Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit Reviewed

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Reviewed by Bobby Brower
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We like

Made out of light and breathable materials

Helps your baby sleep through the night with comfort

Your baby will begin to develop better sleep habits and sleep cycles

Easy to clean and keep in good condition

Changing diapers is easy when your child is in the suit

Comes in two different materials depending on the time of year

We don’t like

Not meant for babies who can rollover

How it works

Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit was created to help babies transition from being swaddled to sleeping without being covered. The suit, which many parents say looks like a snowsuit, prevents babies from moving too much while they sleep, which helps them stay calm and stay still so they remain asleep or fall back to sleep faster.

The limited movement that the suit provides also prevents babies from possibly hitting themselves or scratching themselves while they sleep, which is a major help for the parent who wants their child to sleep through the night. With breathable material and comfort for your baby as you transition them out of a swaddle, the Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit is a great buy for the parent who wants their baby to get the best, most comfortable sleep possible. 

 

Design

Design

There are two types of Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuits. The first one is made out of a breathable cotton material, which is best for babies during the warm weather months. The breathability of the suit helps to ensure that your baby will be able to get the air circulation they need for when they are asleep. The second type of sleepsuit is made out of a fleece material, which is best for your baby during the cold weather months. The fleece is also breathable and is also able to keep your baby warm if the house gets a bit chilly at night while they are sleeping.

The front of the suit has the words Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit sewn into the material with a picture of a baby Merlin the Magician, and there are also two zippers that go up the front of the suit. The dual zippers make it easy to get the baby into and out of the sleepsuit, and it also makes it easy for parents to change the diaper of their baby during the night by making it easy to take just the baby’s legs out of the suit so their diaper can be changed.

The arms of the suit are long enough for just your baby’s hands to come out of the suit, and the legs of the suit are long enough to allow for your baby’s feet to either come out fully or remain covered while they are sleeping. Either way, your baby will still get air circulation through the suit and their feet can feel the temperature of the room. The suit comes in four colors: cream, pink, blue, or yellow.
Temperature Regulation

Temperature Regulation

Babies regulate their body temperatures through their head and through their feet. By keeping their head exposed and their feet exposed during the night will enable them to be able to stay comfortable. As a result of them being exposed to the temperature of the house, it is recommended that you keep your child’s head free and open while they are sleeping and leaving their feet uncovered as well. If the temperature of your house gets a bit chilly at night, it may serve you to put socks on your child’s feet.

Because the suit does have the ability to cover your child’s feet as well, it is best to keep your child barefoot if their feet are covered by the suit. The suit works best when the room temperature is at the proper level for keeping a child comfortable while they sleep, and since so many homes have drafts or other variables that change the temperature, parents should be aware of what they can do to keep their child safe and warm or cool at night.
Movement Restrictions

Movement Restrictions

One of the most desired aspects of the Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit is that it restricts babies from having a wide range of movement while they sleep. Babies have their own sleep cycles, and when a sleep cycle comes to a conclusion, babies have the tendency to jolt themselves awake and flail their arms and legs around as they rouse awake. In the flailing of the arms and legs, many babies hit themselves in the face or scratch themselves as they are moving. Many babies have eczema or other skin irritations that are extremely common, and free flailing arms also give babies the opportunity to scratch at the itchy parts of their bodies.

The hitting, scratching, and the movement of being able to flap their arms and legs, allows babies to keep themselves awake when they should be sleeping. Many parents know that once a baby is awake, they will want to eat and babble and cry for their parents. The Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit prevents babies from being able to fully flail their arms. Their movement is restricted enough that they also do not have the ability to touch their own faces so they can’t hit themselves or scratch themselves (the same effect you'd achieve with baby mittens). When a baby’s sleep cycle is complete and they come awake, they can’t jolt or really move that much, so the suit helps your baby stay calm and still, which will help them continue on to the next sleep cycle without being interrupted and they will remain asleep throughout the night.
Open Cribs

Open Cribs

Babies should sleep in an open crib that is completely empty. When a crib has stuffed animals, blankets, pillows, or toys babies’ airflow can become restricted and they are susceptible to SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS occurs when babies are not able to breathe because of too many things in the crib and they basically suffocate. When a baby is sleeping in an open-air, clutter-free crib, they will be able to breathe with ease and sleep more comfortably.

The Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit is designed to work best when the crib is fully clutter-free as the baby can sleep on their back and not be disturbed. The free flow of air through the crib also helps your baby to regulate their body temperature more easily and they can sleep better and stay asleep longer. It should be noted that the suit is not recommended for family sleep. If you decide to put your child in bed with you while they are sleeping, do not use the sleepsuit. The suit will not be able to effectively regulate your child’s temperature if there are other people in bed with them. The suit should only be worn if your child is sleeping alone.
Age Range

Age Range

The Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit is best for children who are three-months-old to nine-months-old. The sleepsuit starts at three-months-old as that is the age where babies are to be taken out of the swaddle at night so they can fully extend their arms and legs while they are sleeping. The suit age range ends at nine-months-old as this is the time where your child will not only outgrow the suit, but they will also need to begin to learn to sleep without any aid as they will start to approach their toddler years.

Because the suit restricts movement, nine-months-old is also the age where babies start to roll over and have more power in their movements, and if your child rolls over in this suit they may not be able to move off their stomach and they will remain face down, which may suffocate them. If your baby is an early mover and starts to roll over before the age of nine-months-old stop using the suit immediately and allow your baby to roll as much as they wish while they are asleep.
Sizes

Sizes

The Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit comes in two sizes. You can purchase whichever size works best for your baby as babies grow at different rates throughout their lives. The first size that is available for purchase is for three-months-old to six-months-old, and the second size available for purchase is from six-months-old to nine-months-old. Some babies may grow too big for the three to six-month-old before they are six-months-old, so it makes sense to put them into the larger size, and many babies over six-months-old may be too small for the larger size, so they can remain in the smaller size.
Machine Washable

Machine Washable

To wash the Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit, all you have to do is put it into the washing machine with the rest of your baby’s clothes. The sleepsuit can be treated just as you would treat any other article of clothing that your baby may use while they are asleep. It is recommended that you don’t dry the sleepsuit in the dryer as it may shrink or the heat may damage or break apart the materials of the suit. After you take the sleepsuit out of the washing machine, you can line dry it until it’s dry and then you can use it again when your baby is ready to sleep.
Diaper Changing

Diaper Changing

The sleepsuit is also great for when your baby’s diaper needs to be changed. The changing of the diaper can be done by simply pulling down both zippers on the front of the suit in order to flap down the front away from your baby’s body. When this is done, you can pull just your baby’s legs out of the suit so their lower half is out of the suit. When that is done, you can change your baby’s diaper normally as you would if they were not wearing the suit. Then you put their legs back in and zip them up, and your baby is ready to go back to sleep quietly and calmly.
Under Clothes

Under Clothes

Parents can use their own discretion as to what kinds of clothing their baby can wear when using the sleepsuit. Some parents put the suit over the diaper, while other parents put their child in a onesie or a diaper and t-shirt underneath the suit. Many parents have found that is all depends on their baby’s temperature needs when they go to bed. If the temperature is where parents want it to be, then that will determine what kind of clothing will go on underneath the suit.
Price

Price

The Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit is priced very affordably. The suit falls into the same price range as a lot of baby clothes, so many parents should not have any difficulty in being able to fit the sleepsuit into their budget. The suit may also last a parent many months if not years depending on if it gets passed down to other children, so for a very low price, parents can get a lot of use out of the product. The suit becomes an investment for parents to help ensure their child will sleep through the night or their child will at least develop better sleep habits as a result of using the sleepsuit. The price is definitely right for the amount of perks you will receive from using this product.

Conclusion

The Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit is a must have for the parent who wants their child to develop better sleep patterns, cycles, and habits. The suit is made to allow your baby the comfort of slightly moving while they sleep while preventing them from flailing their arms or hitting or scratching themselves while they are asleep. The suit is a great transition from the swaddle to full unassisted sleeping, and helps babies learn to sleep soundly during the transition process. Parents can easily change diapers and attend to their child while they are in the suit, and the suit also places enough weight on the child to enable them to still have the sensation of being swaddled without having to be swaddled. Your baby will feel protected and safe, yet comfortable while wearing the suit in their crib. Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit is a great buy for the parent who wants to have a full night’s rest while their child gets a full night’s rest. It is a great investment and should be considered by all parents who are having a baby or as a gift for the parent who is expecting a child.
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