Sleep TightMarch 12, 2013 |Clearly I’m still no expert only 5 weeks in, but the irony of this post is that the things that get us a decent nights rest are all things that I either contemplated or actually did take off of my registry as I didn’t think that I’d need them. After a few frantic trips to Target very early on, we got all situated and sweet baby girl usually (KNOCK ON WOOD) has pretty good nights–sleeping for about 4-5 hours straight @ a time. 1. Cool Mist Humidifier. They obviously run the humidifier throughout the hospital 24/7 so that’s what babies are used to after birth. We got home and had not even taken ours out of the box. The next morning LK had dry lips from breathing out of her mouth and a really scratchy throat. Used it the next night and it worked like a charm. 2. Halo Sleep Sack. I cannot even imagine life without this contraption LOL. LK absolutely LOVES it. We put her in it with just her diaper on (hello easy middle of the night diaper changes!) and wrap her up like a cute little burrito. The velcro ensures that she can’t wake herself up with crazy baby arms and she’s always wrapped up tight and snuggled which is very womb-like. 3. Fisher Price Rock-N-Play. I totally ignored so many mom’s who said this thing was a life saver. BIG MISTAKE. I thought that we were good to go with our fancy pack n play. Yea. Right. She hated the pack n play as I don’t think that she felt secure enough. The Rock-N-Play snuggles them right in and is also great because it keeps them on an incline preventing any reflux. I also really appreciate that I have it next to the bed and can roll over and rock her without ever getting up. Score. This is a must have. 4. Sound Spa sound machine. Many mommies have warned against these as babies get “hooked” on having some sort of white noise. You then have to pack it everywhere you go. Well since it’s about as big as a small make-up bag…I say WHO CARES…pack that puppy and go. The womb is so loud at all times I can only imagine how eerie the silence of the night can be for a newborn. We keep ours on “heartbeat” and place it right under her rock-n-play. I think we might love it even more than she does 🙂Here’s to a good night’s sleep….