There are so many sleep products out there, how is a parent to know which ones will live up to the hype?! We have you covered with the 10 best baby sleep products on the market. The following list was put together by our team of sleep consultants according to what works for their clients and their own kids!
The Best Baby Sleep Products: Sleep Sacks and Swaddles
We love Kyte Baby sleep bags because they are some of the softest on the market! Made from ultra soft bamboo, they are not only extremely soft and comfy for babies, but the material is also breathable and keeps baby cool in warm weather. We particularly love their sleep bag swaddler which functions as both a swaddle and a sleep bag, so you only have to buy one! The attached swaddle wrap features a Velcro closure for a secure and adjustable fit, and is fully removable once swaddling is no longer recommended. Use this link for 10% off your purchase!
The Love to Dream Swaddle Up is great for babies who like to be swaddled with their arms up. It also keeps them from breaking out of their swaddle, something that may happen with blanket and velcro swaddles. The Love to Dream swaddles are made of quality stretchy and breathable cotton fabric with zip off wings that remove easily so that you can quickly zip off the shoulder wings to allow one or both of your baby’s arms to be free. Another great thing about the Love to Dream is that once your baby is ready to be completely arms free, you can continue to use the swaddle with arms out as long as it fits.
We love Sleeping Baby’s ZipadeeZip breathable plush and gentle stretch fabric in the star-fish design allows a baby to move around freely while still providing the enclosed, cozy sensation babies enjoy so much in the swaddle and the womb. Their sleep sacks are great for babies who love to have their arms up when they sleep, or for babies in transition from the swaddle to an arms out sleep sack. For babies with sensitive skin, it also helps keep them from scratching their little faces. It is still safe for sleeping once your baby is rolling over, unlike arms down traditional swaddles. Enter code SLEEPERTEACHERS15 for 15% off your purchase of $20 or more.
The Best Baby Sleep Products: Nursery and Bedroom Items
At Sleeper Teachers, we adore the Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, Night Light and Time-to-Rise all-in-one sleep machine. It includes a sound machine, a night light, and an OK-to-Wake light that indicates when it’s time to wake up. Not only does the sound machine drown out any noises that may wake up your little one, but the 10 different light settings make lighting your nursery or kid’s bedroom very convenient. The Hatch Rest+ also features an audio monitor and is programmable from your smartphone which makes using it a breeze. Our favorite feature for both the Rest and Rest+ is the OK-to-Wake light function which we encourage parents to use with kids 2 years old and up. You can program the light to turn to a certain color to indicate to your child that it’s morning time! Choose their favorite color, and make sure they learn to stay in their beds until their light turns color. It’s also useful to establish quiet time and naptime boundaries for toddlers and preschool age kids.
Do you feel like no matter how dark your curtains are or how much you tuck them into the sides of the window you still can never get your child’s room dark enough? This is where Blackout EZ Window covers come in. We love them because not only are they customizable in size, but they velcro down so that no light whatsoever is able to get through and disturb our little ones’ sleep.
We value products that contribute to our children’s growth and development, and TeePee Joy is a company we can get behind. Their made-to-order play teepees function as a special place for reading, cuddling, adventuring, napping, and imagining! Head over to this link and use the code SLEEPERTEACHERS12 for 12% off of your purchase.
Are you tired of making your toddler or school aged kids’ bed every day? We love Beddys, an entire bedding set, from fitted sheet to quilt, in one piece, held together with dual zippers that turn making the bed into a breeze. Kids and even toddlers can literally make the bed in a moment, without fighting, without crawling all over and around the bed, and without any frustration. And as a bonus, it keeps your little one snug in their bed at night since it closes like a sleeping bag. It’s an especially great option for kids with bedtime anxiety! Use this link for $50 off your first purchase.
The Best Baby Sleep Products: Sleep On-the-Go
Many parents ask us for our recommended white noise machines, and our favorite on-the-go sound machine is the Yogasleep Rohm Portable White Noise Machine for Travel. Clip it to your stroller, carseat, or a backpack. Although it is compact and portable, don’t mistake it’s small size for its effectiveness. It maintains its robust and soothing sound, effectively drowning out noises so your little one can sleep on the go.
The Slumber Pod is a must-have for families who travel often. It is a baby or toddler sleep pod that goes over your pack n play and helps infants, toddlers get some much-needed sleep when sharing a room with an adult. It’s like a room within a room! With the Slumber Pod and a sound machine, your little one will be able to sleep like a champ while traveling, even when room-sharing! Head over to the Slumber Pod website (USA) or this one (Canada) for an automatically included $20 discount on behalf of the Sleeper Teachers!
Last but not least on our list are our Sleeper Teachers educational sleep guides!
If you or someone you know is expecting a baby or has a little one under 12 weeks old, our Foundations for Newborn Sleep Guide is a great resource. In the guide we cover newborn sleep in the first 12 weeks of life: what to expect, safe sleep and sleep products, day and night confusion, how to prevent sleep prop dependency, lengthening night sleep, room sharing, swaddles, the dreaded 4 month sleep regression, and proactive sleep skill building. By putting into practice the information in this guide, the whole family will sleep better earlier and babies will be set up with good sleep habits for life.
For parents struggling with specific sleep issues, our guides that cover getting rid of early morning wakes, toddler and preschool age sleep issues, and the crib to big kid bed transition guides are all informative and actionable resources as well.