I have birthed four children and each is amazingly different! Of course, if you’re a mommy, you know this. The one place that is a constant strain on my well-being is their sleep patterns. Bunny slept through the night at 6 weeks. Alexander slept through the night even earlier. He actually slept 10 hours one night at 5 weeks old. I called the doctor frantically (because of his heart problem) and he said “Most parents would be happy!”
Then, we flip the script to my girls. Bee… oh, goodness, Miss Bee. She, to this day, seems to be allergic to sleep. She only sleeps when it’s truly a necessity. If allowed, she’d be the last one to sleep every night and she’s always the first one up. When she was an infant, she wouldn’t sleep on her own AT ALL! She hated being swaddled. She hated to wear any clothing at all. Her favorite position was on my chest. Because she would sleep in twenty minute increments otherwise, that’s where she slept most of the time. To this day, she still wakes up in the middle of the night, sometimes several times a night and comes in our bed.
Now there’s Butterfly. At four months old, she’s an ok sleeper at best. Her naps came at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. everyday, for about 45 minutes to an hour. Night time, she also sleeps in two hour increments, waking up to nurse.
That was her pattern until I received the Zipadee-Zip. What a difference a sleeper makes! She stopped liking the swaddler a couple of months ago, so I was in search of something to just let me get some REST!
In corresponding with the rep, she made mention that Butterfly was on the smallest side of their small, therefore it would help baby sleep best during naps more than overnight. I had no idea why or what that meant really. When I received this swaddle transition in the mail, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It was basically a large sleeper that outlined her body pretty perfectly with her legs and arms outstretched.
Yet, her first nap in it, she easily slept two hours, without interruption! She does that twice a day. The second nap is actually closer to three hoursI was so surprised, I jumped at the opportunity to try it at night. And true to what the rep said, it didn’t work. Well, it didn’t work as well as I hoped. Let me explain.
I’ve been using it for a little less than a month. When I put on the sleeper, she gets excited, like she knows sleep is coming (as opposed to Bee’s reaction which would have been full HULK!). She almost instantly reaches out to me to eat. Whether I’m supposed to or not, I normally nurse her to sleep or near sleep. She nurses and goes to sleep. Because it’s not a blanket and it can’t come off, she stays warm and drifts off to La-La Land for a good two to three hours.
I wish I could say she instantly slept through the night, but she hasn’t. However, she has slept more comfortably and quietly. No more antsiness. Each night, she sleeps a little longer (by a few minutes), progress she wasn’t making before. Since neither of the girls have taken pacifiers, the sleeve of the slumber sack has done well to appease her too! LOL!
Another GREAT thing about the Zipadee-Zip Sleeper is that it transitions easily from bed to car seat. Butterfly normally wakes up when I try to put her in the car seat, but with this, not only does she not wake up, the comfort level helps her keep her sleep schedule going, no matter what we’re doing!
I look forward to finding out how well she sleeps as she grows. I know I’m ready for her to sleep through the night!
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