Baby Sleep Systems

Helping your baby sleep is always a top priority for parents. Not only do you want to make sure that they get a good nights rest from their tiring days spent learning about the world, but you also want to ensure that they sleep safely. Employing a baby sleep system can help you feel more comfortable about your baby’s sleep.

Baby Sleep Positioners
A baby sleep positioner may sound strange but it is actually a very handy little device that can help reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS by preventing her from sleeping on her stomach. Made of soft foam, baby sleep positioners keep your baby in the same position all night, whether it is on her back or on her side. Because the positioner has high sides, your baby cannot move around and roll onto her stomach.

Some positioners have velcro sides so that you can adjust the positioner as your baby grows. Others are designed with a wedge back that allows your baby’s head and upper body to be slightly elevated. Some people feel that keeping the body slightly elevated can aid in breathing during sleep as well as reduce acid reflux.

Baby Sleep Sack
Many experts have begun to advise parents not to put their baby to sleep in a crib with lots of sheets and covers as these items can pose as a suffocation risk to babies. While that’s great advise, how do you keep your little one warm on those cold nights? With a baby sleep sack, that’s how!

A sleep sack is a wearable blanket that you zip your baby into. Its design means that your baby’s covers stay in one place all night thereby reducing the risk of suffocation. However, that’s not the only benefit to baby sleep sacks.

Since you zip your baby into the sack, you know that he will stay covered and warm all night. Plus, the sack is made to still allow plenty of room for little legs that want to move, kick and jerk about during the night. However, your baby’s movements are somewhat restricted and therefore it may be harder for him to roll over and onto his stomach. Pair this with a baby sleep positioner and you can be assured your little one isn’t going anywhere during the night!

Baby sleep sacks can also be used with older babies. Because of its bag shape, it is much harder for your daughter to step up and out of her crib, which means you know she is safe all night long. It also makes it more difficult for her to stick her legs through the slats on her crib so you don’t have to worry about any accidents.

Sounds to Put Your Baby to Sleep
Now that your little one is all snug and warm in her baby sleep sack and found a comfy position in her sleep positioner, it’s time to help bring on some ZZZs by putting on some sleepy tunes. There are numerous tapes and CDs out there with all your favorite lullabies, like “Go to Sleep Little Baby” and “All the Pretty Little Horses.”

There are also toys that you can attach to the side of a crib that will play soft lullabies to help whisk your baby away to dreamland. Some have soothing light emanating from them, while others work more like a mobile. No matter which you buy, you can sleep easier at night knowing that your baby is sleeping safely with sweet dreams.