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Father Turns Baby Into Astronaut with Amazing Onesie

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Ben Brucker has become the envy of every parent who has a newborn. With a few alterations, Brucker managed to turn the onesie of his four-month old baby, Maya, into a spacesuit fit for any infant considering a career as an astronaut.

When Maya started having trouble sleeping, it became a big problem for Brucker and his wife, Emily, who started to become sleep deprived themselves as a result. To help alleviate the problem, the couple bought Maya a Magic SleepSuit, a rather thick onesie that supposedly makes infants more comfortable and helps them sleep.

“It’s extraordinarily puffy and funny looking, and it already looked pretty ridiculous,” Brucker explains. “Emily and I referred to it as her spacesuit. When she’d go down for a nap, we’d tell her she’s going to the moon.”

That little joke gave Brucker, a graphic designer, a great idea: turn the SleepSuit into a spacesuit; at least then it would make sense for the outfit to be so big and puffy.

Brucker bought a couple of NASA patches online, as well as an American flag patch. When his mother came for a visit to see her new granddaughter, Brucker had her sew the patches onto the outfit, knowing he could never do it himself.

The result is the picture you see here:

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As you can see from the photo, baby Maya couldn’t be more happy to be wearing it. The spacesuit elicited a similar response when Brucker posted a photo of the experimental outfit online.

But as happy as Maya is to be wearing her spacesuit, Brucker says he put the outfit together for his wife. “She’s been a bit stressed, and we are extremely sleep deprived, so I did this entirely to make her laugh,” he explains. “I wanted to turn something that was stressing us out into something that makes us smile.”

Based on the video below that Brucker posted online, mission accomplished.

The jury is still out on whether the re-designed onesie will help Maya sleep better, or steer her towards a career as an astronaut. But even if it turns out to be a “no” on both counts, Brucker considers his project a success.

“Taking care of a 4-month-old is difficult and hectic, especially when you’re not getting any sleep,” he says. “But you gotta try to have fun in any way you can. As they say, blink and you’ll miss it.”

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