Sleeping Supplies for Baby

When it's time to put your little one to bed those first few weeks, there are a number of tips that can help to make the night go more smoothly. New parents don't always know that the baby tends to wet himself a lot - nor do they know other secrets that can make their nighttimes more successful and peaceful.

Clothes, Clothes and More Clothes

Babies have a great skill for wetting themselves during the night - a lot. It always seems that they make more of a mess of their clothes during the night, when you don't have the lights on and want to sleep, than they do during the day. Whether the baby is going to sleep in your room with you, or in his own crib, you need to make sure to have your supplies ready. You should have two to three outfits within close range and have diapers, wipes and cream ready to go. When the baby screams at 2 am and you realize that he's soaking wet, you'll be thrilled that you have the supplies you need right there.

Baby Sleeping Sacks

Since you'll be changing your baby a lot in the beginning, you want to dress him as comfortable as possible - and with as much easy access as possible. There are sleeping sacks that you can find for the baby that are perfect for the first few weeks. These are like sleeping bags that the baby zips into with room for the hands and the head to be exposed. This keeps the baby extremely warm and cozy, but also allows you to quickly unzip the sack, change the diaper and zip it back up. Look for baby clothes of this sort. Remember that it's much more important for the baby to be warm, and for you to have quick access to his diaper, than it is for him to look adorable for those first few weeks!

Extra Sheets

During the first few months, when the baby tends to wet the bed a lot, you may want to put two pairs of sheets on the bed. When the baby wets the bed, there is a chance that it will only go through one of the sheet sets, and then you can peel this one off and have a dry set underneath. Along the same lines, you could put extra blankets under the baby or extra burp clothes. All of these are for the same idea - the baby will wet one or two layers and you'll be able to leave the bottom layer in the crib. These are all helpful techniques to keep you from changing the sheets all night long and running around like crazy!

Keep Medicines Nearby

Often times if the baby develops a fever or a stuffy nose, it will occur during the night. For this reason, keep medical supplies nearby where the baby sleeps. These could include infant Tylenol, a thermometer, and a bulb aspirator. The nasal tool is a very helpful tool because it allows you to quickly relieve nasal congestion and to help the baby to breathe better.

Keeping these bed time supplies nearby can help to make your night go more smoothly. While the baby will certainly wake up a good deal during the first weeks, you can make these times go more smoothly with the right supplies!