Zipadee-Zip Review & World Penguin Day Books

It's World Penguin Day! Did you know that's a thing?? Well here at my house we LOVE penguins (they are my husband's favorite animal). So in honor of Word Penguin Day I thought I would share my own little penguin, and the product that has helped baby sleep so much better- The Zipadee-Zip!

I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. And I would have written a post about it anyways because I love it so much!

Zipadee-Zip Review


If you follow via instagram, you likely know what we are struggling with eczema right now with my little girl. It's awful. A few months ago we stopped trying to swaddle Mini since she kept breaking free and was starting to roll. We would apply creams all day on her face to get the redness down, but by the next morning it was back even worse because she had itched the eczema on her cheeks all night! Despite putting socks on her hands (and back on her hands throughout the night as they fell off) it was a daily battle.

Then I remembered seeing Zipadee-Zip on Shark Tank and quickly visited their website! It seemed like the perfect solution! Baby would have her hands enclosed, and unable to get them out! So we tried it... and we love it! We're never going back!





Here are the things I adore about our Zipadee-Zip

1. It's so cute! It makes her look like a little penguin!

2. She can't get her hands out and scratch her face! This is amazing! A total game changer for babies with eczema.

3. It's a wearable blanket. The one we have is made out of cotton for the warmer months, but they also have fleece ones for winter! I don't have to worry about her getting it in her face while she sleeps because it is safely attached to her body.

4. It's an instant soother. Putting on the "penguin blankie" (as we affectionately call it) has become a routine  for naps and bedtime. It helps Mini know that it's time to sleep, and is comforting to her as well.

5. The penguin print is adorable! (They have other great prints too!)



My husband has also commented on how much he loves our Zipadee-Zip. He said, "it is so much easier to get her in and out of this sleep sack than all the others!" This is so true, because we don't have to force her arms through any holes or into any sleeves!

Another bonus about the Zipadee-Zip I have recently discovered is that feeding her while she's wearing it is SO much more enjoyable. I am nursing, and she often scratches and pinches me while I'm feeding her. With the Zipadee-Zip she can't scratch me! (I love this so much!)








The Zipadee-Zip has truly made our lives easier in so many ways. It is now the product I recommend to anyone transitioning from swaddling! It's so good! We are very grateful for our "zippy," and already have another one picked out in the next size up (when she outgrows her size small).

Zipadee-Zip Giveaway


Because of how much I love this product, I'm thrilled to give you the chance to try it too! One lucky winner will receive their choice of Zipadee-Zip for their little one! Use the entry form below and then keep reading for my World Penguin Day picture book recommendations!
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World Penguin Day Books


Like I said before, we love penguins over here on Worthington Ave! So, we have quite a few penguin picture books. These are our faves!
My Penguin Osbert by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

This one makes my heart tingle (if that's a thing) because I love it so much. Right now this cute book is hidden away in our crawl space with the rest of our Christmas books, and I can't wait until the holidays so I can read it again!

My Penguin Osbert is the story of a little boy who is very specific in his letter to Santa Claus this year; he wants a penguin, and it HAS to be real. In this charming book this little boy realizes that having a pet penguin isn't as easy as he thought it would be, and he learns to be unselfish as he does what's best for his penguin. It is totally adorable, and the pictures are magical!








Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

I recommend this one earlier on one of my my Library List posts, and I'll recommend it again! If a book were sprinkles... this would be it! The pictures are stunningly sweet; so light, peaceful, and with an essence of childlike-innocence! This wordless picture book tugs at the heart-strings as you watch a penguin and a little girl become friends as they share in the joy of ice skating on a serene winter day. (Oh and did I mention it's a flap book too!) You're going to love this book!








A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis

In this story of faith, a little penguin believes that there has to be something more than just blue and black. So, this little penguin braves the arctic by herself (himself?) and travels to find something of a different color. Will she find it? Will the other penguins believe her if she does? ;)








Thank you for reading! And I hope you enjoy celebrating World Penguin Day with your kiddos! (Make sure you go back up and enter the giveaway for a Zipadee-Zip if you haven't already!)




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45 comments

  1. My daughter's favorite penguin book is, "That's not my penguin..." She even has a stuffed animal penguin that she LOVES!

