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weighted sleep sack for baby

They say necessity is the mother of invention—and nothing makes you more inventive than motherhood.

Sometimes that means fashioning a diaper out of paper towels and your older child's underpants (true story). Sometimes that means creating an innovative and life-changing weighted baby sleep sack and totally crushing it on Shark Tank. Tara Williams is the latter.


When her son was about 6 months old, he struggled to sleep for more than an hour and a half at a time. Like so many of us in the first months of parenthood, she was exhausted and desperate for a solution.

"One night we placed him under a heavy throw blanket while sitting on the couch," she says. "I noticed as soon as the weight was on his body, he instantly calmed down. A lightbulb went off in my head: he needs a weighted blanket!"

With the help of her mother-in-law, she created a prototype. The first night her son used it, he slept for 12 hours. After working with pediatricians, NICU nurses and certified sleep consultants on a series of refinements that resulted in a sleep-safe sack and testing rigorously to ensure it exceeded all U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Standards, she competed on Shark Tank and secured a $100k investment.

So does it live up to the hype?

Absolutely.

Made from soft 100% cotton that keeps little ones from overheating, Dreamland Baby weighted sleep sacks use the same concepts as weighted blanket—to provide deep-pressure stimulation. It's that cozy reassurance that comforts and calms to help them fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. They are gently weighted on the front panel only with food-grade, non-toxic inner-bead fill and feature a two-way zipper to make diaper changes as easy as possible. The smallest size comes with a detachable swaddle wing for babies who prefer swaddled sleep.

With hundreds of 5-star reviews, we couldn't be more impressed.

According to one Motherly Shop reviewer, "We used Dreamland swaddle since my baby was born. I bought two sizes for the 0-6 we loved them so much- just purchased the 6-12 now. My daughter falls asleep on her own and wakes up well rested. I have recommended to probably 10 other moms who all use them too!!"

Check out Dreamland Baby's weighted sleep sacks below!

Dreamland Baby weighted sleep sack + swaddle 0-6 months

Dreamland Baby weighted sleep sack and swaddle

What 4-month sleep regression? The 0-6 month size is for babies 8-15 pounds.

$79

Dreamland Baby weighted sleep sack 6-12 months

Dreamland Baby weighted sleep sack 6-12 months

Sleep level status: Pro. The 6-12 month size is for babies weighing 15-20 pounds.

$79

Dreamland baby weighted sleep sack 12-18 months

Dreamland Baby weighted sleep sack 12-18 months

Here's to finding the sleep groove, mama! This size works for 20+ pounds.

$79

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These are only the vitamins I give my children and here's why

It's hard to say who loves these more—my kids or me.

When I became a mama five years ago, I didn't put too much thought into whether my son was getting the right vitamins and minerals. From breastfeeding to steaming and pureeing his first bites of solid food, I was confident I was giving him everything to support his growth and development.

But then the toddler years—and the suddenly picky palate that accompanied them—came along. Between that challenge and two additional children in the mix… well, I knew my oldest son's eating plan was falling short in some vitamin and mineral categories.

I also knew how quickly he was growing, so I wanted to make sure he was getting the nutrients he needed (even on those days when he said "no, thank you" to any veggie I offered).

So when I discovered the new line of children's supplements from Nature's Way®, it felt like a serious weight off my chest. Thanks to supplements that support my children's musculoskeletal growth, their brain function, their immune systems, their eyes and more, I'm taken back to that simpler time when I was so confident my kids' vitamin needs were met.*

It wasn't just the variety of supplements offered by Nature's Way that won me over: As a vegetarian mama, I'm the picky one in the family when it comes to scanning labels and making sure they meet our standards. The trick is that most gummy vitamins are made with gelatin, which is not vegetarian friendly.

But just like the other offerings from Nature's Way that I've already come to know and love, the children's supplement line is held to a high standard. That means there's no high-fructose corn syrup, gelatin or common allergens to be found in the supplements. The best part? My two oldest kids ensure we never miss their daily vitamins—they are so in love with the gummy flavors, which include tropical fruit punch, lemonade and wild berry.


Nature's Way Kids Mulitvitamin


Meanwhile, my pharmacist husband has different criteria when evaluating supplements, especially when it comes to those for our kids. He appreciates the variety of options from Nature's Way, which gives us the ability to rotate the vitamins based on our kids' daily needs. By keeping various children's supplements from Nature's Way on hand, I can customize a regimen to suit my kids' individual requirements.

Of course, high-quality products often come at a higher price point. But (to my immense gratitude!) that isn't the case with Nature's Way, which retails for a competitive value when compared to the other items on the shelf.

Like all mamas, my chief concern is supporting my children's health in any way I can. While I see evidence of their growth every time I pack away clothes they've outgrown, I know there is much more growth that doesn't meet the eye. That's why, for my oldest son, I like stacking the Brain Builder gummy with the Growing Bones & Muscles gummy and the Happy & Healthy Multi. My 3-year-old also enjoys getting her own mix to include the Healthy Eyes gummy. And both of my older kids are quick to request the Tummy Soothe tablet when something isn't sitting right in their stomachs.* And I'll admit it: I've tried it myself and the berry blast flavor really is tasty!

Although my current phase of motherhood may not be as "simple" as it once was, there is so much to appreciate about it—like watching my kids play and sing and create with their incredible imaginations. Along the way, I've eased up on some of my need for control, but it does help to have this range of supplements in my motherhood tool kit. So while I may not be able to convince my son to try kale, having the Nature's Way supplements on hand means I do know he's right on track.*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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