I know I’ve said it before, but I am so amazed by how much has changed in the 5 years since my first daughter was born. I’ve already written about a number of new products that I love and I’m thrilled to write about yet another amazing discovery. In a recent blog, I wrote about the challenges of transitioning out of a swaddle blanket. Our babies really slept noticeably better when they are swaddled, so the thought of having them OUT of the swaddle and just in a sleep sack made me extremely nervous. It seemed cruel to have my daughters go straight from feeling like they were back in the womb to the openness of the world!
Enter Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit (http://www.magicsleepsuit.com/). My older daughter calls it the baby’s “space suit”! It looks like a snow suit for babies – warm, soft material with lots of batting in between the layers which dampen the startle reflex and prevent babies from being able to move about freely. It does leave the hands free, however, so that babies can bring them to their mouth for self soothing. When she was three months, I switched baby Julia out of the swaddle blanket and into the Merlin. The transition went perfectly. This week, when I felt my daughter was ready, I was able to transition her to a sleep sack and there was very little fussing.
What an amazing idea! The founder of the company is a Physical Therapist and a mom herself. She understands what babies need and this product is evidence of that. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Sleep Sisters clients are eligible for a discount. Please let us know if you’d like more information.
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