Our Little Guy was born on Tuesday, April 6th and as expected he didn't sleep throughout the night and even if he had we would have woken him every three hours to nurse. We came home on Friday, April 9th and my Woombie was in the mail. Being particular about items I had to wash it before using and didn't need to do his laundry for 2 days so he didn't wear it immediately.
The first two nights he cried a lot and we pretty much camped out in the baby's room as we were needed often. We were stressed and my husband asked if we should call somebody to see what to do. Well, the 3rd night home rolled around and The Woombie was clean and ready to wear. Our Little Guy didn't wake up on his own but we did wake him every 3 hours for a feeding and he went back to sleep immediately!!
Over the next week we were exhausted and 'overslept' the 3 hour feedings, at one point he slept for 5 hours straight!! We went for his 2 week appointment and the doctor said he could sleep through the night since he was back to his birth weight, we thought this was a joke... Low and behold, he slept from 10pm until 8am. This happened the next night, and the next, and now that Little Guy is over 7 weeks old my husband and I do not know what sleep deprivation is!!!
I will admit that he has been up a few times around 3:30 but we are on vacation and I really feel that his schedule is a little off whack.....
This comes from The Woombie site
Swaddle your baby Safely and Effectively with The Woombie ... designed to ease your mind and comfort your baby so you may both achieve a better nights sleep. The Woombie is the safest & most NATURAL way to Swaddle your baby, encouraging baby to softly stretch extremities as needed, just like in the womb. The Woombie comforts, softly confines arms & gently compresses baby's unique curves to hug baby... preventing Startling issues, face scratching, overheating and also preventing dangerous loose unraveled blankets from covering baby's face.
- No more worry of blankets unraveling which can lead to potential blanket suffocation.
- No face scratching or Startle Reflex to awaken baby.
- See a marked improvement in Colic symptoms.
- Effective swaddling without the need to tightly restrain baby.
- Prevents overheating due to over-wrapping. (Overheating is linked to SIDS)
- Great peanut shaped ergonomic design. Hugs the shoulders/arms, waist/abdomen, hips and feet.
Babies sleep an average12-18 hours a day or more! Allowing movement is healthy and allows for proper motor development.
-Soft, ECO cotton fabric gently hugs baby
-Baby feels secure, not confined, easing transition from WOMB to World!
-Follows Pediatrician & S.I.D.S. guidelines
-Maintains airflow and will not overheat baby
-No loose blankets covering airways
-Prevents face scratching
-Prevents unnecessary waking due to the Startle Reflex
-Soothes babies with colic
-Will not come undone
-Promotes natural motor development
-Easy to use, just zip it up
I have offered to buy Woombies as shower gifts as I think this is the GREATEST item I have ever used for our Little Guy. I thought about really testing the product and not putting it on my son one night but instead trying a different 'velcro wrap' that we have. However, I am afraid that I would not get a full night of sleep and don't want to take any chances... My husband recently asked when we were going to order the next size!!!
There are a couple of things I wanted to make point of:
~Little Guy has NEVER gotten his hands out of this (he does with the 'velcro wraps').
~It is absolutely adorable and I love to watch his stretch his body it there.
~The minute I put him in there, he knows it is bed time and as soon as he finds his cuddle spot he is ready for bed.
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I was provided an organic woombie by 'The Woombie' company and all thoughts are completely mine. I was not compensated in any other way for this review.