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Must Haves for Newborn + Toddler Sleep

By Emily Savage

Having a baby in the house is such an exciting time!  Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned parent, we know sleep is an integral part of every baby’s life…and let’s face it, for parents too!  To help you create a sleep environment that’s beneficial and safe for the entire family, we rounded up some of our top recommended products for Newborn + Toddler Sleep!  Keep scrolling to take a look at why we love these products and how they can help your baby and faily get a good night’s sleep! 🙂

1 – Magnetic Me Burrito Sets.
Prices vary:  There is nothing worse that middle of the night blow out and diaper changes.  Coupled with snaps in the dark, it’s a miracle if your baby is completely dressed when they wake up in the morning.  Magnetic Me layette is the BEST for those middle of the night changes.  Clothing is secured by a patented and safe magnetic system—which allows moms, dads and caregivers the ability to open and close baby’s clothing in a snap.
2 – Babo Botanicals Calming Baby Lotion
$14.95.  Babo Botanicals launched in 2010 by Kate Solomon who at the time was a pioneer in natural. She is a beekeeper and was an agricultural volunteer in the US Peace Corps. She took the best of natural and developed Babo. Before Babo, she was at L’Oreal working with chemicals to develop products and wanted change in personal products – particularly with children and sensitive skin.  Now Kate has gone beyond kids and has developed a range of non-toxic cosmetics and skincare for women with sensitive skin. Babo Botanicals products are designed for the most sensitive skin, from babies to adults and are 100% gluten, soy and dairy free.  They are perfect for calming and relaxing you or your baby with a soft, soothing scent of French Lavender and Chamomile to relax, soothe and facilitate a more restful sleep!
3 – Skip Hop Sleep Essentials:
Play to Night Expanding Travel Crib
One part crib, one part play yard, our travel crib is the 2-in-1 solution for parents on-the-go. Perfect for weekends at grandma’s, family vacations and more, this innovative crib comes with a crib mattress and sheet for nap time and bedtime. Ready to play? Just unzip the sides to convert the crib to a roomy enclosed playspace. We even included a comfy, wipe-clean mat with a decor-friendly print. Breathable mesh fabric sides give parents and baby a clear view. Easy to fold-up, the travel ready design packs into its own bag so it’s a cinch to grab and go (or store between trips).

  • Ages 0-3y (up to 35 inches tall)
  • Expands from a travel crib to a play yard in seconds
  • Unzip travel crib to expand for playtime
  • Includes crib mattress and sheet for sleep mode and a wipe-clean mat for play mode
  • Airy mesh fabric sides for visibility and ventilation
  • Crib expands 60% to square play yard
  • Fits standard travel crib sheets
  • Folds up for travel and storage
  • Includes travel bag
  • Coordinates with Skip Hop’s travel crib sheet set (sold separately)
  • Product weight: 20 lbs
  • Sleep Mode size (inches): 38l x 24w x 29h; (cm): 96.5l x 61w x 74h
  • Play Mode size (inches): 38l x 38w x 29h; (cm): 96.5l x 96.5w x 74h
  • Fabric & Care:
    • Sheet: machine washable polyester; tumble dry
    • Frame: spot clean only
    • Frame cover: machine wash; hang dry
    • Carrier bag: machine wash; hang dry

Travel Crib Fitted Sheet Set
Sure to inspire sweet dreams, our travel crib sheet set is crafted from soft jersey knit fabric for baby’s comfort. The set includes two universal size fitted sheets and coordinates perfectly with your own travel crib or Skip Hop’s Play To Night™ Expanding Travel Crib.

  • Set includes 2 universal-size fitted sheets
  • Soft jersey knit fabric
  • Universal fit works with most standard-size travel cribs
  • Coordinates with our Play To Night Expanding Travel Crib
  • Size (inches): 38l x 24w; (cm): 96.5l x 61w
  • Fabric & Care
    • Polyester/cotton jersey
    • Machine wash & dry

Explore &More 3-in-1 Travel Mobile
Entertain baby on the go with our take along mobile!
Our portable baby mobile easily attaches to cribs, strollers and car seat carriers to engage and soothe baby with movement and music. Whimsical animal friends feature bright colors and light-catching prisms for maximum engagement. Offering 20 minutes of music, our travel baby mobile has a fold-down arm so you can take it anywhere.

