According to my blog traffic reports, my post reviewing the Woombie has eclipsed the one about having my tonsils removed for random stranger search hits (the one about my brother the Twilight extra is still insanely popular, but that's a whole other story).
In order to give the masses more of what they want, here is a follow-up to my previous Woombie review.
Magdalena has been using the Woombie for about four months now. When we started her in it, at about two months old, I was only using it for occasional naps since it didn't swaddle tightly enough for use at bedtime.
When she was almost four months, she was basically done with the traditional swaddle. She could get out of it in a cinch, and then she would fuss until I wrapped her up again. Enter the Woombie.
It was perfect. She was nice and contained, but could have her arms wherever she wanted them within the Woombie. She couldn't get out of it at night. It was so dang easy to put on. We were all happy campers.
Now Magdalena is six months old and she is still sleeping in the Woombie. It's a bit tattered and stretched out, but it does the job well enough. I think that at this point, she would probably be a better fit in the bigger size Woombie - or at least the longer version - but I think we'll just have her wear this one until she's out of it for good.
To recap: I love the Woombie even more now than I did when we first bought it. Magdalena sleeps in it for every nap and every bedtime (in the crib). The only downside is that the Woombie is wearing out - the elastic around the neck is kind of stretched out and the velcro is worn out, too. I think the newer Woombies have a snap instead of velcro, so that solves that problem. I hope the manufacturers eventually find a more durable elastic, too.
Here's the Woombie website. It's still somewhat of an abomination, but it's worth the eye strain to order one.