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BabyLoves sleeps and sleeps happily

baby deedee sleep nest

I couldn’t have ordered up an easier sleeper.

*dodging shoes & old tomatoes now*

Please, take pity on me as SweetPea never slept through the night til after we night weaned her (that’s fancy crunchy talk for stopped nursing her when she cried and woke up at night) at 12 months and then my poor sainted husband spent 4-6 weeks rocking her back to sleep most nights. Now you can think, oh, you should have let her cry it out; it’s your own fault she was a bad sleeper. Had that thought or similar? Fair enough.

But she was a real peanut size wise and breastmilk was her best caloric intake.

And I didn’t intend for it to keep going. Every night we’d stare at the ceiling and murmur out of exhaustion to each other should we go get her? should i go in there and nurse? should we come up with an actual plan here?

So when this fat baby–sorry, but when you start out at an ounce shy of 10 pounds and you’re already clear up near 15–I mean adorably big baby latched on happily, nursed himself asleep, and has been an amazingly sound sleeper ever since the get-go, we have been relieved and delighted.

I’ve written a ton about sleep and lack thereof. So search sleep on the homepage if you need tips or help or commiserating. My most read post on it is this little ditty here.

I have a new sleeping helper to tell you about, too. I contacted Baby Deedee about their beautiful sleep nests that I’ve been in love with for a long time. A very long time. Like when I made my registry list three years ago, I put them on there as an example of a great sleep sack. I asked if I could review one of their lighter weight muslin numbers for my fat summer sleeper. Dominique delighted me with one in the mail shortly thereafter!

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I opted for the heather gray lime. Love it.

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You see, bebe sleeps in our king sized bed. All the time. We don’t have a crib {SweetPea’s made it into her converted big-girl-bed} for him and we haven’t set up the pack & play. So when I put the monitor camera on him and slip away after nursing him down, I want to know he’s not going to get tangled in the blankets or the like.

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This sweet muslin sleep sack gives me extra peace of mind. It’s not too heavy for summer day time naps with a fan on him. It’s not too thin for cool evenings with the windows open and our Minnesota crickets hollering outside. The snaps mean I can sneak it off him when I need to slip him into the carseat without totally waking him up. The zipper means he’s safely in there!

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I’m a fan. Check out their site. Let me know what you think.


  1. Amanda on August 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Cute sleep sack! And, so glad he is such a good sleeper for you! After having such a struggle in the sleep department with my second, I see how much of a gift good-sleeping babies are! Mind you, Eli is a gift too, just likes to keep me on my toes. 🙂

    • Natural Mama Nell on August 20, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      The tricky ones are always keeping us on our toes, right??? Isn’t this design so cute!

  2. Lilly on August 26, 2014 at 9:24 am

    We use jersey cotton baby deedee sleep sacks in the warmer months and quilted sleep nest in the winter months. They are just perfect. I know that he sleeps wonderfully in his Baby DeeDee! Just checked their website, going to order a sleepsie for my baby due in dec. http://www.babydeedee.com/products/39 – irresistible they are 😉

  3. Sokie on September 1, 2014 at 3:31 am

    Nice post! Baby in a sleep sack.. such a peace of mind. Will definitely order the winter weight one though.

  4. Amen on September 15, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Cute design. liked pink n bubblegum the most

    • Natural Mama Nell on September 15, 2014 at 8:19 am

      So cute!