Best nursery decor according to redditors

We found 257 Reddit comments discussing the best nursery decor. We ranked the 128 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Nursery lamp & shades
Nursery mobiles
Nursery picture frames
Nursery pillows
Nursery rugs
Baby sleep shooters
Nursery wall decor
Nursery window treatments
Nursery baskets & liners
Nursery bookends
Nursery clocks
Nursery drawer handles
Nursery switch plates
Nursery waste bins
Nursery decor gift sets
Nursery night lights
Sleep sound machines

Top Reddit comments about Nursery D‚cor:

u/originalmetalqueen · 11 pointsr/BabyBumps

First time posting here in Baby Bumps, but I’ve been a long time commenter/fan of this sub. Currently 38+6 and a FTM. I LOVE seeing everyone’s nurseries and am so excited to share ours! Had so much fun putting the nursery together.

Here are some of the things we got that I love in our nursery:

  1. Birch tree removable wallpaper: NuWallpaper NU1650 Birch Tree Peel and Stick Wallpaper

  2. Dragon mobile: Baby Unisex Dragon Mobile for Crib Room Decor Nursery Baby Shower Gift

  3. Green geometric rug: Well Woven Isometry Blue & Grey Modern Geometric Triangle Pattern 7'10" x 9'10" Area Rug Soft Shed Free Easy to Clean Stain Resistant

  4. Birch tree stump laundry bag: Jacone Stylish Tree Stump Shape Design Storage Basket Cotton Fabric Washable Cylindric Laundry Hamper with Rope Handles, Decorative and Convenient for Kids Bedroom

  5. Woodland Animals Crib bedding set - Sweet Jojo Designs

    I know we will probably have to adjust things in the nursery once the baby comes and he gets older (I’ve seen plenty of moms comment on here how they laugh at some of the nurseries because they’ll eventually get wrecked or puked on or whatever) but for right now, I absolutely love it. I wanted to have a lush, forest feel...with dragons!

    Good luck to all the moms out there. I’m so excited to become a mom myself. :)
u/adragonisnoslave · 11 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

If I had not just bought this I would be all over that. But my budget for light products is depleted :( :(

I do have a birthday in six weeks though... and my dad and stepmom are going to be gone for the entire month... pretty sure they owe me something awesome. ;)

u/UnwroteNote · 9 pointsr/ofcoursethatsathing

The closest thing I could find apparently they sell quite a few of these cheap.

u/tinyrabbitfriends · 9 pointsr/beyondthebump

And a baby shusher!!!

Baby Shusher - The Soothing Sleep Miracle for Babies

This thing was our go to for 3 months, I get it for everyone

u/threespoons82 · 9 pointsr/Dads

Instead of a traditional night light you could use a GroClock as part of sleep training.
The little one presses a button to send the sun to bed and wake up the star. Set a time for the sun to come up and educate your kid that that’s when they can get up.
Wrap some kind of bed time story around the whole sequence and you’ve got a nice way of keeping the Tigray in there bed!
Hope this helps...

The Gro Company Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer

u/kivalo · 9 pointsr/Parenting

Our kids use these sleep seahorses every night and it slowly starts dying and it's not bad at first but I keep forgetting to change the batteries, and am only reminded at bedtime after they've been tucked in and don't want to go through the process of fixing it at that moment.

Eventually it gets down to like 1/2 speed and I do feel really guilty about making them go to sleep in a horror movie but I really don't want to interrupt the bed-time routine, specifically for my 2 year old by having to go down stairs, find a #1 phillips screw driver, replace the batteries, and run back up stairs. I'm totally in the running for dad of the year. Like really... do they know it's supposed to signify something bad is about to happen?

u/mechitgood · 9 pointsr/JuneBumpers2017

If you do s registry through Amazon they have a great walk through thing that goes through different categories and sub categories of things you might need or want.

I'm not a first timer so here are a few things you may want to register for aside from what you already have :

  • crib, crib sheets. You may want to get a mobile although you probably won't use it at first.we use this one and love it. You can use it even after baby sits up or begins to stand

  • you may want a bassinet or something similar since Most parents want their baby close to them for a while. We had a bassinet but hated it. In our old house it only fit at the end of our bed so I'd have to get up and by the time I did my husband would be awake too. This time around we're getting an arms reach co sleeper. You can use it as a bassinet or attached as a consleeper. It's more compact than the bassinet we had and the sides fold down which is awesome as a co sleeper. If you decide to get either you need a couple sheets for that

  • stroller

  • swing or bouncer. My kids always hated bouncers but loved the swing. It's seriously a life saver. We still have our swing but are also getting a rock n play this time around. It folds almost flat so we can easily bring it with us when we go see family and I'll easily be able to bring it around the house.

  • bathtub. You'll most likely want a tub for the baby

  • baby monitor. We have a summer infant camera one we love

  • crib mattress. We use Serta. We had a safety 1st one for our second and it was a piece of garbage. It lost its shape and started to get stained and have an odor from being spit up on and things like that.

  • mattress pads- id recommend 2-3

  • swaddle wraps if you plan to use them

  • a thermometer, nail clipper, maybe gas drops

  • shopping cart cover- won't be used right away but my daughter loved to put her mouth on the cart 😑

  • Bottle brushes and drying rack

  • high chair- won't be used right away. Mine was able to lean back (I have a graco one)

  • changing pad. I use the keekaroo peanut. It's pricey but so worth it in my opinion. I don't have to deal with covers or changing them in the middle of the night if they get soiled. I just wipe it down and done.

  • baby carrier- I've tried the babybjorn and moby. The babybjorn was really uncomfortable to wear. The moby was super hot to wear. I ended up buying an ergo and love it.

