15 Baby Sleep Gear Products We Love For 2024

By Published On: February 16th, 2024

Everything you need to help your baby catch some quality Z’s.

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As an adult, in order to get a good night’s sleep, you likely need a particular environment—a cozy bed, white noise, and window coverings, perhaps. This is also true for babies, but on a whole different level. They tend to be finicky and particular when it comes to their sleeping space, so it’s helpful to plan ahead and stock up on some baby sleep gear essentials to (hopefully) set everyone up for success once baby arrives. 

While it may seem frustrating to have to invest in so many products to help your baby rest, keep in mind that the only way you are going to get any shut-eye is if your little one is safely snoozing as well. To help you get started on this journey, we’ve rounded up some of the best baby sleep gear products available that will encourage quality sleep for your baby while also giving you enough peace of mind to get some rest, as well.

Lullaby Earth Gentle Start Breathable Crib Mattress

When it’s time to transition your baby from bassinet to their crib, you’ll want to make sure it’s fitted with a quality mattress that’s firm enough to adhere to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) safe sleep guidelines while still providing comfort. We particularly like Lullaby Earth’s Gentle Start Breathable Crib Mattress because it comes with a unique, textured cover that protects the mattress, encourages air circulation, helps keep baby’s body temperature controlled, and increases comfort. Also, it’s a two-stage mattress, so it’s firmer on one side for baby’s first year of life and softer on the other for a little extra coziness during the toddler years.

Dreamland Sound Machine

The last thing you want after successfully putting your baby down to sleep is for a little noise to wake them. The Dreamland Sound Machine helps avoid this (seriously frustrating) situation by filling your little one’s room with gentle, rhythmic sounds that drown out the world outside. It has a compact design with seven sound options, plus it can also serve as a night light with seven dimmable colors to choose from.

Harbor Baby Monitor

Available for pre-order now, the Harbor Baby Monitor is more than just a video and sound feed—it also comes with access to Harbor’s telehealth services like remote night nannies, lactation consultations, and postpartum counseling at discounted rates. The monitor can be set up with or without internet, offers local and remote access, and provides a crisp, clear image of your little one while they sleep. This is sure to be a game-changing baby monitor.

Cloud Island Sleep ‘N Play Pajamas

If no one has told you yet, the only type of footie pajamas you should buy for your baby are the ones with zippers–IYKYK. Even better, get some with inverted zippers like the Sleep ‘N Play Pajamas by Cloud Island (trust us, this will come in handy during those 2 a.m. diaper changes). Made from 100% cotton, they’re soft and breathable on baby’s skin and come in adorable packs of three coordinating colors and patterns.

Mommy’s Bliss Organic Baby Bedtime Drops

Once your baby reaches 4 months old*, you can help them get restful sleep and support their immune system with Mommy’s Bliss Organic Baby Bedtime Drops. Not to be confused with melatonin drops, this supplement is made from a combination of elderberry, vitamin C, chamomile flower, passionflower, and lemon balm. There are also no artificial colors or flavors, and it’s free from the top eight most common allergens. 

*Note: Always check with your child’s pediatrician before giving them any supplements.

TruBliss Evi Smart Bassinet

When you first bring your baby home, having a bassinet set up for room sharing is helpful. If you want one of the best ones on the market, invest in the Evi Smart Bassinet by TruBliss. It’s designed to help soothe your baby back to sleep with gentle motion, calming sounds, and ambient light. In addition to all of its smart features, it also has an aesthetically pleasing design and includes a vinyl-covered foam mattress pad, two fitted bamboo sheets, storage, and breathable construction to ensure a safe sleep environment. This bassinet is designed for babies weighing up to 18 pounds, up to 5 months old, or who can push up on their hands and knees (whichever comes first).

Silver Cross Sleep & Go

If your family travels, you’ll need a spot for your baby to snooze when you’re away from home. We like Silver Cross’ Sleep & Go 3-in-1 travel crib because it will last you from the time your baby is born well into the toddler years. It can be converted into a bassinet, a crib, or a playard and is safe for kiddos weighing up to 50 pounds. The travel crib is super lightweight, is made with sustainable fabrics, and includes a waterproof storage bag.

