Naptime Products to Get to Sleep
Talk to any new parent, and the topic of sleep is bound to come up. Milestones like “sleeping through the night,” are big goals. Consistent bedtime and naptime routines are essential — good naps lead to better sleep at night. There are also plenty of great products to help baby sleep.
So, how do you get your nap game up to speed?
Babies don’t really develop a consistent nap schedule until about twelve weeks. That’s when the morning nap starts to take shape, and the rest of the daytime sleep follows.
At around six months, and when your nighttime sleep routine is established, you can use The Sleep Lady Shuffle for naps much the same way you did at night.
Finally, your toddler will transition from two naps to one between 15 and 18 months.
Naps are often the last piece of the puzzle and can take longer to develop. With some patience and consistency, and a few great sleep products, your child can become a champion napper.
What Are Some Naptime Products to Help Baby Sleep?
1. Love to Dream Swaddles
When your little one outgrows the Stage 1 Love to Dream Swaddle, the Love to Dream Swaddle UP 50/50 is designed to transition your baby from swaddled sleeping to arms-free sleeping. Parents know that swaddling their newborns is important. Babies between two to three months grow fast, and when they are able to roll over or show signs that their startle reflex has diminished, they are ready to be transitioned from swaddling to arms-free sleeping. The zip-off wings on the 50/50 will help with that smooth transition.
With the full enclosure the Zipadee-Zip provides, babies can pick up and put in their pacifier or play with a toy while wearing. It helps prevent the risk of hip dysplasia, keeps loose blankets out of the crib, and is also safe to be worn while a baby is buckled into a car seat or stroller.
3. Magic Merlin Sleepsuit
Imagine a crib mattress that your baby can breathe right through if they roll over in the middle of the night. That’s the secret to the peace of mind that thousands of parents have discovered with the Newton Crib Mattress. Because it’s so breathable it’s also more comfortable, so your baby (and you) will truly sleep like a baby.
5. The Gro Anywhere Blackout Blind
It’s never easy to get little ones to sleep if there’s light streaming through the window of their nursery. It may simply be the summer months, or you may be on vacation. Either way, the Gro Anywhere Blackout Blind provides a simple way to create a dark sleep environment that can work wonders.
6. Dohm Sound Machine by Marpac
White noise promotes relaxation prior to sleep by providing a constant, soothing sound for the brain to settle on. This helps quiet the mind and keeps you from focusing on disruptive sounds which interfere with the process of falling asleep. Perfect for the whole family.
8. Cloud B
9. Hatch Baby Rest Night Light
The Hatch Baby Rest Night Light grows with your baby, from late-night nursing, to a toddler wake-up alarm, and everything in between.
10. Evoz Vision Baby Monitor
The Evoz parenting app will help you figure out your baby’s sleep patterns and give you tailored advice on getting into a flexible routine.
Once you’re set up with a calm and comforting sleep environment, your baby can get that much-needed daytime rest.