  • bottle warmer: some people say this isn't necessary. We got one when my daughter had to be on special formula. The thing is the formula when mixed was extremely bubbly. It would solve her one digestive issue while giving her extreme gas making her uncomfortable. I read online that people had the same issue so they'd pre mix the formula and put it in the fridge. The thing was my daughter would throw up cold formula. So we got the boom bottle warmer. I realized how convenient that was for nighttime feedings. So now I plan on doing the same thing. Pre mixing bottles for st night then heating as necessary. It's not fun or easy mixing bottles at 2am.

  • pack n play. We have one that has a changing area and bassinet. Honestly we probably used it once like that. We didn't really use it again until our kids were a couple months older. I'd put the playmat in it and let them play on it while I'd vacuum the room or tidy up.

    Things you shouldn't register for:

  • clothes- if you register in a store like babies r us i wouldn't register for clothes. Most people like to pick out their own outfit. It's also very difficult to find the exact thing someone wants

  • more than one car seat. You probably will only end up using one car seat. I'd only say get a 2nd base if you and someone else will be switching off doing daycare drop offs and pickups

  • formula maker- I mentioned pre making bottles earlie. You can just shake them or use something like this. You don't need a crazy expensive keurig type formula maker. Everyone I know who has had one ends up saying it was a waste of $ and doesn't work right.

    Hope this starter list helps!
u/WheredMyMindGo · 8 pointsr/secretsanta

You could get them an indoor star projector thingy like this. Or maybe a moon in my room and a really soft throw blanket.

Or how about a theme park gift card? That way they can buy the tickets when they want. Maybe if they like a certain theme park with certain characters you can buy them a novelty from it (like a Steamboat Willy) and some candy themed from there.

Nature? Awesome! How about wildlife documentaries on DVD? Maybe a cool wilderness guidebook? What about a butterfly kit? Oo! How about a firefly light?

Ok I'm out of ideas off of the top of my head for now, but I think it really is doable. :)

^I'm ^trying ^here

u/Imouthkissmycats · 7 pointsr/beyondthebump
u/alongak · 7 pointsr/beyondthebump

I use my phone at first then realized I couldn't creep on Reddit and then someone called me mid sleeping routine and I decided I needed a machine. Boom this came the next day. Cheap, easy, portable!

myBaby SoundSpa On-The-Go Sound Machine, Green, Small

u/ShuShuBee · 7 pointsr/BabyBumps

Maybe get this! It goes perfectly with your theme!

u/ArtsyKitty · 6 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm not sure if this counts and I'm sorry for the crazy title of this item let me know if that doesn't count

thank you so much for the contest. this is awesome. I have a lot of issues relaxing and sleeping so I'm hoping this will help. thank you! ♥

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/Parenting

I don't think you need to make a big deal for a baby so young. I'm not worrying about it and I have an active 7 month old daughter. But here are some toys she liked

Twilight Turtle
Sleep Sheep (we had the giraffe instead, but we needed the white noise feature to get our daughter to sleep for a few months)

Kick piano

u/bitterred · 5 pointsr/neopets

Travel safe! Its been years since I didn't check neo in the airport, though, that would be weird for me.

And good luck researching baby stuff. I bought one of these things for a baby shower and man, it was ADORABLE.

u/superiorpyre · 5 pointsr/Psychedelics

One of the best things I’ve ever bought 😊

Moon Lamp, LOGROTATE 16 Colors LED 3D Print Moon Light with Stand & Remote&Touch Control and USB Rechargeable, Moon Light Lamps for Kids Lover Birthday Gifts(Diameter 4.8 INCH)

u/sweetllemon · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

Omg this thing has been his favorite since he was 3 weeks old. He still goes nuts over it at 4 months. It keeps him entertained longer than anything else in the house.

Tiny Love Classic Mobile, Into The Forest

u/j0nny5o · 5 pointsr/Parenting

Our situation was a bit different - 2yo wouldn’t go to bed at bedtime and then woke around 4.30am and got up.

We got him one of these: The Gro Company Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer

Since the first night we got it he’s gone to bed without argument and stayed in bed until the sun came up on the clock. It was incredible.

u/Gabriel_Aurelius · 5 pointsr/Christianmarriage


I am not exaggerating when I say that this is a lifesaver. It may seem expensive at about $35, but it is worth absolutely every penny. I’m sure there are other “white noise machines” that you can find, but I own two of these and they work on every baby I’ve ever tried it on (this is what I get people for baby showers).

I first learned that this existed about two months after our first child was born and it was a lifesaver. I brought it to the hospital when my wife was giving birth to our second child a little over a year ago.

The attending nurse was so surprised by it, she asked if she could borrow it for an hour. Of course I said yes. She came back 45 minutes later totally astonished. She had brought it into the nursery where five babies were really struggling to fall asleep and were keeping each other awake.

She said that within two minutes of using the thing two of the babies had fallen asleep and the other three had calmed down. Additionally, within five minutes all five of them were asleep.

The thing has two settings: one for duration and one for volume. The duration can be set to either off, 15 minutes, or 30 minutes. It automatically shuts off after those time frames. The volume is simply a swivel and can be adjusted as needed.

You will not regret this. It’s the one essential purchase you will make.

u/Cubswin41 · 5 pointsr/NewParents

Swaddle Sacks! These things are great, we used them every day/night.

SwaddleMe Original Swaddle 3-PK, SuperStar (LG)

Pair those with a rock and play... and your little one should take some nice naps (which will help you get some sleep).

Fisher-Price Auto Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Aqua Stone

We also used (and still use) a noise machine. Helps you continue to have a life while the baby is napping in the other room!

Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Crib Soother and Baby Night Light, Owl

Good luck!

u/Lady_Noodle · 4 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

An assortment of thoughts and questions for today:

Formula smell question: We use Similac Sensitive Non-GMO. If he doesn't drink it all right away, it develops a foul smell within maybe 15 minutes. Is this true of other formulas? Any recommendations?

Post-partum nausea? Does anyone else get occasional bouts of post-partum nausea? I get it when I swim, e.g. when I do cardiovascular exercise. After about 25 minutes I start to feel sick. It feels very similar to when I was pregnant. Maybe hormonal?

