The motto for our Sleeping Baby brand is: “Inspiring Dreams One Night at A time,” and that, in a nutshell, is how it all started …with one little dream that has since become our family’s reality. When our daughter, Charlotte, was born, the feeling that welled up inside of me could only be compared to what God’s love for us must look like. My husband, Brett and I never even realized until we first looked into those baby blues of hers that we were even capable of that kind of love.
Like many homes in America and all over the world, we were a two income household. Before having Charlotte, I had every intention of going back to work simply because we weren’t in a position financially where I could stay home with our little girl. I’m sure many moms can relate to the inner turmoil that occurs when maternity leave is over and we are faced with having to leave our precious little ones in someone else’s care when our deepest desire is to stay with them. My sweet husband, who wanted to do everything in his power to enable me to stay home, entertained taking on a second job. The greatest prayer of my heart became finding a way to afford to stay at home but I couldn’t, in good conscience, do it at the expense of my husband not being home to see our little girl grow up. As a family of faith, we knew that nothing was impossible with God and with that knowledge, came a peace that we would be just fine as a family even if I did have to go back to work.
The greatest prayer of my heart became finding a way to afford to stay at home but I couldn’t in good conscience, do it at the expense of my husband not being able to see our little girl grow up.
It was then that our prayer was answered in a very strange way… we all stopped sleeping! Our daughter who had slept wonderfully while swaddled, all of a sudden started waking up multiple times acting like she was no longer comfortable in her swaddle. To top it off, she had started rolling and breaking free of her swaddle so swaddling was no longer safe. The problem was, Charlotte refused to even fall asleep without the swaddle. We tried every sleep sack on the market and any swaddle weaning trick we could find on the internet for nearly two weeks and nothing worked to get her to fall and stay asleep.
What absolutely blew me away was how common this swaddle transition issue seemed to be with little ones based on the endless blogs and comments I found on the subject. The ‘Moro’ or startle reflex that causes a baby to suddenly jolt awake, fidget or hit and scratch their face in their sleep prevents many babies from settling those little limbs and getting the restful sleep they need. I became determined to restore sleep and sanity to our household. I set out to find a solution that would soothe Charlotte’s startle reflex and provide her the cozy womb-like environment she loved so much but still give her the freedom to roll over and wiggle around her crib safely. Out of sheer desperation and exhaustion, the Zipadee-Zip was born!
I was so afraid there wouldn’t be life after the swaddle! Out of sheer desperation to give Charlotte the restful sleep she deserved, the Zipadee-Zip was born!
Although the first Zipadee-Zip® I put together on my little sewing machine was not nearly as cute as the ones we have available now, it worked! She went from not sleeping to sleeping 12 hours straight the first night and taking two nearly 3 hour long naps the next day and every day there after! Not only did it work for Charlotte but it also worked for our friends little ones.
After a lot of prayer, my husband and I took the leap of faith and scrounged up the small amount we had in savings to build a website. The orders started coming in slowly at first and we would pay for the fabric and sew them as we got money from orders to do so. The Sleeping Baby brand was literally built one Zipadee-Zip® at a time. We are thankful to have experienced more growth than we could have imagined by word of mouth alone with not a dime spent on advertising. We can’t tell you the profound gratitude my husband and I have for the sweet parents that were and continue to be willing to tell others about the Zippy to help spread the word. Nothing makes us happier than to see other parents and babies getting the sleep they both need and deserve!
“To Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ever ask or imagine, by the power that is at work within us through Christ Jesus… To Him be the glory throughout all generations forever and ever! Amen.” -Ephesians 3:20-21
"Rar! I'm the most adorable dinosaur you've ever seen!" your little critter says, crawling up into your lap. Introducing... the BabySaurus!
Features the word, "BabySaurus" under a cute dinosaur applique, in our high quality embroidery.
Our NEW Zippy OneZs feature a zipper inseam for quick and easy changes! No more fumbling with stubborn snaps during diaper changes! Designed exclusively for Sleeping Baby by Stephanie Parker, the creator of the Zipadee-Zip!
Trendy Teethers are unique, one of a kind, teething necklaces, pacifier clips and attachable baby teethers designed by Stephanie Parker, the creator of the Zipadee-Zip!
This necklace is 35" inches around when it is lengthened and can adjust down to 33".
Perfect as a sensory tool and to prevent scratching during nursing and great to soothe those little gums during teething.
SUPER SAFE FOR BABY! Conforms to safety standards: ASTMF963 and 16CFR and is made from 100% silicone with nylon string for the necklaces and ribbon for the teethers and pacifier clips.
No BPA, phalates, PVC,cadmium, or lead
Only attach to clothing. Do not attach to cords, bands or belts that could cause a strangulation hazard. Necklaces are to be worn by adults only for baby's to chew on. Do not place around a baby's neck.
Easily cleaned with soap and water!
This is not a toy or a traditional teether.
Sleeping Baby Zippy OneZ & Trendy Teethers are a Life Saver for Parents! My son has been teething non stop and hadn't been comping with it well until I received a Sleeping Baby Trendy Teether. He absolutely loves the teether and I love that I can wear it to church with any outfit and it actually looks like a regular necklace. It's incredibly soft and absolutely perfect for teething babies.
Sleeping Baby Zippy OneZ are another absolutely amazing product! Zippy OneZ make diaper changes a breeze because they simply unzip. My husband it the worst with snaps on baby clothes so he loves that he can now change our son with far less frustration. I've even been able to change my son while he was asleep and he actually stayed asleep the whole time thanks to his Zippy OneZ. I also really like the adorable dinosaur on the front. Zippy OneZ are perfect and would make a terrific addition to babies wardrobe!
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