Zipadee-Zip Review

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zipadee zip review

Transitioning your baby from swaddling can be a challenge. Babies like to be swaddled because it makes them feel secure and reminds them of the womb, but as they grow they start to wiggle out of their swaddled blankets and good sleep is hard to come by. The Zipadee-Zip is an innovative swaddle transition outfit for babies and it works well as pajamas too!

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We tried out the Zipadee-Zip with our baby boy. When we first received the product, he was a little bit too young for it, so we tested it for a little longer. This product is best suited for babies 4 months and older when their startle reflex has already begun to diminish on its own.

What I Love

I love that these Zipadee-Zip swaddle transition blankets are easy to use. You just zip your baby up in the little outfit–no snaps or sliding over the head or multiple steps, just zip. We used the Zipadee-Zip as pajamas on warmer nights and overtop of a onesie or sleeper on cooler nights. The outfit is sealed on the hands and feet so you don’t have to worry about kicking feet and flailing hands making it through the little holes.

My son loves his Zipadee-Zip and it has been working well for us. He had been kicking out of his blankets for a while, but would not sleep without a blanket which did not make me very comfortable. We have the sleep sack pajamas, but he does not enjoy having his hands out in the cold so he still wants a blanket when it is bedtime which I didn’t feel comfortable with. Little man has been using his swaddle transition blanket for a while now and would only go to bed and stay asleep the whole night if he was wearing it. Since we started using this product, he has been needing it less and less! This whole process has not only helped me get more sleep, it has also given me comfort knowing my baby cannot kick this blanket off in the middle of the night and cover his face which is dangerous. Even my husband loves the Zipadee-Zip and goes on and on about how great it is!  

The top of the zipper on this sleeper has a piece of fabric over the corner so it will not pinch your baby or irritate his neck and helps the zipper to not come undone on its own. This feature is no nice because with many tops you have to also close a snap which is just adds an extra step.

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I also love the patterns! We were able to try the eLOVEphant design–elephants have been my favorite animal for a long time so I adore this one. There are many patterns to choose from for boys and girls from Superhero! to Little Luv Bug! to Navy Polka Dot. They even have a fleece option. Zipadee-Zip swaddle transition blankets can even be used during the day in carseats and jumpers because, unlike the sleep sacks, there is enough room for buckles and fabric to be pulled up comfortably and safely in between the legs.

I also I love that Zipadee-Zip is a Christian company owned by a mommy entrepreneur! She was faced with the challenge of sleepless nights from fussy baby who kept startling at night if not swaddled and she created a solution! As a mommy, she is an inspiration to me to be a problem solver and make my dreams come true.

What I’m Not Huge On

zipadee zip slumber sackThe only issue I had with the Zipadee-Zip was that my very active little wiggle worm managed to tear apart the seams at the bottom and pop his foot right through. We have a Small Zipadee-Zip and just found out my son is in the 90-something percentile for height, so this may have been the issue. None of the fabric broke, it simply pulled out some of the seam which is a very easy fix. This product also comes in sizes Medium and Large, so I think he may need the next size up!

 

Overall, if you have a baby who is having a difficult time sleeping and needs to transition safely from swaddling, this product is perfect for you! It will help baby sleep by creating a more secure feeling and helping to prevent his natural startle reflex without the dangers of coming unwrapped and covering your precious little one’s face. The designs are cute and this product has a stamp of approval from everyone in our house!

SEVEN USES FOR THE ZIPADEE-ZIP: 

1. Sleep – Aids swaddle transition and teaches self-soothing skills!
2. Travel – Encourages sleep and settling on long car or plane rides!
3. Dr. Office Visits – Eliminates tedious clothing changes!
4. Grocery Visits and Plane Rides – Provides a GERM FREE environment!
5. Breastfeeding – Prevents a baby from scratching themselves and momma!
6. Stroller walks or walks/rides in a sling or baby carrier – can be worn while buckled or strapped in!
7. MORE SLEEP! Aids transition to crib off of a swing, or rock and play sleeper and helps sick little ones get rest when they wouldn’t otherwise!
 
UPDATE: Zipadee-Zip sent a new Zippy in size Medium for my big boy to try. Here is a picture! He was so excited to wear it and he has a little space to grow into it still! The Medium is fitting him a lot better.
 
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112 Comments

  1. Constance N. Smith

    I’d like to give this to a friend who is expecting her first baby!!! 🙂

  2. I would love to win a Zipadee Zip for my Baby Girl, you can never own too many things that help baby sleep through the night 😉

  3. My little lady!! She will not sleep without a swaddle it’s a must have and I would love to win becaUe it gets so expensive having to keep up buying so many for her. Thank you!

    • It can get expensive! My little man also prefers to be swaddled but he’s starting to sleep without needing to thanks to this product!

  4. misty sue wiggers

    I’d like to give this to a friend as a gift!!

  5. For my son Carter!

  6. Rejeana Wright Otte

    Love the Luv Bug!

  7. My little Lily!

  8. I love my babies zipadee zip. It has helped us so much transitioning. I would give it to my friend who is expecting their first baby in August.

