My little nephew, Owen, is growing up before my eyes and when I heard he outgrew his Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit… I had to step up to the plate and get him the next size up. This suit is magical (see original post below). His mom tells me he sleeps through the night and that means her and her hubby get a little extra shut eye which is every new parent’s dream. The little man now weighs 18 pounds and is over 27 inches long.
Here’s the latest pic of him wearing his magic suit — I think he resembles the Michelin man — whatever you think he resembles, we can all agree, he looks adorable!
Since it’s the holidays and the season of giving, I thought I would do a giveaway for all the new parents who read my blog. Are you in need of a little extra sleep? Want to win a Magic Sleepsuit? Send me a pic of your baby dressed in his or her holiday garb and this Saturday, December 10th, I’ll pick a winner!
All you have to do is post a pic of your baby in the comments section on my Facebook page under this post and include a sentence about why you and your baby should win the suit. I’ll pick a winner later that day and, next week, the suit will arrive at your home.
Good luck! Can’t wait to see all the cute baby pics.
Original Post, September 2016:
Sleep. There’s nothing more magical to a parent’s ears than sleep. Ask any parent of an infant and you’ll also know there’s nothing more elusive. So how do I manage to get a decent amount of shut eye when I have a 16 week old child? I owe it in large part to a puffy wearable blanket called Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit.
When my son Owen started breaking out of his swaddles (another must-have product for another post), waking up with one arm out waving like the Statue of Liberty, I zipped him up into what resembled a light yellow fluffy comforter in the shape of a tiny human and laughed out loud. He looked absolutely adorable, like the kid in A Christmas Story, but, I thought, come on, how could this possibly work?
The Sleepsuit was designed by a mom who is a physical therapist looking for a way to help her baby (and herself) catch some Z’s. The premise is that the pillowy suit acts to dampen the startle reflex that all infants have that cause them to wake up.
Owen had just hit 12 pounds so I figured I’d give the Sleepsuit a shot (we have the 3-6 month size suit for 12-18 pound babies). A few nights later, he was able to extend his few hours of nighttime sleep into longer periods of uninterrupted sleep. Meaning that his Mommy and Daddy were able to, in turn, cobble together a few more hours of sleep as a result.
Now, after zipping up my 30-minute napper in the Baby Merlin Sleepsuit, ten hours later, I find myself having to reluctantly wake up the sleeping angel in the morning. I’m jealous that Owen sleeps better than I do since I wake up to pump, but, in my book, that’s a fantastic problem to have!
Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit, $39.95
Tania is my cousin and we’ve been best friends since birth. She is also the mom of a gorgeous half-Chinese baby named Owen and a PhD working full-time in health care delivery research. She is passionate about public health, creative writing, nail polish, and figuring out how to raise a well-adjusted, happy child with no user’s manual. She lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles.