All the tools and gadgets you will need for your sleeping baby!
- My first favorite sleeping tool is the swaddle (see more details below)
- My second favorite is the sound machine (see more details below)
- My third favorite tool is the nest camera (more details below)
- The fourth favorite tool is black out blinds (more details below)
My twins are amazing sleepers! I like to think God sent me angel babies on purpose because he knew life would be hard after losing Justin. I also should give myself a little credit because I followed Babywise schedule very diligently! So I think its a combination of both!
I wanted to write a blog post including all my favorite sleeping tools for the babies. I included everything I used for their first year.
1.) Swaddle (Age Newborn – 4 months)
I was given a lot of different swaddles at my baby shower, but these were my favorite. I only used these swaddles for the first four months. Once they started to break free from the swaddle I knew it was time to change to the sleep suit.
2.) Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit
Everyone was always asking me about these suits and I’m here to tell you they are magic! I recommended to a friend who said their baby slept a longer stretch the first night they used it! I use these suits until they start to turn over. Once they start rolling over you can move to the sleep sack.
3.) Halo Sleep Sack
Once the boys started to roll over I transitioned them into these halo sleepsacks. They replace loose blankets in the crib to prevent babies from suffocating and it keeps them warm at night.
I learned about this sound machine from my sister. I like how cheap it is and and how simple it is to use. I also like how lightweight it is which makes it perfect to pack in a bag for traveling. It comes with a lot of different sounds to use, but I mostly use the white noise.
Nest Camera (Baby Video Monitor)
Deciding on a baby monitor can be overwhelming so I hope this can help! The ones I have are indoor security cameras. The night vision on the cameras are really high quality. I also like that I get updates on my phone and apple watch when there is motion detected. Once they grow out of these camera I can use them in a playroom or as an indoor security camera. You definitely get your moneys worth.
How many to buy with twins?
If their nursery was big enough to put their cribs side by side I would have just bought one camera. I have to put each crib on separate walls and that is why I bought two cameras. If you like the close up view then you could buy two cameras. They have a nice wide angel view which lets you see a lot of the crib.
How I set it up
- I have an app on my computer and on my phone. I always have my phone with me so its easy to check up on them. I also keep an iPad set up in my kitchen. Its always plugged in and used as the baby monitor screen.
Black Out Blinds
In the book Babywise it talks about the importance of having a dark room for babies to nap in. These are the best and so easy to apply. You just measure and cut them to fit your windows. There is a sticky tape on the back you peel off and stick right to your window. Very easy and fast!
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