I was sent a Miracle Sleeper® to review in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed within this post are 100% my own and were not influenced in any way by the sponsor.
I remember the first time I ever swaddled my baby girl. My husband and I had been practicing swaddling for weeks leading up to her birth on various stuffed animals around the house. I even bought a book on swaddling – just to make sure that we got the technique down-pat. Admittedly, my husband was a WAY better swaddler than I was. Our little baby Houdini always had a way of sneaking out an arm, but she truly loved the comfort and secure feeling that her swaddle brought her. She was swaddled until about 3 months old, and then we started transitioning her out of a full swaddle and into partial swaddles.
When she was 5 months old, we made the full transition from swaddle to sleeper blankets. As she gained more mobility, we wanted to make sure she was able to use her hands and arms to safely roll herself over if she were to ever roll onto her stomach. She also went through a phase where she loved to gnaw on her fingers to self soothe, so we knew the sleeper blankets would be a good option. We really didn’t know how well she would adjust, but the transition was nearly seamless for us. Now my bouncing baby girl is quickly approaching 18 months, and she STILL sleeps in a wearable blanket – specifically the Miracle Sleeper®.
These wearable blankets have provided us with SO much peace of mind over the last year. Standard blankets can actually be a real hazard when left with a baby in a crib unattended, so the fact that my toddler can’t tangle herself up in her Miracle Sleeper® has really helped calm our nerves.
We’ve fallen in love with the Miracle Sleeper® for a number of reasons, but for us it really stands out above the rest for a few reasons:
- The zipper starts and the top and zips down. This is BIG for us, because our curious little wiggle worm loves to fidget with zippers. If the zipper were placed at the chest, she’d be able to break out of the sleeper in no time. Because the zipper is down by her feet, she is unable to break loose.
- The Miracle Sleeper® has a scoop neck design, which prevents fabric from getting up close to baby’s face. She likes to chew and lick on things, so knowing she can’t do that with this sleep sack means she won’t have anything wet sitting on her chest for long periods of time. It also can’t get over her mouth of nose to block her breathing.
- There’s a zipper feature at the very bottom that allows for quick night time diaper changes without having to take the whole sleeper off. Hallelujah to that, y’all! I’ve never seen another wearable blanket that offers this feature. It can also be unzipped to allow a baby to walk around if they wanted to, which I think it a huge plus during the colder months!
- NO VELCRO! I remember some of my daughter’s swaddle blankets having scratchy velcro on them that made night time feedings and diaper changes miserable. Velcro is SO loud when you open it, and babies tend to not like the sound it makes. I’m so glad that’s not something we have to worry about with our Miracle Sleeper®!
The Miracle Sleeper® is suitable for babies ages birth – 24+ months and comes in sizes Small – X-Large. There’s also lots of colors and prints to choose from! Taralynn is all smiles in her Miracle Sleeper® in the Pink Chevron print – size large.
The Miracle Sleeper® retails for $29.99 and can be purchased at retailers such as Toys and Babies R Us!
Do you have a little one who will soon be transitioning out of a swaddle? If so, give the Miracle Sleeper a try! Not only is it our personal favorite wearable blanket on the market, but it’s also specially designed to be the best method to transition from any type of swaddle. We love it, and I’m certain you will, too!