I ordered the Zen One 3-6 month size for my baby boy when he was about 2 months old, he didn't yet meet the weight threshold for the 3-6 month recommendation, however, his length surpassed the 0-3 month sizing so i wanted to make sure he would fit in it for his transition from swaddling to sleep sacks. He is currently 3 months old and has been using the Zen One for sometime now, he still has a slight startle reflex and has been swaddled since coming home from the hospital. He loved being swaddled but also loved being able to access his hands.
I went through so much research and back & forth before deciding to purchase from Nested Bean. The type of things I was looking for was something affordable, transitional, practical. From Love to Dream, Merlin Sleep Suit, Dreamland, Zippee, Amazon dupes, etc. I landed on Nested Bean. I liked that this swaddle/sack is weighted in only specific areas to mimic my hand placements, i loved that there was the option to have babies hands up and out or swaddled to chest, I loved that it also turns into a weighted sleep sack for baby. At first and to this day, he still is not a fan of getting put into it but that is his reaction to ANY swaddle.
I have noticed when he is in this swaddle it seems like he gets a deeper sleep and wakes up less from his startle reflex and moving around. The weight is super light so its not weighing him down to the point he can't move and gets frustrated but enough to soothe him. The swaddle band gives him the comfort of a regular swaddle but we are not able to swaddle his arms in because he is pretty chubby so it's hard to zip up if we tried. We mainly keep his arms out using the mesh sleeves and they are pretty stretchy and comfortable. It takes some time to learn how to put their arms in the sleeves, but we find he is able to bring his hands to his mouth and self soothe that way so he seems to like it. The material is nice and soft, the double zipper is nice, the mesh sleeves are easy to take off or put on. The only con I would have it that when washing, the inside swaddle band and the weighted parts of this sack take a long time to dry.
Overall, very happy with my purchase, I wouldn't say it has changed our lives with our baby's sleep, but it has given him some comfort and gives me peace of mind that he can access his hands without unswaddling himself and having loose fabric all over. I would highly recommend if you are looking for an affordable, transitional swaddle/sack. Also will say that on the nights he wants one or two arms out, he is beginning to tolerate it.
A great swaddle that is easy to use. However, I don’t see a huge difference between this product and others. My baby sleeps about the same in all swaddles. He definitely breaks out of this one more than others though. Don’t hate it, but don’t absolutely love it.
The material is so soft and light, but warm enough to keep baby cozy and snuggly. She loves that she can have her arms free and up by her head. This has helped her sleep longer stretches. We all love it!
My baby refused to take naps during the day for longer than 15 minutes at a time. Since buying this product, he takes naps for an hour plus now! I highly recommend this to anyone struggling with getting your baby to sleep!
The Zen One Classic is IT y'all. Yes, it runs small.
For context, I've tried countless products (HALO, Happiest Baby, Swaddle Me, Love To Dream, Magic Sleep Suit).
I recently purchased the Zen One Classic sleep sack for my baby and I couldn't be happier with the product. Not only is it made from high-quality materials that are soft and comfortable for my baby to wear, but it's also designed with safety in mind. ***The weighted chest provides a gentle, soothing pressure that helps my baby feel secure and calm***, and the adjustable velcro straps ensure a perfect fit.
One of my favorite things about the Zen One Classic nested bean sleep sack is that it's versatile enough to use in a variety of temperatures. The breathable fabric keeps my baby comfortable. Plus, the design allows for easy diaper changes, which is always a plus!
Overall, I highly recommend this sleep sack to any parent looking for a safe and comfortable sleep solution for their baby. It's a game-changer when it comes to helping my little one get a good night's rest, and I can't imagine going back to a traditional sleep sack.
It works! My 2 month old was waking up 4-6 per night and after a couple nights of wearing the Zen One Classic he is consistently waking up only 1-2 times! What a relief!
Love this sleep sack so much!! We already bought the next size so we don’t have to wait when he grows out of this one.
It finally gave us 5 hour sleep stretches straight and then after needs are met he goes back for another 4 hours easy.
Even getting him to sleep and in bed is easier, you can tell he feels super cozy.
