Top 5 Best Essential Gear for Sleeping | 2018 Reviews
Sleeping is a very tricky and challenging aspect that parents face during the first few months – even years – of their baby’s life. Regardless of the sleeping method that parents choose for their babies, there are just so many things to think about. We would all want for our little ones to have a safe venue for sleeping to prevent SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) or even getting squished by the parent if co-sleeping.
Different sleeping arrangements require different types of equipment to make sure that it is able to provide comfort to both baby and parent (especially moms, since they also have to consider breastfeeding arrangements at night).
What exactly are the things you need for a baby – and a parent – to sleep well at night? We have compiled a list of five of our most recommended baby essentials below, which basically falls under the following categories:
- sleeping area – this can be a portable bassinet, crib, rocker or any other form of safe sleeping area
- swaddle – infant nightgowns and onesies for baby are also recommended underneath
- baby monitors – can be both audio and video or audio only
- light - Are you now ready to get the most important items for your sleeping baby? Check out our reviews below!
You may also check out our Best Sleeping Gear Essentials Buying Guide here.
Quick Comparison Table
Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper Bedside Bassinet
HALO Baby SleepSack Swaddle
Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor
Safety 1st LED Nightlight
Graco Pack N Play Playard Bassinet
What does a baby need?
Ultimately, a baby ever only needs their mom’s breasts and some clothes to keep them warm to help them survive their first few months. The baby essentials listed here are just some nice must-haves that we suggest you use to make things a little more comfortable for you and your little one, especially come sleeping time.