How do I get my baby to sleep? This is one of the most commonly asked questions among new parents, and it makes sense, given that babies are born with their days and nights mixed up.
For many parents, attempting naps and bedtime can seem like a never-ending cycle of rocking, shushing and hoping for some kind of magic sleep solution.
And while that might not exist (yet), we have found some of the best products out there that can help baby fall asleep faster and for longer durations. Because when baby is sleeping, so are you!
The Snoo bassinet
Designed by expert pediatrician and sleep guru Dr. Harvey Karp, the Snoo bassinet gently rocks your baby to sleep while snuggled up in the built-in swaddle. Not only does it come with sensors that adjust the white noise and movement based on your baby's needs, there is also an app that allows you to adjust the settings directly from your phone.
While this item is a bit on the expensive side, there is now an option to rent for $3.50 a day, which is a total game changer!
Hatch Baby Rest sound machine + nightlight
The Hatch Baby Rest is a dual sound machine and nightlight that will grow with your family. Many parents use this product with their infants as a white-noise machine and then as a "time to rise" solution for toddlers.
The thing I love most about this product is that the light it gives off isn't too bright, and you can even select different color preferences; giving your toddler choices at bedtime.
The only thing worse than a sick baby is a baby who is sick and not sleeping well. The Crane humidifier helps take care of this by relieving congestion and helping your baby breathe better while sleeping.
Personally, I think the adorable design options alone are enough of a reason to purchase this product, and your child will love watching steam come out of the elephant's trunk!
Burt’s Bees baby organic cotton crib sheets
There dozens of print options to choose from and these organic sheets are *so* soft and smooth, even through multiple washes.
Nested Bean Zen Classic weighted sleep sack
Parents swear by this weighted sleep sack that still gives your baby that snug feeling when transitioning from the swaddle, helping your baby sleep longer stretches.
In comparison to other sleep sacks, the Nested Bean is super easy to get on and off, so you don't have to wake your baby in the process.
Marpac Rohm portable sound machine
With three soothing options, this is a perfect solution to help your baby settle when naps are on the go and during travel! I love how compact this noise machine is and that it can run all night with one charge.
Naturepedic organic crib mattress
In the first few months of life, babies can spend up to 17 hours a day sleeping, so choosing a mattress that is safe (read: no chemicals!) and comfortable is incredibly important.
Naturepedic uses allergen-friendly and waterproof materials with babies and children in mind, making them easy to clean and giving you peace of mind.
Hanna Andersson night night sleeper organic pajamas
You know what's going to help baby have their best sleep ever? Some quality, super soft pajamas. My go-to brand is and always will be Hanna Andersson because they last forever and they're made from organic pima cotton that is safe on baby's precious skin. I love the Night Night Sleeper because it has a zipper for quick diaper changes... and because there are matching options for the whole family!
Happiest Baby sleepea 5-second swaddle
There are baby swaddles and then there is Sleepea. Similar to the brand's swaddle that is built into the Snoo, the Sleepea is magic for multiple reasons. First, it's got mesh panels ensuring baby never overheats. Second, the zipper zips from the top or the bottom, so you can change the baby's diaper in the middle of the night without ever waking them. Third, it's hip safe. Fourth, the patterns are SO cute. And fifth, the interior swaddle wrap that keeps baby's ams down has a "quiet" velcro that won't wake baby if you need to readjust while they're asleep.
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