Have you rocked a baby through the night, been up 20 times, fed, burped, changed nappies on repeat to no avail? Are you now trying to find the holy grail of products to help your baby sleep? We’ve got them ALL right here – a complete sleep-inducing arsenal you need for the nursery!

We have all the things to take care of your little one getting a good night of rest and drifting off into a blissful slumber. So put fresh sheets on YOUR bed and fluff your pillow mama, sleep is coming to YOU!

5 helpful baby sleep tips

  1. Your baby maybe doesn’t know if it’s night or day. In the early days, newborns and young babies are still working out their days from their nights, and it’s really common for them to sleep all day and be up all night! Keep things bright during the day and dark at night so they eventually catch on.
  2. Keep the temperature right. Being cosy often keeps your babe sleeping. Not too hot, not too cold – but just right. Invest in a room thermometer and dress your bub accordingly.
  3. Too noisy, too quiet. Is your bub sensitive to sound? If there are other kids in the house, chances are your baby will sleep through anything. However, if this is your first bub they might want a little noise. White noise is awesome, as is a quietly playing radio – keep it to nice tones though, no newborn needs Eminem on their Spotify list.
  4. Not all nappies are created equal. Your baby will sleep for longer periods of time (hopefully) without a nappy change. Make sure they’re wearing nappies that are up for the challenge and can absorb and wick away the wetness on repeat!
  5. Sometimes babies just want to snuggle. If you’ve tried EVERYTHING and your bub is just restless and wants to snuggle, then admit defeat. They won’t be snuggly forever and this too shall pass. Maybe not soon, but it will eventually.

Want to check out what our top baby sleep products are? See them all below. Shop them direct or drop some heavy hints for your baby shower – either way, you’re going to want to try them!

Our 10 Best Baby Sleep Products for 2021

Edwards & Co SnüzPod4

PRICE: $499
WHERE TO BUY: Edwards & Co

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For the swishest, smartest looking bedside bassinet, look no further than the sleek SnüzPod4! Smart in both looks and function, the SnüzPod4 has dual-view mesh windows for increased airflow to help regulate temperature and keep your precious baby even safer, right beside your bed.

Parents will LOVE that the SnüzPod4 mesh liner is machine washable, the bassinet can lift off the base and that it also features a gentle reflux incline for babies who need it. We’re spoilt for colour choice too – the SnüzPod4 is available in seven different colours, including natural and white, PLUS it now fits more beds than any other traditional bedside crib!


Rockit Stroller Rocker

PRICE: $69.95
WHERE TO BUY: Sleep Tight Babies

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Get ready to LAUNCH with this genius baby sleep product, the Rockit Stroller Rocker! The Rockit will safely rock your stroller for you, keeping your baby moving and snoozing for longer. It attaches to any stroller or pram with a universal bracket and is even great for the car capsule when you stop at traffic lights, giving the sense of movement when you’ve actually at a traffic packed standstill.

Giving you the gift of two hands back, you can now eat lunch with two hands instead of one, prepare dinner in the kitchen, even extend that sleep when you come home from a walk – all thanks to Rockit rocking the baby. GENIUS!

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ergoPouch Cocoon Swaddle Bag

PRICE: Starting at $39.95
WHERE TO BUY: ergoPouch

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A swaddle that grows with your baby, the TOG rated ergoPouch Cocoon Swaddle Bag makes swaddling and keeping baby cosy when sleeping a cinch. Watch as it effortlessly morphs from an arms-in swaddle to an arms-out sleeping bag. Perfect.

Designed to be easy to use and difficult to escape from, the soft and breathable organic cotton and bamboo Cocoon Swaddle Bag is firm enough to restrict the startle reflex which so often wakes the baby up, while still providing enough stretch and movement for healthy growth. The bell-shaped design is also given the tick of approval by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Choose from several adorable prints and three different TOG ratings, sleep snug little one!


Lively Living Aroma-Snooze Sleep Aid Vaporiser + Organic Oil

PRICE: $115
WHERE TO BUY: Lively Living

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The sleep aid that really does do it all, the Lively Living Aroma-Snooze Sleep Aid Vaporiser is something EVERYONE in the family is going to want for themselves. A 6-in1 sleep aid, the Aroma-Snooze can help your child get to sleep quicker AND stay asleep longer, with better quality sleep. What a dream!

The Aroma-Snooze Sleep Aid Vaporiser features a red dimmable LED light that mimics a breathing pattern giving children something to focus on as they drift off. And if a red light isn’t for you, pick any other colour from the spectrum – it’s all there!  It also has five built-in music tracks from white noise to lullabies, a voice recorder with playback, plus it’s an air purifier and humidifier. Included in the pack is a 15ml Certified Organic ‘Aroma Snooze Remedy’ Essential Oil Blend, so you can set it up straight away.

