Ever since my babies were 5 months they used a sleep sack, can't sleep without it! We've gifted these to our friends and they've all said it's made such a huge difference at night with their littles!
My 2 month old was waking every 2-3 hours but on the first night with the Zen Swaddle he slept 6 hours straight!
Our daughter had an extremely difficult time sleeping unless she was being held. My wife and I literally slept in shifts so that one of us could be awake and holding our daughter every time she slept until we found this. The gentle pressure on her chest perfectly simulated the sense of closeness she needed to stay asleep (like a hand on her chest). We immediately bought a spare and eventually bought an older size when she grew out of this one.
Baby sleeps great in this swaddle. However, with as much as they cost I would expect the material to not rip after 1 months use.
This has been used a handful of times and already has a hole in the fabric! This item is not going to last long at all. For the money, very disappointed!
I was skeptical that our baby P would like being swaddled. Her big sister was not a fan and we lost many nights of sleep. The slight weighted feeling of the classic has been wonderful. We went from waking every 2 hours to sleeping almost 4-5 hours a night. I am one pleased mamma and can’t wait to try other products as baby P grows up. Thank you Nested Bean.
My son loves this sleep sack. It has absolutely assisted in providing him with comfort that allows our family as a whole to have a better night's sleep.
My son is still getting used to it but he did seem to fall asleep faster the times I have used it.
I love this sack. We started using it at 5 weeks and my daughter started giving us 6-7 hour stretches. I plan to use the transition swaddle/sack in a couple of months because of how much success we’ve had with this one!
I really wanted this to work for us, but it didn't. The first night I put it on her she slept great in her bassinet so I was getting excited. After the first night, her sleep went right back to being the same and she couldn't stand her arms being swaddled. We kept trying it for awhile, but still the same outcome. I was hoping this was going to work for us. They are very nice swaddles and hold up well though!
It hasn’t helped with naps at all. His night time sleep has been pretty good prior to the nest. It may have helped about an hour… but that could also be because he is getting older. So it is hard to say.
My baby personally did not like it.
My little one LOVES her new swaddle. She is two weeks old and was used to sleeping on my chest or in my arms. This swaddle helps us to get a few things done around the house (or nap!) and helps baby girl to feel cuddled.
My 6 week old loves this swaddle, it’s not too hot or cold and snugs him just right.
I had to buy three more for future gifts. I bought this for the first time three years ago when my first grandson was born. He started using it on day five and even though it he was breast/bottle fed he slept most of the night. Even a few months later people were surprised that you could put him to bed at 7pm and he would sleep until 7am with just one wakeup. He got used to having his nightly bath, then get snuggled in his swaddle. I wish I had this amazing product when my children were younger. Make sure to buy more than one!!
My ONE WEEK old sleeps for a full 5 hours wrapped up this. Don’t think about it GET IT!!!
My grandson just loves these! He’s able to be securely tucked in, but at the same time, he’s able to wiggle his feet and arms, which he really likes to do!
It works great, but the velcro is loud in the night and startles the baby.
The best comforting swaddle for the newborn
It’s soft, it’s smooth, it holds well. My 2.5 month old soothes well in it.
This swaddle works very well, and I was happy with my purchase until the Velcro stopped working after only four weeks of using it.
We love our nested bean sleep bag! It instantly calms my newborn and allows him to sleep with his arms out. There is plenty of room to grow and I love the adjustable shoulder straps. Will definitely be trying out more of their products.
We love the Bean! It gives our daughter the comfort and security she needs at night.
The only swaddle our daughter falls asleep with, and can’t break out of!
Works perfectly for my 2 month old. She's a wiggler and breaks out of traditional blanket swaddles but loves to be swaddled! So the velcro straps help out a ton to keep her nice and snug but still happy to freely move her arms in the wrap. I've bought 2 more!
