Whether you’re fully in nesting mode or looking to buy for an expectant friend, our Zen Sleepwear is perfect to keep newborns and parents happy.
Looking forward to the arrival of a new member of the family is one of the most exciting periods life has to offer.
If you’re celebrating this milestone with a baby shower, a registry list can be a great way of making sure you have everything you need to start off on the right foot.
From burp cloths to baby clothes, an infant car seat to a baby monitor, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to your registry. But we know that, for a new parent, there’s nothing you’ll need more than a good night’s sleep.
Research shows that a swaddle is a great way to help your little one snooze through the night – and anything that can help a newborn catch some Zs is the greatest gift for parents-to-be! But how do you choose the right swaddle for your baby registry?
The Sunshine Billingual difference
We think our range of Sunshine Billingual swaddles is the best choice to ensure that you and your little one both get the restful sleep you need. But what’s our secret?
Developed in partnership with pediatricians and pediatric pulmonologists to ensure efficacy and newborn safety, all of our swaddles make use of our Cuddle Pad technology, calming your baby with just a few ounces of safe weight backed by a university-led study.
We make use of only the highest quality materials and construction in manufacturing our swaddles, so you can rest assured that your newborn baby is in safe hands.
How it works
Nothing soothes a baby like their parent’s embrace – and the scientific studies back this up. When you hold your little one, their parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated, reducing cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and releasing serotonin (the happiness hormone).
But we know that you need a good night’s sleep too if you want to feel your best! That’s why our swaddles are scientifically designed to mimic your soothing touch, even when your baby isn’t in your arms.
We do this by placing Cuddle Pads in places where your baby would be naturally held, giving a familiar calming effect that will help soothe them to sleep.
Our swaddles can even help your baby self-soothe after wake-ups, making sure their – and your – sleep stays undisrupted.
Giving you and your baby the best head start
By putting a Sunshine Billingual swaddle on your baby registry list alongside the rest of your essential baby gear, you’ll be giving yourself a head start on restorative sleep when baby arrives.
Here are just a few reasons why you should put one of our range of swaddles on your online baby registry:
Makes the womb-to-world transition seamless
Having a baby is a huge life change, but it’s easy to forget how jarring the transition from womb to world can be for your little one too!
Your new baby is still getting used to all the fresh sensations from the world around them – and sometimes, it can get to be a little too much.
That’s why we think a first swaddle like our Zen Neo to keep your baby warm and cozy should sit at the top of the list of all your baby registry must-haves.
Its cozy, womb-like pod design is snug and stretchy, while the single-flap Cuddle Pad evenly distributes a few gentle ounces of weight to soothe your little one.
Unlike traditional swaddle blankets, the Zen Neo is simple for anyone to take on and off with an easy two-way zipper – perfect for quick changes without bothering baby!
Here’s what Zen Mom Anastasia D. has to say about her experience as a new mom with the Zen Neo:
‘For first time parents who absolutely could not figure out how to swaddle a blanket properly, this was fantastic. This swaddle was easy to get the baby into while exhausted and it was easy to check the baby’s diaper. I would highly recommend these to any new parents.’
Promotes longer sleep
All babies are born with a handful of natural instincts. One of these is the Moro – or startle – reflex (check out a scientific study on the phenomenon here). This causes your baby to flail out their arms and legs when startled by a sudden sound or movement.
This reflex is a response designed to keep your baby safe, but in our modern world, it can sometimes do more harm than good by waking your baby through the night.
Swaddles like our Zen One with its secure inner band keep your baby snugly wrapped up, preventing wake-ups from this reflex and giving both you and your baby the rest you need.
You might find that swaddling your baby takes a little patience, but moms like Noelle Bryant know it’s best to keep trying!
‘Don’t listen to others who tell you that their baby “didn’t like to be swaddled” because that’s a lie. Well kind of. I don’t think any baby initially likes to be swaddled, but you’re doing it for their own benefit and they’ll thank you later (in the form of sweet sweet slumber).’
From the experts – Moro reflex wake ups
‘It has actually been scientifically demonstrated
that swaddling reduces arousals in infants that have progressed to quiet sleep,
that infants exhibit fewer startles during REM sleep when swaddled than when unswaddled,
and that they returned to sleep more quickly when full arousal did occur, thus decreasing the arousal potential overall.’
– Denise Gassner Ph.D., Sleep Expert at There’s A Monster In My Closet
Comforts newborns as their sleep styles change
Any parent can tell you how quickly those first few weeks and months fly by – and changes to your baby’s sleep habits can come just as fast!
If you want to get the jump on these shifts in their sleep style, our adjustable Zen One is perfect for your baby registry checklist to keep your baby snug and sleepy for months to come.
With adaptable mesh sleeves that can be removed as your baby grows past the need to swaddle, transitioning into a cozy wearable blanket, the Zen One is ready for anything.
Helps you come together as a family
There are plenty of must-have baby items that you’ll need to bear in mind for your baby registry list, from a few bottles for late-night feeds to a baby bathtub to keep your little one clean – you might even need a double stroller if you have two on the way!
But we think there’s no better way to help your family come together during this new and special time than by making sure you all get the rest you deserve.
When everyone is well-rested, you’ll all be ready to take on the world together, and our range of swaddles is a stepping stone to help you get there.
From the experts – the value of sleep
‘If you’re a new parent, you’ll know firsthand how difficult it is to soothe a baby to sleep when you yourself are feeling sleep-deprived.
Many caregivers find that the best time to grab a few winks is when the baby is sleeping, even if this means napping during the day.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to family and friends for help taking care of the baby if you feel overwhelmed.‘
– Danielle Pacheco, Sleep Foundation
Start your parenting journey right
There are lots of important baby registry items you’ll need to consider for your list, but we think sleep is the most valuable resource you’ll have as a new parent – and with a Sunshine Billingual swaddle, you can get a head start on uninterrupted comfort.
We’re a company that uses the natural power of a parent’s touch for all that we do. Whether you prefer the unique features of our Zen Neo, Zen One, or Zen Swaddle, we know that there’s a Sunshine Billingual swaddle to suit every kind of family as they embark on their most exciting journey yet.
Most asked questions about baby registry list
What should be on my baby registry checklist?
This is a question that’s super specific to you and your needs – if you’ve had a baby before then you might not need an extra baby food blender or infant car seat, for instance!
Our Zen Blog on baby registry must-haves is a great place to get an idea of all the baby gear you should be asking for.
Some good rules of thumb are to think practically and to listen to your parent friends; they’ll have been down this road before, and they’ll know which products are more useful than others!
Which swaddle should I include on my baby registry?
The swaddle you choose from our range of Zen Sleepwear is entirely up to you and your baby’s preferences – but we have a few recommendations!
For young babies and first-time swaddle users, we recommend our Zen Neo. With two-way zippers for quick changing and fabric with a snug and stretchy feel, this swaddle pod is perfect for easing the womb-to-world transition.
If you’re looking for a more traditional swaddle, our Zen Swaddle has all the flexibility of a classic swaddle blanket with the Cuddle Pad technology that will help your little one snooze through the night.
Finally, if you’re wanting a swaddle that can last beyond the newborn stage, our Zen One comes complete with removable mesh sleeves for when your baby has grown beyond swaddling and wants some arms-out freedom!
Is swaddling my baby safe?
Absolutely – as long as you follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ safe sleep guidelines, swaddling your baby is completely safe, and has even been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS in some cases.
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