Baby Nap Time is crucial both for babies and parents. No two babies are the same, therefore each baby will have a different sleeping schedule. That said, establishing a dependable daytime sleep routine not only makes for a less cranky baby, it can mean that everyone in the house sleeps better at night, too. However, something they all share is the need for a nice comfortable place to sleep.
Baby Nap Time and sleep schedules will change almost as much as he does during the first year. Your newborn will sleep between 14 and 17 hours in a 24-hour period, a good bit of it during the day, especially in those early weeks and months.
Today, BMR Choice presents the best products to make sure your little one gets a good nap time or nights sleep.
Best Way to start
Delta Children Heartland 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
This crib works in modern or traditional nurseries-so many possibilities with this versatile baby crib. It has been designed with clean lines and open and airy slats that provide a clear view to Baby, this crib is constructed from sturdy wood that stands up to years of use. If you pair this with a great mattress and good sheets, let's just say it will make for some good sleep for your baby. Also, now that you have a crib, How about a Baby Monitor?
Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
This crib offers a change to the traditional white crib, it comes in six different finishes and has an option that includes a changing table to change that dirty nappy after a good nap time. It has been expert tested to meet all applicable federal safety standards; made with high-quality pine wood and composites. This crib has also been the proud recipient of the 2021 & 2022 Women's Choice Award for 9 out of 10 Customer Recommended Baby & Kids Furniture, as voted by women across America.
Baby Trend Nursery Center
Another important factor when choosing a crib is if it is gender neutral. This Playard is featured with a removable full bassinet, a mobile with three adorable plush toys and a diaper stacker for baby's essentials. Ideal for keeping your child entertained and happily occupied, you can have peace of mind as you tackle household chores. Lightweight and portable, this one-hand locking mechanism allows you to easily open or close the portable Playard and the two large wheels with brakes provide greater mobility and stability.
Fisher-Price Soothing View Bassinet
The Fisher-Price Soothing View Bassinet is a cozy spot for a baby to snooze at home or on the go. The bassinet’s lightweight frame folds flat so it’s easy to store away or take along. The breezy mesh sides and gentle rocking, prompted by a light push, are comfy for the baby, and the machine-washable sheet and wipeable pad are convenient for you. It is also a great alternative if a traditional crib is too big or outside your budget Fisher-Price has your back.
Best Mattresses for Babies
Now that we have seen some good crib options, let's checkout some mattresses to put in those cribs. A good mattress makes for a great sleep.
hiccapop Pack and Play Mattress Pad
This mattress pad has been thoughtfully designed and engineered to provide parents the safest, most durable and comfortable pack ‘n play mattress pad money can buy. Quality-built using premium CertiPUR-US memory foam for maximum toddler sleep/play comfort and a firmer side for the support newborns require. Our removable ultra-plush Jacquard cover is water and stain resistant and can be machine washed and dried. It is also rated five stars on Amazon and is also an Amazon Choice product
Graco Premium Foam Crib & Toddler Mattress
This crib and toddler mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified, meaning it has been screened for over 10,000 chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) known to pollute indoor air; This mattress is also CertiPUR-US Certified, meaning it is made without ozone depleters, mercury, lead, formaldehyde, and other heavy metals. It is also machine washable and waterproof. This crib and toddler mattress ships compressed in a lightweight box for ultimate convenience. This crib mattress is designed to fit any standard full-size crib and toddler bed.
Dream On Me Twilight Mattress
The mattress 88 interwoven, heat tempered coils, 6-gauge steel border wire around perimeter of mattress offers a firm foundation and excellent support to meet the needs of your sleeping baby. The Reinforced, waterproof cover and lock stitched binding keeps the liquid stains from seeping inside. Airflow pocket helps keep the crib mattress fresh without the use of small metal vents. Fits all standard size cribs and toddler beds for years of use, comes with 10- Year Warranty Manufacturer’s warranty. It is also an Amazon Choice product with great reviews. Twilight Mattress is easy to clean and maintain. Wipe clean with mild soap and warm water.
Best Sheets for Babies
Now that we have seen some good crib and mattress options, let's checkout some sheets to use with those cribs and mattresses. A good set of sheets makes for a great sleep.
The Peanutshell Grey Moon & Stars Fitted Crib Sheet Set
This 4 pack crib sheet set with shades of dark and light grey coupled with celestial prints on a crisp white background are the perfect start for any nursery, for boy or girl. The fabrics in our fitted crib sheet sets have been carefully selected to be soft, comfortable, and breathable. Made from 100% microfiber, these baby sheets will be the perfect addition to your little one's nursery. This set includes four fitted infant sheets sized for a standard sized crib or infant mattress (52 in. by 28 in.) and has been tested for the perfect fit.
AmazonBasics 100% Cotton Jersey Fitted Baby Crib Sheet
This fitted crib sheet made of 100% cotton jersey offers exceptional comfort—perfect for any nursery. Jersey knit provides a slight stretch and softness similar to that of a favorite t-shirt. It also fits standard crib mattresses up to 6 inches thick . This is also a perfect option if you want to have a matching sheet in all of your beds since it also comes in regular bed sizes.
Best Books for Baby Nap Time
We all know that getting a baby to sleep is never easy but a good book about a fairy princess, a brave princess or an outer-space adventure can make any baby or toddler fall asleep.
Master of Naptime
Introducing an adorable series inspired by timeless and beloved DreamWorks characters! Join Po, the Tigress, and other funny characters from the Kung Fu Panda movies as they master the art of naptime in this humorous padded book with cardstock pages. The Tigress and other members of the Furious Five are settling down for naptime. But Po does not want to join them. Why sleep when he can be eating dumplings instead? New parents are sure to chuckle while sharing this hilarious and heartwarming story with their little ones!
But First, We Nap
Sloth wants to nap. Rabbit doesn't. Who will win in the end? For every parent who's struggled to get their child to nap, But First, We Nap is a hilarious book to replace the naptime wrestle. Funny illustrations depict Rabbit upping his antics while the ever-patient sloth repeats, "But first, we nap." Finally worn out, Rabbit gives in, and the pair―and hopefully your child―snuggle and nod off. The perfect book for nap time!
The sun has set, and sleepyheads all across the land are tucked into their cozy beds. Rabbit is snoozing in the weeds, and Duck is snuggled in the reeds. This sweet and snuggly bedtime book with irresistible illustrations by Joyce Wan is the perfect read-aloud story to prepare little ones for a cozy night’s sleep.
We hope that these tips and suggestions help you to make Baby Nap Time a fun and enjoyable moment for your baby and yourself.