Features to Look for in a Wearable Blanket

Features to Look for in a Wearable Blanket

Luckily for babies, wearable blankets have become all the rage in recent years and make diaper changes a breeze! But with so many options on the market, what should you look for in your search for the perfect wearable blanket? Take a look at Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit.

Easy Use for Parents

When those middle-of-the-night diaper changes start adding up, you'll rue the day you ever bought baby pajamas with buttons or clasps.  Look for a wearable blanket that has easy access with zippers or snaps, allowing you to quickly change your baby without having to take off their entire outfit.

A 2-way zipper, like there is on our Magic Dreamsack, is a plus because you can unzip from the bottom for easy access to baby's feet and diaper changes, or unzip from the top for quick temperature adjustments.

wearable blanket, Dreamsack pink

Room to Move Around

If you've used a swaddle or sleepsuit with your baby, you'll notice that they'll begin to squirm, scoot, and roll around while in the product. This shows that it's time to transition to the next type of sleepwear.

With a wearable blanket or sleepsack, there should be enough fabric so that baby can move comfortably without compromising the warmth and coziness of the blanket.

And since babies grow so fast, the best wearable blankets are those that have a roomy sack design near the baby's feet. That means your baby will be able to move their hips, legs, and feet without feeling restricted, and the fabric won't need to be constantly readjusted.

Warmth Without Overheating

The whole point of a wearable blanket is to keep your baby warm and cozy, but it's important to pay attention to the fabric and weight of the blanket. Look for breathable materials such as cotton or bamboo. And even in the dead of winter, you don't want to go too heavy because a baby's temperature can fluctuate quickly.

Microfleece is another great option because it's lightweight and soft, but it also provides warmth making it perfect for cooler temperatures. And don't forget to pay attention to the TOG rating (a measurement of warmth) to ensure you're getting the right amount of warmth for the temperature in your home or wherever you'll be using the wearable blanket.

wearable blanket, magic dreamsack blue

Why Use a Wearable Blanket in Place of Regular Blankets?

Some may argue that a wearable blanket is just an extra expense and that regular blankets work just fine. But for babies who are not yet able to roll over on their own, wearable blankets can help reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) by keeping babies safely on their backs while they sleep.

It's suggested by the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) that your baby should not have any blankets or pillows in their space until they are at least 12 months old, making wearable blankets a safer option for keeping them warm during those early months.

Plus, let's face it, regular blankets just aren't as cute and snuggly as wearable blankets! So why not make that midnight diaper change a little bit easier and give your baby the comfort of a warm, cozy, wearable blanket like the Magic Dreamsack?

Better Sleep for You and Baby with the Baby Merlin Magic Dreamsack

Now that you know what features to look for, why not try the Baby Merlin Magic Dreamsack? It ticks off all the boxes with a 2-way zipper for easy access, a roomy sack design for comfortable movement, and 2 soft cotton layers.

Parents just like you love that their baby is comfortable and safe throughout the night. And with our multiple colors and fabric options, the Baby Merlin Magic Dreamsack is sure to be a hit with both you and your baby. Give it a try—we know you won't be disappointed!

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