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Sleepless nights caring for baby come with the territory—all tiny babies go through periods of time that require around-the-clock care. But if your pediatrician says your baby is at the age and development stage capable of sleeping through the night and you’re still up constantly, these soothing products might help. Safety requirements for sleeping babies change often and methods like pillows, blankets, stuffed animals or in swings and chairs are now considered dangerous.
We’ve made sure to provide the most up-to-date safety standards for these nighttime tips.
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Dove Calming Nights Tip to Toe Soap
A bath before bed is one of many useful suggestions to help establish a nighttime routine that gets baby in the mood to rest and relax. Dove’s special nighttime formula baby soap has a soothing warm milk and chamomile scent to help your baby drift peacefully to sleep. This baby bedtime soap is made free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and dyes and helps your little one’s skin retain moisture. Dove also makes a Calming NIghts baby lotion to use after you get them squeaky clean.
Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer
You may not be able to do much to help a fussy baby who isn’t feeling well get to sleep, but this thermometer can help you check on them without waking them in the process. This Exergen temporal thermometer simple scans your baby’s head to read their temperature, has a silent mode and a soft-glow display that keep him from being disturbed while he finally rests.
Biotica800 Air Purifier
Indoor allergens like dust mites, pet dander and other irritants can cause babies to the same experience sniffling, sneezing and sore throats adults often get. This air purifier’s modern technology uses the 100 percent-organic power of probiotics to fight those irritants in your home. Babies who experience throat irritation or sneezing that keeps them up at night will rest easy with this small, subtle filterless air purifier set up in their sleeping space.
Posh Peanut Vintage Dino Swaddle Set
Swaddling tiny babies reminds them of how safe they felt in your tummy—or in your arms now. Wrapping little babies up keeps startle reflex in check, so a sudden jerk in the night doesn’t wake and scare them. This adorable swaddle set from Posh Peanut comes with a matching hat for your little babe to keep them cozy and warm while they rest and is made of soft, breathable material that keeps him comfortable. Keep in mind that once babies are able to roll over or remove their arms from the swaddle, you should put them to bed with no blankets.
The Zipadee-Zip is the perfect solution for parents of babies who have learned to unswaddle themselves but still need help preventing their babe from jolting awake thanks to the startle reflex. The Zipadee-Zip provides the comforting feeling of a swaddle for your growing baby, but allows rollers and crawlers a full range of motion. This comfy baby sleep product comes in five sizes and tons of adorable colors and patterns.
Serta Perfect Embrace Crib Mattress
This crib mattress has a polyester fiber core that’s comfortable, yet firm, to give your little one a restful night of sleep. If they have to leave your arms they might as well be in a super comfy crib, right? Parents will love the lightweight design that makes putting fresh sheets on easy, a waterproof cover that prevents stains and makes it quick and easy to clean during middle-of-the-night emergencies.
The Baby Shusher is an award-winning, soothing sound machine that helps baby fall asleep with a gentle “shush” recording. Shushing gets a natural calming response from babies, and this machine helps them fall asleep easier without making your voice go hoarse. The design is light and portable, has adjustable volume and 15- and 30-minute timers to help her get back to sleep on restless nights.
Little Moon Essentials Sleep Comes Easy Mist
Certain scents can help bring on the calm feelings required for good sleep. Essential oils like lavender, frankincense and chamomile aid with relaxation and join together in this all-natural Sleep Comes Easy mist from Little Moon Essentials. Spray this in baby’s room before bedtime for a gentle, subtle and natural fragrance that’s safe for little skin.
Honest Co. Overnight Baby Diapers
Newborns and young babies wake every few hours and are changed often, but older babies who are capable of sleeping for several hours at a time have to do so without a diaper change. Bulky, wet and uncomfortable dirty diapers can wake your little one up and interrupt their much-needed sleep, but these overnight diapers from Honest are designed specifically to make getting rest easy and come in sizes 3 to 6 for growing babes. The lightweight design doesn’t bother little ones as they toss and turn, and fast-absorbing material keeps them dry for up to 12 hours.
Cloud Island Plush Fitted Crib Sheet
Doctor’s recommendations to put baby to sleep in her crib with only a fitted sheet are so important—until one year of age, it’s still unsafe to sleep with anything that could potentially pose as a suffocation hazard. But it can also make parents feel like their littles aren’t as comfy and cozy as they could be. Getting a plush, soft chamois fitted crib sheet like this one from Cloud Island will help keep baby warm and snuggly without being an unnecessary risk. Oeko-Tex certification also ensures this crib sheet won’t expose your precious baby to harmful chemicals.