I was beginning to imagine the logistics of swaddling a 16-year-old D at bedtime. Ever since he was in utero, he has rubbed his eyes while sleepy:
So anytime I tried to put him down unswaddled, he would wake himself up with the rubbing and then he'd pull his pacifier out and all the baby wrath would break loose. A few weeks ago in an act of desperation, I actually googled how to wean a baby from swaddling. I found recommendations for the Zipadeezip.
I immediately emailed Stephanie, inventor of the Zipadeezip and mom to the adorable Charlotte, and
pleaded kindly asked to review a Zippy. She sent out this super cute dinosaur themed one immediately for D. This picture is him napping on the day it arrived. I ripped open the package and zipped him right up. He napped just as long as he typically did in his swaddle!
At Stephanie's suggestion, I used the Zipadeezip for naps only initially. I knew we had to make the leap to unswaddling him at nights, too, when he became more proficient at rolling. Then at his five month well baby visit, our new pediatrician asked if we were still swaddling. Ugh, caught in the act!
I decided I would stop swaddling D on vacation. It was a risky move since I would be disturbing my in-laws sleep as well if it was a disaster, so at the last minute I tossed a trusty swaddle blanket in the suitcase just in case!
We didn't need the swaddle blanket all week and we haven't used one since! D is exclusively sleeping in his Zippy at night now. (I really need to invest in another one so I can do laundry without extensive time planning around his sleep schedule first!)
Stephanie has also generously offered to give one of our readers their own Zippy. Please refer to our Rafflecopter tutorial to make sure you entering correctly! Plus, if you don't win (or like me, you need an extra) you can also use the code SLEEP at checkout for a $2 discount!
Wait, before I go enter the giveaway, do you hear that? Oh, me neither. I hear nothing, because D is sleeping soundly in his Zipadeezip!!!
As stated abouve, Zipadeezip gifted us with a free Zippy to review. As always, the opinions and enthusiasm are 100% my own!