Shout out to this mobile. We put it up last night and I thought my baby might hyperventilate with excitement. It was like Sue getting a surprise.

u/BrutalHonestyBuffalo · 4 pointsr/BabyBump

I am 34 weeks on my second and my first is 2.5 years old.

Not only am I like "meh" to doing all the insane baby stuff - but we are moving in November (with a three month old - lort help us).
And because of that, I can't really have a ton of stuff around because we are packing up and trying to stage our house.

My essential list:

  • Bassinet that I don't hate (first time around I had a stand alone wooden one that was bulky, hard to move, and creaked). This time I have my BFF's hand me down Arms Reach Co-sleeper (it essentially attaches to your bed to extend the bed and/or functions like a bassinet.
  • Changing table/space - seriously, you need a legit, doesn't break your back location for changing diapers that you don't have to move around and don't care if some poop or pee gets on it. Doesn't have to be fancy, just a space dedicated to that function.
  • Breast Feeding pillow (if you go this route) - as the other mom said, boppy's are cumbersome and slide around. My Brest Friend is worth every stinking penny. You can even stand up and walk around with this thing clipped on while you grab something really quick and are still feeding off the boob.
  • Boppy Newborn lounger - it's like a little donut to sit your baby in. The baby is generally pretty happy in it, you can have your hands and some independence.
  • Pack n Play - usually set up in my living room with the Boppy Lounger in it (at highest level the mattress will go) as a nice safe space to set your turdlet down (that isn't in your bedroom/their room). Plus when you travel or something, it's your crib.
  • Baby Swing - My son LOVED his - it was a life saver, hoping our daughter will be the same. I have the Graco Simple Sway - used it for my son - hoping the motor holds out (I've read reviews that the motor dies eventually) - but I'll use it til it dies - worth every penny.
  • Baby Shusher - Uhh seriously, this thing is fcking magic to a infant. Screaming at 3 am? Turn this puppy on and they chill out immediately (unless there is something seriously wrong, I suppose). It saves you from having to do it with your mouth (sooo tiring) and is far more effective than a white noise machine.
  • White Noise Machine - this is a personal preference, but an essential for me. I have the 'LectroFan (it's non mechanical like the Marpac Dohm - so it never gets a wonky rattle to it). Helps the baby sleep and can block out day to day noises to help with startling awake.
  • Nipple shields (if you breastfeed) - makes the first few weeks of breastfeeding a relative "cake walk" compared to trying to get the perfect latch. A lot of lactation consultants will poo poo this and say it makes it harder for baby to get used to it. Whatever. I used it for 6 weeks with my son - saved me pain, made it easier for him to latch and eat, and he eventually self weaned off of them (I would always try first without them and eventually it just was fine as he got older and more experienced). Who cares if the kid uses them the ENTIRE TIME? so long as they are fed.
  • Haakaa Manual Breast Pump (again, if boobfed) - I hate pumping. Hate. Especially middle of the night, half asleep, kid only takes one boob. The Haakaa uses suction and gently (and quietly) draws from your other breast. You can also use it to take the edge off if you are out of the house for longer than the requisite two hours your LO allows you to go without being milked.

    Outside of those items - it's just the standard clothes, diapers, bottles, baby monitors, etc.

    Let me know if you have any questions.
    And yes - the amnesia is real.
u/winnipegtommy · 4 pointsr/Parenting

Your first tip makes me think of this. My wife and I were considering ordering it in a few months, when our little one is a bit older.

u/Ensvey · 4 pointsr/pics

I was thinking it was one of these:

the lazy man's route!

u/DemIce · 4 pointsr/Stargate

Pretty sure a Director's Commentary track mentioned that they simply used projectors ( they also ended up using projectors to rear project the event horizon in many episodes to cut back on CGI costs ).

However, I don't recall if they went into the technical details of whether they used actual projectors with video, or existing (stage) projection lights and messing about with a refractive element in front to get a play of light effect (similar to this ), or what..

u/reallovesurvives · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

I love my boppy, my LO is 11 weeks and I’ve used it for breastfeeding every day. He also does tummy time on it because he hates laying on a flat surface and hangs out lounging on it. I get so much use out of this thing. It’s one of my favorite purchases. Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner, Sketch Slate Gray

If you’re gonna BF, instead of getting disposable pads I got these washable ones which are velour on the inside so they’re soft on your nipples, and they are good at absorption. They have different shapes for different amounts of protection, I wouldn’t get any of them except the blue rounds “overnight” ones because they are the most absorbable. Bamboobies Nursing Pads for Breastfeeding | Reusable Breast Pads | Perfect Baby Shower Gifts | 4 Overnight Pairs

This baby tub is awesome because it folds flat (i live in a NYC apt and space is very dear!) and it also has a little hammock so you don’t have to hold the baby the whole time he’s bathing. Kidsmile Baby Bathtub Portable Collapsible Bathing Tub with Non-Slip Mat, Foldable Shower Basin with Infant Sling, Comfort Folding Baby Bathtub, Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub, Blue

My baby loves this mobile. It’s super engaging. Tiny Love Classic Mobile, Into The Forest

Baby is OBSESSED with this toy. We have it hanging over his changing table and he lays there and stares at it forever. It’s his absolute favorite thing. I’m serious. The only thing is I read that the ink on the eyes smear off if they put it in their mouth so I don’t plan on giving it to him to hold/play with but just as a distraction while he’s getting his diaper changed. But seriously he never gets tired of looking at it and it was the first thing that made him happy when he started being aware and I really recommend it. Baby Einstein Star Bright Symphony Toy

u/banzaiburrito · 3 pointsr/hometheater

you stick directly on the window so no drilling. Also since they are directly on the window you really get the blackout effect if you do it right. And you can take em off whenever you want.

u/safeami · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

I love the sleep sheep-- not sure how similar they are-- The travel one as loud as the normal size one and is a much more convenient size. Battery life seems great. Hand me down from a friend and we have yet to need to change batteries.

u/KLizayers · 3 pointsr/pregnant

I had this in my daughter’s room (not the crib) and she had to have it to fall asleep bc it played soothing music. Once she got old enough, she loved being able to turn it on herself in her crib. My son had the monkey one and he used his until he was about 2.

