Help Your Babe Sleep with the Zipadee-Zip Sleep Sack + Giveaway

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lola has been a wonderful sleeper since she was born.  Unlike her brother, this kid really loves her sleep.  However, about a month ago she started waking herself up after she would get startled at her own reflexes. I had forgotten about these reflexes and how they get considerably worse in the first few months until they get control of them on their own.  So we decided to bust out that trusty old swaddle blanket and swaddle her up.  She hates to be swaddled at nighttime for some reason but will only nap if she is comfy, cozy snuggled up in that blanket.  But one of our biggest struggles with Cohen was when we transitioned him out of his swaddle and into the world of free arms.  So I decided to be proactive and see what amazing products were out there to help ease this transition period.

I came across Zipadee-Zip and fell in love with the story.  Stephanie and Brett Parker's little girl basically just stopped sleeping because she was no longer comfortable in the swaddle.  We can all understand that -- they start to roll or turn into mini Houdinis and escape their swaddles no matter how tight we make them.  Stephanie then sewed together the Zipadee-Zip and her daugther magically began sleeping -- like a full 12 hours at night plus naps!  The amazing part of this story that really touched my heart was the fact that the creation of the Zipadee-Zip allowed Stephanie the financial means to stay home with her daughter as she had so hoped to do.  The Zipadee-Zip allowed this family their much needed sleep as well as the ability to stay home to watch their sweet pea grow.

How does the Zipadee-Zip work you are asking yourself, right?
Well, basically it's a star shaped gown that your baby is zipped right up in.  I loved to call Lola "Starsky" as i put her in her Zipadee-Zip.  The sack still allows the baby to move around yet your little one still feels snug and cozy like they would in their swaddle.  Apparently the reason a baby will take herself up with the startle is because they can't feel their edges like they could while warm and cozy in the womb.  The Zipadee-Zip provides that security yet allows them to roll and move about more freely than the swaddle.  I love it because at night Lola's little hands are now nice and toasty warm because they're zipped right up in the Zippy.  Plus the security of the sack helps teach Lola how to self soothe herself to sleep, which we all know is important when sleep training your baby.

But the Zipadee-Zip is not only an aid in that swaddle transition!  I know all of you moms are as freaked out about germs and flu season as I am right now.  You can totally use your Zipadee-Zip sack as a "germ barrier" as you head out on your errands, trips to the mall or even on airplanes or at airports!  Since your babe will be snug and secure in their Zippy, you don't have to worry about them touching germy surfaces and then putting those hands in their mouths - like they are so good at doing!

Stephanie has been an amazing help sharing tips and information about the Zipadee-Zip with me.  Since kiddos don't grow out of their startle reflex stage until about six months, Stephanie suggested not completely transitioning from the swaddle until at the earliest, four months old.  So I plan on keeping Lola in her swaddle until the end of this month and then transitioning to the Zipadee-Zip for all of her sleeping arrangements once she has mastered that roll over.  For now, I will continue to use it while she sleeps snuggly in her Rock and Play but don't worry, I'll update you on her transition once we are fully in the crib with our Zippy!

Now here's the fun part -- you can win your very own Zipadee-Zip sack for your little one!  Check out the Rafflecopter below to enter away!

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Disclosure:  I received a product sample for my review.  All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Love this for transitioning out of the swaddle. Emily was ready to get rid of hers long before we were ready. This would be great for Piper.

  2. My 9 month old just loves his zippy and sleeps so well in it. I want to win so I can be prepared with the next size when the time comes.

  3. I have a daughter due in May. My son loved to be swaddled, and I'm assuming she will too. It'll be great to have this on hand as she gets older.

  4. My lo is growing out of his swaddle sleep sack but he sleeps so well in it. I am worried about our transition out of it

  5. I can't wait to try one for my little guy!