Once your baby begins rolling over you are to transition from the merlin sleep suit. Question is what is the best option after a merlin sleep suit? You should transition to using a sleep sack for your baby.
A sleep sack is the best option to use after baby transitions out of the merlin sleep suit. They are warm, comfortable and easy to use
What Should Baby Wear After Merlin Sleep Suit
A sleep sack is a wearable blanket that is without sleeves that substitutes a blanket and is much safer for your baby in the crib.
They will not cover the baby’s face and your baby will not kick them off therefore won’t get cold in the middle of the night either. Sleep sacks are also warm and comfortable for your baby.
Best of all they are designed in a way that makes night time changes quick and easy. Sleep sacks come in different ratings or Thermal overall grades (TOG). They higher the rating the warmer it is and a low rating either 0.5/1 the lighter the sleepsack.
Best Sleep Sack After Merlin
The zipadee zip is a swaddle transition sack with a unique starfish design with a zipper. It is easy to dress and also change the baby’s diaper.And provides the cozy feeling of the swaddle without limiting the baby’s full range of motion.
Zipadee zip keeps baby’s arms and feet cozy plus warm while preventing scratching at the same time allowing self soothing either by thumb sucking.
It is available in different materials such as cotton, polyester and spandex blend which is also easy to care for. And comes in cute designs and patterns for either girls, boys and some gender neutral. And available from extra small to extra large size.
- Easy to dress and change diapers
- Available in different materials
- Cute designs
- Can be used up to 2 years old
- Complains of it covering the baby’s face
Burt’s Bees Baby Organic Cotton Sleep Sack
If you are looking for a lightweight wearable blanket for the summer or warmer nights, then this is for you.
It is made of 100% organic cotton material and is very soft to touch.So its breathable and won’t suffocate your baby. Depending on the temperature of the nursery you can pair it with a fleece sleeper or cotton onesie underneath.
Best of all, it has a zipper closure for quick diaper changes in the night. Burt’s Bee is available in several sizes depending on your baby’s age. And you can select the best color you want from the over 10 available.
- Very popular over 5000 reviews
- High quality organic cotton material
- Zipper closure
- In expensive
- Not suitable for winter
Mama Cheetah Organic cotton wearable blanket
This is a super soft organic cotton with a TOG of 0.5. Good thing is it’s warm enough for those cool nights and cool enough for warm nights. Which makes it great for everyday wear. You can layer with long or short onesies to keep them comfortable and not overheat or get cold.
Best of all it has a two way zipper which is priceless because most brands lack that. It’s convenient when changing a diaper both for you and your baby. And the zipper is also covered so it avoids scratching or irritating your baby.
Not forgetting the adorable patterns and delicate colors both for girls and boys. The fitting around the collar and arms is also just right for the sizes. For the quality this is actually a steal for a pack of 2. It is available in medium 6-12 months ,large 12-18 months and extra large 18-24 months.
- Great for summer
- Two way zipper
- Available in packs of 2
- Not for cold winters
Halo Wearable Sleep Sack
Babies love to kick their legs and would not want to get limited by a sleep sack. And if your baby is a kicker, then the Halo sleepsack is what you should get.
It is made of a stretchy cotton fabric and has a zipper which opens from the bottom.Which is not a feature you find in most sleep sacks in the market today.
It allows you to unzip half way and re-zip without undoing the whole thing. So you can do the night changes without a hassle.
It is also machine washable and wears very well after washing. You can choose from the microfleece ,cotton and muslin materials available.
- Stretchy cotton fabric
- Zipper that opens to the bottom
- Machine washable
- Available in different materials
Baby Deedee Sleep Nest Sleep Sack
If you are looking for a warm and cozy sleep sack great for winter months, With a TOG of 2.5 Baby Deedee sleep nest sleep bags are exactly what you need. It is made of a quilted polyester filling and a soft out cotton material. A worthy investment that will serve your baby from 6-18 months of age.
The material is nice and heavy to keep your baby warm without being bulky at the same time. The design is great with clasps on the shoulders making it convenient especially for toddlers who run away during changes.
Highly consider this sleep sack for those cold winters so that you can sleep well knowing your baby is warm enough. Best of all it is large enough to give you value for your money. Because your baby can use it way into their toddler years.
