Sleep is a hot topic for parents from the minute that baby is born. Preparing baby’s sleep environment can help ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep.
Some of our favorites for baby’s nursery include:
Monitors are more for mom and dad’s peace of mind than they are for baby. Make sure your monitor is digital to avoid interference (especially in urban environments). We love this one since it connects to the internet, allowing you to make sure baby is safe even at times they are home with a caregiver.
These luxury swaddles are from a Chicago-based, mom-run company. They are piped on the outside and extra soft, making it easy to use them for swaddling and just about anything else!
$44 for two
It is imperative for baby’s room to be dark for bedtime and naptime. These temporary shades will make this happen and help baby to get on a good sleep routine in a dark room.
$10 and up
If there is ONE place to go organic, it is with baby’s crib mattress. Your baby will spend so much time in their crib during their first year, having them sleep on a mattress that is non-toxic and safe is more important than the actual crib itself. This particular mattress is extra firm on one side for when baby is first born and then flips over for a more comfortable surface after the baby is about 1.
Karp is known for his Happiest Baby and Toddler books, and his sleep book is an essential guide for parents. This is one to read BEFORE baby arrives so that you are prepared and not in a pinch when you need these tips most!
This bassinet makes rooming with baby a cinch. It swivels into bed with you,
allowing easy access to the baby for nighttime feeds. Baby is close, but in their own bed, allowing mom and dad to get some sleep, too (hopefully!).