Fisher-Price Soothe & Glow Giraffe

u/alphaboo · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

"decor for boys" Gah!!!! That sort of thing makes me so stabby!

I think it is a fabulous mobile for a little girl. Don't forget about a Twilight Turtle, too.

u/kkitz7 · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I am obsessed with my baby boy’s nursery! Husband painted the mural and it’s perfect. I’m 37 weeks now and I am so happy we have it done. Below are my favorite items and where you can get them:

  1. Delta Children Tribeca 4-in-1 Baby Convertible Crib, White/Grey can be found on Amazon. So easy to assemble!

  2. IKEA Hemnes 3 drawer dresser in dark grey stain

  3. Stuffed wolf and fox (in the crib) sold on Etsy by TheHappyGroundhog

  4. Butterflies purchased on our honeymoon in Key West at

  5. Baby Unisex Dragon Mobile for Crib Room Decor Nursery Baby Shower Gift

    Edit: just realized you can’t even see the dresser so I’ll add a 6

  6. Lush Decor Bird On The Tree Curtains Room Darkening Window Panel Set for Living, Dining, Bedroom (Pair), 84" x 52", Navy
u/akpak · 3 pointsr/toddlers

The one we bought does that too:

You can say "oh, the blue light is on, it must be bedtime!"

u/morgansometimes · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

My friend swears by this baby shusher thing. I don't think it'd be too boring or anything but she used it for his first six months.

u/Sassy_Pants24 · 3 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

Ok. I know this one take batteries but it turns off automatically after 30 minutes. We've had one for a couple months now, use it every day, and still haven't had to change the AAs yet. It's on long enough that my babies play for a minute and then conk out watching it. The animals face down and it spins. Can be played with music or no music. Also, it can attach to anything. I ordered one for each babe and am considering a third so it can stay in the car for outings. By far this is the most useful piece of non-essential baby gear we bought.

Tiny Love Take Along Mobile, Animal Friends, Blue

u/throwawayscatty · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

Not sure how old your LO is, but we got a tot clock when our oldest started doing this at 25 months. It was he'll. I was in my 1st trimester with her sister and I needed her to fucking stay put! This is the one we got and it was a fucking lifesaver! (On mobile, so hopefully link works)

My Tot Clock My Toddler, White

u/sockalaunch · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

So the suggestions I'm going to make are assuming this is a behavioural issue and not a medical problem with his sleep. Have you tried the sleep clocks? They are a visual reminder that it is time to stay in bed. I'll post a link to the one we have. It's yellow with a sun during the day and blue with stars at night. The stars count down as the night goes on so they can see how long they have left and then it reverts to the sun when it's time to get up. The Gro Company Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer

Weighted blanket? If he's having issues settling himself back down, a weighted blanket might help him stay sleep in the first place. I reckon a lot of kids (and adults) would benefit from heavier materials at night. Modern materials are so lightweight and I think it causes a few issues compared to when we were younger.

What discipline have you tried? Do you make him clear up at least some of the mess? I've got two 4yo's who try this kind of thing occasionally. I say to them, "you don't have to sleep, you do have up stay in bed" and then I spend some time sending them back to bed. Since he's not waking you up when he gets up, I would get a monitor with movement detection that will wake you up. It'll help with the reinforcement that getting up is not good behaviour.

u/M80IW · 3 pointsr/DIY

Save a few bucks.
Twilight Turtle

u/throwaway24538 · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

I could be wrong, but I think this is the one a lot of people use.

u/rutabaga12 · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Our babies loved the Manhattan Toy mobile and would stare at the black and white patterns for ages.

u/ElsieSnuffin · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Both my son & my daughter used this thing to fall asleep for naps & bedtimes. It plays music quietly enough, and in the same order, and has these weird bubbling sounds behind the music, and turns itself off after a few minutes, but is easy enough for them to push & turn back on again if they want.

Alternatively, you can download apps with "Sleep Stories" which are just little bedtime stories told aloud in a very calm, quiet, measured vocal style that's kind of meditative and conducive to sleep!

u/akolby89 · 3 pointsr/NewParents

Our white noise machine has been so helpful. It put me at ease and helped get me to sleep when LO was a newborn.

Then, when we started sleep training it helped because she was still in our room and she didn’t wake up when we opened the door to go to bed ourselves.

Now she’s in her own room and we still use it every night. I don’t feel like I have to be super quiet and when planes fly over (we live next to a base) or when cars drive by bumpin music I’m not worried she’s going to wake up.

You should get one!

u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

hahaha id be thinking the same thing! im convinced there is a ghost in our house. my daughter has a mobile on her crib that's battery operated. its this one. as you can see the only way to turn it on is by pressing the buttons on the front and/or by pressing the button on the remote. until recently she slept in a bassinet in our room so I had time to get her nursery perfected. anyway i had the mobile attached to the crib but because she didn't sleep in there i hung the remote on the door handle so i wouldn't misplace it. so i was putting clothes away in her dresser and the mobile just turns on. the dresser btw is about 8ft from her crib and about 6ft from the door so theres no way i could've either pressed the button on accident or touched the remote. just altogether freaks me out.

u/lov_liv · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

A lot of babies will protest being swaddled at first but will eventually calm down (with that bouncing/shushing/white noise thing you've got going on) and then being swaddled is what will help them stay asleep.

You might look up the double swaddle to make sure he can't break free.

Are you using a yoga ball? That was my baby's favorite form of bouncing and easier than doing it manually, lol.