  9. For my super strong 3 month old girl, getting too big for swaddling but totally dependent on it!

  10. For my son who can’t sleep without the swaddle but is too big to continue…I’m at a loss and would love to try this!

    • I think this product would work well for you! If you try it, let me know how it goes! Good luck and thanks for entering!

  11. I would love to keep this for myself. Seems like a fantastic product!

  12. I would love to win a Zipadee-Zip for my son! We love this product!

  13. I would love to win for my daughter! She loves her current zippy and we are needing a spare! Thanks!

  14. I would like to win for me! I have a beautiful 3 month old who is an expert at breaking free of swaddles and I would like to see how she does with this product! All the reviews are great!

    • Good luck Renee! My son was also an expert at breaking free. If you try it out, let me know how it works for you!

  15. My son loves his zippy!

  16. I would like to win this for my sweet baby! We already use them but you seriously can’t have too many! I tell all my mommy friends that these are must haves!
    Rose Y

  17. One of my best girlfriends is due in June. She would love this! You’re right, great baby shower gift idea!

  18. I would love to win a zipadeezip for my friend who is expecting her first baby June 8th!

  19. I might need this in the far far far future :p

  20. I’d win it for me!! Due in 4 weeks!!!

  21. I love the Zippadee and would really like another one so we don’t have to depend on always having the one clean. Having 2 would be great!!!

  22. I would love to win one for my son who is entering the transition stage!

  23. I’m entering for my 5 month old, Jack! He’s a crazy sleeper, and would love one of these!

  24. i’d use it with my baby girl Lili who is 2 1/2 months and sleeps so great while she is swaddled =)

  25. My son!! He loves being swaddled and I need this!

  26. I would give it my little girl who loves to wake up ay 4 am! Mama could use a good nights rest 🙂

  27. I would like to win a zippy for the my first child’s godparents. It’s a super product and they are growing their family with a Baby in August!

  28. I would love to win this zippy for my sweet son who loves to be swaddled! He is starting to roll, and I need a solution to help him sleep!

  29. For Mason

  30. My son loves his current one and I would love another!!

  31. I would love to try this with my daughter. She LOVES to be swaddled but is rolling over. No one in my house is sleeping at this point…

  32. I would love to try this with my daughter. She LOVES to be swaddled but is rolling over. No one in my house is sleeping at this point…

  33. Zipadee zip saved us!! My little boy started rolling in his swaddle at 3.5 months and absolutely loves his cowboy one! He’s all smiles when I put it on him. I would love another for him!

  34. My friend is having her first this August so it would make a great shower gift.

  35. my first baby due soon

  36. I would win the zipadeezip for my son. He is having a very hard time transitioning from the swaddle and I believe this would help him tremendously.

  37. i would like to give it to my sister its her first baby and this is something that i know will be a big help

  38. Trying to decide between small and medium

    • My son was in a small but he sprouted right out of it he’s so tall! They are sending a medium to try out for him and I will post a picture of how it fits him so keep an eye out–it might help to give you an idea of which size will work better!

  39. I’d love to win this for my little one due next month

  40. I would love a Zipadee-Zip to have on hand for a baby shower gift! Or to add to my stash!

  41. I would like to win this for my sisters first grand baby………so cute. I wish they would have had something like this when my kids were born.

  42. My niece is expecting her first baby, I’d give it to her for her shower! 🙂

  43. I would win this for myself. I have a while to go but I’m due with #2 in December!

  44. I would win it for my 4 month old daughter. We need to transition from the swaddle because she has started to roll over and I don’t want her to not be able to lift her head and upper body when she needs to.

    • That’s how I felt. Didn’t want my son getting stuck with the blanket over his head or pinned on his tummy unable to move his arms. This product works great! Thanks for entering!

  45. This would be great for my son.

  46. I would use the zipadee zip on my baby boy. He is 3 months now but I could see us really benefiting from this in the coming months.

  47. Congratulations Emily M

  48. How big was your baby when you transitioned to the medium? My baby is 75 percentile and about 14 lbs. I’m not sure if i should get a small or a medium. Thanks!

    • Hmm…I don’t remember the exact size, but probably around that or a little smaller. He’s always been in 0-15 percentile he was just very active so we moved to the medium. The small one fit, he just kicked too much. He’s now a year and a half and still fits in the medium size. I would say you could probably manage with medium and it will last for a bit longer.

  49. This is a great review! I too use my Zipadee-Zip for the listed reasons above. This sleep sack truly works!

  50. My baby is extra fussy…I have tried so many different options. What seemed to work the best was her Zipadee-Zip swaddle suit. I put him in it everywhere I go!

  51. These seven uses are so great! These are totally many of the reasons why I love the Zipadee-Zip!

    1. Sleep – Aids swaddle transition and teaches self-soothing skills!
    2. Travel – Encourages sleep and settling on long car or plane rides!
    3. Dr. Office Visits – Eliminates tedious clothing changes!
    4. Grocery Visits and Plane Rides – Provides a GERM FREE environment!
    5. Breastfeeding – Prevents a baby from scratching themselves and momma!
    6. Stroller walks or walks/rides in a sling or baby carrier – can be worn while buckled or strapped in!
    7. MORE SLEEP! Aids transition to crib off of a swing, or rock and play sleeper and helps sick little ones get rest when they wouldn’t otherwise!

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