Zipadee-Zip Swaddle Transitioner Blanket + Giveaway

If you’ve swaddled your baby for a while but they’re starting to turn over, you may want to get a swaddle transitioner. I’ve been using the Zipadee-Zip for a few months now, and I love it. My daughter had been swaddled since birth so, naturally, I was worried about taking a swaddle away from her. The swaddle was comforting to her and also it was familiar.

I starting using the Zipadee-Zip when Avery was 4 months old – but that proved to be too soon for her. With teething going on, and so much mental transitioning, she just wasn’t ready for it. I decided to try it months later at 6-7 months and Avery slept wonderfully in it. I would say the biggest thing is to not compare your child to anyone else’s. Do what works for your child.

As far as transitioning Avery when she was older, it was seamless. I’m glad that I waited a bit to use a transitioner with her. Her first night (at 6-7 months) with the Zipadee-Zip she slept with no problems. The nights thereafter, she slept great too.

What I love about the Zipadee-Zip is that Avery has a blanket to keep her warm. I don’t have to worry about the material covering her face or anything scary like that. Because Avery used to take naps with me nearby, I’d let her use a blanket. So she became comfortable with a blanket. At night, that posed a problem. Thankfully, the Zipadee-Zip solved that problem for me. I love that it’s easy to put on to her. I simply put her arms and legs in and I zip it up. If she happens to turn over in the night, it’s no problem because she is able to use her hands and arms to move around. One thing that is great about the Zipadee-Zip is that it helps with the startle reflex in babies. It has a wing design so there is a slight resistance if the child puts their arms out.

I’d definitely recommend the Zipadee-Zip to moms whose children have been swaddled. It’s the perfect way to transition your child to sleeping without the swaddle.

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*This product was given to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Favorite. Swaddle. Ever. Ollie Swaddle

Ollie Swaddle box and swaddle

My daughter was swaddled from the day she was born until about 7 months old or so. While sleeping in her pack n play, her arms would inevitably make it up to her face and wake her up if she wasn’t being swaddled. My husband and I would never have gotten sleep without the Ollie Swaddle.

I received the Ollie Swaddle as a baby shower gift from my sisters-in-law and then from Ollie Swaddle, and I’ll admit I had heard of it, but I didn’t know exactly what it was. I hadn’t really researched it much. After receiving the Ollie Swaddle and trying it out at the hospital with my newborn baby, I was really impressed! It kept her calm and happy, which made me very happy since my husband was sick with Strep and couldn’t be at the hospital much with me. A. stayed so calm that I actually kept her in my hospital room for the next 2 days and she didn’t stay overnight at the nursery.

What I love about the Ollie Swaddle is that it is stretchy, soft, and has velcro closures on it. It also helps with the startle reflex in babies because it helps contain the baby’s arms and legs. The older that my daughter has gotten, the more she likes to wiggle in her sleep. I’ve tried using other swaddles but she’s like Houdini and wiggles her arms or hands right out! The Ollie Swaddle has helped her keep her arms to her side and not wake herself up.

DockATot and Ollie Swaddle

Another thing that I like about the Ollie Swaddle is that you can use it to transition a baby out of the swaddle by leaving their arms out. There is a stretchy loop that you can use to close the swaddle at the bottom (almost like a tail) and it keeps your child’s feet warm. 🙂 It’s definitely my favorite swaddle and I would highly recommend it! It was a life saver with my baby!

*Disclaimer: Products were sent to me free of charge for my honest review. All views expressed in this post are my own.

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Finn + Emma

finn and emma footed pants design

If you’re looking for high-quality,  non-toxic products that contain 100 % cotton, Finn + Emma products are the way to go.

You’ve probably seen Finn + Emma products floating around Instagram. They’ve become really popular and it’s no wonder, because they really are made to last. Baby girl was able to try out Finn + Emma’s Reversible Bib, Footed Pants, and their Muslin Swaddles.

The Reversible Bib, which is made in India, has such beautiful detail. One side is embroidered, while the other has a unique pattern. It’s like getting two bibs in one. The snaps on the bib are lead and nickel free with coconut inserts.

As far as cleaning the bib, it’s very simple because it’s cotton. You just wash it like anything else.

I love the gorgeous patterns on their bibs. They have a few different kinds of bibs to choose from — either reversible or bandana and they’re easy to use as well as take care of.

 

The footed pants are so unbelievably soft and they’re stretchy as well which makes them easy for your baby to wear them for a long time. The age range for the ones I got was 0-3 months. My daughter is in the 94th percentile for height for her age range and she still fits these just fine. I absolutely love the embroidery at  the bottom of them too! And, again, they’re very simple to wash.

Lastly, Finn + Emma’s Muslin Swaddles .. I like that they’re large, which makes them easy for your baby to use them for a long time.  I do wish they were stretchy and a bit softer. I use my Ollie Swaddle religiously. The reason being that my daughter can’t get her hands out, it’s stretchy, and there is Velcro on it. These swaddles don’t have Velcro so you use them just like receiving blankets. I’m just not a huge fan of old fashioned swaddling.

I would definitely recommend Finn + Emma’s clothing items. I think they’re super soft and durable. Finn + Emma have so many other products as well: teethers, play gyms, and mats. Definitely check out their site to see their full product selection.

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*These products were sent to me free of charge for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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