Baby Sleep Products- The Good, The Bad, The Useless
Now that Emma is officially a toddler and I am starting to get rid of our "baby" products (enter hysterical tears of sadness/happiness- why is motherhood such a mind trip) I thought I would review what we truly loved and not so much. I wanted to write an HONEST review of products that have and have not worked for all 4 kids. I did not want to write a "I got sent this so I would post on Instagram even if it wasn't really great but we don't care cause everyone makes money except the people actually buying it" post. All of these items were 100% paid for by me. Some were a total WASTE and some were great! Now I know there are a lot of amazing things on the market, in fact I went to my girlfriends house and covet half of what she has and wish I bought that BUT for the sake of not making this a million page post I will keep it to what I actually HAVE and have used! I am going to make this a sleep product post and then I will follow up with a general baby product post! Without further ado....
SLEEP! If you all followed my Instagram stories you know that at some point emma flipped and stopped sleeping. It was AWFUL, I literally bought EVERYTHING trying to make her sleep at least a little bit!
Rock n Play- I had a good friend who gave me this and I think EVERYONE should buy one. It was amazing. Once Emma grew out of it she stopped sleeping! Now techincally you're not supposed to let your baby sleep in it, thats my disclaimer, followed by my eye roll. You can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Rock-Play-Sleeper-Pink/dp/B01L2L8NAO/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_75_tr_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=5P2JVT30S105XHX0PG07
Dock A Tot- I feel like this item BLEW UP on Instagram. I don't know if I just used it too late or what but Emma was NOT a fan, and for how expensive it is, I honestly did not feel like it was worth it. You can find it here: https://dockatot.com/collections/deluxe-plus
Hiccapop Day Dreamer- I LOVE this. Once Emma was too big for the rock n play I was desperate. I bought this at 2 AM and am so glad I did. This helped her at least start to do 3 hour stretches which was three times more than I was getting! You can find it here: https://www.hiccapop.com/products/daydreamer-sleeper-for-infants-toddlers
Woombie- Forget every other sleep swaddle you have seen! This is quick, easy and AMAZING!! I loved this for emma, she wore it every night and was obsessed. This best is that they make several products to grow with your baby as they transition out of the swaddle. You can find it here: http://www.woombie.com/products/swaddles/original-woombie/
Hopefully one or all of these products will help you get a more restful nights sleep with a newborn. hahahaha who am I kidding, but, hopefully you will get a few hours ;-)