I’m only slightly kidding.
Sleep isn’t a luxury, remember?
Consider this my go-to registry of recommended sleep aids and tools to make your newly established sleep routines easier to maintain. While on their own, they’re not miracle workers and they’re not total necessities, but in my experience, they’ve certainly made the process a bit easier.
Now that’s a luxury.
Burt’s Bees Sleep Sack
The perfect sleep sack for your dreaming baby! This sleep sack, made with organic cotton, allows your baby to roll and access their hands to their little heart’s content.
Burt’s Bees Swaddle
So soft, so beautiful and, best of all, so affordable. Perfect for creating a womb-like environment for your newborn.
Zipadee-Zip Sleep Sack
A great option for the baby who startles awake.
Hatch Baby Rest Night Light
This gorgeous night light, sound machine and time-to-rise combo is perfect for your baby’s full night sleep. It’s super easy to program with the Hatch BabyTM app.
My hands-down favorite sound machine. It offers brown noise, which is deeper and more soothing than white noise. You control it from an app on your phone so you can turn up the volume when the dog starts barking. And, there are no cords which makes it easy to travel with. Plus, it was created by musicians, so the sound quality is superb.
OK to Wake Alarm Clock
I love this affordable, easy-to-use clock — and it comes with cute face plates for customization. It is the most popular toddler clock because it works!
Kids Sleep Classic Alarm Clock
I use this clock for children under 3 years old because it is easier for them to understand. They follow the bunny’s lead. If the bunny is awake, they can be awake too!
Don’t want to mess with covering windows while on the road? This travel pack-and-play “tent” creates a little cave for your baby to sleep in. Best of all is that you can still binge on Netflix after your babe falls asleep.
Home Blackout EZ Window Covers
If you child is an early riser or short napper, I highly recommend covering the windows in the room. It makes a HUGE difference. These window covers are affordable, easy to install and very effective. I have used them in my own kiddos rooms for years!
Travel Blackout Blind
It is hard enough for kiddos to sleep in the new environment while traveling. It makes it even harder if the room is bright. These travel blinds are quick and easy to hang so that you can better replicate your child’s home environment.