As all you moms out there know, one of the hardest things about having a newborn is the serious lack of sleep. I am always on the lookout for ways to help my babies sleep through the night. Because let’s face it, I am NOT one of those people who does well with less than 8 hours of sleep. It’s a curse people! I am jealous of all of you out there (including my husband) who can do just fine on 5 hours of sleep. You don’t know how lucky you are!
With a sweet little newborn in the house again, I need all the help I can find getting Rachel to sleep better at night. A few weeks ago the nice folks at Woombie gave me one of their amazing baby swaddlers to try out. We’ve been using it for just over a month, and oh my goodness I love it!
Just look how cozy she is:
(And before you send me any e-mails about baby bed safety, don’t worry, this fluffy bed isn’t her crib, I just used it for the photo shoot.)
This product is pure genius in my opinion! You know how newborns suddenly fling their arms out, startle themselves, and then wake up? The Woombie totally prevents that. They are all nice and secure. And I don’t have to worry about a blanket coming unwrapped and getting up around her face.
Another reason I’ve loved this swaddler is that Rachel is a serious face scratcher. Before we had it she would scratch herself as she was falling asleep, and wake up crying. It was so sad! Now I don’t have to worry about that anymore.
The Woombie is totally easy to use. I just stick her in and zip it up. I’ve got another swaddler, but it is a little trickier. Plus it pins her arms down and she can’t move them at all. With this, she can wiggle, but not flail. She likes it much better. As soon as I put her in her Woombie, she calms right down and falls asleep. As you can see, I couldn’t even keep her awake for the photo shoot. 😉
The last reason I love the Woombie has nothing to do with practicality. I love that they have an option that comes with RUFFLES! Because seriously, is there anything cuter on a baby girl than ruffles? She looks so stinkin’ adorable in this thing that I have a hard time putting her down!
If you have a baby, or one on the way, I highly recommend the Woombie! If you don’t, it would make an AWESOME gift that will make any new mother love you to pieces. It has been a lifesaver at our house!
Disclaimer mumbo jumbo: Woombie provided me with one of their swaddlers, but I was not paid for this post, and the opinions are all mine. 🙂