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Zen Swaddle

LOVE: 57 NEUTRAL: 39
REGRET: 22 WANT: 122

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Research shows that touch, even simulated touch, calms babies by triggering their self-soothing response. The Zen Swaddle’s lightly weighted areas apply gentle pressure on your baby’s sides and center, mimicking the comfort of being held. This helps newborns snooze through minor disturbances, even startle reflexes. During their test phase, mothers reported that their babies got at least two hours of extra sleep.


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LOVE: 57 NEUTRAL: 39
REGRET: 22 WANT: 122
  • We tried the swaddled for a while and loved it so much we also bought the sleep sack. The material is great! Not to thick or warm and the slightly weighted chick was just enough to comfort our LO. Nov 27, 2019

  • Didn’t work as advertised, however it is a nice option for a cotton sleep sac. I like the adjustable shoulder straps. Because of the zipper going across the bottom and up the side it’s easy to lay out Nov 19, 2019

  • I can not love this product enough! My daughter would wake up 5+ times a night crying and nothing would soothe her until we bought this. She then went to only waking up for feedings! Oct 13, 2019

  • Couldn't get baby to sleep in this swaddle. Seemed a little too heavy. Didn't stay in place very well. Good idea just poorly executed. Oct 11, 2019

  • Our one month old did not like it at all:( . We bought it with hopes of him having a good sleep but he actually got very hot in it. We ended up returning it.! Oct 09, 2019

  • This helped my one month old sleep longer stretches at night. I like how it has an inner pouch for newborns, & fits up to six months. The weighted part isn’t too heavy or bulky & the fabric stretches. Oct 05, 2019

    • Emily S.
    • Johnson City, New York

    I wanted to love this and it seems like a great idea. My baby wiggles and the weighted parts would move and upset her. You have to open swaddle to change diaper at night, waking baby more. Oct 04, 2019

  • Used it with two kids and it didn’t affect sleep for better or worse at all. Oct 01, 2019

  • I used this on our little guy starting at 4 weeks old. It took a couple of weeks but he started sleeping really well. Sep 17, 2019

    • Molly V.
    • Raleigh, North Carolina

    Helped my baby sleep through the night in 3 nights! However, they can break out of the swaddle, so make sure to try the "blanket trick" underneath so they stay put! Sep 11, 2019

    • Jacq M.
    • San Francisco , California

    Yes & No. I didn’t see much difference with this compared with other sleep sacks. Yes because it helped transition her from Merlin’s Magic Suit. No because it’s kind of too expensive. Sep 06, 2019

  • I love this swaddle. I have tried many many swaddles and this by far exceeds all of the rest. It provides the security and comfort my baby needs. Sep 05, 2019

  • Soft material and easy to put on with two zippers for easy nighttime diaper changes. It claims to help baby sleep, I’m not sure it helped my LO but still love this sleepsack for the adorable design! Sep 05, 2019

  • The weighted areas make baby feel like they’re being held. Worked great and my allowed my daughter to sleep through the night. Sep 04, 2019

    • Leah D.
    • Melbourne, Florida

    We still use this, but I don't think the weighted feature helps or hinders her sleep. Its very comfortable and easy to put on her, but it's not the miracle sleep fixer as advertised. Aug 27, 2019

  • Love this and so does my baby Aug 24, 2019

  • Tried this for my newborn but it was too big. Never tried once he got older as he was sleeping great in a different brand Aug 22, 2019

    • Tara S.
    • Encino, California

    Seemed like a great concept, however it becomes uncomfortable and not safe once your baby learns to roll/sleep on his stomach. Aug 16, 2019

  • For the first few months this was a godsend! My baby slept through the night like a champ with this Jul 17, 2019

  • This lightweight sleep sack is easy to use and wash. It helped my son sleep for a short time. The weighted chest helped calm him down, but his startle reflex kept waking him up. Jul 13, 2019

  • Baby is stilling sleeping in it every night since newborn 10+ hrs Only thing is that Velcro wears away Jul 08, 2019

  • This significantly improved my baby's sleep. She still isn't the best sleeper, but she sleeps much better than before we started using this. Jul 07, 2019

  • Definitely isn’t a well loved item by my daughter. She flips out non stop while it’s on, the 2 times I’ve put it on her... Jun 26, 2019

    • Zisi W.
    • Los angeles, California

    This swaddle and the baby zen sleep sack totally changed our lives by allowing us to sleep! My son loves his sleep sack so much - as soon as I put it on him he immediately begins to self soothe. Jun 24, 2019

    • Meg N.
    • Summerville , South Carolina

    The weight of the blanket is to much for a 2 month old even though it claims to be safe. It makes me very uneasy Jun 13, 2019

    • Kate H.
    • Littleton, Colorado

    Until my son started rolling over, these were our go to wearable blanket. The only reason we stopped was because he didn't 100% roll over, and I could tell the egg weighted portion was uncomfortable. Jun 10, 2019

  • Our baby sleeps more soundly when in her Zen Swaddle. It's also super comfortable and has plenty of room at the bottom for her to move her legs around. Apr 22, 2019

  • Bought this but haven’t been able to use yet because of weight of baby she’s too small for their recommended weight. Sister had them and swears by them Apr 11, 2019

  • I have a son who couldn’t sleep without me touch him. So. I thought this might work. He easily broke through. I was extremely disappointed. Apr 07, 2019

