Disclosure: I was sent the following product at no cost to myself, for review purposes. All opinions are honest and are my own.
I have to say it now. I can’t even go into this review without telling you how much I love this sleep sack. I’m not one to get sentimental over something like a sleep sack, but I LOVE THIS SLEEP SACK!
Ahem! Now that I’ve got that out of my system, let me tell you just why the Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sack is so amazing. First of all, I’m going to let you know right off the bat that this sleep sack retails for $129.99 (but I’ve always seen it on sale for $99.99). And, frugal though I am, I am perfectly okay with the price.
Here is why I don’t mind the price:
- Quality: The Merino Kids Sleep Sack feels like a high quality baby gear item. The organic combed cotton outer layer is luxuriously soft! It is also quite thick. The inside of the sleep sack is lined with Superfine Merino wool. The combination of the two make for a comfy, soft, temperature regulating wearable blanket for baby. The stitching, snaps, and zipper are all top quality as well. You know the phrase, “They don’t make them like they used to.” Well, when I opened the Merino Kids sleep sack for the first time, I consciously thought, “Wow, this is like old school good quality!”
- Longevity: While this sleep sack does cost 3-4 times what you’d pay for other brands of sleep sacks, this sleep sack will take your child through 2 years! Yes, you heard correctly. 2 years! With other sleep sacks you’ll need to buy 4 different sleep sacks to get you through the 2 years.
- Wool: Wool is super cool because it is temperature regulating. But here is something you might not know about wool: Wool does not retain odors! Why is this important? I don’t know about your kids, but my little babies often like to greet me in the morning with a dirty diaper. STINKY! Normally, I’d have to wash a sleep sack to get the odor out, but because of its wool lining, I simply turn the Merino Kids sleep sack inside out and by bedtime it is perfectly fresh again!
- Versatility: The Merino Kids sleep sack is sewn with a seat belt opening in the front and back of the sleep sack allowing you to transfer your sleeping baby from car seat, stroller, or crib.
There are just two drawbacks to the Merino Kids sleep sacks that I’ve noticed:
- Because the sleep sack is lined with wool it requires a wool friendly wash like Woolite. If you tend to have a wool wash on hand this won’t be a drawback for you.
- My son gets frustrated trying to crawl in his sleep sack (he’s an active guy and moves around a lot in his crib before finally succumbing to sleep). This however is not a drawback that is specific to Merino Kids, but is fairly universal to all brands. It is simply due to the nature of sleep sacks.
You can purchase Merino Kids sleep sacks at BabySleepBags.com.