The last week we’ve put Sammy in the Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit. I noticed that when she woke up in the middle of the night she wasn’t hungry (only nursed to sleep), but was half way out of her velcro swaddle. A mom in my mom’s of 2 group swears by the sleepsuit, and so I thought why not. And guess what?! She now sleeps between 8 and 10 hours straight!!! Milking an extra 2 hours is definitely well worth the $40. Although sometimes her wake times fall at an awkward time where I think I should probably just stay awake (I’m talking 6am). My only complaint about the product is her hands are ice cold, but her hands would probably be cold in a sleep sack too.
It’s not quite a swaddle in that she can move her arms or legs. When Sammy is trying to fall asleep she will move her hands to play with her pacifier. But when she is finally asleep the suit does muffle any movement she makes with her arms so that she doesn’t accidentally smack herself in the face and wake herself up. She now wakes up when she makes deliberate moves with her hands to rub her eyes.
It definitely is a great product to transition away from the swaddle instead of cold turkey. We went cold turkey with my son, which eventually worked for us after we did a bit of sleep training. But I am hoping that we have instilled good sleep habits with Sammy that no training will be required. Ultimately we are going to have her in sleep sacks, but I think she still likes the cozy feeling a swaddle provides. And this product gives her that. So far so good in our household. Let’s hope she keeps it up!!!