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Lulla Doll

PRICE: $89.90
WHERE TO BUY: Sleep Tight Babies

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If your baby is the kind that only seems to settle when attached to you, you’re going to want to try the ever so comforting benefits of the soft, cuddly and adorable Lulla Doll. Not just a doll, it moonlights as a super cute baby sleep aid!

The Lulla Doll plays 12 continuous hours of real-life heartbeat and breathing sound without switching off so your baby can drift from one sleep cycle through to the next with constant comfort – and sleep for longer! Lulla Dolls also features improved sound, adjustable volume and longer battery duration. Available in three colours and with outfits available separately, you can even confidently wash this sweet doll in the washing machine. What a dream!

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Mr Maria Miffy and Friends First Light Collection

PRICE: $179.95
WHERE TO BUY: Rhino Rhino

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A night light that both parents and baby will adore. These night lights are made from soft BPA-free silicone and provide the perfect comforting light for a soothing nursery ambience. And who doesn’t want their very own iconic Miffy, Boris, Snuffy or Lion lamp?!

Completely portable, these rechargeable lights can go wherever your baby goes – from their nursery to your room, or even take it to a grandparent’s home with ease. Varying brightness settings to ensure you can adjust to a brighter setting for storytime before dimming for sleep time. Perfect for a soft glow that helps with feeds or nappy changes in the middle of the night too. These night lights are not only incredibly practical but gorgeous for styling any nursery – and sure to be a well-loved item for years to come. So sweet!


Pigeon MiniLight Pacifier

PRICE: $13.99 for a twin pack
WHERE TO BUY: Pigeon Baby Australia

Lightweight, soft and allowing for natural tongue movement and wide-open holes to maximise airflow, the Pigeon MiniLight Pacifier is the ideal dummy for your baby to settle to sleep with!

One of the reasons why babies refuse the dummy is simply because it’s too heavy or bulky for their itty bitty mouths. But Pigeon MiniLight Pacifiers are different. They’re ultra-light in weight – in fact the lightest Pigeon dummy ever, therefore reducing the stress on your baby’s mouth when sucking. And when your bub might be comfort sucking on and off all night long, you want what’s bestand that’s a Pigeon MiniLight Pacifier.


Portable Easynight Blackout Blinds

PRICE: $51.95
WHERE TO BUY: Sleep Tight Babies

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Yearning for longer day naps or a little sleep in but the sun keeps waking your little one? Easynight Blackout Blinds are the answer! These blackout blinds are so simple to hang and can black out ALL the window light in your baby’s nursery to help produce melatonin (natural sleepy hormones) which makes sleep easier.

You don’t need any sewing skills to fit these blinds to your window. They can simply be cut to size thanks to the no-fray material and are available in cream, white or black. Blinds can be hung with removable Frame Fasteners or suction cups, depending on the size. Too easy!

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Welcare Sleep-Tight Sleep Sound Machine

PRICE: $99.95
WHERE TO BUY: Welcare

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Babies love the familiarity of their mumma’s heartbeat and Welcare Sleep-Tight make it possible to record it and play it back with this epic Welcare Sleep-Tight Sleep Sound Machine.  Imagine your newborn baby’s soothing sounds playlist – top of the chart would be your very own heartbeat, right?

This neat, portable and compact device plays five relaxing sounds including mum’s heartbeat, ocean, rain, summer night and white noise. It also plays five beautiful lullabies including the classic Brahms Lullaby. Simply set the sleep sound machine’s handy timer or let the soothing sounds continuously play as your bub drifts off into a sweet slumber!

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Sleepytot Comforter

PRICE: $25.95
WHERE TO BUY: Sleep Tight Babies

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Are you being woken up to find lost dummies in the middle of the night? If so, you need a Sleepytot –  an award-winning comforter that keeps your bub’s dummies all in one place and easy for little ones to find!

Sleepytots come in a range of cute as a button characters too! Each Sleepytot comforter has velcro tabs on its paws to secure up to four of your baby’s dummies, soothers or teethers. The Millpond Child Sleep Clinic and sleep consultants worldwide recommend Sleepytots as a way of helping little ones find their dummies easily at night and return to sleep without fully waking themselvesor you for a midnight dummy hunt! Now that’s a winner, mumma!

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There you have it, folks, all of our dreamiest baby sleep product picks for 2021. May your bub’s bedtime be bliss and your own sleep-ins LONG!

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