While teaching your child healthy, independent sleep skills is the only way to get your child sleeping well, there are a few things that you’ll need for their nursery or bedroom to create an ideal sleep environment.
An arms free sleep sack is a safe way to blanket your baby from around the age of 3 months to the time he or she is ready to transition to the toddler bed.Many parents don’t feel comfortable with adding a transitional object, such as a lovie or blanket, to their child’s crib until their baby is older. But transitional objects can be a great tool for self-soothing. What I love about the Bitta Kidda sleep sack is that it has two perfectly positioned little lovies attached to the front of it so that there’s no loose blankets in the crib. Your baby can find these easily in the middle of the night while transitioning from one sleep cycle to the next. And that is what helps them consolidate sleep! Less fragmented sleep helps your baby feel more rested.
Check out my blog post discussing why your baby should be sleeping in a sleep sack.
White Noise Machine
Why I recommend the Letrofan Kinder White Noise Machine
Environmental noises are a fact of life that you can’t do much about. But there is something you can do about your baby’s ability to sleep through the noise. In my experience, white noise machines can be a lifesaver when it comes to helping babies fall asleep, and stay asleep.
There are lots of options out there, but I like to use the Letrofan Kinder machines. This is a small, simple-to-use device that plugs into the wall and you can control from your phone. It creates sound that blocks out a lot of these day-to-day noises that can startle and wake a child. The sound it makes is similar to rushing air, which can be soothing to a baby.
Blackout Window Covers
Why I recommend Blackout EZ Window Covers?
Children (and adults for that matter) sleep better when their room is dark, so I always recommend making the room as dark as possible.
What I love about the Blackout EZ Window Covers is that they block out ALL the outside light and in my experience just work better than blackout curtains or blinds (I even have them in my own room!). They are also easy to get on and off your windows so you can even bring them with you while traveling.