Before I became a mother, if you had asked me what the word "swaddle" meant, I would have come up with something ridiculous or idiotic. Truthfully, I wasn't around many babies growing up, so that term, along with more than half of the words I know now were not commonly used, let alone brought up...ever. Everything I know now about baby products are from my Mommy friends, blogs, websites, magazines, and books.
When my first child was born in 2006, that was the first time that I had ever seen a baby swaddled, found out what the word meant and why it was important, and learned the art to perfect swaddling. I followed the techniques the nurses taught me and continued it for as long as the swaddle blanket could keep my baby "tucked in." After that, I used other swaddling products until each child outgrew them. I always slept more soundly at night knowing my babies were wrapped tightly, yet comfortably, in their blankets.
Yvonne George from Jaydee Baby in Canada just opened up her online store and was very kind in sponsoring the Woombie Convertible Combo Swaddle for me to try out on my baby boy and to review for my blog. This was my first time to see and use a swaddle product like this one.
Designed to swaddle newborns as tiny as 5 lbs. and to convert to an arms-free sleep sack for active children up to 25 lbs., the Woombie conforms naturally to the curves of a growing baby. Made from cotton/spandex blend, this swaddling product is soft and stretchy, making it super easy for a baby to transition from Mum's prego belly to the real world. Complete with a 2-way zipper that makes diaper changing a snap, Jaydee Baby offers the Woombie in 3 different sizes: newborn (5-13 lbs), big baby (14-19 lbs.), and mega baby (20-25 lbs.). You can choose from seven awesome colors, including the Little Monster keylime green that I was sent to review.
I couldn't be more pleased or happy with this swaddler. I love how Little Peanut did not try to fight being wrapped in it, but rather the Woombie seemed to soothe his occasional detest for naps or nighttime sleep. It kept him in one place longer and prevented sudden awakenings, making for more peaceful sleeping - great for us, awesome for him! The light-weight material kept him warm during the winter months, and even with a long-sleeve onesie and pants on, it didn't leave him sweating or over-heated. We have never covered our babies with blankets during naps or bedtime, so having them use swaddlers was always a great reassuring way to make sure they stayed warm, without worrying that it might suffocate them. Now that spring is here, Little Peanut has been using only a short-sleeve shirt or onesie, and the Woombie has provided the rest of his "clothing."
My two older children have commented that their baby brother looks like a little green caterpillar in this Woombie, and with the way he has moved and scooted around easily in it, he sort of does. I like that this swaddler is gentle on his skin and that it has about the right amount of wiggle room for him to enjoy sleeping in. This is a wonderful product to use on newborns as soon as they arrive into this world. I had two preemie babies, both weighing a little over 5 lbs. each, and I would have loved to have had the Woombie instead of using the blankets we were given at the hospital. You can purchase this swaddler at Jaydee Baby for $34.99 (CAD) and other Woombie products, like the Toddler Donut portable multi use mat, for $74.99 (CAD).
The user-friendly Jaydee Baby online shop also offers maternity wear (check out the super cute swim suits), diaper bags, mealtime products (including items from thinkbaby), and even eco-friendly cleaning products for the home. Also, there is a sale section that has lots of great products at awesome prices! You can get free shipping to the US and Canada with orders over $125. And if you live in the Ontario, Canada area, you can make an appointment to visit the in-home retail store on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Be sure to LIKE Jaydee Baby on Facebook and to follow on Twitter to get updates on show appearances, giveaways, and more! This Saturday, April 14, Jaydee Baby will be at the The Babeebloomz Bump 2 Toddler Show at The Meeting House in Mississauga - stop by and tell them that The Green House sent you!
BUY: You can purchase a Woombie Convertible Combo Swaddle from Jaydee Baby. Retail value: $34.99 (CAD).
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