They also make a baby shusher to save your vocal chords - my friends swear by it:

ETA: Maybe he would like Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit better than being swaddled? If I were you, I'd try anything at this point.

u/Karmakerosene · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.) It's a couch, it's a bed... What can I say, I WANT IT!

2.) Chocolate chip cookies and milk are the best. Lulls me right to sleep!

3.) Flannel for the whole family! Too cute.

4.) Night light and home fragrance diffuser in one! Plus it's a cute little owl. I also love Bath and Body Works. I have a few of these and love them!

5.) This... Thing is supposed to help babies sleep. No idea if they work. But it's interesting.

BONUS: This panda plush?

She used to say she could taste sleep and that it was as delicious as a BLT on fresh French bread.

u/KaNikki · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

  1. this bed just looks so damn comfortable. Like you could just fall into it.

  2. graham crackers and milk are so tasty and great for a midnight snack!

  3. these adorable sleeping cat pajamas even have matching slippers.

  4. I personally prefer the dark, but this looks like a beautiful night light to fall asleep to, especially for anyone who likes the ocean.

  5. if the baby shusher doesn't work, play the baby some 80's music

    “She used to say she could taste sleep and that it was as delicious as a BLT on fresh French bread.”

    Thanks for the contest!
u/Wesa · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

You totally need this mobile now!

u/clshaw · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Amazon It was waaay on sale though. My hubby wanted this mobile and a baby carrier so he can hold Jax while he plays video games lol Those were his only requests.

u/aishian_rawr · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

Son #1 has the giraffe.

Son #2 has the sheep.

They have different sound settings and noises. And very portable! And cute.

u/Monster010 · 2 pointsr/BeAmazed
u/pineapplefarmer1 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

A week at the most. We did it where where you go in and comfort every 5 minutes night one, 10 minutes night two and three, 15 night four, etc. Buying a shusher and this giraffe helped a lot as they gave my son comfort and now he knows when the shusher and the giraffe come on it’s time to sleep.

u/JoslynMSU · 2 pointsr/sleeptrain

I would second babywearing. Right now LO is so young that you really shouldn't be doing any aggressive training. Babywearing worked so well for me because I had the same problem that my LO only wanted to sleep when snuggled. That and walks. At some point you realize that you need to lose the battle to win the war. To me, LO getting some decent naps in to reset paid off much better than fighting to get him to nap where I want him to.

So for shushing there is this white noise machine:
baby shusher

I have this and I love it. Just provides a Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh Shhhhhhhhhhhh Shhhhhhhhh noise. There are options for 15 minutes or 30. It's battery operated but LO has this at daycare and uses it for every nap and I have only had to replace the batteries once in the 9 months he has been there.

u/2meddle2 · 2 pointsr/daddit

The Baby Shusher seemed like just another gadget but it is a game changer. There are apps out there that do similar things but it ties up your phone. Have used it daily since the little nugget was born.

u/BC_2016-17 · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

I use the light from this [seahorse ](Fisher-Price Soothe and Glow Seahorse, Blue . It makes water sounds and plays music too.

u/mimigins · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I've had two versions of this Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Crib Soother and Baby Night Light, Owl I broke one on a trip and cried. We picked up another one that day.

The white noise is great, there's a continuous setting, my toddler loves the stars on the ceiling and the twinkle twinkle jingle. Plus it's super cute.

u/QThirtytwo · 2 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim-Mobile for Cribs

This does not have sound or move, but we loved it.

u/shannancy · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Before you cut out his nap, try a clock like this it worked wonders for all my previous nanny kids. They either stay in bed and end up sleeping more, or they get up and play quietly till the light is yellow.

Threenagers are hard enough with a solid eight hours of sleep. Sending restful vibes!

u/PhilemonV · 2 pointsr/Teachers
u/a_junebug · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We got a visual alarm clock for our son's birthday. It's awesome because I can set it to have white noise (and light up, if desired) during sleep times. When sleep time is older, the white noise goes off and the face changes color. It's seriously awesome and my 17 month old already has gotten used to being in his crib until the alarm goes off. I leave a board book in bed with him so even when he wakes up early he'll entertain himself until wakeup time.

This is the one we use:
My Tot Clock My Toddler, White

u/kingOlimbs · 2 pointsr/orangecounty


Though I'm not a parent myself, I work for a high end newborn photographer so I'll just give you tips on my observations.

  • Swaddle tight with stretchy materials and hold the arms down to the sides when swaddling

  • if mom is nursing, stay away from gassy vegetables and acidic foods as well. From our experience when the mom eats these things the baby is miserable the next day because of gas. We basically just recommend a boring bland diet. Only for the first few weeks though. After the first 3 or 4 weeks and then its usually ok. Every baby will be different so your mileage may vary. But from our experience 99% of the time we have cranky crying babies for the whole session is because mom had like spicy food or something else. Rule of thumb for us basically if the food has the potential to make your stomach uncomfortable sometimes then it might make baby uncomfortable as well

  • Get a yoga ball. trying to sooth baby, hold baby with head to your heart, sit on ball and start bouncing gently. Get yoga socks too if you have slippery floors.

  • diaper rash. Use huggies or honest brand. 9 out of 10 babies that come in with a rash are using pampers. Kirkland brand wipes from costco are great too. Our studio is stocked with huge packs of them.

  • Formulas. I'm not sure on the brands for this but don't go out buying huge amounts right away because some babies might not like them very much. Might make them gassy too so you may have to try a few brands before you land on the one that is right. There are also ones for sensitive stomachs ( more expensive though)

  • get a baby shusher or white noise, either this or this one, we use both in our studio.

