Monday, November 23, 2015

Baby Registry Essentials [Part 2]

If you missed part 1 of my registry essentials you can check that out HERE.

We are so so fortunate to have an amazing sleeper. He started sleeping through the night around 8 weeks and consistently sleeps 7:00pm-7:00am. I attribute a lot of that to just the fact that he likes he sleep but I'd like to think we helped out a little with our predictable bed time routine and certain sleep essentials!

These are the things we have used over the last year in the sleeping department that I think would make a great addition to any baby registry.

1. Halo Sleep Sack Cotton Swaddle. I did not fully understand the power of the sleep sack until we used them but they really are the real deal. If Bennett would sleep on his back all night I might still swaddle him ; )

2. After he started rolling over we switched BT to do the regular Halo Sleep Sack. He used this for a few months until he started getting hot in the middle of the nights in the summer. I tried to put it back on him recently once it started getting colder but I think he prefers to sleep without it now. Regardless we loved it when we did use it!

3. Angel Dear Blankie. Bennett literally cannot function (or sleep) without his "lovie" in sight. We gave it to him in the hospital and it has not left his side since he was born (seriously.. if you know him, you know how true this is).

4. Since our house is really small and Bennett's bedroom is super close to our room and the living room we knew it would be important to block out as much sound as possible. For a while we used the Sleep Sheep as a sound machine but after a few months it started cutting out and even after changing the batteries a few times it still didn't work as well. We ended up getting THIS sleep machine recently and we love it! It has tons of different sounds and projects images on the ceiling. I usually put the images on right when I put him down and will turn them off after about 10 mins. The sound will play all night though. I keep the sound machine right near his door so I don't wake him up when I turn the projector off. We have typically used white noise in the past but recently started using lullaby music too. He likes both and sleeps well with either.

5. Bennett has been sleeping in his room since he was about 4 weeks old and it's probably only because I could see him on our video monitor. I love that this one has such a big screen and has a night vision camera so I can still see BT even when his room is completely dark.

6. Bennett's room is typically really dark because of where it's located in our house so I have never really had a need for black out curtains but I will say they are worth registering for if your baby's room gets a lot of natural sunlight. Whenever we get pregnant again we will definitely need them since the other room gets a lot more light.

**This is not necessarily something you might put on your registry but I would definitely recommend reading the Moms on Call book (& getting the app!). We used their schedules from the beginning and it helped me so much know what to do. As a new mama I had no idea what I was doing so it was nice to have some guidelines and a schedule to follow, especially for sleep training. Now our boy is predictable and scheduled and it makes our lives so much easier. As he's getting older we're able to ease off the strictness of a schedule but we still know what he needs and when he needs it.

1 comment:

  1. angel jamie flying through the world of blogs.. thank you!!!