I feel like sleep can be a sensitive subject for new moms. Honestly, we’ve been pretty lucky in our house as far as sleep goes and I am eternally grateful for that. Jack started out sleeping in a Rock N Play next to our bed, and transitioned to his crib at about 8 weeks. This was probably a more difficult transition for me than it was for him. He slept in Halo swaddles until he muscled his way out of those at around 4 months.
At this point, he was wiggling his arms out of the swaddle and smacking himself awake throughout the night. After doing some research, we decided to invest in a Baby Merlin Magic Sleep Suit . After a few nights of getting used to it, this thing was amazing. Jack started sleeping longer and longer stretches at night, eventually sleeping through the night. Of course we’ve had many nights when Jack was up 1-2 times more than he usually does, but for the most part he slept long stretches.
So the magic sleep suit has indeed been magical… until last night. We rarely have to wake Jack up, but we needed to leave early to drop Ryan’s car off to get work done. When we went in his room to wake him, he was face down, with his knees pulled up toward his chest a little bit. We both panicked slightly, since baby sleeping on back has been drilled into our heads, and it’s probably so much harder to roll yourself back over with the suit on. So that means it’s time to say farewell to the wonderful, magical, baby sumo wrestler suit. Time to try sleeping in just footie PJs. Jack has already been up once since bedtime, but I was able to soothe him back to sleep pretty quickly, so I’m a little nervous about what is in store for us tonight. Wish us luck as we embark on the next phase of the baby sleeping adventure!
Does anyone have experience transitioning their baby out of the Magic Sleep Suit? How did it go??
P.S. Tomorrow night will be my first full night away from Jack. I am already freaking out about this! Not the best time to be trying something new with sleep!