  • get chux from amazon (basically look like puppy pads but are not scented or no chemicals) you'll probably seem them at the hospital. use them on your changing table, keep a few in your car. everywhere really so that where ever you are you can change baby an hopefully avoid soiling a bed/car/couch etc.
  • newborn size clothes is often too big for actual newborns
  • If you are getting photos taken 7-10 days is ideal. Most of the newborn photos you'll see are of 7-10 day old babies. Time will vary if preme or multiples. Don't wait several weeks and then still expect to get the same type of photos. at the very least try to book within 24 hours of giving birth though that may only apply to the photographer work for because most of our clients book well in advanced but there's always a few every now and then that call in trying to get in the same day and we have to behave ourselves when we explain that wont be possible.
  • Gripe water, buy it
  • Don't touch her stomach after she's given birth.
  • Get her a push present
  • have your go bag and car seat ready in the car even earlier than recommended. honestly not sure what's recommended but just do it as early as you can. a lot of our clients have been going early recently.

    That's all I can think of for now. Good luck to you and don't worry nobody knows what they are doing the first time. Just by making this post looking for advice you will probably be more ready that many of the first time dads that come into our studio. Just enjoy your time together as much as possible those first few weeks and take lots of photos and videos even if its just on your phone. and back them up. babies grow so fast the first few weeks so they will never be that tiny again. Blink and its over. Oh and for the future, age 2 sucks but 3 should be good. you can usually start bribing them by 3. Again I want to reiterate that I myself and not a father (but I hope to be) so take all of this however you like. I've been working at this studio for almost a decade now (i'm 30) and these are just the things that I've seen and learned from all the parents that come in. Also, Asian babies are the best, have one of those if you can, they're usually prefect for their sessions...

    (sorry about typos, too lazy to go back and fix)
u/pwlim · 2 pointsr/sleeptrain

My wife is a teacher so she took the rest of this school year off and will head back in the fall, so we're very lucky that we can keep up with the routine.

We've successfully transitioned to a 3 nap routine and the afternoon nap is by far the hardest. Keeping the light to a minimum has helped. I just, recently, installed this film over the window in her nursery and have some thick curtains that go over it. We had been using two of these black out curtains prior but it was difficult opening and closing the sliding door/letting in sunlight when it wasn't nap time.

u/whowannadoit · 2 pointsr/NewParents

It absolutely is easier to put a newborn baby to sleep on their stomach (in my experience with 2). I only ever allowed it for brief daytime naps, while they were feet away in a bassinet. Nighttime, no way! At night if I have the opportunity I am passed the fuck out, which is why it’s scary to leave a newborn in a risky position like that.

I’m sorry to say but you just gotta keep trying. Swaddle tightly, maybe a pacifier, and a shusher. You’re just not going to get great sleep for yourself with a newborn unless you have a partner or other extra help to be there for you.

There’s a reason every swaddle and crib and pediatrician repeats ad nauseum “back is best”.

u/rainbowmoonheartache · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

We have the older and less-shiny version of this clock, which has been a phenomenal lifesaver since we moved our kid into a toddler bed.

It goes blue at bedtime automagically, yellow in the morning (and the new one lets you set different wake up times for the weekend!), has a nap timer (you set nap length, then manually initiate naps and it turns yellow again automagically), and all that.

The other big thing that helped, for us, was breaking out the video monitor again. Shut the door and watch over the monitor and "voice of god" at the kid. Telling him to "get back in bed" without him even seeing us means he isn't getting any ideas that night time is play time.

Combining the two, and he was staying in bed consistently for night and naps (except for when he needs to use the restroom, but we have a small potty in his room for that) since about the end of the first week.

The big rule for naps now is "You don't have to sleep, but you DO have to stay in bed and be quiet until the clock turns yellow."

Free time: back! Sleep: restored! Sanity: Doin' better!

Good luck. <3

u/RHINOHORNINMYBUMHOLE · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

YOU'RE AWESOME for this. I can't figure out if something is prime eligible or not thought :(((

u/watercat04 · 2 pointsr/toddlers

I use the Tot Clock with my 3 year old. He's had it since he was a few months short of 3, and it had an immediate impact on mornings. He went from calling me, banging his door, and being angry to calmly playing in bed until it turns yellow for wake up time.

My Tot Clock Toddler Clock, White

u/bedlamunicorn · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We just have these Amazon Basics ones. We have two but you may be able to get away with just one if there is only one window.

u/USCEngineer · 2 pointsr/predaddit

Room looks great.
Props to the wyze. works great as a baby camera
I had to get rid of that same trash can. It was like the smell impregnated in it and everytime I opened it I wanted to puke
I'd recommend one of these noise machines and a small lamp beside the nursing chair. Cloud b Sleep Sheep On The Go Travel Sound Soother

u/Bladedanny · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/craigjitsu · 2 pointsr/bjj

Technically it's not a pineapple. :)

I think people always want to go for themed newborn things but I'm not one to advocate for that. Sure, you can get them a gi themed onesie or something of the sort, but speaking as a new parent myself that may not be the ideal item for them. Everyone is different but the things that have held the most value to my wife and I, aside from some basics at the very beginning, are the people who get the "these are the toys my kids loved" gifts or, even better, people who have offered to babysit when we're ready even if it's just so we can get some rest.

My standard gift set to new parents, based on things that everyone I have known over the years have loved, are:

Happiest Baby on the Block

Fisher Price Soothe and Glow Seahorse, which is also available in blue

Travel sleep sheep


A gift for the parents

u/shitaki_taco · 2 pointsr/toddlers

Lol my two year old is the same with every flashlight he’s ever had. Turtle light we have one of these for the two year old and one in our 9 month olds crib too, the lights aren’t that bright and they can press the buttons to change the colors. We hear the two year old at night sometimes going “wooaahhhhh stars!!!” Haha it’s cute.

u/emeraldeyes · 2 pointsr/Parenting

For the 4 month old, toys that build sensory awareness are really good. Things like balls with different textures, different sizes, etc. There is a seahorse that Fisher Price makes that plays music that both my kids loved at that age. They make blue and pink.

For the 1 year olds, I got LeapFrog's Scout/Violet for each of my children on their first birthdays. They were hits with both of them (in fact my 4 year old still plays with her Violet every now and then). Scout is the boy version, Violet is the girl version. They can be personalized with the child's name and it is incorporated into songs that are played and little activities. It's very cool.

