Baby Merlin’s Magic Dream Sack Review: Transitioning From Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit

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 Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit and how it completely changed my son’s sleeping habits for the better (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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Baby Merlin’s Magic Dream Sack Review

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The number one reason I love it is the double-layer snuggly fabric.

Most sleep sacks only have one layer of fabric, and I don’t find that warm enough or snuggly enough for my little man.

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 are limited in size, and he was quickly outgrowing them.

I dreaded trying to find his next-size blanket, so I was thrilled to receive the Baby Merlin’s Magic Dream Sack Walker.

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).

There isn’t a single negative thing to say about Baby Merlin’s Dream Sack Walker. I love it. My son loves it.

UPDATE: It’s now two years later, and my second son has just transitioned to the Dream Sack Walker. It held up all of this time, and he loves it as much as my first!

Can't Say Enough Good Things!

Baby Merlin’s Dream Sack Features

  • No-sleeve sleep sack (see sleepsacks with sleeves)
  • 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 I wish I could wear one to sleep ?).
  • 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.
  • It has a double zipper to make it super easy to change in and out of.

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, he wears the Dream Sack and a diaper for his nap and is perfectly comfortable.

At night, we keep the house at 68. My son’s room is usually around 70 degrees. We put him in a long-sleeve onesie with socks and the Dream Sack.

My son is quite tall and about 25lb, but the Dream Sack Walker is VERY roomy, and there is still plenty of space to grow into.

The sleep sack is very long, which I love because my son can tuck his feet into the 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 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 cold for my house. Something that is not easy to find.

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