This is a footie or one piece baby suit like you've not seen before. Gone are the days of trying to figure out how to get which snap where on your baby's clothes. (This task gets increasingly difficult as the baby grows.) The Magnificent Baby company has found a way to use magnets to close this outfit up quickly and efficiently.
Washing and Wear on the Fabric
As you know, I'm really hard on my baby clothes, not only do I expect them to work as planned, but I need them to last. Washing this outfit was a breeze, though the company recommends closing the snaps up prior to washing and drying. The materials held up and didn't bleed. After multiple washes there was no sign of the magnets rusting through the material. (Yes, that has happened in other baby clothes, not from this manufacturer or line.) The one complaint I had about washing it, was more of a comment. The magnets ball up when washing and drying. Though they open quickly and without trouble. It just took awhile to get used to seeing.
Ease of Use
The magnets worked extremely well when dressing the baby, who was at the peak of squirmy when reviewing. Mom was able to get the baby dressed in a jiffy. Dad was intrigued by the magnets and had a go too, he also had no problems. Though the real winner here was grandma, who has arthritis. She was very thrilled at her ability to get the baby dressed with minimal fuss, making this a great grandma gift!
As the reviewing baby became more mobile, there were some issues with a few of the snaps coming undone as she crawling vigorously, but not with average play. The good news is that they sorted themselves out without need for intervention. This is merely just a note, should you see this yourself. Our reviewer was looking, so perhaps that's why she saw it.
Magnets in the News
Magnets and magnet safety are something that families may be hearing about in the news. Magnificent Baby provides and FAQ
on their website all about the magnets and other questions. The basics are that these are low powered magnets that do not contain lead. They will not disrupt pacemakers. Nor are they strong enough to catch fingers and toes. While I'm sure there is an enterprising sibling out there who could get through the layers of fabric to where the magnets are sewn in, it would take a bit of work, time and tools like scissors. So exercise caution when leaving toddler with sharp objects and anything, let alone this outfit. I bet you could probably sneak it past their attention.
Overall, I really liked this product. The bunching in the wash was a cosmetic issue that didn't cause problems. My only real complaint is the cost per item. This makes it something that you'll probably not have a lot of in your baby's closet.
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