8 best sleep aids for babies!
Getting your sweet angel to sleep may be a breeze but keeping her asleep through the night may not be so easy!Likewise, getting your baby to sleep and keeping her asleep while you are on the go — whether you are travelling overseas or doing your shopping at the supermarket — can also be challenging.
To make things easier for you, we present not 1, but 8 solutions that will help your little one (and you!) snooze soundly wherever you are.
Just click 'Next' to find out what they are!
Newborn babies are notoriously fussy little sleepers. Why not try the Ergobaby Swaddler to help your little angel feel safe and secure while she's asleep?
The Ergobaby Swaddler is a safe, easy and effective way to keep your baby sleeping longer and more peacefully.
Recommended by mums and medical experts alike, the Ergobaby Swaddler's innovative features help prevent your baby from startling or waking up.
Its ergonomic design also allows for the natural movement of baby's hips and legs as recommended by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
What's more, the Ergobaby Swaddler is made of soft and breathable 100% cotton knit terry. This material stretches with any movement and helps regulate baby’s body temperature for maximum comfort.
The Swaddler is easy to use and has an innovative ergonomic design that combines several unique features to ensure that your baby sleeps longer, safer and more peacefully.
Stockists: Isetan, Kiddy Palace, Baby Online
Babies love being swaddled as it makes them feel snug, warm and cosy... and this Bubble Wrap can certainly help them feel that way!
The Bubble Wrap is a generous 120 x 120 cm square in size, and is made from 100% pure pre-washed cotton.
It can be used for traditional swaddling or as a soft blanket for your baby to sleep securely in.
You can even use it to cover yourself while breastfeeding or to shield your baby while she is in her stroller!
Price: $49.90 (Each pack contains 3 wraps.)Stockists: Motherswork, Baby Online, Kiddy Palace, Spring Maternity, Maternity Exchange
Grobag® Baby Sleep Bag
Grobag® is the UK mum’s favourite baby sleep bag. It has won 4 Gold Mother & Baby awards, and 2 Gold Practical Parenting awards in the UK, all based on parents' votes.
Over 95% of parents in the UK now use baby sleep bags, making traditional top sheets and blankets a thing of the past. The Lullaby Trust recommends Grobag® Baby Sleep Bags.
This innovative baby sleep bag is an alternative to sheets and blankets.
It comes in either the side zip style bag or the front zip style bag. There is a chin guard at the top of the zip to prevent rubbing and it has a patented "zip click cover" on its front and side zips.
A variety of bright colours and fun designs are available for babies aged 0–6 months old, 6-18 months old, and 18-36 months old.
They are also available in lighter togs, making them the perfect choice for the warmer Singapore climate.
$72.50 - $80 SGD (1.0 Tog)
$62.50 - $68 SGD (0.5 Tog)
Stockists: Motherswork, Mothercare, Baby Online, Kiddy Palace
SnoozeShade Plus Deluxe
Babies love going out and about with their mums. But sometimes (and especially in tropical Singapore), the heat and bright sunlight can be a bit too much for your little one's sensitive skin and eyes.
Well, you needn't worry about that happening with the SnoozeShade Plus Deluxe!
This innovative product is the UK’s bestselling sun and sleep shade, and has the distinction of being approved by the Melanoma International Foundation.
Designed by a mum, it is a great travel accessory that does two important jobs:
1. As a sunshade, it has one of the highest levels of sun protection. Also, its large soft mesh window allows your baby to enjoy the sights around him, while being protected from 80% of UV rays.
2. As a sleep aid, use the ‘snooze panel’ to create the shade and seclusion that your baby may need to get to sleep. You can even quietly check on your sleeping baby via the sneak-a-peek zip.
This item is perfect for holidays, days out, going for a walk with your baby tucked safely into a buggy, popping down to the shops or just when you want to keep the sun from getting in your baby's eyes.
Made from a double layer of breathable, lightweight and stretchy mesh fabric that blocks 97.5% of UV rays and allows air to circulate, the SnoozeShade also protects your baby from the wind, the cold and insects — just close the central panel or put it in 'sleep mode.'
The SnoozeShade Plus Deluxe is suitable for use from birth onwards. All SnoozeShade products are tested to meet the same high safety standards as children’s toys.
Each SnoozeShade comes with a free storage bag and is machine washable at 30 degrees.
Stockists: Kiddy Palace, Motherswork, Baby online, Dear Baby, Toys R Us
Most mums usually celebrate the day their kids finally start sleeping in their own beds. However, there's always the worry that the little one may roll off the bed in his sleep.
Well, now you can stop worrying — all because of Dream Tubes!
Dream Tubes is a soft, inflatable bed guard — the ultimate way to prevent children from falling out of bed.
The inflatable tubes fit snugly into pockets in a soft fitted sheet, providing a safe and secure environment for your child.
Single Set (1 tube): $69.90
Single Set (2 tubes): $94.90
Super Single (2 tubes): $94.90
Gro to Bed
The Gro to Bed bedding set is ideal for toddlers making the transition from cot to bed or Grobag to bedding.
A unique zip-in system keeps the duvet secure on the bed with the toddler safe underneath it.
The system makes it impossible for children to kick the duvet off and makes it almost as hard for them to fall out of bed.
The pillow is fixed in place and the whole thing is secured to the bed with a clever elastic holder.
With the Gro to Bed, your toddler is kept warm and secure... and a warm and secure toddler is much more likely to sleep through the night!
Recommended from 2yrs +
Price: Cot - $119, Single - $159
Stockists: Mothercare, Motherswork, Baby Online
Baby Zoo Momo
Most people love sleeping in, especially on the weekend... except of course, your toddler or preschooler!
Which is why we know that you'd probably love a device that teaches kids about when they need to stay in bed, and when it's time to wake up!
Well, look no further... check out the Baby Zoo Momo Monkey Sleeptrainer Clock!
It is an alarm clock featuring an adorable monkey who tells the child when it is time to get up and also lets her know if she still needs to catch some Z's — just by opening and closing its eyes!
When the monkey's eyes are closed, it means, "You should be sleeping."
When its eyes are open, it's time to "Rise and shine." A cool jungle alarm will also sound when it is time to rise.
This way, your kid learns when to stay in bed and when to wake up.
Needless to say, the Baby Zoo Momo Sleeptrainer Clock is especially suitable for toddlers and young children who frequently wake up in the middle of the night or are early risers.
Stockists: Moms R Us, Spring Maternity, Motherswork, Mothercare, Baby Online
Gro Anywhere Blind
The Gro Anywhere Blind is a portable blackout blind for when it's still too bright outdoors to say "Good night!" to your child.
Anyone who has stayed away from home with little ones will know that it can be tricky to create a snoozy, cosy sleeping environment when there is too much light flooding into the room.
That's why the versatile Gro Anywhere Blind was designed to 'go' anywhere with you, and be put in place in minutes.
It attaches directly to the glass of any window using suction cups, ensuring a close fit that properly keeps the light out.
This new improved version has Velcro fastening which is easy to use and quick to adjust. It also features a new stars and moon fabric design.
Stockists: Mothercare, Motherswork, Baby Online