Ladies and Gentlemen...BEHOLD...The Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit. It will CHANGE your life. I received this as a baby shower gift and couldn't stop laughing. My friend (who was also pregnant at the time) said that all her friends recommended it for baby to sleep in. I couldn't imagine that it would work, but boy did it. It was a dream for her, and for us.
Babies can't wear these until they're about three-months-old. A little later for premature babies, but once they go from swaddle to this...things change (at least for us). For those parents that this didn't work, I'm so sorry to hear :-( but for most babies, it does work.
So here's the deal. Baby will start to outgrow the swaddle and get out of it at night. That's when you know it's time to make the switch. The way this suit works is that it prevents baby from letting flailing arms wake him/her up. It keeps them nice and cozy and feeling secure, and here's the kicker...they will sleep longer! Yes, you heard it right...MORE SLEEP FOR BABY WHICH MEANS MORE SLEEP FOR YOU!
It was Winter for KK during this time, so we put her in a one-piece, hat and socks on her hands and made sure the room was about 68-70 degrees. She gets hot easily. the first night we tried it, she slept 8 glorious hours! 8 HOURS! The next night, 10 hours!
Anyway, they only make two sizes because once baby starts to flip and turn at night, the jig is up and it's best to go to a wearable sleep blanket. Except hopefully they've created a new sleep pattern by that time. And hopefully, you've gained some more zzzzz's.