Baby Merlin’s Magic Dream Sack is the newest product from Baby Merlin’s to transition from the Magic Sleepsuit or swaddle.
The wonderful team at Baby Merlin heard about how much my son loved the Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit and how it completely changed my son’s sleeping habits for the best (queue choirs of angels singing).
The new line of Dream Sacks wasn’t available when my son transitioned from the Magic Sleepsuit to a regular wearable blanket, but a few weeks ago he was ready to wear a ‘walker’ style sleepsack (with the little feet holes in them) and Baby Merlin sent us a free Dream Sack Walker to try.
This. Blanket. Is. Awesome!
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The number one reason why I love it so much is the double-layer snuggly fabric.
Most sleep sacks only have one layer of fabric, and I personally don’t find that warm enough, or snuggly enough for my little man.
When transitioning from the Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit to a regular wearable blanket, the biggest issue was the missing snuggliness factor.
Some of the options we tried were quilted and fleece sleep sacks. While they did provide the coziness, they were just too hot.
Eventually, we found these wearable blankets from IKEA that have a double layer, but they are limited in sizes and he was quickly outgrowing them.
I was dreading trying to find the next size blanket for him, so I was thrilled to receive the Baby Merlin’s Magic Dream Sack Walker. I kept my fingers crossed that it would be exactly what we were looking for.
There isn’t a single negative thing to say about Baby Merlin’s Dream Sack Walker. I love it. My son loves it.
We have been exclusively wearing the Dream Sack Walker for a month now, and he has slept through the night almost every night (the off nights were due to travel and sickness).
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Baby Merlin’s Dream Sack Features
It is a no-sleeve sleep sack with a double jersey cotton layer (side note: I don’t know where they get this fabric, but it is so buttery soft, I tell my husband that I wish I could wear one to sleep 😆).
The Dream Sack is closed on the bottom, but the Dream Sack Walker has two openings for your baby or toddler’s feet. This is great for babies once they start walking and standing. The foot holes allow for greater movement and flexibility.
Even though I rarely need to change a diaper in the middle of the night anymore (more choirs of angels singing), I do like that the Dream Sack has a double zipper to make it super easy to change in and out of.
My son is quite tall and about 25lb, but the Dream Sack Walker is VERY roomy for him, and there is still plenty of space to grow into.
The sleep sack itself is very long, which I love, because my son can tuck his feet into the sleep sack to be cozier and snuggled up, or stretch out his feet and legs and sprawl out. The versatility is great.
Ultimately I think their soft fabric and the double layer are what set the Magic Dream Sack apart from other wearable blankets on the market. They make a super snuggly product that isn’t too hot or too cold for my house. Something that is not easy to find.
I firmly believe that when my son is snuggly, cozy, and warm (but not hot!), he sleeps the best.
Snuggliness is a huge factor when buying a sleep sack. Baby Merlin’s Dream Sack Walker delivers!
Baby Merlin’s Magic Dream Sack FAQs
What is it made of?
The one I have is a double layer of jersey cotton. They also have a microfleece version with the same jersey cotton lining if you need something warmer.
What are the sizes?
Baby Merlin’s Dream Sack (No foot holes) | Small | 6-12 months | 16-24lb
Baby Merlin’s Dream Sack Walker (Foot holes) | Large | 12-18 months | 22-28lb
Is it expensive?
The Dream Sacks are within the price range (and sometimes less expensive) than other major brands.
Is it machine-washable?
Yes! It washes beautifully and can be put in the dryer as well. I actually think the fabric gets softer with each wash.
What do you wear underneath the Dream Sack?
During the day we keep our house at 72 degrees and my son’s room is usually between 73-75 upstairs.
During the day for his nap, he just wears the Dream Sack and a diaper and is perfectly comfortable.
At night, we keep the house at 68. My son’s room is usually around 70 degrees. At night we put him in a long-sleeve onesie with socks and the Dream Sack.
If the baby’s sleeping environment is really cold, you might want to consider a long-sleeve wearable blanket.