I know how weird this is going to sound, but I am so passionate about the topic of baby sleep. I can't help it. It has just been such a huge blessing to me as a mom. I want others to experience that blessing, as well.
We all know that every baby is different and different things work for different people. But today, I want to share with you the FIVE baby sleep products that BOTH of my kiddos have loved. These 5 things have really helped both of my littles to learn to love to sleep. Click the picture to go directly to the product.
This goes number one on my list for a reason. If you don't buy anything else to help your children sleep, buy this. This is great for all ages (even adults)! Not only do noisemakers help newborns adjust to life outside of their mother's womb, noisemakers also help block out noise that might disturb older babies, toddlers, and preschoolers while they sleep. I have found that by only using the noisemaker while sleeping helps teach my kids that if the white noise is playing then it is time to sleep. This is my favorite noisemaker.
I also think a sleep sack is very important. First, it helps you know that your child is warm without the risk of a blanket in the bed. Second, it helps those older babies not able to move around quite as much. And, third, it is just another tool to use to signal bedtime. My eight month old's eyes start getting heavy the second I turn on the noisemaker and zip him into his sleep sack.
***If you have a newborn, I suggest using the Miracle Blanket swaddle, and I absolutely loved the Magic Merlin's Sleep Suit from three to 6 months. At 6 months (or whenever baby starts to roll in the Magic Merlin's Sleep Suit), I like to start using a regular sleep sack...I prefer the Halo Sleep Sack***
I know that some people are just completely against pacifiers, and that is OK. BUT, I am not against them...I am very much FOR pacifiers. Both of my kiddos have loved the Wubanub. Any pacifier you want to use is fine. I like to offer multiple wubanubs in the crib. That way if the baby rolls to the other end of the crib while sleeping, they have a better chance of finding a wubanub when they wake in between sleep cycles. I also offer opportunities to practice independently placing the paci/wubanub in their mouth. It is a glorious day when they place that paci in themselves for the first time!!
When my first was a baby, a friend from church shared this tip with me...it literally changed everything. Not only do we use night time diapers every single night, but we use one size up from what they normally wear. So if your baby wears a size 3 diaper during the day, put them in a size 4 night time diaper. We only ever use Pampers Baby Dry or Target brand Night time.
Lastly, I really notice a difference when my kiddos are in really comfy PJ's. My personal favorite are the Cloud Island Brand from Target, but they don't have 12 month in the footie pj's, so I like the Carter's ZIP UP sleep and play sets also. We're really loving the footless ones in this summer heat!
And that's a wrap! Those are my top 5, can't live without baby sleep products. Comment with questions! And, as always, follow on Instagram for daily tips!
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