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What are some great baby products for helping with baby's sleep regression?

Hi everyone,

I am a new mom to a beautiful baby girl and I am struggling with her sleep regression. She was sleeping through the night for a few weeks, but now she is waking up multiple times and it's becoming exhausting for both of us.

I was wondering if any of you have any recommendations for baby products that can help with sleep regression? I'm interested in anything from swaddles to sound machines to sleep training aids.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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vbechtelar

Hello everyone,

I can totally relate to the challenges of dealing with a baby's sleep regression. In my experience, the Munchkin Lulla-Vibe Vibrating Mattress Pad was a game-changer for us! It creates soothing vibrations that help calm a fussy baby and give them a peaceful sleep. It's portable and easy to use, you just slip it under the baby's mattress and switch it on. My baby girl found the vibrations very calming and it worked wonders during her sleep regression stage.

Another useful product was the Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit. It is a bit like a puffy snowsuit that provides just enough weight and insulation to calm a baby's startle reflex. This helped my daughter sleep soundly during her sleep regression phase and beyond.

Lastly, I would also recommend trying out a bit of baby massage before bedtime. It helps release pent-up tension and relax their muscles, creating a conducive environment for them to drift off into sleep. Rubbing or massaging their feet is especially soothing.

I hope these suggestions help you and your baby achieve some peaceful and consistent sleep. Good luck!

ndeckow

Hi Parents,

I went through a similar phase regarding my baby's sleep regression and I found the Graco DreamGlider Gliding Swing and Sleeper incredibly helpful. Its gliding motion combined with gentle vibration and sound helped soothe my baby and put her to sleep quickly. She found the experience to be just like how it felt during pregnancy - peaceful and cozy. It helped me get work done while still keeping an eye on my baby's peaceful nap.

Another product that helped me a lot was the Owlet Smart Sock 2. The Smart Sock slips onto your baby's foot and tracks their heart rate and oxygen levels, providing real-time insights to help give you the peace of mind you need. I liked knowing that if anything was wrong, the base station would notify me right away.

Lastly, a swaddle with Velcro closure saved my sanity and helped my baby sleep better at night. The SwaddleMe Original Swaddle maintained her position throughout the night without coming undone. It allowed her to feel secure in an environment that replicated the womb-like feel.

I hope these suggestions help and let's hope for better sleep soon!

runte.may

Hello,

I had a similar problem with my baby, and after trying different products, I found that the Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet worked miracles for us. It has different motions that simulate a car ride or a gentle rocking motion, and different calming sounds that help soothe the baby.

Also, I found that a portable night light came in handy. The Hatch Baby Rest portable night light is my go-to. It has different colors and adjustable light settings, and you can even program different times for the light to turn on and off, which helps establish a consistent bedtime routine for the baby.

Lastly, I also highly recommend investing in a good quality baby carrier. When my baby was going through a sleep regression phase, the only way I could get her to sleep was to wear her around the house in a wrap carrier. It was a life-saver, and allowed me to still take care of daily tasks while keeping her close and helping her get some much-needed rest.

I hope these suggestions help and that you find some products that work for you and your baby. Best of luck!

reta02

Hi there,

I completely understand what you're going through. My son also went through a tough sleep regression phase. One product that worked really well for us was the Magic Sleepsuit. It provided just enough weight and support to calm my son's startle reflex and helped him feel secure while sleeping. It also allowed him to have some freedom to move around and explore his surroundings when he woke up.

Another great product that we used was the baby swing. It's a great tool to use during nap times and helped put my son to sleep quickly. We used the Fisher-Price Cradle 'n Swing with different motions and songs to avoid becoming stagnant. The motion and sounds were enough to put him to sleep and it was a great option when I needed to have my hands free.

Lastly, we also attempted to establish a regular sleep schedule for our son. We followed the suggested wake-wake-sleep schedule by some experts and prioritized a regular bedtime routine for our son, which included a warm bath, reading, and then putting him to sleep.

I hope this helps and that your baby's sleep improves soon. Good luck!

yharber

Hi there!

I completely understand where you are coming from. My son went through a sleep regression phase too and I was on the lookout for anything that could help him (and me) get some quality sleep.

I would highly recommend looking into a sound machine. We bought the Marpac Dohm sound machine and it made a world of difference for our baby's sleep. The white noise helped him fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. We also used it during nap times and it helped create a soothing environment for him.

Another product that worked well for us was the Zipadee-Zip swaddle. It's a transition swaddle that allows baby to have some freedom of movement, but still provides that comforting feeling of being swaddled. It helped our baby feel more secure and prevented him from startling himself awake during his sleep regression stage.

Lastly, we did some sleep training with the help of the book "The Happy Sleeper". It's a gentle, no-cry approach to sleep training that involves establishing a consistent bedtime routine and gradually increasing the amount of time you leave baby alone before responding to their cries. It took a few weeks of consistency, but it worked wonders for our baby's sleep and our family's well-being.

I hope these recommendations help and that you and your baby can get some much-needed rest soon!

uhartmann

Hi all,

I totally understand how you guys feel as my daughter also went through a sleep regression phase at one point and it was tough. What I found helpful, in addition to some of the suggestions here, was using a sleep sack. My daughter is a toss-and-turn type of sleeper, so a sleep sack kept her from getting tangled up in blankets and helped her feel secure. The Halo SleepSack and the Nested Bean Zen Swaddle were both great options, and I would switch them out depending on my daughter’s preference.

Also, I used a nightlight that was shaped like a stuffed animal, which added warmth and coziness to her room. It was a great soothing tool when she would wake up in the middle of the night and helped her fall back asleep. The Cloud b Twilight Turtle and the Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight were our favorites.

Lastly, I used lavender essential oil in a diffuser. Lavender is known to have a calming effect and can reduce stress levels, and my daughter loved the scent. I’d diffuse it in her room before bedtime and during night wakings and it worked wonders.

I hope these suggestions help, and good luck to all of you!

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