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Best baby sleep sprays to help little ones drift off

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Best baby sleep sprays

Go to sleep, go to sleep little baby is a lullaby that all parents are familiar with. After endless nights of counting sheep, implementing a bedtime routine and installing a night light, if your child is still struggling to drift off, it's time to try the best baby sleep sprays.

Whether your youngster is struggling to snooze, regularly waking up during the night or restless when trying to doze off, baby sleep sprays will help settle your child down for the night. But how?

Well, baby sleep sprays are similar to adult pillow sprays, they include natural calming ingredients like lavender, which will gently soothe children to sleep. 


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Not sure if your little one is getting as much sleep as they need? According to the NHS, "For babies aged 6 months to a year, night feeds may no longer be necessary and some babies will sleep for up to 12 hours at night. Teething discomfort or hunger may wake some babies during the night."

They go on to add, "Babies will sleep for around 12 to 15 hours in total after their first birthday."

For more advice about how much your baby should sleep, read our full and detailed article on when do babies sleep through the night?

Best baby sleep sprays 2021

Recommended for children six months and older, This Works Baby Sleep Pillow Spray uses natural fragrances to make your little cherub feel more relaxed. Great for both baby and parents, this prevents restless nights and should help everyone slip into an easy slumber. All that with just a single spray. Unbelievable!

Review: "My nine month-year-old son would wake up three to four times during the night and have very short naps in the day. It's the second day I've used this spray, and all I can say is WOW! The first night my son slept for eight hours, and the second night he slept for ten hours. Also two-hour naps in a day instead of his usual 20 minutes. All I do is lightly spray his blanket during the day, and at night I spray his mattress and grow bag. I'll definitely be buying this again."

Just like The BFG, this pillow spray is unlike any other of its kind - this number puts family at its heart. Bloom & Blossom was founded and run by sisters-in-law and mothers of five, Julia and Christina. We love that this spray is 100 per cent vegan, paediatrician and dermatologist approved, and small enough to fit in a bag. However, this option is only suitable for children three and over. 

Review: "Smells amazing and is a great comfort for my daughter". 

My Little Coco Sleepy Head Sweet Dreams Pillow Mist not only has a cute package design, but it's suitable for sensitive skin and dermatologically tested/paediatrician approved. That's before we even get on to the fact that the gorgeous lavender, chamomile and vanilla scent will send tots off to dreamland. Just remember to never spray pillow mists directly on the skin. 

Review: "I bought this spray a few days ago, and as soon as I used it, I saw an immediate difference with my 9-month-old son. He went from waking constantly and being a pain to get back to sleep to sleeping 11 hours solid the first night I used it! I couldn't believe the difference! I thought it maybe first-time luck, but honestly, it wasn't. My son is sleeping uninterrupted for the first time in a long time, which is so much better because he's a lot less cranky during the day! I'm a happy mum and would recommend it to anyone! It may not work for everyone, but for £6.99, it's worth a try!"

Are your kids obsessed with reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar books? If no bedtime is complete without a story, then build this pillow spray into their routine. As a set of two, the jasmine and lavender effect on sleep will last longer than other options on this list. The best thing about it? You can also use this spray to help settle your little one in unfamiliar surroundings, which is perfect if you're planning your first family holiday.

Review: "This spray is essential! Works like magic every time... When my son is overtired and struggles to fall asleep I will spray one or two pumps on his bedding and within five/ten minutes he is calm, content and falls asleep. This review is based on personal experience all babies are different. It’s suitable from birth very cute packaging the fragrance is lavender, amber and many more."

Whether you're using this baby pillow spray at nap time or before bed, this incredible product creates a calming space for your bubba. Suitable for babies over six months of age, spritz this onto a pillowcase, sheet or blanket a few minutes before putting your little one down to rest.

Review: "A lovely alternative to lavender - sleep sprays always tend to have lavender, and I'm not a fan, but this works and no lavender!! YAY!!"

Ideal for using around the home, this spray will bring a sense of calm to your space. Brilliant for helping anyone over the age of six months get a good night's sleep. 

Review: "Love this spray, use every night in my toddler's room. Highly recommend."

  • Author: Lily Anderson Lily Anderson
  • Job Title: Senior Commercial Content Writer

Lily Anderson is a Senior Commercial Content Writer at Bauer Media, where she writes about and reviews products for titles like Mother&Baby, Heat, Closer, What’s the Best and Yours. After earning a BA (Hons) in Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing at Southampton Solent University, Lily has specialised in lifestyle and shopping content.

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