- Great for winter
- Design clasps on the shoulders
- Great value for money
- It sheds
Simple Joys By Carters 3-Pack Sleeveless Cotton Sleep Sack
For parents looking for a good bargain for everyday sleep sacks for your baby. Then this 3 pack sleeveless cotton sleep sack by Carter’s is for you. They are made of high quality cotton material and yet inexpensive.
They will serve you well for warmer nights and for colder months, just pair with fleece jammies underneath. What’s more they wash up well after several washes and are available in beautiful patterns.
Consider these if you are looking for a more fitted sleep sack to restrict too much movement. With a double zipper for easy changes at night and a worry free zipper that is far from the baby’s chin and neck. You do not have to worry about scrapes from the zipper.
- Best bargain sleep sack in pack of 3
- High quality cotton
- Great for warmer months
- Double zipper
- May be too fitting for some
This is a gently weighted sleeping bag made of 100% cotton. It mimics the pressure a baby feels when held and helps in self soothing. It has a TOG of 0.5 making it perfect for all year round use. And works well for tummy, back and side sleepers.
The design is just perfect with a double zipper on the bottom side which opens all the way up. Great for making midnight changes. And has adjustable shoulder snaps to get a proper fit and grow with your baby.
They are available in different soft patterns and in size 0-24 months giving you great value for your money. We highly recommend the nested bean sleep sack for sleep regressed babies after transitioning out of the merlin sleep suit. The customer service is great and offers tips in case you face challenges.
- Grows with baby as it has adjustable shoulder snaps
- Perfect for all year round
- Double zipper that opens all the way up
- Weighted blanket
- Does not work for most
KYTE BABY unisex bamboo rayon sleeping bag
For mamas who love all things silky smooth for their little ones, this bamboo sleep sack is one to look into. It is super long and roomie great for tall babies as they have more than enough room to grow and kick their legs.
The material is delicate and some customers have complained of it falling apart just after a few washes. The company responded quickly and sent a replacement. Which means they stand by their product.
Although it’s a little on the splurge side. Consider this kyte sleep sack for soft bamboo material. And super cool solid colors it is available in.
- Made from bamboo organic material
- Great for taller babies
- Complains of it falling apart
Woolino 4 Season Baby sleep bag sack
We saved the best for last, the woolino sleep sack which has been making buzz in the market. It is made of 100% Australian merino wool liner and 100% organic cotton cover. Merino wool regulates body temperature and it can be used all year round.
This sleep sack is totally worth every single penny you will spend on it. It can be used from 2 months -24 months. Has double shoulder snaps and two way zipper to make dressing and diaper changes easy. Best of all it has under arms snaps to allow it to grow with your baby at the same time getting a proper fit.
This sleep bag is of high quality materials and makes a great hand me down if you get it for your first baby. It is a great addition to your collection of sleep sacks that will outlast most.
- Made from merino wool
- Self regulating
- Can be used up to 24 months
- Two way zipper
- Double shoulder snaps
- A little expensive
What to Consider when shopping for the Best Sleep Sack after Merlin
A sleep sack should be well fitting meaning it should not be loose fighting around the neck such that it can go over the baby’s face. Or loose around the arms such that the baby can slide into the sleep sack.
When shopping take note as different sleep sack brands have their own size charts. You have to check based on the weight and height range.Once your baby outgrows the current size make sure you size up.
You can choose to get one that will give you value for longer so long as they are adjustable to get a proper fit. For example Woolino which has a sleep sack suitable for 2-24 months.
Sleep sacks come in different materials such as wool, polyester and bamboo. It’s important to settle on one that is durable and easy to maintain. In addition to one suitable for the season to make sure your baby is warm enough or does not get cold.
Importantly, look out for the TOG of the sleep sack. If you are looking for a warm sleep sack for winter 2.5 TOG and a lighter one for summer about 1.0 TOG.
FAQs on Best Sleep Sack After Merlin
Is the Merlin Sleepsuit safe for rolling?
The merlin sleep suit is not safe for rolling and its advisable that as soon as your baby starts to roll you should transition out of it.
They are looking for more freedom as they sleep and because the suit is heavy they could roll over and find it hard to roll back which is definitely not safe for babies.
When to stop using the Merlin
You should stop using the merlin sleep suit as soon as your baby starts to roll over. This is because the suit is not safe for them at this point as they can roll over.
In that case you should use a sleep sack as it allows for more movement while keeping them warm.