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Friday, April 3, 2015

Leighton's Nighttime Routine + Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit Giveaway!!

Nighttime Routine
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I recently shared Leighton's bath and bedtime routine here on Instagram, but I thought it deserved a full post here on the blog.  We started this routine when Leighton was 12 weeks old.  I finally got up the courage to put her in her crib that night instead of her rockaRoo.  She had been sleeping in her own room since she was less than a month old, but she still hadn’t slept in her crib.  After a few sleepless nights, I figured I might as well try to transition her to her crib (since I wasn’t getting any sleep anyways!)  It took just a few rough nights of getting up approximately every half hour when she would cry, but after that, it was SO much better.  I owe part of that success to Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit.  Leighton never liked to be swaddled, so I didn’t try that in the crib in anyway, but I noticed that she kept startling herself with her legs and arms and waking herself up constantly through the night. 



I was skeptical; Shane was skeptical; we all were, but I am so happy we bought the sleepsuit and decided to try it out.  She loved the sleepsuit, and it honestly was like magic.  She is 5.5 months old, and we now have her in the size large cotton sleepsuit.  I don’t know what I’m going to do when she outgrows it because right now I can’t imagine living without it!  Her room is the coldest in the house, so it has also been perfect to keep her warm at night.

Each night we start getting ready for bath time at 7:30pm.  She loves to have Sophie (Sadie in our house) to chew on while she’s taking her bath.  We have a few different brands of bath wash, shampoo and lotion we like to use, but Tubby Todd, Wash with Water, Earth MamaAngel Baby and Aveeno are our favorites. 
We usually finish up bath time about 5 or 10 minutes until 8:00.  Then we go ahead and dress her for bed in a onesie, socks and her magic sleepsuit.  I am usually the one who feeds Leighton, so I put a soft blanket over her if it’s cold and use the boppy pillow.  If I’m out of town, and Shane does have to feed her, Dr. Browns bottles are the only ones Leighton likes.  She usually finishes eating at 8:30pm, and we lie her down in her crib then.  We don’t rock her to sleep.  She is usually awake but drowsy and tired when we lie her down.  Then we cut on her soundmachine and say goodnight.  She has gotten to where she loves her crib now and can much more easily soothe herself to sleep, and I definitely think the sleepsuit helps her with this too.  When she gets a little older, we also plan to read her a book before bedtime.  What's your nighttime routine look like?  Any tips or recommendations??  
P.S. Make sure you enter today's giveaway for a Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit!  

60 comments:

  1. I have a three-month-old son and we are currently in the transition out of the swaddle phase. I would love a cotton magic suit in a neutral color! Thanks for the post as I always appreciate hearing what other moms do to get their babies to sleep.

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  3. Would love this in neutral or light pink!

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  4. This would be perfect for my 5 month old son! If we won, I'd chose the blue suit!

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  5. Would love a pink one for my almost 3-month old little girl!

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  6. Would love the yellow for my two month old!

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  7. Probably the blue, whether we have a boy or a girl!

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  8. I would love pink for my little girl due in July. I have heard this is a magic sleeping tool!

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  9. I would love the cream cotton sleep suit for my baby boy!

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  10. Definitely blue! I've heard such good things about this sleep suit!

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  11. I'd choose the Pink Microfeece one. So cute!

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  12. I would love the blue. I have twins & they are 3 months old. The boy hates the crib & need something to transition to the crib. I'm really hoping I can win & try this out! Thanks!

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  13. I would choose the pink.
    Sandy D.

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  15. Would love to try it in blue!

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  16. i would choose blue for my baby boy!

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  17. I would have to go with the Pink Cotton! Love this♡

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  18. I'd choose pink for my baby girl!

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  19. I would love the pink cotton!

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  20. I don't need to win this giveaway (no babies in my future!) but I just wanted to say that you are such a great mama, I hope to use some of your practices when me and my fiance' do have kids in the future :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  21. I would get the yellow or cream in cotton. These are great for baby's because you can't keep them covered while they sleep.

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  22. I would get it in blue cotton!

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  23. I think I'd pick it in yellow cotton!

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  24. I've been hearing and seeing a lot about this Magic Sleep Suit -- all good reviews! I would get the cream cotton sleep suit for my 6-week-old daughter. :)

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  25. We're heading into the 4 month sleep regression and would love to try the magic sleep suit!

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  26. Pink cotton is perfect for summer!

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  27. I'm thinking pink!

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  28. I love the yellow one! I'm only 20 weeks pregnant at the moment and the sleepless nights ahead are my biggest source of concern. Anything that will help get any bit of sleep is a miracle product in my book.

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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  29. Make it pink for my little lady!

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  30. I would love to have the blue cotton magic sleep suit for my little one

    Thank You for the great giveaway

    Fiona N

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  31. we're not sure if the little bean is going to be a boy or girl, so i choose the yellow!

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  32. I would like the pink one for my niece

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  33. I love the yellow color, very cute!

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  34. Pink! We are having a girl this summer!

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  35. I'd go with Blue Cotton for summer!

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  36. I would pick the pink fleece!

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  37. I would pick the pink! My daughter is about a week younger than Leighton and I am hoping something like this might help her sleep through the night.

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  38. Cream cotton - perfect for summer!

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  39. I would love to have the yellow fleece for baby coming in November!

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  40. I would definitely choose pink for my 5-month-old who decided to go on a sleep strike shortly after turning 4-months!

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  41. I would love to have pink. Thank you for the chance.

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