My son was a very fussy baby who took short naps and did not sleep for long stretches at night. Few soothing techniques and products worked with him. With time, I learned that vibration, white noise, motion, and sleeping in a slightly upright angle helped him sleep better. He also loved his crib soother, which made the transition from the bassinet to his crib a little easier.
My search for the best baby soothers did not stop after my son started sleeping through the night. I created FefisBaby to help new parents (particularly parents of fussy/colicky babies) find soothing solutions for their babies. I have recently compiled a list of my favorite baby products that help babies go to sleep and stay asleep. Please let me know if you are using any of these products, and if they work for your baby. I would also love to know if you recommend any other product not mentioned here. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.
The DayDreamer is an incline sleeper ergonomically designed to help babies sleep as much as possible in a natural and comfortable 28-degree angle. Sleeping in an inclined position helps alleviate reflux and congestion in babies. The DayDreamer is cuddly, comfy and easy to clean – it has a breathable inner shell and ultra soft fabric with a waterproof seating area. It is lightweight and easy to transport. The high sidewalls help prevent baby from rolling or falling out – a great safety feature that the now discontinued Nap Nanny did not have. For safety reasons, do not place it in a crib and always make sure the straps are securely fastened.
The Baby Shusher provides a rhythmic “shush” sound that reminds baby of being inside the womb, where there is a constant inundation of loud sounds. It is a perfect baby soother to leave in the crib/bassinet or take on-the-go. This revolutionary baby sleep product incorporates the fourth ‘S’ (shushing) of the Five S’ Approach to Soothe Babies developed by Dr. Harvey Karp, M.D, the author of the Happiest Baby on the Block. Learn more and buy it here.
My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing
Baby swings provide soothing, vibrating, and rhythmic motions that help calm baby down. The Fisher-Price® My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing offers baby a sense of soothing comfort and security through two different swing motions and a plush and cozy seat. Music, nature sounds and a motorized mobile stimulate baby’s senses, amuse and soothe baby!
The Woombie Air
Swaddling recreates the secure and cozy feeling of the womb helping babies sleep and remain asleep. The Woombie a safe and natural way to swaddle babies, allowing and encouraging babies to softly stretch their extremities as needed – just like in the womb. It also prevents issues such as startling, face scratching, overheating and loose unraveled blankets from covering baby’s face. The Wombie Air has a vented front (for improved airflow) and is perfect for all seasons! Learn more and buy it here.
Duux Baby Light Projector
Help your baby sleep by turning his nursery into a soothing haven. This baby light projector plays three sweet lullabies, projects stars, and also serves as a soft blue nightlight that is voice activated by baby’s cry. You can choose from 3 color projections: warm red (which is soothing to newborns), blue and green. It projects 3 to 6 feet on ceilings. Learn more and buy it here.
Dexbaby Sound Sleeper
White noise is considered one of the most effective ways to soothe and prolong baby’s sleep. The Sound Sleeper has a combine mode to layer sounds and can play up to 34 sound combinations including sounds of the womb and a variety of nature sounds. This sound machine has a 60-minute timer, high-quality speaker, and volume that can be adjusted. Its compact size makes for easy travel and storage. Learn more and buy it here.
Pond Symphony Crib Soother
A crib soother is a great tool when transitioning babies from bassinets to cribs. They are helpful not only for the nighttime routine but for also for naps. The Lamaze Pond Symphony Crib is a soft soother with colorful lights, classical melodies and nature sounds that also has the ability to be connected to an MP3 player for custom music (the lights dance to the beat of the music). And, it is child activated! Learn more and buy it here.
Lulla-Vibe Vibrating Mattress Pad
The Munchkin Lulla-Vibe Vibrating Mattress Pad is a battery-operated pad that easily slips under a crib mattress/bassinet and creates gentle, soothing vibrations in two different speeds to help soothe baby to sleep. It includes a 30-minute timer that shuts off gradually, so baby stays asleep. And the convenient portable design allows you to soothe on the go!
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