5 Nursery Essentials For Sweeter Dreams
Any new parent knows that bedtime is a big deal—both for baby and themselves. From “shush”-ing and swaying to swaddling and, of course, ensuring safety, creating the ideal environment can be exhausting to say the least. Here, five ways to set a calm, soothing tone and help the whole family sleep like, well, a baby.
Project Nursery Smart Baby Monitor System
Baby monitors are designed to keep an eye and ear on baby, and thanks to constantly evolving technology, it’s time to ask for more—literally. As the first monitor with integrated Alexa technology, you can use voice commands to play a lullaby, tell you the temperature in the nursery, record videos or photos you can send to family and much more. Featuring a Wi-Fi camera for the nursery and an Alexa speaker for the bedroom, living room or anywhere else in the house for that matter, this smart monitor can also help make life a bit easier by letting you reorder diapers and other supplies from Amazon or giving you answers to common parenting questions.
How many times have you wanted to turn on the nightlight or soothing sounds without having to go into the nursery and potentially disturb baby’s slumber? With this plug-in device, you can do both right from your phone. Offering 75 sound “environments” including white noise, lullabies and a variety of nature sounds plus a traditional nightlight mode or multi-colored light show, you’ll never have to tip-toe into the nursery again.
iBaby AirSense Air Purifier
This beautifully-designed device does a lot more than ensure the baby’s room is filled with fresh air—it monitors air quality and alerts you if it detects carbon monoxide, ammonia or other harmful chemicals via an iOS or Android app. It also tracks temperature and humidity while doubling as a Wi-Fi speaker and providing customizable ambient light.
Watch Over Me Dream Station
A far cry from the mobile you had as a baby, this intelligent mobile features soft lights, music and movement to help lull baby to sleep and additional phases that help optimize sleep quality once they’re in dreamland. Using motion-sensor technology, it can soothe babies back to sleep if they wake up in the middle of the night, and it also helps start the day with a smile when baby begins to rouse from their slumber.
Ubabub Pod Crib
Parents who prefer a modern aesthetic will surely appreciate this chic place for baby to sleep—and it’s well worth the investment since it converts to a toddler bed, day bed and full-size bed as well. Featured curved wood and clear acrylic sides that are laser-cut to promote ventilation, it melds both form and function that elevates any nursery décor.