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  2. I can vouch for zipadee zips! They are sooo great!

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  3. Rebecca ScaglioneApril 25, 2015 at 5:25 AM

    Adorable in the zip!!!! I didn't even know there was a world penguin day! My favorite penguin book is called The Biggest Kiss and it's all about different kinds of kisses, with a penguin main character. It's a great board book!

    Thank you for offering the giveaway!

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  4. ooh! That sounds so cute! Thanks for entering!

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  5. So adorable! I've never read that one! Adding it to my list now

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  6. I like That's Not My Prnguine and Plenty of Penguins. Both cute books

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  7. I haven't read any of the penguin books, but my favorite animal book when I was little was about Ping the duck (can't remember the book title) and my son loves Who Said Moo.

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  8. Who said moo is such a good one!

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  9. I cant think of any penguin books right now, but as a kid I always like the Pokey Little Puppy!

    Just bought my first zippy for my Bub, who is due June 1st, after watching their shark tank episode on hulu! Looks like an amazing product and am so impressed with the quality!

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  10. We LOVE our zippys! Our 4 month old naps and sleeps in them as well. They were amazing when he got too big for the swaddle. There is some true magic sleeping dust in those things!

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  11. So excited for this give away! Thanks so much!

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  12. The Emporer's Eggs was one that I used to read to my daughter and she loved it!

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  13. I love Pokey! Great choice! I'm sure your babe will love it!

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  14. Tacky the Penguin is my favorite penguin book - I work with kids and it has a great message about being yourself. I just bought my kiddo his first "zippy" and we love it! (Do they come in adult sizes?! Because they should!)

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  15. really though! I want one for myself!

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  16. I have that one on my list to get from the library!

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  17. I love that "magic sleeping dust"!

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  18. Love this! Would be awesome for the new babe. <3

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  19. i LOVE my zipadeezip. My friend is having her baby girl soon, and she is OBSESSED with penguins. this would be awesome for her!

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  20. Need this! My little guy has horrible eczema and scratches so bad :(. This would be amazing. Thanks so much

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  21. yay! I just saw you were expecting! Congrats mama!

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  22. Aw poor babe :( I feel yah mama! Crossing my fingers for you!

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  23. I love the Pipkin series from Usborne books. How deep is the Sea? How big is a million?

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  24. Entered! Due in 5 weeks!! Yay!!

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  25. Love this so much! What a great giveaway! I've been wanting to try this! I'm glad it has such positive reviews!

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  26. I don't have a favorite penguin book, but my favorite animal book is The Cat in the Hat. I'd love the Zipade-Zip for my baby boy!

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  27. I like "A Pal for Pugwug" as far as penguin books! I love the illustrations in the book, and there are numerous Pugwug stories!!! I just ordered our first Zipadee-zip and can't wait until it arrives, but would LOVE LOVE LOVE a backup!!!!

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  28. Favorite animal book is Clifford!

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  29. A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee is such a great book.. It is full of animals including a penguin! :) These zippadee-zips look great too. So cute.

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  30. Oh that is such an adorable print! Your little one is adorable!

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  31. Aw thank you! Don't you just love the penguins!

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  32. I love that one! We just picked it up from Khol's (because it's $5!) The penguin is adorable!

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  33. Aw that friendly big red dog! He has my heart!

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  34. I have never heard of that book! Adding it to my library list now!

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  35. That's a classic for a reason! Love it too!

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  36. Seriously... the best thing! Thanks for the comment, lovely!

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  37. Ahh! Congrats!!! Crossing my fingers for you!

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  38. Those sound so cute! Usborne books are so great! We recently got a little set of heavy duty mini animal board books for my little one! She loves to bang them around!

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  39. Hi Cami! Who ever won this giveaway? I was hoping it was me but I didn't get notified so I guess not ;)

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  40. Hey Kristen! I did pick a winner and email her, I don't know why it's not showing up on the giveaway widget! Sorry you didn't win :( I wish I could have given a zippy to everyone!

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  41. You're right! The art in those Penguin children's books is magical, now I want them all! I can't wait to have little people running around!

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