These products simplify sleep coaching.
When you’re a sleep-deprived parent trying to do your best, you need help, support, and resources. Yet, sifting through the information available online (especially when your eyeballs feel so heavy!) can be overwhelming. Here, I’ve provided some of my insider tips and some recommended products.
Best Sleep Monitors, Ranked
The best advice on how to choose the best baby video monitor. www.rankings.com
Lully Sleep Guardian
Developed by a physician and father, the Lully Sleep Guardian is the first proven non-medication solution to stop night terrors. With over 10,000 nights of testing, the Lully Sleep Guardian has stopped 75% of night terrors. www.lullysleep.com
The Good Nite Lite
The Good Nite Lite helps children ages 3-5 grasp the concepts of day and night—and, with a built-in visual timer, teaches them when it is permissible to get up in the morning. www.thegoodnightlight.com
Teach Me Time Talking Alarm Clock
Teach children to stay in bed at night. www.americaninnovative.com
Travel Cot Shade
This shade goes over your pack-n-play, so your child’s sleeping space is dark for naps or bedtime, or when room-sharing. www.snoozeshade.com
Magic 1-2-3: Effective Discipline for children 2-12 years
The sixth edition of the 1.8 million-copy bestseller 1-2-3 Magic by internationally acclaimed parenting expert Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. compiles two decades of research and experience into an easy-to-use program designed for parents striving to connect more deeply with their children and help them develop into healthy, capable teenagers and adults. Dr. Phelan breaks down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps:1. Helping your children learn how to control their emotions and refrain from negative behavior, including tantrums, whining, and sibling rivalry2. Encouraging good behavior in your children and providing positive feedback
3. Strengthening your relationships with your children to reinforce the natural parent-child bond
Ultimate Car Seat Guide
Practical tips to keep kids safe in cars. https://www.safekids.org/ultimate-car-seat-guide/
Good Night Sleep Tight by Kim West
Kim West, LCSW-C, known to her clients as The Sleep Lady®, has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children learn to gently put themselves to sleep without letting them “cry it out”—an option that is not comfortable for many parents. www.amazon.com
Good Night Sleep Tight Workbook
Good Night Sleep Tight Workbook is the essential companion to the best selling book, Good Night Sleep Tight, by The Sleeplady, Kim West. The book includes a step-by-step guide for parents, is organized by age and by process, and is the key to sleep coaching success. www.amazon.com
EVOS VISION BABY MONITOR
Evoz has also recently launched their brand new, long-range WiFi baby monitor, Evoz vision. Parents can use the monitor to view their babies from their iOS and Android devices at home or from anywhere — easily check in with baby and family from the office or even the other side of the world. And, it also includes some amazing technology that tracks when the baby wakes up. If you have trouble logging those late night crying sessions, this monitor takes care of it automatically. www.amazon.com
Organic Teething & Head-banging Guard: Go Mama Go
Protect your teething baby from chewing on the crib. Sized to fit your crib perfectly. Reversible - 2 colors in 1! Strong, durable ties that tuck under the teething guard. Coordinate perfectly with matching Wonder Bumper rail guards.
This shade goes over your pack-n-play, so your child’s sleeping space is dark for naps or bedtime, or when room-sharing during travel.
These safe crib bumpers fit around crib rails, promoting good air circulation but preventing children from climbing the rails and helps promote safety with head-banging tendencies. www.wonderbumpers.com
Rockabye Baby Rentals
No matter where you travel, you can enjoy delivery of safe full size cribs and all the baby gear to make the best of your vacation or Grandparent visit. https://www.rockabyebabyrentals.com/
Snug Bug Weighted Blanket
This weighted blanket helps fidgety kids who need sensory input. Available on www.amazon.com
Zipadee-Zip Swaddle Transition Solution
The Zipadee Zip is a swaddle transition blanket—perfect for the baby outgrowing a swaddle (typically around 4-6 months of age) and can be used for children up to 3 years.
The Zipadee-Zip was Successfully aired on ABC Shark Tank and is a Globally recognized product!
The Miracle Blanket
The Miracle Blanket is the only true swaddling blanket designed to help your baby sleep. www.miracleblanket.com
This 100% natural external herbal remedy offers relief for colic, gas pain, and stomachaches—and helps calm fussy babies. It’s a warm herbal pouch that fits into a washable waistband around the baby. www.happitummi.com
White Noise Selections
An excellent selection of white noise CDs. Keep in mind: choose a white noise machine or CD player that’s portable (uses batteries as well as a cord, for instance). www.purewhitenoise.com
These are glasses and lights for naturally maximizing melatonin to improve sleep and health. www.lowbluelights.com
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Shift Shade Portable Room Darkening Shades
Perfect for Travel with your children, the ShiftShade helps you enjoy better sleep with 100% light blackout. Simple installation - no hardware needed* and you can use with your existing window treatment. Provides a sound and thermal barrier and improves privacy.
Designed and made in the USA by a family owned and operated small business
Gentle Sleep App for Tracking Sleep and Feeding
Parents who sleep train their baby can benefit from keeping track of their baby’s sleep patterns. All data can be shared with other caregivers and your sleep coach. Also includes exclusive contact from Kim West, The Sleep Lady
Find the app in the App story under Gentle Sleep Under Health and Fitness.