Hatch Rest Go Portable Sound Machine

Speaking of families who are on the go, you’ll also want to invest in a travel sound machine (the key is to keep their sleeping environment as consistent as possible, even when they’re away from home). The Hatch Rest Go Portable Sound Machine is small enough to stow in your diaper bag and can be clipped onto your baby’s travel crib for sleeping. It features 10 soothing sounds, includes a USB-C cable for recharging, and does not require an app, wifi, or Bluetooth to function.

Comfy Cubs Swaddle Blankets

Swaddling your infant can help improve their sleep quality (and possibly even stretch out the duration of each snooze session), but the art of swaddling is … well, not as easy as it looks. Swaddle Blankets by Comfy Cubs make this process much simpler. They come in packs of three and are designed like sleep sacks but with arm wraps to provide gentle pressure to avoid the startle reflex that often wakes babies. Simply snuggle your little one into the leg pocket, position their arms, then wrap them up and secure the swaddle with hook-and-loop tabs. Seriously, it’s so easy!

DockATot Sleep Bag

Once baby no longer needs to be swaddled, they may still prefer to be put down in a sleep bag for security. There are many options on the market, like the DockATot Sleep Bag, available in two sizes and several cute (reversible!) colors. It’s equipped with snaps at the shoulders for easy on and off, as well as a zipper along the side to make diaper changes quick and easy. This sleep bag is made from 100% cotton to keep it soft on baby’s skin, and it’s safe for the washer and dryer.

Chicco Luxe Pacifiers

Your little one may need to soothe themself to sleep with a pacifier. Chicco’s new Luxe Pacifiers are an excellent option because they are orthodontic, have a one-piece design, and are made from 100% silicone, so they’re gentle for baby while also being easy to clean. These pacifiers are available for babies 0-6, 6-16, and 16-24 months.  

Hey Dewy Wellness Humidifier

To keep those stuffy noses away, equip your baby’s nursery with a humidifier. The best option depends on how often you want to run it and how large your baby’s room is, but we are big fans of the Wellness Humidifier from Hey Dewy. It features a tank large enough to humidify a room up to 500 square feet for up to 24 hours, a 360-degree mist nozzle, and optional nightlight settings. The best part is that all of this comes in a sleek, compact design that’s available in three neutral colors and will blend in with just about any decor.

Burt’s Bees Baby BEESNUG Fitted Crib Sheet

You’ll need a soft, cozy sheet to fit over your baby’s crib mattress, like the BEESNUG Fitted Crib Sheet from Burt’s Bees Baby. Available in nine cute patterns, this crib sheet is made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton that gets softer with every wash. It’s also incredibly durable, allowing it to withstand all the trips it will inevitably take through the washer and dryer thanks to spit-up, diaper mishaps, and stomach bugs.

Owlet Dream Sock

Last year, the Owlet Dream Sock received FDA clearance, giving new parents everywhere access to a little extra peace of mind while their baby sleeps. While this doesn’t meet our must-have product criteria (in fact, there is the prescription-only Baby Sat for must-have situations), it’s certainly a useful tool. The Dream Sock offers live health readings for baby’s pulse rate, oxygen, and wakings. You can also track all of this information as well as sleep trends using the Owlet Dream App. The best benefit of this product is that when the baby is wearing the sock, the base unit will alert parents if health readings fall outside of preset ranges. The Dream Sock is safe for babies between 1 and 18 months old, weighing between 6 and 30 pounds.

Hello Birdie Handmade Mobile

If you’re in a position to be able to splurge a bit, consider a handmade mobile from Hello Birdie. These beautiful works of art come in various styles—stars and moons, swans, giraffes, sports balls, and even flying pigs—and offer baby just the right amount of stimulation to help lull them to sleep. Each beautiful mobile is handcrafted by an artist in Mongolia using 100% Mongolian wool felt and wood. Additionally, each mobile includes a hook, screws, and a set of instructions to help you securely hang the work of art above your little one’s crib.