Running from the Law: Merino Kids Sleep Sack

Monday, December 8, 2014

Merino Kids Sleep Sack

Anyone else a big fan of sleep sacks?  We're kind of obsessed with them at our house.  Mac wore a sleep sack to bed every single night of his life until he turned two and insisted on his own pillows and blankets in bed.  Most parents will tell you that they like sleep sacks because they keep their children warm and cozy in bed, without the extra bulk or hazard of a blanket.  And while all that's true, I will tell you that I love sleep sacks because they prevent your child from climbing out of their crib or running away from you as you try to put them to bed.  Yep, my friends, do not underestimate the power of the sleep sack. 
Mac is no longer wearing a sleep sack to bed, so a little someone I know has inherited all his hand-me-downs.  However, with all the wear and tear that he put them through, they honestly didn't stand up as well as I would have hoped.  Most of the ones we have are fleece and they are getting pretty thin in places and a few have broken zippers or holes in the seams.  
About a year ago I saw another blogger's kid wearing one of these Merino sleep sacks I was really intrigued. I can't even remember who it was (the bad part about reading hundreds of blogs), but I do remember her saying that she was sick of throwing away sleep sacks because they all fell apart after being washed hundreds of times so she splurged and bought this one, which has lasted her kids years.  YEARS!  That kinda blew me away.  I immediately looked into it, but when I saw the price tag ($120), I decided to stick with the cheaper ones.
However, that was stupid.  When Mim was born I pulled out all the sleep sacks that we used for Mac and realized that I'd spent well over that amount on inferior sleep sacks that were all falling apart, meaning we were going to have to buy all news ones for her.  And even the cheap(er) ones add up - they're $20-30 each and we need at least one in 5 different sizes (NB, S, M, L, XL).  That's not as "cheap" as I thought.  So, when I was asked to review one of those "fancy" sleep sacks from Merino Kids (one that would fit a newborn all the way up to a 2 year-old), I was SO excited!  
You guys, this is a NICE sleep sack.  I'm not kidding when I say that this is the most expensive and luxurious clothing item this tiny beautiful baby owns.  And she loves it...can't you tell by the look on her face?  But really, it's nice.  The fabric is very soft, but thick and sturdy.  It's a superfine layer of Merino wool and an outer layer of soft cotton, so it keep the baby warm without being bulky.  It's 100% natural, itch-free and allergy-safe.  
The sleep sack is long, which gives the baby plenty of room to grow into.  Even a long baby like Mac would have fit into this.  The sack has two buttons on the shoulder, which open up wide enough for you to get the baby into and out of without having to go over their head.  The bottom has a durable zipper that zips the entire length of the bottom and all the way around the side, up to the armpit.  This makes diaper changes in the sleep sack really easy, as the whole thing opens up.  
The top is snug fitting, with additional snaps on the sides to make the arm-holes smaller, which means that the sack won't ride up on smaller babies or allow them to wrangle their way out of it.  All the snaps are really sturdy and aren't the type of snaps that pop open with a little pressure.  Your kid's not getting out of this one. 
We haven't used this feature yet, but there's also a slot in the sack for a buckle to go through so it can be worn while in a car seat or stroller.  This would be great for traveling at night, so you don't have wake the baby to change her in or out of her sack before going in the car seat.  
Mim is still swaddled at night, but has been wearing this sack for naps.  It's never ridden up on her and so far she's been unable to wiggle her way out of it or unsnap it.  She's worn pajamas (both fleece and cotton) as well as a long sleeve onesie under the sack and she hasn't gotten cold or cried because she was too warm.  Merino also makes swaddlers, which I wish I knew about a few months ago.  And they make this same sleep sack for TODDLERS (age 2-4)!!  I'm seriously considering getting one for Mac and ditching all the blankets in his crib that never stay on him.  I wish they made adult ones, because this would be so comfy to wrap up in on the couch while watching movies. 
So yeah, we're big fans.  I'm kicking myself that I didn't get this sooner.  It's great fabric, durable, well-made and thoughtfully designed. Really, the only "con" to this product is the price tag.  But really, when you think about it how much use you're getting out of it (everyday) and how long it will fit your child (2 years), it's well worth it.  You have to look at it as an investment that will end up saving you money in the long run (especially if you have more than 1 kid). 
So, because I love you and love sharing great deals on products that I know you will love, here's your opportunity to get a $20 discount on one of these awesome sleep sacks! Just in time for Christmas!

Merino's new sacks have a super cute dot pattern and come in four different colors.  See all the baby colors HERE and the toddler colors HERE.  From now until December 31, use the private code: DOTS20 when you order to get $20 off one of these amazing sacks.  And, for any purchase over $100, use the code BBSETFREE to get a free Cocooi beanie and bootie set (HERE).  The free item requires you add the free item to your cart, in order to get the discount.  

Who else loves sleep sacks?
Do you use them for warmth or for entrapment (kidding...kinda)?
Which brands do you use?

* I was provided a Merino Kids Sleep Sack free of charge for purposes of this review.  All opinions expressed are mine.  Happy baby smiles provided courtesy of Mim. 


  1. What an adorable model you have there! :) I purchased 2 sleep sacks for Luke thinking the sizw 0-6 months would last him quite a while......HA! My long legged son proved me wrong there and he can no longer wear his sleep sacks. These Merino Kids sleep sacks look so warm and cozy. Do they make them for adult sizes?!??!! LOL! :)

  2. we have this one too and carson has worn it for over a year now...still has no signs of wear and tear and i would highly recommend this to everyone i know!!! such a good product and keeps our babies comfy and warm too!

  3. What a cutie!! I love this sleep sack; I've heard such great things that I may have to invest in one. :)

  4. I've heard of this brand, but never knew much about it. We love sleep sacks over here too, and my daughter still wears them (she just turned 2). I love knowing that she'll stay warm, plus they're a great night-time cue and she knows it's time for bed. So far ours have held up ok, but I'll definitely keep this one in mind!

  5. I miss the sleep sack days! We loved those things! They were so adorable and cozy and the piece of mind about them being safe was priceless.

  6. I have a 7 month old and she sleeps in a merlins magic sleep suit (LOVE it) but she is growing and I need to transition her out of it into a sleep sack. I was looking at the fleece ones but I will definitely look into this for sure :) You can read about it here: Rock The Baby Bump"

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