The velcro is very sticky which is great. After a few weeks of use the velcro on the right side got a tear in it. Customer service was great and sent me a replacement one for for free. My main complaint is after my baby was 6 weeks old his tiny hand could pop out from under the swaddle part (above the leg area). I wish they had more color options too. I recommend future iterations have a larger velcro in the right side to prevent tearing. The weight on the front is comforting to my baby. Overall, i would recommend.
baby used for a few days and now is sleeping in six hr blocks at night! this thing is WONDERFUL!
Must try for all!
We received this swaddle as a Baby Shower gift. It was the BEST gift, giving us a couple hours of sleep that first week home from the hospital. We bought a second so we'd never be without!
We love this weighted swaddle. It is the only swaddle that our daughter would sleep in for the first few weeks and enabled us to get 3 hour stretches of sleep!
Bought it as a gift. The baby loves it and so do the new parents!
This swaddle works great. The only reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because there is no way to check the diaper without undoing the entire thing. We usually use this swaddle when the baby is very fussy so having to undo it to check is a pain.
This is quite possibly the best swaddle out there. It takes all of the hassle out of wrapping your baby up and swaddles them tight for a great night of sleep! The additionally weights are a great touch too! My wife and I can’t recommend enough.
I ordered the Swaddles for my Great Grandson. I love them, can't wait for his arrival.
My twins LOVE these swaddles! They are our favorites and we will definitely be getting the sleep sacks once they get bigger!
Swaddle is cute and my daughter loves it. She is due with first baby in the Fall, so we haven't used it yet. Can't wait!!
We were given one of these as a gift with our first child. It really seemed to help so we ordered this one for our son. So far it’s working very well. I even ordered a different style to see how it works.
We love this swaddle so far! We went from not being able to sleep alone to him sleeping in the bassinet by himself every night! Glad it works!
Super easy to use and soothes my 6 week old better than other swaddles.
Love this swaddle and helps our baby feel secure while sleeping. He has reflux and this seems to help him get better quality sleep despite being uncomfortable
The face of a well rested happy morning baby! My son is 8 weeks old and never slept more than 3 hour stretches even swaddled every night. We are five nights in with our zen swaddle and he has slept 4-5 hour stretches every night! It’s been amazing. My husband woke up the first morning and said go buy two more
LOVE this swaddle! I needed something because the swaddle blanket we found at a second hand store had got too small. We had better sleep immediately and more solid sleep on night 2 and 3! So impressed. Didn't like the NEO but LOVE this swaddle. It provides velcro instead of a zipper.. (Which sounds convenient but my 4 month old didn't like it) and a tighter swaddle and the weight over the chest and built into the arms isnt heavy like I thought its light enough that babies don't feel too hot or sweaty when waking up. Which can be a huge factor in SIDS! 10 out of 10 would buy again! The fabric is light AND machine washable! You can even tumble dry low!! He was waking every 20 mins during nap times instead of 1-2 hours while we waited so THANK GOD for their fast and free shipping!!
My twins were born at 27 weeks and spent 115 days in the NICU. Once home we were using the Halo sleep sack swaddles that the girls used in the NICU, but I kept wishing we had something more. During their time in the NICU, a therapeutic weighted bean bag froggy would be used for positioning and comfort. I wished we had one at home. I then found these Nested Bean weighted sleep sack swaddles. They have been phenomenal! As soon as I put the girls in them, I can instantly see their relief and comfort. The weight is the ever so slight extra bit of comfort they are used to that really helps them feel soothed. These are a must have for any fellow NICU babies!
I am not usually one to “swear by” baby items but this one has truly worked wonders for our newborn! She’s about a month old and the first night we put her in it she went from sleeping 2-3 hour stretches to 5 hours. And has consistently been sleeping that long since. We appreciate the ability to order it in different warmths depending on the season! Super affordable as compared to other swaddles too. Love it!
4 week old slept 5 straight hours the first time we used this swaddle! Now she cries until I put it on!!
The nested bean was super helpful. I bought ours when baby was 2 weeks old. Within a few days he was already sleeping longer stretches at night 5-6 hours he’s now 6 weeks old and he sleeps totally through the night! He loves to be swaddled and placed into his bassinet as his bedtime routine and he stays resting well. We’re getting 8-10 hours at night now!
