How and When to Transition to the Magic Sleepsuit

When Should You Transition from Swaddle?

(3-6 months / 12-18 lbs)

Transitioning your baby from the Swaddle to the Magic Sleepsuit is a decision parents should make based on their baby’s individual needs. Because every baby is different, there is no set age for when to stop swaddling a baby. Rather than using age as a benchmark, the decision should be made based upon your observations of your own baby’s sleep behavior.

Most babies are ready to move on from the swaddle once they seek more freedom of movement, but still need a cozy, contained sleep environment.

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Signs it might be time to Transition out of the swaddle

How should the Magic Sleepsuit fit my baby?

Proper fit and the timing of the introduction of the Magic Sleepsuit are the most important factors in the use and success of the Magic Sleepsuit. The Magic Sleepsuit is designed for a specific developmental window, so if introduced too early (when baby should still be swaddled) or too late (when they have been out of the swaddle for a while and are ready for more freedom of movement), it will not be the right match. 

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Can you start your baby in the Sleepsuit prior to 3 months?

Proper fit and timing of the introduction are critical to having success with the Magic Sleepsuit. 

The Magic Sleepsuit is designed to be introduced when babies are transitioning out of the swaddle and into the crib which is usually around 3 months of age. The startle reflex may still be too strong in younger babies to have sustained success with the Magic Sleepsuit. 

The small Sleepsuit is sized 3-6 months and will best fit when your little one is wearing 3-6 months size clothing consistently. When the Magic Sleepsuit fits properly, it will provide the cozy and contained feeling of the swaddle. They should not have so much wiggle room that they are able to pull their legs up inside of the Sleepsuit to their chest. Many times when parents introduce early and it is too big, babies have a short period of success as they are cozy initially but then realize how much wiggle room they have, and the “magic” wears off. 

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What should my baby wear under the Magic Sleepsuit?

The Magic Sleepsuit is designed to be used in accordance with the Safe Sleep Guidelines including the ABCs of sleep (Alone, Back, Crib) and in a room at the AAP recommended temperature for babies, which is on the cooler side. It is designed with open hands and feet, which allows baby’s heat to dissipate as they sleep. We recommend dressing the baby in a diaper or a onesie under the Magic Sleepsuit - no more than one layer of light cotton.

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Moving to The Next Step: The Dream Sack

The Magic Sleepsuit is designed for a specific developmental window between the time of swaddle transition until babies are ready for more freedom of movement in their sleep.

The older the baby gets, the more their reflexive startles diminish so they don't need the Magic Sleepsuit physiologically the way they do as younger babies.

The Dream Sack is the next is the next step in the Magic Sleep System to help your baby continue having an amazing nights sleep in the fabrics they have grown to love.

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