the birth of baby deedee

Dear parents and caregivers,

My son Adrian, otherwise known as Baby Deedee, was born in 2008. It was love at first sight! An active, healthy little boy… but boy was it a challenge to get him to sleep.

My instinct told me that if he felt cozy and secure, he would sleep better. His nursery was a
little cooler than the rest of the house, so I envisioned a sleeping bag in aaboutus1
cocoon-like shape, with a soft cotton exterior and filled with light,
breathable, plush duvet quilting. After all, if Mommy and Daddy felt more
comfortable sleeping in a duvet, surely Baby Deedee would too.

I searched and searched, and couldn’t find any comfy, well-designed
versions that matched my vision. So I designed my own. Nine months
later, baby deedee sleep nests were born!

The original Baby Deedee (now 7), his baby
brother Mateo (5) slept soundly in their
sleep bags for years. Baby Juliette (2)
uses her sleep nest every day. I sleep
soundly too knowing that  she is warm,
cozy and safe in her crib. I worry less
about SIDS because there are no loose
blankets to be kicked about during the
night. For those nights when Baby Deedee,
and more recently, Juliette, fell asleep in
my arms, the shoulder snap design made it
easy to slip them in the sleeper nest,
without waking them.

The original sleep nest sleeping bag was followed by the
lighter weight sleep nest lite for the spring
and summer months and the oversized toddler
sleep quilt which Mateo loves so much he
won’t let us wash! As my babies grow older,
I continue to strive to design well made
and practical baby products that
will make parents lives just
a little bit easier.

I hope that the baby deedee line will become part
of your children’s sleep time routine as it has for us!


Dominique de Bourgknecht

Mom and founder of baby deedee


Dominique de Bourgknecht


Inspired by the need for a cozy sleep solution for her infant son, and let’s be honest, more sleep for her too, Dominique left behind a successful career in finance to launch baby deedee in 2008.


Dominique lives with her husband David, 7 year old son, Adrian, 5 year old son, Mateo, 2 year old daughter Juliette and cat Pacha, in Rye, New York.


In her very limited free time, Dominique enjoys cooking, especially foods her 2 littlest boys surely will not eat, International travel, and yes, sleep.