My entire life, I’ve been told what a terrible baby I was. I didn’t sleep, I screamed 20 hours a day, etc.  I was also told that one day, I would be paid back for my non-sleeping antics.

So imagine my delight when I had a baby that DID sleep. Starting around 10 weeks, G was  sleeping through the night like a pro. I was SO happy. I started back to work when she was 12 weeks old and thought, “I got this”. Because as long as we were sleeping, I could manage.

But then, a terrible thing happened.

G started breaking out of her swaddle.  And that dang startle reflex – the evil reflex that makes babies flail their arms – would wake her up. We battled this all night every night for WEEKS.  We were all exhausted and on the brink of losing our minds.


This is what I mean when I say “exhausted”


I know I have mentioned that time spent with our babies in the middle of the night is precious and dear, but, at some point getting up and going to work every day with little to no sleep is just HARD.

I lamented the complete lack of sleep to a friend who told me that I needed to get a Merlin Sleepsuit for G.  I looked it up and it was the most hilarious thing I’d ever seen.  It’s basically like putting a baby to sleep in a marshmallow.


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I read up on it, and thought “nah”. I just didn’t want one more thing. I figured that I could just swaddle better and we’d get through.

Bless my heart.

There was no such thing as a better swaddle. There were only arms of terror and NO sleep.

A few nights later, as John was trying to get her back to sleep at 3 am, I got on Amazon and Prime’d one of these bad boys as fast as my fingers could type.

2 days later. It arrived.

And, just like the name implies. It worked like magic. G slept through the night, not only the first night, but night after night after night.  My only regret was that I hadn’t bought one earlier.

The suit is made in such a way that it allows a baby’s arms to be free, but it “muffles” the movements caused by the startle reflex. So instead of G’s arms flailing up and then landing – thwack – back down on the mattress and waking her up, her arms would raise and then lower like they were landing on a cloud.

Basically this is all the coziness and comfort of the swaddle while allowing your baby an appropriate amount of freedom that will help him/her as they are transitioning from swaddling.

This was quite possibly the best money we spent on any single baby product.  I loaned ours to a coworker who was going through a similar sleep regression with her daughter. She had tried other products and a variety of swaddle set ups.  The Merlin Magic Sleep Suit worked wonders for her, too.

The suit comes in 3 colors: Blue, yellow or pink.  And 2 styles: microfleece or jersey cotton. I realize these kinda resemble sumo suits. But they are SUMO SUITS OF SLEEP SO WHO CARES?

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We used the fleece for G. In June and July. In Oklahoma. And never did she ever overheat in it.  The inner layer is a breathable cotton that keeps babies dry.

Just. I could go on for far too long about this thing. YOU NEED ONE.

And, luckily for you, I have one to give away!

Since this is my first giveaway I’m going to keep this very, very simple. No going to seventy-two social media portals to enter. Simply leave a comment on this post and you are entered.

The contest will close on Sunday (3/1) at midnight. I’ll draw a winner using a random number generator & announce the winner next week.

Good luck – and please – share this with your friends (so I can do more fun giveaways in the future!)

P.S. If you are at the state of sleep deprivation that I was and cannot wait for this contest to end before getting a sleep suit of your own – you can go HERE to read all about the suit and buy one. Or HERE to get one for yourself on Amazon. I promise you will not regret it.


I was not compensated for this review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.  The Baby Merlin Company is providing the prize for this giveaway.

100 thoughts on “Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit Review & GIVEAWAY!

  1. danielle

    Oh I hope I win and it works! My little man, 4.5 months old, only sleeps an hour or two at a time and this momma is tired!

  2. Shea

    Because all my friends are prego or have babies. & I want to look like I know what I’m talking about at baby showers.

  3. Courtney

    How have I never heard of one of these before?! Genius!! I’m going to keep this in mind for future babies and for friends babies!

    (Fellow MOE!)

  4. Jenna Howell

    Watson is the Houdini of breaking out of his swaddle… I’ve been dying to try a magic sleep suit!! We started double swaddling him (yes, two swaddles is the biggest pain ever) and he still breaks out. I’ve heard so many good things about the sleep suits. Watson and I would be the happiest two around. Pick me, pick me!!!

    Jenna Howell

  5. Katy Carris

    I can’t believe that we are about to have our third boy and I still haven’t tried this magic sleep suit! I would love to win this giveaway to have this on hand when Colt arrives! I’ve heard such wonderful things about them!

  6. Lindsey Tarvin

    I am going back to work in a month and SO nervous that our little guy won’t be sleeping more than 2 hours at a time when I do! Would LOVE to try this!

  7. Andi Smith

    I have heard wonderful things about this sleep suit. I should have tried it with H, I plan on trying it with B.

  8. Leanne Nance

    I would love one of these♡I have a 11.5 month old and a baby due in May this year. Would be put to great use☺

  9. Abby Fitzgerald

    These sound awesome!! Know my baby girl is getting close to breaking out of the swaddle! Hope I win 🙂

  10. Nichole Glover

    Wish I knew about these for Wyatt- he never slept. I’ll have to try it for the new baby!

  11. Jessica

    We have a swaddle breaker too! He has never slept through the night! But, did sleep 5hr stretches till the swaddle wasn’t keeping him tucked in! Now we get 2hr stretches! Need to try one of these for sure!

  12. Amanda

    My baby girl has terrible reflux, and we are trying to transition her from rock and play to a crib. Praying this will help!!

  13. Ali Fontenot

    we didn’t have one of these for finley but she transitioned out of the swaddle pretty easily, may not be the case for the next one!!

  14. Juli

    My sis-in-law is pregnant with baby number 3 and would love this! I have several friends who swear by this and I know she’d love to get some shut eye 🙂 Hope I win!

