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Sleeping List!

Updated: Dec 22, 2021

If you ask any new parents what makes them the most nervous about their new arrival, an unsurprisingly common answer is getting enough sleep. Adequate sleep is crucial for our physical and mental health. A lack of sleep can take a toll on the body as well as negatively affect your mood, exasperate depressive symptoms, and leave you prone to accidents. To make sure you get to rest, we have put together a checklist to assist your little one in getting a good night’s sleep.

Sleepy Time Supplies List


1. Bassinet/Crib/Co-sleeper

You have a plethora of options when it comes to where your baby sleeps. Research and check safety standards for each item so you are completely comfortable with your decision. Bassinets are good for 0-to-3 month-old babies since the tighter space is a smooth transition from a small womb into the big world. Make sure to grab one with wheels for effortless transporting. If you want to co-sleep with the baby in your bed, then a co-sleeper is a great choice to help alleviate the fear of rolling over your baby while you sleep. Since you will eventually have to buy a crib as your baby gets older, many parents prefer to have it right from the very first day.

While there are plenty of adorable crib sets available, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns against having any additional items or loose bedding in the crib as it poses a risk of suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).



CRIB


Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib on amazon-$246.67

CO-SLEEPER


Munchkin Brica Fold N' Go Travel Bassinet on amazon-$44.99

 

2. Crib mattress

While a crib mattress is primarily there for your baby’s comfort, it is crucial to have a sturdy surface that doesn’t indent when you place your baby on it. A stiff surface ensures that if your baby were to roll over during the night, they would still have enough separation from the mattress so they do not suffocate.


Dream On Me Twilight 5” 80 Coil Inner Spring Crib and Toddler Mattress on amazon-$42.63

 

3. Crib sheet

A tight-fitting sheet will keep your baby comfortable and protect your mattress from accidents while not exposing them to additional risks.


Yoofoss Fitted Crib Sheet Set on amazon-$13.99

 

4. A night light projector

A night light provides just enough light for you to safely navigate the room for midnight changes without keeping your baby up all night. There are several options with white noise, projector, lullybuy music, etc. They can certainly help little ones doze off or calm down quickly.