Fits so nicely. Such nice fabric.
Well put together. Works well for my grandson
We love the Zen Classic Swaddle! We’ve been using it for the past 2 months and have tested it against other popular swaddles. Our son sleeps the best (and stays asleep) with the Zen swaddle. It’s magical. The only thing is that I wish it was longer. My son is in the 90th percentile for height and has already outgrown it at 3.5 months, but this is labeled as 0-6M.
LO loves it, is sleeping longer stretches every night!
Christina Brooke H.
This swaddle is so helpful and calming for my friends baby.
Helped my Nicu baby sleep so good once we brought him home!!
If you have a baby with strong arms, they will be able to break out of this swaddle with ease.
My first baby had a hard time sleeping and we didn’t discover these until he was 4 months, I instantly became obsessed! The only way he would sleep if we set him down in his crib. Now that we have an infant I bought the swaddle knowing how much we loved the sleep sac. My 2 week old sleeps a solid 3.5 hour stretches at night and barely stirs. I also love the weight added on the arms as it keeps her from jolting herself awake. I’ll forever purchase this product as she grows and for future babies. Can’t recommend this enough!
These swaddles were an absolute game changer! We got the regular swaddles and the zen one when he was 12 weeks old. He went from waking up every 2-3 hours and being a very loud and fussy sleeper so calm and 4-6 hrs of straight sleep. I suggest them to every new/expecting mom I know.
Love the swaddle. My baby sleeps really well in it.
Love this swaddle. Not sure if it drastically improved my babies sleep but I do like using this over a swaddle blanket! One thing I learned is to swaddle about straight across for it to stay snug. There hands can move a bit but their arms stay pretty snug! It works great!!
The Zen Swaddle has been a game changer! We were never successful with getting our newborn to sleep in his crib. He had to be in our arms, on us, or in a rock-n-play sleeper to sleep. As soon as the Zen Sleeper got delivered. I washed it then tried it immediately. A week now with it and he sleeps in his crib every night!! 3-5hr stretches at that! He is only 6 weeks old!
Life saver for sleep for a squirmy baby with busy hands and arms. There is no deep sleeping in our house without it. About to transition to zen sac. I hope it works as well.
This has been a lifesaver! My child would not sleep alone and I tried other swaddles. Nothing worked until I took a chance with nested bean and I’m so glad I did! The first night I put it on, my baby slept sound and snug. I would definitely recommend this!
Really soft but my baby doesn't really like to sleep in it. We will try again maybe he gets used to it.
This is by far my favorite swaddle I've used for my babies. The material and functionality is so much better than other brands I've used. I love how long it is so it can be used up to 6 months, but still has a little pouch inside for newborns. The Velcro was really strong at first, so it was loud and difficult for the first few uses, but now it is perfect. I love the weighted tummy and sides as well. It's so snug and comfy for my little one!
The end of the velcro peace is curling up/ not laying flat (probably uncomfortable to lay on all night)
Contacted the company more than a week ago for refund or exchange for sleeper with zipper and still havent gotten an email back!
((I didnt realize you have to fully unswaddle to change diaper which is a pain at night))
((And when doing so the velcro makes a really loud noise waking baby))
This is by far the best swaddle we've tried! My 2 month old doesn't like to be swaddled but he has bad startle reflex so he can't sleep without being swaddle. He use to bust out of or creep his hands up in all the other swaddles, but not this one. It's also lightweight and comfortable so he doesn't over-heat. I highly recommend it.
I like this swaddle but ny chunky boy doesn't fit very well into the pocket anymore. He is now 3 months old. A couple times I've had problems with the swaddle riding up and rubbing his chin or bunching up around his mouth. This worries me so now I swaddle with his arms out. I also don't find the velcro to be sticking very well, its hard to get a good snug swaddle. Like the patch and the velcro don't always line up that great. I personally wouldn't buy this again for full price.
