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.
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!