There will be many nights where your little one has trouble falling asleep when you put them into their crib or bed. For these nights, it’s best to have some of their favorite toys and accessories handy for them to use and play with. These products can range from a binky to a music-playing toy, but whatever helps best is the key. Here are the best nighttime accessories we’ve found:
No more sleepless nights! The Zipadee-Zip is a clever swaddle transition wearable blanket that makes kids feel comfy and secure but gives them room to move their arms and legs (How Zipadee-Zip Works). It's perfect for sleeping, traveling, doctor visits, and just hanging around the house. It's a great way to help kids to sleep who are too old to be swaddled.
This may possibly be the most adorable nighttime accessory for a child. A cuddly seahorse plush toy glows and plays over five minutes of music and ocean sounds when your child squeezes it. The soothing music is comprised of eight different lullabies and classical selections. After a few minutes, the music and lights fade out softly as not to disturb your child who is ready to fall asleep.
The soft piano keys respond easily to baby's touch when they’re ready to play. This crib mat fits easily in the crib before bedtime to give fussy kids the ability to play for a little before falling asleep. It can also be moved to the floor when your child is walking around. Kicking or tapping the keys lets your child build a series of short tunes with their adorable animal friends!
This ocean-themed mobile combines soft hanging characters, music, and gentle movement. The mobile offers plenty of attractions and playtime fun to soothe your child to sleep. The great bonus of this accessory is that as your toddler transitions to playing on the floor, so does the Discover ‘n Grow Mobile!
The Goodnight Stars Projector creates a magical bedtime atmosphere that is perfect as a nighttime accessory. Sounds of soothing music and nature help your child fall asleep at bedtime. This calming noise combined with the projection of stars makes for the ideal sleep environment.
The unique feature about this particular nighttime accessory is its ability to gradually soften the lights and melodies after certain increments to help your child fall asleep. This toy features many different modes of lullabies, lights, motion, and nature sounds. Also, it fits almost every type of crib with the attachment and can be used at bedside when your child is not in the crib.
Written by Stephanie Parker from Sleepingbaby.com, inventor of the Zipadee-Zip
The motto for Sleeping Baby, makers of the Zipadee-Zip, is: "Inspiring Dreams One Night at A time," and that, in a nutshell, is how it all started…with one little dream that has since become the Parker family's reality. When Brett and Stephanie Parker's daughter, Charlotte, was born, the feeling that welled up inside of them was indescribable; they never realized until first looking into those baby blues of hers that they were even capable of that kind of love.
When it was time to transition baby from swaddling, the Parkers tried every sleep sack on the market and every swaddle weaning trick they could find for nearly two weeks and nothing worked to get baby Charlotte to fall and stay asleep.
Stephanie became determined to restore sleep and sanity to their household and set out to find a solution that would soothe Charlotte's startle reflex and provide her the cozy womb-like environment she loved so much but still give her the freedom to roll over and wiggle around in her crib safely. Out of sheer desperation and exhaustion, the Zipadee-Zip was born. The first Zipadee-Zip(R) Stephanie put together on her little sewing machine worked like magic!
To date tens of thousands of Zipadee-Zips have been sold and all from word-of-mouth marketing. It is so rewarding for the Parkers to see other parents and babies getting the sleep they both need and deserve!
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