For the 20 month old, you could get this Twilight Turtle Constellation Night Light. Each of my children have one (4 yrs and 17 months) and it's a must have at bedtime for each of them. My daughter was so impressed by it, she named hers "wow" and that name has stuck (she's the 4 yo). You could also get the LeapFrog My First Leaptop. Again, both my kids love this (although we only have one and it's my daughter's, my son steals it frequently to play with himself).

Also, I did those recordable books from Hallmark as gifts when my daughter was a year old and she loves them very much. You could do one for your son. They are pretty cool.

Hope this helps!

u/Hunterzyph · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump
u/Enyoface · 2 pointsr/Parenting

We got our daughter the My Tot Clock when she was about 2.5. She's 5.5 now and we still use it. It's not cheap, but I'd say we got our money's worth out of it.

u/tea_wrecks13 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I got it as a Christmas gift from my BIL. I love it!

u/Roserie · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Best toy. My son has had these for awhile and we use them to teach him letters, animals and other items.

Best teether. Yes it's expensive but it's worth it. Instead of trying a bunch of others, just buy this one.

He loves this doll. You can customize it to say their name, what songs it plays and a few other things.

We used this for a nightlight. He has used it since birth (almost 2 now).

Also this

u/insanecoder · 2 pointsr/LSD

Lol I went through my amazon order history, here’s the link: link

u/PMmeyourmacncheese · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Where I literally get everything ever. Amazon!

I really like it because you can swap the images as baby grows. They start out as black and white geometrical shapes and progress to colors and more complex shapes (houses/fish). Plus one of the images is a black and white baby face which he freaking loves. He's always smiling and squealing at the baby.

u/nicefroyo · 2 pointsr/hiphopheads
u/mollyjoon · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

My mom and mom-in-law always told me that he would grow out of it... at 15 months, he sure did! Every baby is different, give love more than anything! :)

Still needs to grow out of bottles at nighttime, though...

Edit to add: He seemed to really take to this new mobile I got for him that I saw on Homeland (lol), it totally soothes him right down to sleep town.

u/FelidaeFae · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My aunt got my baby the cutest stuffed giraffe , it lights up and plays music

I bet this 3D giraffe's head in a window wall decal would look great in your house!

And in my opinion, these giraffe leggings are amazing, and clever!

This is freakin' adorable a giraffe straw holder!

If you're like me, you love beanies that are shaped like cute animals such as giraffes

u/BabyBuster70 · 1 pointr/Parenting

This worked great to get our baby asleep. Kind of expensive since there isn't much to it, but $30 is nothing if it gets them to sleep more.

u/consuella99 · 1 pointr/Parenting

I would actually get the onsie in a 3-6 month size. Most people get new moms clothes in 0-3 months so I go up at least one size when I buy a gift. Also check out the comments on the onsie if they have it as some infant clothes sizes are crazy wrong.

I have a lot of friends who are pregnant or just a baby in the last couple of years and was a Nanny for over 10 years and I buy one traditional gift for the baby and the rest are gifts that are not the 'norm. Depending on how much money you want to spend here are some ideas: mani/pedi or massage for mom (Groupon is great!), restaurant gift cards that deliver, house cleaning services, baby massage class, box of healthy snacks especially for breastfeeding moms,

Here are some more traditional but still very useful gifts parents might not know about that I posted somewhere else.

Hands free bottle holder

Plush pacifier: I get this for almost everyone because you loose so many pacifiers and it keeps it in the baby's mouth.

Non-electric travel bottle warmer

Swaddle Pod

Cuddle-U Nursing Pillow- looks like a boppy but it does so much more. I really like to give this to parents because you're not supposed to lay infants straight on there backs after feeding so you prop them up with this. It helps with spit ups, gas, and colic.

Baby Shusher - actually works and just saw they have a app but only for iphones for now

Hope this helps!

u/PoweredByVeggies · 1 pointr/pics

I think it was that and the fact that the back is velcro and there is a battery pack that could be pulled out. Those would be my guesses. I will say it's super soothing though. So is the Twilight Turtle

u/threehearts · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

this is the closest I could find without being overly cheesy, like this one.

Edit: Scratch that, this is much cooler.

u/miniknots · 1 pointr/Mommit

Once my baby noticed it (around 8-10 weeks) she really enjoyed looking at. I was able to put her down in her crib, turn it on, and it would give me 20 minutes of free time to use the bathroom and eat! She's 6 months now and she still enjoys it and I think she finds the music comforting b/c she's heard it so much! I got this inexpensive one and it's great b/c it's easy to move and travel with.

u/WingdGrasshopper · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My baby enjoys a shusher (any white noise machine would prob work) it calms him and he now knows it means time to sleep!

u/mytwobabies · 1 pointr/BabyExchange

We have this one, but would like to keep it for baby #2. Just thought I'd share the link. :)

u/BKMurder101 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/mandiefavor · 1 pointr/Parenting

Single mom of a five month old baby here, so like you I handled all wakeups. She did the standard non-stop fussing until she was a little over two months old. I was walking her around my apartment in her stroller at 3am losing my mind. What really made a difference was the Shusher. It sounded so silly to me but it has been a lifesaver. I still use it to soothe her to sleep, and it's easier than shh-ing her myself. Best $40 I ever spent. They also have an app but it's $5 and glitchy. It will be my go-to gift for any baby shower for here on out.