Great customer service and quality product! Baby sleeps 8 hours!
I bought the 3-6 months for my almost 2 months baby because I read a review that said it ran small. I still find the sleeves quite small for my baby’s arms. I am not having any success with this sleep sac. : /
My baby usually sleeps for about six hours straight at night. With this sleep sac, she slept for almost 11 hours straight without fussing around during the night. Love it and will buy more!
This is the only swaddle our 2 month old daughter will sleep in! The length of her sleep improved drastically once we started using this swaddle!!
Best investment ever
The product is okay I find it very difficult to have my baby wear it and be able to nurse her in the middle of the night. The top zipper or neck line is to big or it does lay flat which gets in the way of her mouth. I have tried to fix her hands inside as that seems to be the problem but no hope. I’m not sure what else to do. So in my opinion it’s not useful for breastfeeding.
I’m still testing it since it looks to small for my 3 months old baby.
I can’t rave enough about this product! On night one she slept through the night! I am now a lifelong customer and spreading the news where I can! Buy it! You can thank me later ;)
This product has been fantastic! My baby would only sleep with a very tight swaddle, but then she started getting ready to roll and I wanted to have something to make that transition easier. She took to this immediately. Sleeping during her naps and at bed time the same amount as when she was in her swaddle. She sleeps in it perfectly and has both arms free and is able to move around (you can tell from the picture. That’s the position she was found in after a nap, which is about 90 degrees from her original position). Highly recommend and will transition to the sleep sack once she is rolling
Helped my baby sleep through the night!
Our little one would fight the swaddle but would still wake herself up if her arms were free. Slowly transitioning her out of the swaddle was a mess and she couldn’t understand why she was allowed one arm and not the other which resulted in her vigorously trying to get the other free and a lot of wakings. She was a good sleeper; waking up twice a night, but I knew we could do better. We tried so many different types of swaddles until I came across this one. It took us less then a week for her to transition into not needing her arms tucked away anymore. The little pockets were perfect for her little hands and she began to understand not to freak out. She loves sleeping with her arms above her head. The slight weighted center helps her when she thinks we’re not there anymore. This swaddle helped with the transition and now we’re looking into just needing a sleep sack. Definitely recommend if your little one struggles with being swaddled but can’t have their arms free.
I loved this as an alternative to swaddling my baby's arms down by his sides as he really does prefer to sleep with his arms up, and I loved that the little mesh arm sacs helped prevent waking him up due to the startle reflex. The weighted piece is nice, too, as my little one loves it when I put my hand on his chest as he sleeps. My biggest complaint, however, is the size. My little one is 3 1/2 months old and this is already too small. He is in 6 month clothes. He is 48% for weight and 78% for height, so not an abnormally large baby. This really should be offered in Medium, too, as many babies wear clothes not true to their size, which I find is very common in the baby industry. I was really hoping to use this until he is 6 months old as the startle reflex can last that long, but unfortunately that won't be possible.
The transition swaddle is an awesome concept. I purchased the sleep sack for my previous child and it worked well. This one just didn’t work for our 4 month old. It’s good for naps, but has not helped for bedtime. I love the quality of this and I’m a little bummed it didn’t work for us.
We got the zen sleep sack a little over a month ago and our four month old still doesn’t like sleeping on her own. We were hoping this would help with not needing as many contact naps/sleep. Hasn’t seemed to help much.
We love our nested bean sacks. It's the only one my baby girl likes. She likes to have her hands up by her face so those little mesh pockets are a life saver! We call her our little chick with wings when she wears it.
My little one loves this sleep sack
If you have a sweet little contact sleeper YOU NEED THIS!! We are on day 3 and have already noticed a difference! My daughter hated being swaddled and would be absolutely hysterical anytime i tried. Anytime i laid her down she immediately would wake up. There was no independent sleeping. The first nap she took in her nested bean was an immediate hit! She didn’t mind being put in it and took a 2 hour nap! The nights we are seeing progressively longer stretches and naps are so much easier! We still contact nap because i enjoy the cuddles but i put her down AWAKE in the nested bean today and she soothed herself to sleep and STAYED asleep. YOU NEED THIS!!!
My son was finding ways to escape other swaddles and waking himself up. We were waking up every 2-3 hours. With the zen one we are getting almost 6 hours now ! It’s been great !
Easy to put my little one in and instantly saw an increase of sleep from night one! The material is very soft and comfortable and zippers are very well done and arms covers are easy to take off. Overall I’m impressed with the Zen and will continue using for my little one.
So far we love it. We can really tell the difference between him sleeping with and without. Has truly held of to its reputation.
My baby sleeps so much better since purchasing this. Game changer
Our 10 week old was only sleeping 2-3 hours at a time at night. A friend recommended this and the first night she slept 8 hours! It’s more usual for her to have two night wake ups now, but usually we get one 5ish hour stretch which is so much better. And a couple nights a week we can get the 6-8 hour sleep. The whole house is happier now. It hasn’t done anything to lengthen her naps (mostly catnaps), but I think she is still a bit young to expect that. We are just happy to be getting some quality night sleep. Will be ordering the next size up.
I used nested bean for my first baby and thank goodness I saved it!!! 3 years later using it for my second baby boy and purchased a second sack!! He sleeps so well in it! And I’m about to buy my third sack as he’s growing out of his :(
Definitely saving them if there ever is a third baby lol. We’re very happy with our nested bean sacks. I swear I’m one of those unlucky moms who’s kids don’t like anything or nothing works on them. I’d like to say this does help and doesn’t startle him.
My daughter isn’t a fan I want to love it so bad and I love the concept, but I’m not sure if she doesn’t like the hug straps on the inside or the weights, but she’ll only sleep maybe 30 minutes at a time in it, but in her wearable blanket she sleeps for hours.
My LO seems to like her hands up by her face so this swaddle is the perfect fit especially when needing to transition out of a swaddle soon. Though I’m not sure the weight from the beans does much for sleep for her.
We struggled to swaddle and lay our son down in the crib without waking him, and we always kept our hand on his chest for a while after laying him down. Nested bean is working really well at providing our son that comfort of a ‘hand’ on his chest so he feels comforted while sleeping. The material is high quality and a few washes hasn’t impacted the quality of the garment.
I bought these in a state of desperation at 2am when the longest night stretch my 7week old was doing was ~4hrs. After 4 nights using the swaddle, she is now sleeping 7-8 hr stretches on average and last night hit her first 9hr stretch! She outgrew the newborn size pretty quickly so I was glad I had the 3-6 month size on hand. She is a very active sleeper so we use the arms up adaptation of the swaddle every night and for naps. She naps so much better with this swaddle, too! We love it and will be transitioning to the sleep sack when it’s time.
Love this product but unfortunately this size is too small for our 3 month old who is under 15lbs- we got the 3-6month! It’s getting too tight on him. I wish this came in bigger sizes
EVERYONE NEEDS ONE FOR THHEIR BABE! MAGIC
Love it! My son loved the arms up option and out. Easy transition due to the snug wrap and weighted part. He sleeps through the night more often then not with this.
10/10! Material is so soft! Every time I put my daughter in it, she’s out within 5 minutes. She was already a good sleeper and only woke up once a night but since we started putting her in the nested bean transition swaddle, she sleeps all night!
The ability to adjust the sleep sack for the progression to swaddle-less sleeping is awesome! It also is nice to have the ability to swaddle them for those cranky days they just can't get to sleep, so it's a great choice to bring when traveling. The fabric is stretchy without being sweaty.
My babe hated his arms swaddles down by the side of his body. This swaddle has been a game changer. It’s coincided with him getting a bit older. Overall has been super helpful. It has allowed us to put him to bed awake but drowsy!
Great product. My grandson had slept in since born. Great quality.
This swaddle combines everything good that supports a sleeping baby! The slight weight on the chest was something our baby happens to love. Also, our baby LOVES sleeping with his hands up by his face and head, so this swaddle naturally supported that physical position that he naturally enjoys, yet kept him tight enough so that his startle reflex doesn't wake him. We are already looking for the next size up as he is growing quickly and is already outgrown his first one!
This swaddle worked for us since our baby likes to sleep with his arms up rather than down. It’s warm and soft.