Perfect swaddle! I only wish my son would have wanted to be swaddled longer. He was so cozy in it. And slept very well in it.
The fabric is nice but I can’t say it did anything to help my baby sleep longer.
Worked wonderfully with my three kids till they were toddlers. I now make sure to gift it to all my pregnant mother friends.
Our baby loves this swaddle. Falls asleep so much easier and faster.
I love this swaddle! It’s so easy to use, and my daughter loves it.
We’ve tried a couple different swaddles and my daughter LOVED this swaddle! She gets great sleep for both her naps and night time!
My 3 month baby boy has been resting so much better since using the zen swaddle
Easy to use. Snuggles baby well. As baby starts to wiggle, they can wiggle their way out. Baby does sleep better than with a swaddle blanket.
I used this brand with my first daughter and can not wait to use the swaddle with my 2nd daughter.
I love the soft material and the stretch of this swaddle, and I love that there’s plenty of room for his hips and legs to move around because he struggles with getting his has out and is frequently pumping his legs. It’s very easy to get him in it as well and the Velcro makes it a fairly easy transition to get him swaddled in the bassinet. I do think he is sleeping better too— have gotten a few longer stretches of sleep! Probably the only thing I don’t like is that after a few uses the Velcro is already making it curl back from the sides and it creates a lump under him that also is scratchy and irritates me when I’m holding him in the swaddle.
My very fidgety infant likes to be swaddled and the added weight seems to keep him still for a solid 2 hour nap.
I honestly can’t even believe how amazing this swaddle is! I had seen them and heard of them several times but I was skeptical and didn’t really buy into what anyone was saying about them. But let me tell you! My son is almost 4 weeks old and we had been battling getting him to sleep in his bassinet. I ordered 2 of the swaddles to just try to see if they might help and much to my surprise they did! Honestly I’m amazed and I wish I would have had these with my first son, I’m so thankful I ordered them! They’ve let him along with my husband and I actually get sleep! If you’re at all thinking of taking the plunge and getting one, pull the plug and do it! It’s so worth it!!
The swaddle is okay but the Zen One has worked better for our little one. We did not start using either product until he was 10 weeks old.
So far it hasn't made much difference but I do like that it will grow with her. The added pouch for smaller babies and larger option is great
Overall the design of the swaddle is well made and very soft. Unsure if the weights actually helped my daughter as she still needs a good amount of soothing and still usually a hand on her chest to go to sleep.
My baby was so restless due to his startle reflex but since we have been using nested beans swaddle he has been able to fall asleep within just a few a minutes and stays asleep for a couple of hours. My husband and I love how easy it is to use and it is by far the softest and nicest swaddle we have come across!
Baby Boy was waking 2-3 times in the night. He would have a hard time getting back to sleep and sometimes wouldn’t go back down after the 3rd time. After 2 nights using the nested bean swaddle he was only waking the 2 times to eat but would go right back to sleep afterwards. Thanks you so much Nested bean. We WILL be getting the sleep sack when he s but bigger.
Our baby has slept an extra hour since getting this swaddle. She loves it and stays asleep more soundly especially when going from rocking her to laying her down in her bassinet. Also, the designs on the swaddle are so cute, love the butterflies!
I got the Zen Classic Swaddle for my 1 month old, he is now 2 months old. I believe his sleep is still the same where he wakes twice a night to feed. However, he definitely calms down when I wrap him up. The only concern I have is when he decides to fight his arms out and the Velcro is still attached and the swaddle part rides up to his neck which poses a strangulation hazard. He isn't ready to be completely unswaddled yet, so I have to keep my eye on him. Other than that, it's a good product to have for the little one!
my baby sleeps thru the night
My grandson falls asleep so much better with this!!
Not only does my daughter love this swaddle it has helped her sleep better throughout the night in just a week I love this brand.