And it does get better, I promise!!

u/Nazeone · 1 pointr/Parenting

yes!!! We were dealing with the same things and I was super pregnant and cranky and tired. We ended up putting a door knob cover on her door so she couldn't get out. We tell her to just knock and call for us and we do have to go in multiple times at the beginning of the night, tuck all her dolls in etc. One thing that recently helped was to transition from living room where she gets her pajamas on to our bedroom where we have ' family meeting' which is books and talking about the day. Then brush teeth and bed. I find that spending some time on our bed helped her instead of just straight to her room. Then we say she can play in her room with lights out but nightlight on and to call us when you want to be tucked in. Within 30 seconds shes calling for us. Giving her control has been huge! Then before bed I go over what we will do the next day with great excitement. And lastly this turtle light was a huge help! once again gave her control of her environment, she could turn the dim light on whenever she wants:

u/marbleavengers · 1 pointr/IFParents

Here's one I've read about on the parent listserv: There are a few out there, same general concept, and I'll add them if I can remember their names.

Ha here's another for 60 freaking dollars but the reviews are very positive:

u/glorysk87 · 1 pointr/NewParents

Our kid was the same, wouldn't sleep at all. It was mind numbingly terrible for the first couple of weeks. Then we bought the shusher which helped our kid sleep when nothing else would.

It sounds dumb, it's just a machine that makes a stupid shushing noise. But boy did it knock him out.

u/miscsubs · 1 pointr/daddit

We have the Skip Hop owl.

We use it both as a night light and a white noise machine. There are several noise and light levels as well as different sounds.

One note: There was a recall about the power adapter. I took the steps and they replaced it very quickly and effortlessly. I imagine the newer ones ship with the proper adapter.

u/jobie285 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

It's a little portable one that hooks on to the bars. Nope, it wouldn't have to sit in the crib. (But, it could.) You could even just put it on the floor near the crib, I'd think.

Our daycare won't (aka can't legally) swaddle, or even use a sleep sack, but this was ok.

u/Kayleebug13 · 1 pointr/Mommit

We have the Skiphop owl sound machine and love it! It has multiple sounds, can be a nightlight, and also projects things onto the ceiling.

ETA: here’s a link to it on Amazon. It’s just under $30! There’s also an elephant version that’s about $10 more.

u/misdy · 1 pointr/santashelpers

What about one of the constellation night lights? I know they're technically for babies/young children, but they're actually really cool.

Edit: Added UK link -- there are a bunch of different varieties beyond turtles too.

u/ForgottenFart · 1 pointr/videos

I have heard nothing but good things about this baby shusher.

u/icepixie14 · 1 pointr/Parenting

I highly recommend this mobile. It’s awesome we still use ours at 2 years old we just clip it to the sunroof opening now instead of the seat handle

u/ValkoSipuliSuola · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We have this one and he seems to like it.

We also have the constellation turtle which is just a stationary night light, but he seems to enjoy as well.

When it's bedtime, I put him in his crib and turn on one or the other. Sometimes both. He just stares at it until his eyes get droopy and he falls asleep.

u/SoyGreen · 1 pointr/daddit

My daughter loves these two night/light toys:

Rainbow in my room


Light Turtle

She also likes these little kid magnet toys - they are really weird looking - but when she finally figured out the "pull" of the magnets they became amazing to her:

I obviously have a girl - but I'm sure your kid would love any of these! Pretty universal items!

u/peppermint25 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I know you said you don't have time, but making a sandbox for her (of course with parents permission) would be awesome, and they could keep it for years. Plus you could always update it each year- repaint the sides, add decoration, etc as a birthday gift.

From Amazon: A turtle that shows the constellations. My baby brother had one and loved it- and my parents enjoyed having a pretty night light that they could use as a learning tool.

Also this keepsake kit will allow the parents to make a new Christmas ornament of their girl's first Christmas, plus they can make an extra one for the favorite grandma. Yes, this isn't really for the daughter, but lets be honest; she'll play with the box and be completely overjoyed.

If you want to really make the daughter happy, this sensory tub is AMAZING. Just a tub, you say? Oh no. This can be filled with sand, small pebbles, noodles, water, beans, etc to fully engage her sensory experience. I teach with a program that has one-year-olds and they go crazy when these tubs are brought out. You can even make it into a cute basket by including things like this and this and still stay in your budget! :)

For me? I'd like this so I can sleep in a few mornings :) Good luck to you in your quest for the perfect present!

u/rugger62 · 1 pointr/Astronomy

This one looks pretty good, top amazon result. Not sure if you're looking for bigger.

u/tightcableknit · 1 pointr/Parenting

I have always used a gate at the door of my now 5year olds room. I guess I'm a bit terrified of him wandering the house if I don't hear him, or worse getting out of the house. While he still wakes up occasionally to go potty, we did break him of the crying several times at night by being firm that he was staying in his bed. (Sort of the cry it out method.) My friend swears by the Tot Clock that shows blue light for sleeping time and a yellow light for time to get up. Parents can set the times and then the child can look at the clock and know that it's still not time to get up. Either way, it takes time and consistency. Sleep deprivation is awful.
Link to Tot Clock:
My Tot Clock (New & Improved)

u/sarcazm · 1 pointr/Parenting

I got the Tot Clock based on a recommendation from my sister-in-law. It has volume control, so you don't have to worry about it being too loud. I don't think it's too bright (but everyone has their own opinion, I suppose).

To be honest, this clock didn't really work for my kid. I'll be honest though, I didn't follow through on the whole "you can't get up until it's orange."

However, he loves the night time features. It plays a song for 15 minutes. He always asks for me to turn it on before I leave his room. You can also change the disc to a story (I believe we have Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, but it's been so long since I've changed it).

It also has a timeout option, which I've used.

My kid is 7 now and rarely sleeps past 7:00 am. So, the few times he has, he'll come to me and brag about how he didn't get up until the clock turned orange.

Recently, I did have to switch the wake-up time to 6:30 so he has enough time to get dressed and eat before off to school.

It's a nice clock and has all the features you desire, but you still have to enforce, you can't get up until it turns orange.

u/Loochme · 1 pointr/NewParents

Wake times were super important for us... at 7 weeks the suggested time is around 45-60 min at a time and we also got this for our window to black out everything ...

u/wallybinbaz · -1 pointsr/Damnthatsinteresting

I think this is it