Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit$39.95
Holds up well over time9.9/10
Easy to wash/dry8.0/10
- High quality material that withstands a lot of use
- Easy to get it on and off the baby
- Quick, quality zippers
- Zippers could poke baby
- Not a lot of color/pattern options
- High price for something that may or may not work
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Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit is a great choice for babies to stay cozy and comfy. Check out our Magic Sleep Suit below.
We call it the Muffin Man suit since your little one will look quite puffy in it! We were very happy to get this from my sister who used it for her little one! Even second hand, Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit was in great condition, and has held up remarkably well through many washes. It does say to tumble dry it on low, but I never did that (cottons= high heat in my mind!) and it is no worse for the wear. The color shown in the picture above is cream. The sleepsuit is also available in yellow, pink, and blue. This sleepsuit is very popular on mom blogs, since we are all in search of a magical answer to help our little ones go to sleep! The idea is that the suit is thin padding for the baby and is supposed to calm their startle reflex. Check out the specific product description for the sleepsuit on Amazon.
I like that there are high-quality zippers on this product. I never had an issue with the zippers getting stuck, so that is a huge plus! I do wish the Merlin had a little flap to cover the zipper up like the Zipadee-Zip has so that the zipper won’t poke the baby, but honestly it was never an issue. I also like that the baby’s feet can poke out the bottom, which allows for better temperature regulation according to the product description. The reason I appreciate the open-footed design is that it allows for this product to be used for longer! Many of Lucas’ footie PJ’s had to be put away a long time ago since he is tall. Baby clothes that don’t have sewn-in feet allow for many more months of use! I found it easy to get Lucas in and out of this, even in for nighttime diaper changes.
Below is a video overview of the Merlin Magic Sleepsuit
This product is recommended until your baby can roll over, so it is great to try after your little one is escaping from a swaddle. Lucas is 18 pounds, and the small is intended for babies who are 12-18 lbs. He still fits in it, though it is a little short for him now!
Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit is for sale on Amazon (three cheers for Amazon Mom & free shipping!) for $39.95. I think the price is a bit high, but it definitely is made of high-quality cotton that holds up well over time. One drawback is that it takes a long time to dry since it is decently thick (and that was on high heat in the dryer!). This product was just okay for Lucas; he woke up just as often when wearing it. That being said, obviously all babies are different and none of us will have any idea how our little ones will do in a given product until trying it! I hope it works for you!
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