I requested a large because I was afraid Natalie would grow out of the medium in just a few months, and I don't have any light wearable blankets for her beyond the 6 month mark (she is juuuust fitting into her Halo Sleepsack right now). The Large is....Larrrge. Long, rather. I probably should have gotten the medium at this point, but at least I can be assured that this will fit Natalie for a very long long time. I was almost tempted to try this on myself!
Features of The Miracle Sleeper include:
- Shortened zipper with top snap to ensure the blanket zips easily and avoids pinching baby's chin
- A bottom-up zipper to provide a safer start for restless squirming babies
- Sleeveless blanket allows freedom of movement for self-soothing and prevents overheating
- Scoop neck keeps blanket from baby's chin to avoid triggering rooting response
- Padded underarms absorb perspiration and eliminates chafing or heat rashes
- Tapered design retains warmth and provides room for development of hips and knees
- Zippered bottom allows for easy diaper changes
"I think it's different for every kid. They can stand and move around in them just fine, but if they start crawling out of their crib, you may want to retire the sack. The funny thing is that even when kids move to a big kid bed, they often like wearing wearable blankets, so that is why we have the Large size. Kids at this age, however, can unzip the blanket when they wake up."Clearly though, she's happy in this:
This ended up arriving at the perfect time. I only have one swaddle/blanket for Natalie right now because all her others are fleece and it's too warm for them. Natalie hasn't leaked through her diaper during the night in a long time, but of course the one time I bragged to my Mother-in-Law about how she hasn't wet the bed in a long time, she then...of course...wet herself during the night. She didn't leak through her diaper though, she just peed everywhere while I was changing her at 4:00 am, and it got everywhere (how do girls manage to do this?!) That's what I get for being all "ohhh my baby doesn't wet the bed" So, she leaked through the one swaddle I had for her and the whole time I was changing her I was thinking "What am I going to put her in?" It was way too hot for fleece that night, but not hot enough to have her in just a onesie. Luckily, this new wearable sleeper came that same day and I sent Chris downstairs in the middle of the night to grab it, even though I hadn't washed it yet. She slept just fine in it and I was so thankful we had it on hand and (sort of) ready to go, sans washing it!
To purchase a Miracle Sleeper, visit themiraclesleeper.com. They are also widely available on amazon.com. Do you use any sleepsacks for your babies?
Disclaimer: I received one complimentary Miracle Sleeper in exchange for this review. All opinions, are my own.