We bought this for our 3 month old who had been waking up every 2-3 hours overnight. It took awhile for her to transition to using it (4-5 days) but she’s up to sleeping 5+ hour stretches overnight. The biggest plus for us is as soon as we put her down she’s able to self soothe and fall asleep almost immediately. My only negative is that when she stretches with her arms in the swaddle, the fabric by her neck goes almost over her mouth. Once she’s settled and asleep I can adjust it and she’s fine, and once she stops stretching it comes down so she’s safely breathing, but it still leaves me a little uneasy. Once we take the arms off I’m sure it won’t be an issue.
We loved it!! My 8 weeks old baby is now sleeping 7 hours in a row!! We’re Very pleased
My little seemed to not mind this swaddle but I definitely did NOT notice any improvement in the amount or quality of sleep. We were able to use it for about a month before my little grew out if it.
Love that you can have arms down, up or out so that it grows with her. We have had this about 2 weeks now and she is sleeping though the night most nights (she is just now 12 weeks) and doesn't seem to get hot in it like some of the other swaddles out there.
My eight week old daughter had been having trouble sleeping for more than an hour. Since starting to use the Zen One, she sleeps pretty much all night. She usually wakes early morning to eat but goes right back to sleep. It’s amazing!
Great swaddle! Our girl is a Houdini and she can’t escape this one haha!
We ordered the smaller zen one and our little one grew out of it so we ordered the next size up (3-6) because we love it so much! We have other swaddles that she was breaking out of, but she is also at an age where we need to transition her out soon anyway, and this is the perfect swaddle for all those stages! The material is so soft and the inner strap is strong but I feel is also safe. It is a little pricey compared to other swaddles, but it is so worth it and will last many months!
Definitely helped our little one sleep. The 0-3 size is a bit snug but we will be ordering the next size up
I bought this for my granddaughter and it worked like a charm! My daughter had tried three other brands of swaddles and none of them were successful. I highly recommend Nested Bean’s Zen One Classic!!
I thought I was saved! This worked wonderfully the first 3 nights and then my infant wanted nothing to do with it. She was up every 2 hours for 2 weeks with it on. Need less to say I stop using it
My daughter loves this sleep sack! She loves to suck on her hand but still struggles with the startle reflex so the mesh on the arms is perfect. The first couple nights I didn’t notice a difference but from the 3rd night & on she’s slept 6/7 hours straight from a 3/4 hour stretch. I also love the wrap on the inside to keep it in place & comfort her.
Didn't notice a difference. Good quality
This has been life changing for us. Until this arrived 6 days ago our baby girl would ONLY sleep in our arms. Would wake up the second we put her down crying. We were exhausted. When I tell you she has been sleeping in her crib since the night we put her in this sleep sack I am not exaggerating, for 6-8 hours. It worked miracles for us. Highly recommend.
Our daughter hated swaddles of every type and brand that we tried. Saw an ad for this one and loved the idea that her hands could feel more free. We gave it a try and I’m so glad we did! Easy to get off and on and she is relaxed and content with it on. It may not work for everyone but it definitely worked for us!!!
I really had high hopes for this, however he didn’t start sleeping longer and it has been over a week of trying it out. That being said, I do enjoy the design!
My almost 3 month old son would only sleep if he was being held or in bed with me which made me so nervous. We were so exhausted. This swaddle makes him feel secure enough that he has been sleeping in his crib at night! He even will self soothe which never happened before. I’m so glad we purchased this!
Love except it ripped already! So sad
My baby loves this! It makes him feel safe and cozy. He sleeps longer stretches with it on which means I get longer stretches of sleep too! He never liked being swaddled but would wear the “arms up” sleep sacks. But now that he’s over 3 months I love that I can unzip the arms and his arms can be out. I definitely recommend.
My baby boy LOVES his Zen One swaddle. He immediately fell asleep when I put it on him, and he loves his arms by his face so the fact that he can have his arms out is a plus. He’s been sleeping through the night, besides us needing to wake him to change diaper and feed him, but he sleeps on his own! This works great!