I want* to give this a 5, I really do, because there are so many things I love about this product. The thing I noticed though, which is the only reason it doesn't have 5 stars, is how my infant acts when I take it off. Now, it could be just normal baby fussiness, but I did also buy a regular Halo swaddle sack and he did not act this way. When I take off this swaddle sack, he cries ALOT and really heavy. I think having the weight on him for so long, as he's rocking back and forth, and moving about might make certain spots cramp up, and when I take it off of him, it releases the tension, and upsets him. That's my best guess, I could be wrong. Otherwise, the material is lovely, and design super cool. Between this and the Halo, I honestly think normal swaddle blankets are such a waste of money, but that could be because my baby from day 1 was busting out of blankets like it was his job, and these were the perfect solution.
We bought this for our baby the first week he was home! He absolutely loved it way more than any other swaddle . It keeps them in there tight and comforts them with the weight. He also slept longer with this swaddle. We are now ordering the sleep sack and hope it works just as well ! Great material . Love this brand.
The swaddle is nice.. it was just to big to use for my 1 month old. Size states 0-6.
Bought as gift and recipient loves it!
I do like this swaddle a lot because it’s weighted and my daughter definitely loves that. Although the Velcro strips ends are starting to curl up, only had it for 2 weeks now. My daughter is a mover & still gets her hands out no matter how tight I make it. I wish they made this type of swaddle with a zip and same amount of weight not just the little egg on the chest. Overall, I think it’s worth the price & does work better than regular swaddles that we tried.
Bought this swaddle after having tried so many others- the first night we had our baby girl in it, she slept through to 4 am (from 8 pm bedtime) for the very first time! She then did it again the next nights… she’s now transitioning out of the swaddle but I highly recommend this one to friends- I think the gentle weighting really works, and the material is so soft. A high quality product!
This swaddle really helped my daughter STAY asleep. At about one month we stopped being consistent with swaddling her because we thought she didn't like her arms being constricted (that wasn't true, shouldn't have given in so quickly, new parent/rookie mistake). Shortly after this, her sleep would get interrupted more & more because her arms would twitch and move in her sleep (startle reflex) and we started to notice her mood change a little, being more fussy and cry from being tired. My friend recommended this product and it made a difference! Longer, peaceful, uninterrupted sleep and a happy baby! She can sleep 8 whole hours without waking up at night and she's only 2 months old. That sounds like a WIN for us! Also, she doesn't mind her arms being held down, so that was a pleasant surprise.
Only reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 is because we do notice that, because she still moves & wiggles while in the swaddle, sometimes the flaps move up towards her neck/mouth so that worries me. Also, a small part of me worries that if she needs to move because of coughing/spit up, her arms are too restricted and she won't be able to. None of these things have happened and she doesn't spit up, but it's something I keep an eye on. She only wears this for her long night sleep, so it's not a major concern.
Our daughter would wake up after 10-15 minutes of putting her in the bassinet and we were barely getting any sleep. The only way for us to get sleep was to switch with each other and hold her to let her sleep and also let the other parents get rest. As soon as we used this swaddle we immediately saw a change the first night and continued to get better each night. Now we get between 3-6 hours of sleep at a time. It is amazing and gives us peace of mind knowing she is safe in the bassinet while we are also sound asleep. I am do glad we tried this. It was truly a game changer for our whole family!
Worth its weight in gold. My two month old slept for 7 hours straight the third night of trying this out. I could weep for joy. This is what I’m getting new mom’s at baby showers from here on out.
Only complaint is the Velcro is loud, but what can you do?
This swaddle is ok. The material is nice and lightweight, but my little one just didn't seem to love it. Also, it's tough for nighttime changes since it is pretty disruptive. It would be great to have access from the bottom for the future.
Love this product! My son hated every swaddle we tried and would not sleep unless being held. The first night we tried this swaddle he slept in his bassinet! We love it so much we have already purchased the sleep sack for when he grows out of this swaddle.
So far it's not helping my 5 week old. It seems to looosen up compared to other swaddles so I worry about that all night long. I'm hoping it helps soon.