps during the day. Definitely recommend Nested Bean.
I love the sak more than the swaddle only because my baby doesn’t like to be swaddled. The sak works perfectly and he will sleep 8 hours at night, wake up for feeding and back to sleep for 2 to 3. I highly recommend this product.
I like the swaddle however if your baby kicks a lot at night the weighted part gets pulled down. If there was a way to have that part velcroed to the wings I think it would help a lot
This is a lovely, feels good, easy to use swaddle. We booted all of our other swaddles after acquiring this one thanks to its ease of use. We haven’t experienced the magical changes in sleep so I think it’s quite likely not everyone does. But if you’re willing to spend the money on a super straightforward and reliable swaddle this is a great bet.
Have purchased these for 2 of my grandchildren, one has used and enjoyed, the other... we are waiting for her arrival in the fall.
I love these so much, I’ve bought a swaddle and sleep sack for my best friends baby! My girl loves them!
Our little guy has always been a restless sleeper. We got the nested bean swaddle and within a day was sleeping 3-5 hours at a time (was only 4 weeks old). Now he's 8 weeks and sleeps up to 7 hours at a time! Mom and dad appreciate the sleep
This is the best product ever!! My son hated being swaddled after he was 2 months old. But when he’s in his Nested Bean he puts himself right to sleep. It is a miracle. He’s so happy and he sleeps so well.
As a sleep specialist I recommend this to parents all the time!
The swaddler is very soft and appears to be cozy. The Velcro keeps his arms secure by his side. He is 3 months old and too long to fit his feet where they’re supposed to go so he kicks the weighted part off, which defeats the purpose of this sleep sack.
The swaddle didnt really work for us long because of my baby girls lenght. However the sack is working great wish i would of ordered two of those instead! I also ordered the pattern with the toucans on it but recieved white. No biggie just would of liked the pattern id chose.
Doesnt work miracles but did help with naps I think
I’m only using the swaddle right now for my baby but still she keeps on waking up and doesn’t like to be swaddled her arms.
This is the first and only swaddle our little lady will use. It definitely helped to stretch out her naps and sleeping at night. Woohoo
My daughter is 8 weeks old and we started using the nested bean about a month ago. She sleeps for a 5-6 hour stretch, wakes up to eat and goes back to sleep for a 3-4 hour stretch! I ordered 2 more so that we never have a night without one!
We are using the swaddle with her arms out and the sleep sack! We absolutely love our nested bean items and I recommend them to every new mom I know!
Nested Bean quickly puts my newborn to relax when fussy. Sleeps through the night when it’s on! Love the swaddle and will use the gown later when he doesn’t want to be swaddled anymore
We only use the Nest Bean swaddle at night so our daughter knows it’s bedtime. When we started using it, at 3 weeks old, it she started sleeping longer through the night. The increments would be 4-5 hours, rather than 2.5-3. Not every night does she sleep that long in the swaddle, but most nights she does.
The swaddle didn’t fit our 2 month old. However we enjoy the sleep sack and the way it is made. I wouldn’t order the swaddle again and am disappointed I bought the set together.
I honestly noticed no difference. My daughter didn't take well to this the whole week we tried it on her. We even attempted it about 2 weeks later and she still wasn't taking to it.
The baby sleeps so much longer it really is a great help
The material and workmanship was top notch. The first night my baby slept four hours straight, otherwise it was 1 to 2 hour increments.
I like how easy it is to swaddle. My little one sleeps well with it!
Bought this for my daughter to help my grandson sleep better!! The first time he slept for 7 hours straight. It certainly has made the difference.
I love the idea of this product however swallowed my son in it and the first night woke up to him squirming around and he had raised his arms over his head completely covering his face with the swaddled material. Huge risk in my opinion!! There’s no way I will use this again. I’m terrified it will suffocate him.
Didn’t work for my little. I’ve tried both swaddle and zen sack.
I absolutely LOVE this swaddle! I need to order a few more! It truly helps my baby sleep better
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.
Best purchase I could have EVER made for my daughter! Goodbye sleep-deprivation, hello restful nights! My daughter is sleeping anywhere from 7 to 10 hours every night since purchasing this item. I have already recommended this to four different women to try for their babies.
Amazing product. My daughter sleeps with it every night and it keeps her calm and relaxed.
Diane R C.
Little Everly sleeps so much better and longer with her swaddle and her Sleep Sack! The quality is excellent and they wash up beautifully! LOVE them!❤️
I was very skeptical about the wrap as I saw some bad reviews as well as great, but I’m a believer! She’s 2 weeks old and has been sleeping 4- 41/2 hours when she sleeps in sac. She’s also quieter and less restless when she’s sleeping. I love it and am ordering another one! Just wish the prints were cuter.
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
I wrote a five star review because the product is amazing. My only complaint, which should have been included with the original review, is that the swaddle only comes on one size. We were not ready to transition into the sack from the swaddle but had to because the swaddle is already too small for our baby. It is not long enough to provide adequate kick room for his hips and legs. Please start making them in other sizes or with longer options!
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.