  15. Ellen

    Ooh what a life saver this would be for my family! I am a first time mother to a precious baby girl! Just like yours she was a champion sleeper and I thought we had it made. Then colic and acid reflux became part of our lives and sleep is a thing of the past. Colic is gone and reflux is better but she has yet to go back to her good sleeping ways. I have researched all kinds of things to do and help her be comfortable to sleep. I’ve read about this suit and have been skeptical just like you. But what a blessing it would be to win and have it actually work! I’d love to sleep more than 2.5 hours at a time!!

  16. Shanna

    My baby is due any day now and my friend let me know about your review. I would love to give it a try. The biggest thing I worry about is lack of sleep for days and days on end. That’s what everyone tells you about anyway. Thanks for having the drawing!

  17. Amanda Chapdelaine

    This sounds fantastic! My little man wants to be swaddled, yet at the same time doesn’t. This sounds like a great compromise!

  18. Rebekah

    Due in 30 days and would love to try this with our little girl! Karsten didn’t sleep through the night until he was 18months old! I would have killed for one of these things, but this is the first I have heard of them!

  19. Randee

    I would love one of these! My 7 week old son is starting to get the hang of sleeping for extended hours, but this would definitely help.

  20. gina blades

    I have been wanting to try one of these suits since I had my first baby. Now that I have a second (Owen, almost 3 months), I want to try this to transition him to his crib.

  21. Mary Beth

    How did I not know about these? I loved the SwaddleMe swaddles, but would love to try this on a future baby…way in the future baby! 🙂

  22. Sitara K

    This is fantastic! I have tried soooo many sleep methods (halo sleep sack, SwaddleMe, miracle blanket, etc.), and nothing has worked so far. FTM to a two month old and balancing working 60 hours a week on no sleep is REALLY hard! Thank you for this giveaway and this review! :).

  23. Stephanie

    My little one has figured out who to breakout of the swaddle. This suit looks like it would be amazing and we both could sleep soundly 🙂

  24. Emily

    My baby is 4.5 months old and absolutely hated his crib. We tried all types of swaddles and swaddle products. We even tried no swaddle! He would scream and scream and scream…no sleep for baby or mama! He would ONLY sleep in his swing. I just got a magic suit yesterday (Amazon primed it as well out of desperation to get him out of swing!) and he slept in his crib all night. I.was.amazed. He still woke up several times to nurse (4 month sleep regression), but I am still in shock that he stayed in the crib all night! This would have NEVER happened before! Long story short, I would love to have another one to always have a clean one on hand. I can tell this has already become a sleep necessity in this house and we can’t afford any accidents! 🙂

  25. Jill

    My 3 month old has sleep issues and I’m one of those moms that deals with sleep deprivation catastrophically. I could use some sleep so I can be a more energetic mom for my feisty daughter. I would love to win one the Merlin sleep suits!

  26. Carolynne

    Oh man, this is EXACTLY what I need right now! My daughter is 16 weeks old today and is still waking many times a night. This might just be the thing for her!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  27. Andrea

    Sleep deprived mother of 3, Hope we win this amazing suit so my 5month old baby will hopefully start sleeping all night. What a great idea this suit is!

  28. Angela

    I absolutely love this magic suit! I just prime’d mine and got it yesterday! My 2 month old slept 5 hrs straight before waking up to eat. MAGIC! I’d love to win one to give to my best friend who is due with her 2nd baby any day. She’ll need one soon enough!

  29. Stephanie Lloyd

    I’m desperate for any sleep, my 12-week old is up every hour. Take pity on a majorly sleep deprived mother of two and choose me as your winner!!! 🙂

  30. Jeanna

    My little man will be 3 months old on Tuesday and I would LOVE to be able to transition him out of the swaddle with this fancy sleep suit! Heard wonderful things about the success it brings. Fingers crossed – hope we can win one! Thank you!

  31. Christina

    Awesome idea! My almost 3 month old is transitioning from her swaddle me blankets to a regular sleep sack and is having the same flailing arm issue! I would love to win!

  32. Lynzi Rice

    hi kelly,

    I saw your post on facebook and I thought I recognized your name. We were on the same remarkable shop shift!


  33. Ashley Smallwood

    I have a 3 1/2 month old who recently started only sleeping 45 minutes at a time:/ these little catnaps are causing me so much stress as I know he is still tired. I recently heard about the Merlin sleep suit and would LOVE to give it a try! I’m desperate at this point.

  34. Annaliese Kunes

    My daughter Paisley Mae is one month old today! She doesn’t have a set schedule and the only place I can have her sleep is next to me. I love the constant cuddling but it provides me with no sleep. I would love to try this product out and see if it gives her the warm and cuddling feeling she gets while sleeping next to me!

  35. Elizabeth

    I have heard so many great things about this sleep suit and love your site! Random generator I need this!

  36. Sara B

    Have heard nothing but great things and looking to transition my 4 month old to her crib, hoping this can help!

  37. Cara P.

    I’ve been back to work for 2 weeks and am at my wits end! My 3 month old breaks out of the Halo Sleep Sacks and I am desperate to try something new. The Merlin Sleep Suit looks like it could be a lifesaver for us!

  38. Deborah

    I would love to try transitioning into the sleep sack! The swaddleme works well. But baby girl hates having her arms pinned down!

  39. Sarah Anwar

    Proud momma of an 18 month old and a 2 week old! Sleep would be all toooooo welcome!

  40. Callae

    My four month old is going through that horrible sleep regression too! I am desperate for a solution…this looks awesome! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  41. Marty

    My daughter and granddaughter would love to have this… She is just not introducing her 6 month old to her crib and is nervous. This would help!

  42. Julie L

    I’ve heard so much about these magic sleep suits I’d love to give it a try with my new little one!

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