5 Tech Devices to Help Your Baby Sleep
Sleep, precious sleep. It’s something we get far less of once baby arrives. Fortunately, babies are cute and cause us to produce oxytocin when we snuggle them, which is probably the only reason we still like them 9 months of sleepless nights into their lives. Another bonus for parents like me is that technology is advancing and finding ways to help lull our babes to sleep. Here are a few tech must-haves for new parents to help a baby sleep:
For some babies it’s movement, for some babies it’s sound. If your baby loves the sound of you shushing, the Baby Shusher will be a great relief to you. The adjustable volume fills your nursery with 15-minute or 30-minute cycles of shushing that keeps you from passing out due to a lack of oxygen to your brain.
The babies out there that love being rocked can relax in an adorable and cozy full-sized swing. With six different speed settings and the option to change the swinging motion from front-back to side-to-side, baby can rock anyway he wants. There’s a sound machine, mirrors and toys, a 5-point safety harness and more so even when the wee one isn’t sleeping, he can be safe and entertained. The best part is that it can run on either batteries or an AC adaptor which means no hand cranking! Buy it using coupon codes at Walmart.
Voted for moms by moms on the popular parenting website, BabyCenter.com, the Motorola MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor stood head and shoulders above the rest. Moms were impressed with the crystal clear video that showed their babies so clearly on the screen, they could actually see the baby breathing. Buy it at Target online.
The first time my oldest child slept longer than 4 hours, I woke up panicked that something had happened. This monitor would have been especially powerful for me as a first time mom. I would have been able to get instant peace of mind without getting out of bed and getting right back to sleep. That’s the dream!
While it looks a bit like a whoopie cushion, the Munchkin Lulla-Vibe Vibrating Mattress Pad is a small miracle. It’s a battery-powered, cord-free vibrating pad that slides neatly beneath the crib mattress and gently vibrates baby to sleep. It adjusts to two different speeds so it won’t be too aggressive for babies, and last for 30 minutes and gradually fades off to keep baby asleep. It must be great because it was the Silver Winner for the 2015 National Parenting Publication Awards.
This specially designed bulb tricks your sweet little one’s internal clock into thinking it’s dark and helps them sleep while allowing you to see clearly while caring for them. Never again turn on a bright light to change a diaper or dream feed your baby. Buy it on Amazon, or compare prices using the Favado tool.
Babies love sleeping. Unfortunately, it’s usually it short spurts and only while you’re holding them. That makes it hard for you to do anything like clean your house, clean yourself or sleep in your own bed. Before you get too desperate (or maybe you already are), pick up some of these gadgets and try to get some Zzzzz’s!