  • Cannot say enough about these!!!! Worth every penny, grows with them so you can use it for months!!! Buyyyyyyy thessssseee Mar 28, 2019

  • I got several of these and I really liked them at first, but then it seemed that they really weren't working. Not sure if its because we hit the 4mo sleep regression or if they never really worked. Mar 21, 2019

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  • We tried the swaddled for a while and loved it so much we also bought the sleep sack. The material is great! Not to thick or warm and the slightly weighted chick was just enough to comfort our LO. Nov 27, 2019

  • Didn’t work as advertised, however it is a nice option for a cotton sleep sac. I like the adjustable shoulder straps. Because of the zipper going across the bottom and up the side it’s easy to lay out Nov 19, 2019

  • I can not love this product enough! My daughter would wake up 5+ times a night crying and nothing would soothe her until we bought this. She then went to only waking up for feedings! Oct 13, 2019

  • Couldn't get baby to sleep in this swaddle. Seemed a little too heavy. Didn't stay in place very well. Good idea just poorly executed. Oct 11, 2019

  • Our one month old did not like it at all:( . We bought it with hopes of him having a good sleep but he actually got very hot in it. We ended up returning it.! Oct 09, 2019

  • This helped my one month old sleep longer stretches at night. I like how it has an inner pouch for newborns, & fits up to six months. The weighted part isn’t too heavy or bulky & the fabric stretches. Oct 05, 2019

    • Emily S.
    • Johnson City, New York

    I wanted to love this and it seems like a great idea. My baby wiggles and the weighted parts would move and upset her. You have to open swaddle to change diaper at night, waking baby more. Oct 04, 2019

  • Used it with two kids and it didn’t affect sleep for better or worse at all. Oct 01, 2019

  • I used this on our little guy starting at 4 weeks old. It took a couple of weeks but he started sleeping really well. Sep 17, 2019

    • Molly V.
    • Raleigh, North Carolina

    Helped my baby sleep through the night in 3 nights! However, they can break out of the swaddle, so make sure to try the "blanket trick" underneath so they stay put! Sep 11, 2019

    • Jacq M.
    • San Francisco , California

    Yes & No. I didn’t see much difference with this compared with other sleep sacks. Yes because it helped transition her from Merlin’s Magic Suit. No because it’s kind of too expensive. Sep 06, 2019

  • I love this swaddle. I have tried many many swaddles and this by far exceeds all of the rest. It provides the security and comfort my baby needs. Sep 05, 2019

  • Soft material and easy to put on with two zippers for easy nighttime diaper changes. It claims to help baby sleep, I’m not sure it helped my LO but still love this sleepsack for the adorable design! Sep 05, 2019

  • The weighted areas make baby feel like they’re being held. Worked great and my allowed my daughter to sleep through the night. Sep 04, 2019

    • Leah D.
    • Melbourne, Florida

    We still use this, but I don't think the weighted feature helps or hinders her sleep. Its very comfortable and easy to put on her, but it's not the miracle sleep fixer as advertised. Aug 27, 2019

  • Love this and so does my baby Aug 24, 2019

  • Tried this for my newborn but it was too big. Never tried once he got older as he was sleeping great in a different brand Aug 22, 2019

    • Tara S.
    • Encino, California

    Seemed like a great concept, however it becomes uncomfortable and not safe once your baby learns to roll/sleep on his stomach. Aug 16, 2019

  • For the first few months this was a godsend! My baby slept through the night like a champ with this Jul 17, 2019

  • This lightweight sleep sack is easy to use and wash. It helped my son sleep for a short time. The weighted chest helped calm him down, but his startle reflex kept waking him up. Jul 13, 2019

  • Baby is stilling sleeping in it every night since newborn 10+ hrs Only thing is that Velcro wears away Jul 08, 2019

  • This significantly improved my baby's sleep. She still isn't the best sleeper, but she sleeps much better than before we started using this. Jul 07, 2019

  • Definitely isn’t a well loved item by my daughter. She flips out non stop while it’s on, the 2 times I’ve put it on her... Jun 26, 2019

    • Zisi W.
    • Los angeles, California

    This swaddle and the baby zen sleep sack totally changed our lives by allowing us to sleep! My son loves his sleep sack so much - as soon as I put it on him he immediately begins to self soothe. Jun 24, 2019

    • Meg N.
    • Summerville , South Carolina

    The weight of the blanket is to much for a 2 month old even though it claims to be safe. It makes me very uneasy Jun 13, 2019

    • Kate H.
    • Littleton, Colorado

    Until my son started rolling over, these were our go to wearable blanket. The only reason we stopped was because he didn't 100% roll over, and I could tell the egg weighted portion was uncomfortable. Jun 10, 2019

  • Our baby sleeps more soundly when in her Zen Swaddle. It's also super comfortable and has plenty of room at the bottom for her to move her legs around. Apr 22, 2019

  • Bought this but haven’t been able to use yet because of weight of baby she’s too small for their recommended weight. Sister had them and swears by them Apr 11, 2019

  • I have a son who couldn’t sleep without me touch him. So. I thought this might work. He easily broke through. I was extremely disappointed. Apr 07, 2019

  • Cannot say enough about these!!!! Worth every penny, grows with them so you can use it for months!!! Buyyyyyyy thessssseee Mar 28, 2019

  • I got several of these and I really liked them at first, but then it seemed that they really weren't working. Not sure if its because we hit the 4mo sleep regression or if they never really worked. Mar 21, 2019

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