Ahh, getting little people to sleep is one of our greatest challenges as parents. Whether you are team “co-sleep” or team “cry it out” I suspect we can all agree that a happy and positive bedtime routine, one which makes kids feel safe and loved, is the best start to a successful night’s sleep. Our sponsor Random House Children’s Books inspired us to pick 10 products that we are loving right now for a fun, and cute, but mostly soothing, nightly routine. From the fantastic new book The Little Elephant Who Wants To Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep to the coziest blanket to the most magical nightlight, here are our 10 picks for a perfect bedtime.
Withings Home – Baby & Air Quality Monitor – Baby monitors have come a long way since my youngest was a wee one but this version has a life well beyond the crib years. Easy set-up gives access to all features including noise & motion detection, HD live stream to your smartphone, air quality, two-way talk, Night Vision, Automatic recording and Lulla light & music programs. Modern neutral friendly design also includes an additional pink and a blue cover.
The Little Elephant Who Wants To Fall Asleep – Written by Swedish author and behavioral scientist Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin and beautifully illustrated by Sydney Hanson, this hot new book features Ellen the Elephant, who is on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way, she meets different fantastical characters and has soothing experiences that are meant to help children relax and slip quickly into slumber. The book also includes tips from Ehrlin for using the techniques successfully.
SCOPOW Silicone Kitty Smiley Face LED Children Night Light – We consider ourselves nightlight connoisseurs and this is our new favorite. Tap the soft silicone surface to switch among normal white or warm light mode, 7-color breathing light mode and standby mode. It makes the perfect, soothing bedside night light for story time.
Daniel Galvin Jr. Kids Dubble Trubble bath and beauty products – My three kiddos love to luxuriate in a nighttime bath with products by Daniel Galvin Jr. All of the scents are just delicious smelling. Cherry Bomb is my favorite.
Lavender Chamomile Pillow Mist – A spritz of the calming scents of Lavender and Chamomile on everyone in the family’s pillow is the perfect aromatheraputic way to end the day and ease into a dreamy sleep.
Tea Pajamas – We have been longtime fans of Tea Collection for daywear but we recently discovered that they also make sleepwear in loads of adorable designs inspired by their travels around the world. You will be able to sleep well knowing your littles are cuddled up in cozy cotton.
Cozy Yeti Boot Slippers – What’s more adorable than these fuzzy booties?! Getting ready for bed and storytime are a lot more fun with the perfect pair of slippers.
Electrical Sonic Toothbrush for Baby – This vibrating toothbrush with a LED light is perfect for a 1-2 year old. They will look forward to nightly tooth brushing as part of their all-important bedtime routine. It comes with two extra brushes and is available in 3 colors!
Primaloft® Deluxe Printed Throw – Dog Day – This cozy throw, which comes in a bunch of cute prints, has the lofty plush feel of down but is totally hypoallergenic and machine washable.
Raccoon Body pillow – We spotted this in Target and all wanted one. This cozy racoon is big enough for a kid to spoon. Ha! I’ve love a good body pillow to help me get to sleep ever since my pregnancy days.