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 the magic eight hours of zzz.
Your baby is pretty similar – 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...
The best baby sleep aids
1. Sweet Dreamers Ewan Deluxe
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.
2. Tommee Tippee Baby Sleep Bag
You baby will sleep soundly in the mum-favourite Grobag. This super soft sleeping bag will keep litttle ones warm through the cold nights.
Read M&B's review of the Grobag, here.
3. The Gro Company Stars and Moons Gro Anywhere Portable Blackout Blind
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.
4. Philips Avent Digital Thermometer
This multi-purpose thermometer can be used to check the temperature of both your baby’s room and bath. Genius!
5. Chicco Lullaby Night Light
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 them back to sleep.
6. This Works Baby Sleep Pillow Spray
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.
7. Summer Infant Slumber Buddies Hippo
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.
8. Yoto Player
If your mouth has gone dry from reading so many bedtime stories, why not try this Yoto player which playing only the audio content you want your child to listen to. Just pop in an audio card into the Yoto Player to start the story. Included in this set is six Julia Donaldson stories.
9. SnuzCloud baby sleep aid
This sweet cloud has four soothing sounds including a heartbeat, pink noise, lullaby and waterfall sound. There are also two light options with a calming pink glow and soft white night light, helping your baby feel comforted and settled before sleep.
10. Tommee Tippee Dreammaker
The Dreammaker is a scientifically proven light and sound sleep aid inspired by the womb that aims to help babies drop off surrounded by the comforts of their first “home”. It relaxes your baby, lulls them into a deep sleep and prolongs the length of their slumber.