Nested Bean Zen Sleep Sack Review

New Mom’s quickly learn how precious sleep really is. When your bundle of love comes home reality (and your new routine) will begin!

Your first few weeks will mostly consists of:

  • Feeding on a regular schedule
  • Changing diapers
  • Play time
  • Plugging in the night light
  • And plenty of sleep

Sounds simple, right? But what if your baby does not want to sleep without your touch?

If this sounds like you don’t give up hope! The Nested Bean Zen Sack mimics the pressure and touch of a parent while soothing your baby right to sleep.

At first we wondered, Is this any better than traditional swaddling but after a few night’s of peaceful sleep we became believers!

Zen Sleep Sack Review

When I first unboxed the Zen Sleep Sack I was not sure how it was different than a normal nighty! The first thing I always check before I use anything on my kids is how it feels. I like to make sure it is soft to the touch and won’t rough up their skin!

The Nested Bean Sack is made of soft, 100% material that my family loves! The material is light and breathable, while still providing the warmth and comfort of swaddling. And Mom don’t worry, the cotton is safe to use in your washing machine and dryer, plus it is BPA, toxin and phthalate free.

How is it Different from other Sacks?

The main feature that sets the Zen Sleep Sack apart from the competition is the weighted front pad. Filled with non toxic beads, the pad is designed to feel like a mothers hand resting on the chest. Physio-therapy has shown this pressure can help newborns fall asleep faster and wake up less fussy!

Toddler wearing a Nested Bean Sleep Sack

Is it safe for Kids?

My biggest concern before using this instead of a swaddle or blanket was safety! Is it safe to leave a weighted pad on a baby’s chest? I had breathing, pulmonary and developmental concerns!

Luckily, this wearable blanket is completely safe to use! The pad may be weight but it feels more like a hand on your chest than something you would pick up at the gym.

What about diaper changes?

A baby that won’t sleep plus a dirty diaper is every parents worst nightmare. When picking clothes we always think ahead about nighttime diaper changes.

Lining the bottom of the sleep sack is a two way zipper that makes diaper duty a breeze, plus it is machine washable for accidents!

Sizing Chart

Sizing clothing for newborns is always tough! Nested Bean makes 2 sizes, one for 3 to 6 month olds and a bigger size for 6 to 12 months.

The smaller size fits children 7 to 18 pounds and 19 to 26 inches while the larger size fits 16 to 24 pounds and 26 to 30 inches!

Size Weight Length
Small - 3 to 6 months 7 to 18 lbs 19 to 26 in.
Large - 6 to 12 months 16 to 24 lbs 216 to 30 in.

Our Final Say

At Sleep Insider we think the Nest Bean Baby Sleep Bag is great! It can help your family get more sleep and finally have a peaceful night in as little as 3 days.


Will the beads bother a stomach sleeper?

No! The beads are small and soft enough to not disturb stomach sleepers.

What is the TOG Rating?

The Nested Bean Sleep Bag has a TOG Rating of .5 making it great for Summer and Fall use.

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