  • Ages 0-5m
  • Three spinning friends with motorized movement and light-catching prisms
  • Easily attaches to strollers (using clip), travel cribs (using clamp) and carriers (using strap)
  • Fold-down portable arm
  • 20 minutes of continuous music
  • Plays 4 lullabies: Twinkle Twinkle, Eine Kleine, Brahms’ Lullaby, Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Three AA batteries requires (not included)
  • BPA-free, PVC-free, Phthalate-free
  • Size (inches): 10.5l x 5w x 16h; (cm): 26.5l x 13w x 94h

Stroll & Go Portable Baby Soother – Owl
Easily attaches to strollers, carriers, diaper bags and more!
It’s hard to schedule everything around naptime. Parents want something that gives them the freedom to take baby out and about without stressing—a convenient travel soother that is as sleek and contemporary as their stroller. The Stroll & Go Portable Baby Soother attaches to strollers, diaper bags and more with a handy silicone strap. Despite the compact size, it boasts full-size features—including two songs, two nature sounds, volume control and an auto-off timer.

  • Stands on tabletop or easily attaches to strollers, carriers and diaper bags with silicone strap
  • Plays two melodies (Brahms’ Lullaby, Sunrise Lullaby) and two nature sounds (waves, rainforest)
  • Easy-to-use rubber key pad with volume control
  • Auto-off timer settings for 15, 30 and 60 minutes
  • Fabric speaker covers
  • Requires three AAA batteries, not included
  • Phthalate-free
  • Size (inches): 4l x 3w x 5.5h; (cm): 10l x 7.5w x 14h

4- Summer Infant: Summer™ Baby Pixel® Zoom HD™ 5.0 Inch High Definition Video Monitor
$229.99.  BCB’s Founder, Lindsay Pinchuk, used Summer Infant with BOTH of her kids and has stood by their amazing monitors for nearly a decade.  This latest model features an incredible picture with twelve times more pixels than most standard monitors. It has remove steering and HD Moonlite™ Night Vision Boost  which subtly illuminates your camera’s viewing area for a clearer, temporary, in-color view of baby in the dark. A big plus?  This monitor also offers nursery temperature display, lullabies, white noise, and clock display
5- LUVSY Crib Sheets:
$29.99:  These sheet are designed to (literally) make a scene in your nursery.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends NOTHING in the baby’s bed except the baby, their swaddle or wearable blanket—this is a great way to create some fun in your baby’s crib.  A celebrity favorite (Andy Cohen recently shared these on his Instagram), we’re sure you’re going to start seeing Luvsy all over the place!
6 –Angel Dear Muslin Swaddle Blanket:
  Breathable and available in many stylish prints, we love this brand and have for a long time.  Not only do they have amazing swaddles (if you’re game to wrap up baby burrito style on your own), but they also have amazing layette, blankets, accessories and more.
7- Love to Dream 50/50 Swaddle Up Original:
  One of our top ten MUSTS for baby’s registry, the Love to Dream Swaddle Up allows for baby to be swaddled with their hands in a natural goal-post position.  Once they start rolling, the selves zip off, creating a wearable blanket for baby.
8 – Baby DeeDee Sleep Nest:
Price varies based on style
:  This wearable blanket is one of our favorites.  Not only do they come in nearly every color of the rainbow, but they also come in a variety of weights for different climates and seasons.  These wearable blankets are PERFECT to make sure your kids stay in their cribs and help cue that it’s time to go to bed!
9 – Marpac Dohm:
  This is the white noise sound machine that many of BCB’s top sleep experts swear by.  Get one.  You won’t regret it….and you’ll learn to love it too.
10 –Newton Crib Mattress:
This non-toxic crib mattress is one of our favorites.  Made with food-grade polymers, it is completely breathable and washable. YES, you read that right.  When baby has an accident, all you have to do is take off the cover and you can wash down the inside of the mattress.  This attribute alone makes this mattress worth the investment.
11- Crane Cool-Mist Humidifier:
  Not only are they adorable, coming in every shape, color and character possible, but they do wonders for a dry environment.  We love this humidifier because it does not have a filter (which means one less part to clean), AND the cool mist ensures that there is no hot liquid in the room (which could be a safety concern.)
If you’re an expecting or new parent in the Chicagoland area, join our August 19 Expectant Parent Dinner: Newborn Sleep Safety & Strategies (sponsored by Ergobaby and ViaCord!)  Our BCB Resident Expert, Janeen Hayward of Swellbeing, will discuss more safety standards and techniques for newborn sleep!
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