The title of the post is a bit misleading – no parent can “get” their baby to sleep through the night. Some of us have kids that are great sleepers and other just do not. If your baby or toddler or small child isn’t sleeping through the night and you’ve tried all these things – it’s not your fault! Hang in there mama or dad. However if you are having trouble, I recommend you try the following products before you give up:
The first night we used our sleepsuit, Moochi slept through the entire night (6 hours and 30 minutes. Before we switched to sleepsuit, Moochi slept a max of 4-5 hours. I remember the morning after we tried the sleepsuit like it just happened because I felt like a new woman. For the first time since having Moochi, I was refreshed and I had energy.
Per the Company’s website: “the soft, breathable cotton inner and outer layer with a layer of polyfil in between provides just enough security and comfort to muffle your baby’s startles and help them drift off to sleep, and stay asleep.”
My bottom line: Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit works. It works exactly like it says it does on the website and in their reviews. Moochi slept in the 3-6 month size from 8 weeks until about 5 months. Moochi (who was born weighing 9 lbs, 1 oz) was a bit on the bigger side for an 8-week-old and some parents may want to wait until 12 weeks per the Magic Sleepsuit Manufacturer sizing suggestion.
One night we realized the 3-6 month sized suit was too small, I overnighted the next size up (6-9 months) because I was unwilling to go a single night without the sleepsuit.
Moochi grew out of his second sleepsuit at around 9 months. We transitioned him into a wearable blanket with no problem. By the time he was ready for the blanket, he had outgrown the startle reflex and had learned excellent sleep habits. Today at 15 months, he has only woken up once in the middle of the night since he was 8 weeks old (he was teething).
Bonus: babies look adorable in sleepsuits, like a little Michelin man (see photo below). The first time we put Moochi in his suit, my husband asked if we could keep the suit “forever.” He just looked so DARN cute in it.
Moms on Call Book and Scheduling App
The schedules in the Moms on Call app (for iPhone or Android) are an absolute key to getting baby to sleep through the night. I read the book while I was pregnant and really liked the common sense approach to parenting. I was pleased when I found that the book has an accompanying App with schedules for babies. The schedules are easy to follow and the App actually sends you an alert when it’s time to feed or put baby down for a nap. You can read more about the App here. I started the schedules at 7 weeks (per my pediatrician’s recommendation).
By 8 weeks, Moochi slept for 11 hours straight at night. I adjusted Moochi to the schedule by feeding him when the App told me to – I also fed him when he indicated he was hungry and sometimes this meant he ate twice in a row. Within a week, he no longer cried when he was hungry because he was fully satisfied by the feeding schedule.
If you have any specific questions about either of these products or about baby sleep, please leave a comment below or send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am passionate about this subject and love to talk about baby sleep, the Magic Sleepsuit and Moms on Call.
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