It truly does work with in the first night I was getting 6-8 hours of sleep best baby purchase so far
My son definitely sleeps a lot longer when he’s wearing his. Literally after putting it on he relaxes and starts to fall asleep. Love it and recommend it to all mommas!
I’m not going to lie when I opened the box the sleep sack wasn’t what I expected and I was skeptical the “gentle weight” would do anything. The first night we used it she got up her normal every 2.5 hours, but the second time we used it our daughter slept her first 5 hour stretch at 6 weeks old. Since then we’ve used it every night and she consistently gets a nice 5-6 hour stretch, which is such a relief. We LOVE this sleep sack and she LOVES this sleep sack, thank you nested bean!
Our daughter has never slept better then when she is wearing her Nested Bean swaddle or Zen One! Between this and her sound machine, it is the perfect combination for a solid nights sleep. The material is so soft too!
My baby did start sleeping better after we got the swaddle.
After being up every two hours for the last two weeks, we put him in this newborn zen one, and boom, he slept for 6 hours straight. Thank you, Nested Bean!
This is our second nested bean. We just outgrew our newborn one and had this one ready to go. This is all our little guy sleeps in. We've tried other swaddles and have some we like, but this is still our favorite. I feel comfortable he's safe and he's comfortable in general. Also they wash very well. Huge fan. Thanks for making a high quality product with great details.
My baby HATED being swaddled… nested bean saved us with this transition swaddle. This is our second purchase, as our first was the 0-3.
High praise for NestBean's customer service. We needed some help and their team jumped in right away to support us with our product inquiry and answer our questions promptly. Since receiving and using the Classic, our baby falls asleep almost instantly (complimented with a little rocking and lullaby). We're grateful that we took a chance on Nested Bean and benefited from this incredible engineering. I should also mention that our little one seems so content when wearing it. He's settles instantly when wearing it.
I was a bit skeptical at first about these sleepers, but now that we've tried them, we can't live without them. They are sooo worth the cost. We used the Snoo and Snoo sleep swaddle when we first brought home our preemie newborn (5 lbs). Once he reached 7 lbs, we noticed that when he was napping outside of his Snoo he was more restless so we tried the Nested Bean sleep Classic. We couldn't believe how quickly he settled down and fell asleep (even without the rocking of the Snoo). It's since become a sleep essential for our little guy.
We're now transitioning him to a crib. We tested his sleeps with and without the Nest Bean Classic. He wakes up every hour without the Classic, but with it, we sleeps peacefully for up to 5 hours. I highly recommend this product. We can't wait to try the weighted Nested Bean footie we just ordered!
Love that the arms can be unzipped and great quality. Will definitely purchase another NB product! Gave the product 4 stars because the NB size does run small and was only able to use it for a week before my baby grew out of it.
Amazing finally sleeps without being held.
My baby is 2months old and ordered 3-6, he’s never liked his arms down so it’s great that it has the arms up and then removable once he’s able to flip. I do think they run small so I’m glad I read the reviews and sized up. I hope it fits up to 6 months but I highly doubt it.
The first night our LO slept 4 hours straight for the first time. Since she's progressively worked up to 6 hours straight. Loving that I decided to try this!! It's worth every penny.
This is my 4th child my first 3 did not sleep until 18 months or older. My now 2 1/2 year old is almost sleeping through the night with the nested bean! He sleeps 6 hours straight, eats then sleeps another 5 hours at night! This has been life changing!
Arrived in time. I bought 0-3 months, but seems pretty small. My baby is only7lbs. The arm part comes off, which is great. When I reattached, noticed strings that can get caught up in baby’s fingers, which can cut off circulation, so had to go and make sure strings were cut off. Baby likes it. She seems to sleep better with it on.
I love the zen one! I tried everything to get my little one to sleep but nothing worked and she would wake up immediately as soon we put her in the crib! This worked amazing for us! She now sleeps happily in her crib! She still wakes up three times( feedings) in the night but sleeps all night 8 am to 8pm.
I absolutely LOVE the Zen One weighted swaddle. It is a must have!!! My son would cry as soon as I tried putting him in his bassinet to sleep, but he does not do that anymore because of this wonderful creation. 10/10 would recommend.
