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Review of the Woombie Swaddle Sack For Babies

Mommy's Lil Helper: The Woombie

Calling all lil Houdinis! Moms know that newborns love the warmth and security of a tight swaddle. The practice, which can be traced back to the Greeks and Romans, re-creates the feeling of the womb, preventing babies from startling themselves mid-sleep, helping them obtain REM sleep, and possibly even helping to prevent SIDS. Obtaining the perfect swaddle — one that even the strongest babies can't break out of — is a feat that many mamas can only hope to attain.

For years friends have sworn by the effectiveness of the Miracle Blanket in transforming their newborns into sleeping baby burritos, and several other brands have come up in recent conversations. The latest one to catch my attention is the Woombie ($25), a cocoon-like sack with a zipper up its front that will not unravel over the course of the night. Made with a cotton and Lycra blend, the peanut-shaped sack is snug enough to give babies the comfort of a traditional swaddle, but stretchy enough to allow babies to stretch their arms and legs and wiggle their way to comfort.

Our Sugar HQ moms who tested the Woombie found that their babies slept longer and more comfortably in it than in similar products. Though they were originally taken aback by the straight jacket-look, they found that their babies were comforted by the fabric and were happy when they awoke each morning. In fact, both moms just ordered larger sizes of the sacks as their tots have outgrown their newborn versions.


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lemondropsandhoneybees lemondropsandhoneybees 6 years
My baby LOVES his woombie, he started using his at the hospital- the day after he was born. I got a lot of compliments from my Dr. and nurses.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I totally bought this! Most of our gifts from people were, so I decided to try it. I still hate the price - which is more around 30+ with shipping, but I couldn't find any others that I liked...and the closer I got to having my son, the more I dreaded the thought of having to swaddle another baby. He loved it and I loved not having to wrap him up and try to get it right. Unfortunately, he ended up jaundiced and had to go under the lights for 2 days, and sort of got over the startle reflex and didn't want to be swaddled after that. Here is a picture of him in it pre lights, not the best one, but i got that pretty blue color.
RiversMom RiversMom 7 years
My son LOVES his Woombie! I just posted a picture of River in his on the Sugar Babies page. I honestly don't know what I would do without it at sleepy time!
RiversMom RiversMom 7 years
Our son looooves the Woombie! I just bought it in the bigger size because he outgrew the first one we got him. When he gets fussy and I know he's tired but he won't go to sleep, we put him in it and he relaxes enough to fall asleep.
cupcakedreams cupcakedreams 7 years
the woombie is definitely a great idea for any mommies that want to do some extra errands around the house while their bundle of joy sleeps :)
suziryder suziryder 7 years
I don't have children yet, but when I am getting ready (in a couple years?) I'm sure I'd want a list of awesome products like this. This seems like a great idea but if you have to buy several (I imagine they'd get dirty/poopy/barfy on occasion!), the price seems steep.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I would definitely try it out. I was never that great at swaddling, that was my husbands department. Unfortunately, 25 bucks is too steep for me to stock up on them, we are on a limited budget and if i liked it, i would want several.
mstrauss mstrauss 7 years
I also swear by the Miracle Blanket, which is just as scary looking as this new swaddle device. My friends said that my son looked like a glow worm in the blanket. I would give this new one a shot.
Relli80 Relli80 7 years
Why was my child the only one who did not like to be swaddled. He found his fingers at like the 7th hour of being alive and that was it. He still loses it to this day if he cannot see them.
lauren lauren 7 years
I had wanted to buy one of these for my friend that recently had a baby and after reading this review it might be the perfect new baby gift as I am sure most parents would love a newborn to sleep a little longer!
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