Monday, April 7, 2014

Zippadee-Zip Review and Giveaway!

I've mentioned it quite a few times, but Matthew is a baby who loved to be swaddled. In fact, for the past 7 months, he needed to be swaddled in order to sleep. With him turning 7 months old there was one major problem...the swaddles were getting too small and he was busting out of them. I searched and searched on the internet for something that would help him to sleep unswaddled and there it was, the Zipadee-Zip (aka Zippy). I promptly ordered two and waited for it to come in the mail.

The Zipadee-Zip comes in three different materials (stretch cotton, stretch flannel, or fleece) and comes in so many cute prints. The Zippy is a safe swaddle transitioning product because it's safe for babies who roll from their back to their belly! It allows for babies to be able to move their arms, but their hands are encased in the Zippy which helps them feel secure and safe. It's also perfect for travelling and can be used safely in a car seat, stroller, or for baby wearing!

The makers of the Zipadee-Zip encourage their customers to try it when their baby is showing signs of readiness and to not give up if it doesn't work right away. For some people, it works great the first time, but for others (like us) it takes a while to get there.

We tried Matthew in the Zippy for naptimes first and realized he still wasn't ready for the freedom, but we kept trying and over the course of three weeks, he was getting upset being swaddled and wanted his arms free and we knew it was time to try again. Lo and behold, he slept unswaddled! Our baby who needed to be swaddled to even fall asleep was able to self-soothe by sucking on the ends of his Zippy and was out in a matter of minutes!

Over the course of two days with Matthew napping exclusively in the Zippy, he was able to sleep in it overnight! Instead of naptime and bedtime being filled with him screaming because we were trying to get him in his swaddle, he would calmly let us put him in his Zippy and would fall asleep with no crying. Another thing I love? It's super fast to put on and I don't have to wrangle him in!

We've using the Zippy now for 3 weeks and just ordered 2 more to have. He loves his Zippy and doesn't sleep well without it and I love that he now wakes up a lot happier!

 
Since I loved the product so much, I contacted Stephanie and she has graciously made it so that one of you will get to win a Zippy of your choice! You can also purchase one and use the coupon code SLEEP and get $2 off!
 
 

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18 comments:

Trish E said...

My son LOVES his Zippy(Our name for it as well)! He gets so excited when he sees it( a baby excited to sleep!). Works wonders! LOVE this product!

Monica Figueroa said...

Waiting anxiously for ours to arrive in the mail! Our son has recently refused to be swaddled for nighttime sleeping. He's constantly waking himself up with his hands and is unable to soothe himself back to sleep (4 months old). Hoping the Zippy helps!

Anonymous said...

I would choose the "little hoot" swaddle! My daughter has been using a zippy for a few days now and it works wonders. She sleeps through the whole night just like she did with a swaddle. Before, without a swaddle or zippy, she would wake up after a couple of hours. Now she is free to stretch, but still feels comforted within the zippy. =D

The Mef Thing said...

I really want to try this out... Hope it works well for my tiny boy :)

Lindsey Welch said...

My son lives his zippy. We need a new one in size medium.

Lindsey Welch said...

My son lives his zippy. We need a new one in size medium.

Ashley Kirby said...

So many cute ones but my favs are eLOVEphant and Baby Balugas <3

Candace said...

Just bought another one because our son loves his zippy so much

Anonymous said...

jenM1427

I would pick the "little hoot" -- Thanks for doing a great giveaway!

staci said...

I think the froggy print is adorable!

Jessie said...

I'm crazy about the eLOVEphant print or the navy polka dots!

Christina Lee said...

Luv bug is so cute!

katehaven said...

Baby beluga!

nici said...

I love the eLOVEphant

Kelsey Whelan said...

I would love to win this because my 5 1/2 month old is going to outgrow her miracle blanket anyday now!!!

Kelsey Whelan said...

Oh and I'd choose the pink pattern because I'm a girly girl and so is my daughter!

Jennifer Sue said...

I would choose the new superhero zippy, so cute!

brenda said...

I like the bundle of joy zip a dee