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9 of the best baby sleep aids that will revolutionise bedtime

For many of us, getting to sleep is all about creating the right atmosphere.

Fresh sheets, a hot drink, lights off, the perfect pillow… these can all help when trying to achieve 8 hours of zzz. 

Your baby’s much the same – certain factors can contribute to creating the perfect sleep environment for them. And some handy products can help too.

Here are the best baby sleep aids that will transform your tot's bedtime...

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1) Ewan the Dream Sheep, £29.99, Sweet Dreamers

With fans including Lily Allen and Amanda Holden, this super cute sleep aid emits a soft pink glow and soothing sounds to remind your baby of being all warm and comforted in your womb.

Read M&B's review of Ewan the Dream sheep, here. 
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2) Gone Fishing Grobag, £33, The Gro Company

You baby will sleep soundly in the mum-favourite Grobag. This super soft sleeping bag will keep litttle ones warm through the cold nights. We love this gorgeous teal colour with fishing design. 

Read M&B's review of the Grobag, here. 
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3) Gro-Anywhere Blackout Blind, £22.49, John Lewis

A black-out blind is ideal if your baby’s room is bright and in summer when he can’t sleep with the extra sunlight. This one has suckers so it fits easily to any window. 
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4) Baby Hammock, £159.99, Poco Baby Hammocks

Complete with a mattress and sheets, this safe and comfortable baby sleep hammock hangs on a frame and is perfect for taking with you on trips away.
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5) Philips Avent Digital Dual Purpose Bath and Room Thermometer, £12.99, Amazon

This multi-purpose thermometer can be used to check the temperature of both your baby’s room and bath. Genius!
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6) Chicco Lullaby Night Light, £45.99, Amazon

Night lights are great for helping to send your baby into the land of nod – this attaches safely to the cot, giving out a soft light and playing gentle sounds. You can also record your own voice to soothe your them back to sleep. 
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7) Sleepyhead Deluxe+, £130, John Lewis

A favourite with mums, the Sleepyheadpod is the ultimate pod for your baby and offers a safe spot for your little one to sleep, rest, play, tummy time and change. 

Check out M&B's review of the Sleepyhead Deluxe+, here. 
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8) This Works Baby Sleep Pillow Spray, £18, Amazon

Spritz some of this magical sleep potion on your little one's pillow to help them fall into a deep and restful sleep. The spray is bursting with hints of calming Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile. Suitable for use from 6 months. 
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9) Summer Infant Slumber Buddies Hippo, £19.99, Amazon

This clever toy projects calming starry sky shapes onto ceiling and walls and plays meditative nature sounds, creating a tranquil environment for little ones. A must-have to revolutionise bedtimes!

Read M&B's review of the Summer Infant Slumber Buddies Elephant, here. 

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