August 9, 2010

Our Woombie Story

Right around the time our son was born, a sales rep from Woombie emailed me, asking me to carry the Woombie in our store.  I'd seen it in magazines, so I was somewhat familiar with it...The Woombie is basically an armless, legless sleeper.  The idea is that by zipping your baby up in the Woombie, you're automatically swaddling your baby.  Couldn't be easier.  Plus, babies can't really get out of the Woombie, so arms and legs are secure inside.  Your baby can move arms and legs, just not very much.

I bought a sample to try with Colby.  When we got it, he was about 2 weeks old.  The first night, we looked at our little mummy boy in his crib and thought "Gosh, he looks uncomfortable."  But he slept well and we thought the Woombie was awesome.

Then we hit a hot spell and since we have no air conditioning, Colby slept in nothing but a diaper for several nights.  We forgot all about the Woombie

Fast forward to about 4 weeks...Colby is up and down all night and when he's asleep, he makes constant noises and fidgets.  I'm not sleeping at all and I'm beginning to resemble a zombie.  Then I remember swaddling...and the Woombie.  We zipped him up into his lime green Woombie and he immediately stopped crying.  Minutes later he was asleep.  That night we enjoyed some of the best sleep we'd had since Colby was born.  We were in love!!

A few nights ago, we decided to do an experiment and see if the Woombie was as wonderful as we thought.  So we did the unthinkable...we went a night without the Woombie.  In truth, his only newborn-size Woombie was dirty.  What do you know...for hours he tossed and kicked and made grunty noises.  We didn't sleep well and around 3 am, my husband finally begged "Where is the Woombie?"  He dug it out of the dirty laundry and put it on Colby.  Ahhhh...quiet sleep returned for the rest of  the night. 

Now we Do. Not. Ever. go without our Woombie!


Colby looks adorable! I've never tried a Woombie, but we are addicted to the SwaddleMes around here. My first daughter wore them well past six months because she practically refused to sleep without them. When we couldn't find our light newborn ones for Second Son, Kansas Dad stopped at the store on day 3 to pick some up!

I hear you Kansas Mom! At 3 am you will try ANYthing to get some more sleep. If that includes a stinky Woombie out of the laundry basket, fine! Just as long as we get some sleep! LOL

So he really can't get his hands out of the neck hole? My baby is constantly pulling out her pacifier, no matter how cleverly we swaddle her! I'm seriously in need of some woombie powers. -Christine from Why We Love Green,

I just want to say amen to this blog post! That is just like our experience! The few times we've gone without it he is so restless and noisy. He loves his woombie for sure! Great post!