If you’re little one is struggling to settle now they’ve outgrown the swaddling stage, this could be the answer to your sleep-deprived prayers! Created by a paediatric psychical therapist and mum of four, The Magic Sleepsuit by Baby Merlin is an patented baby swaddle transition product that provides your little one with a cosy, calming and safe environment.
The design of this suit helps babies of approximately three months of age sleep for longer stretches without needing holding, nursing and rocking. Providing them with all the comfort they could need by helping muffle twitches and startle-type movements, if your little one is finding it hard to settle, this could be the secret to a quiet night’s sleep.
Available in a number of cute colours, the suit is machine washable (a super handy feature every parent will appreciate!) and is made from cozy micro fleece or cotton. Designed for back sleeping, which is the recommended position for sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS, the Sleepsuit eliminates the need for other loose blankets in the crib.
Unlike other swaddle suits on the market, The Magic Sleepsuit has open feet, meaning your baby will not get too warm and uncomfortable. Your little one can remain in their sleepsuit until you notice them trying to roll over in their sleep – generally a sign they are reaching their next stage of sleep.
Our Mother and Baby Gear Editor, Heidi Scrimgeour added: ‘I particularly like that The Magic Sleepsuit eliminates the need for loose bedding – the cosy poly-fil should keep your baby warm in all weathers without need of additional blankets, and the microfleece version is perfect for colder nights. Double zips (with covers to prevent little fingers from finding the exit route) make night-time nappy changes easy. Unlike standard sleep suits, this ends at the ankles so your baby’s feet won’t get too warm, and it also leaves your baby’s hands free so they can grasp and play without feeling constrained. It’s machine-washable and dryer safe and I am happy to report that it dries quickly; an absolute essential for any baby sleepwear product, as any parent knows.
“At three years old my daughter is well beyond fitting into The Magic Sleepsuit – it comes in sizes 3-6 months (12-18lbs) and 6-9 months (18-21lbs) – but that didn’t stop her having a go. On several occasions I found her determinedly squeezing her too-long limbs into the sleeves, such is the appeal of this cosy, cuddly suit. It’s irresistibly soft and snuggly – almost like weighted blanket for babies – that gives new meaning to the phrase ‘snug as a bug in a rug’. To paraphrase my daughter, sleeping in this must feel a little like wearing a hug.”