Had to get the next size up for my granddaughter
Before using we were lucky to get a three hour stretch of sleep and now we’re averaging 5-6 hours with our six week old!
Too small for my newborn.
The most amazing customer service! And a great “hands up” swaddle. Who could ask for more?
This picture I’m sharing is of my 2 month old daughter sleeping in her crib and wearing her nested bean- zen - sleep sac, with the sleeves off. She turned 7 months old this week and is in the 89th % for height. It’s been about 2 months since she’s worn the Zen that was swapped for an un weighted sleep sac .however, we’re currently going through a bit of a sleep regression , it’s making her want to feel her mama close at night. She can sleep 12 hrs overnight as long as I’m next to her with my hand on her chest. I’m not sure why it has taken me 2 weeks to remember that back when I was in the market for the original NestedBean - this was the same problem I was having and needed a solution for.
Soo anyways.. here Iam, looking for her weighted sleepsac , just in a larger size.
This week I actually gifted the used Zen sac to my sister in law for my 3 mo old Neice in the hopes of giving both of them the sleep they need.
I have too many great things to say about this product, but she just got up from her nap so I’ll finish shopping later.
Anything you might be wondering though I’ll answer quick,
— yes it’s weighted but not heavier than an Iphone 8,it’s more like a chocolate bar or 2, if that. But trust me that’s all it needed to do the trick of mimicking your hand on them.
-if ur baby recently learned they like their arms up at night and also feels around for a pacifier but can’t find it then yes baby can soothe themselves chewing on their hands while zipped in the sleeves and while sleeves are off - they might wake up but they go back to sleep.
- the material is thin and baby won’t overheat if wearing feetie pajamas
- material is stretchy and soft. I know it says wash with cool water and dry on low but I used to just zip it closed, throw it in the wash on regular warm/hot with all her clothes and I’d just hang it up to dry and avoid the dryer unless I did her laundry late and needed it for bedtime.
If you’re questioning if this thing is worth it, if it works or if it’ll make a difference, the answer to all is yes.
I love the zen one classic!! we bought it for our newborn and it works miracles, it took our baby about a week to get use to it but our baby started sleeping through the night at about 7 weeks old and now that he is 10 weeks once we put him in it he knows it's bedtime and falls asleep within 5 minutes. Thank you nested bean for helping baby and parents get some sleep.
Best thing I bought after diapers and wipes She would fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer! This is especially great if you have a baby whose arm reflexes are always waking them up. So easy to use. My daughter would sleep great through the night before buying this but would not sleep more than 10 minutes in the day time. I wrap her now and she will sleep sometimes for 4+ hours (sometimes even prompting me to wake her up for a feed). So I’m sure it’s the same effect at night. Definitely recommend and I usually do not recommend products at all!
Love love love!!
We loved our Nested Bean!! Baby boy slept like a pro the first night we put it on him. Only complaint is the size of the 0-3 month swaddle. My babe is only 4 weeks 10ish lbs) and it was way too tight when we zipped him up (especially after a hardy feeding) we had to upgrade to 3-6 weeks but have been hesitant to put it on him because I think it may be more weighted? Either way, super great product, but be aware nb-3 month runs small!!
Love this product! Sometimes my daughter likes to sleep with her hands up so this is perfect. Super soft, high quality fabric
The Nested Bean Zen One has definitely helped my baby sleep longer stretches at night! We went from waking every 3 hours to getting atleast one 5 hour stretch a night and occasional 7-8 hour stretches. I so badly want to get a second one due to reflux issues and having to wash the current one frequently. I wish there were more color options for baby boys!
Magical! He suddenly sleeps 6 hours straight at night and even naps during the day in his bassinet! Before he had to be rocked during his naps. He’s a big boy though and I dread when he outgrows this I’m just trying to enjoy this while it lasts!
This sleep sack helped our sweet boy sleep
so much better! He feels comfortable and snugged in it. This is our second purchase of the same one because we wanted a back up for daycare. Love it so much!
Fit well and helped my baby sleep!
My 3 month old son has started to sleep through the night since I purchased the nested bean .
So far so good, our 8 week old seems to like it