Cute Baby Pajamas for Sleeping

A good, comfy set of pajamas is one easy trick for helping your baby fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. We’ve collected our favorite cute pajamas for baby girls and sleeper sets for baby boys here.

Baby Girl Pajamas

Our favorite baby girl pajamas have cute flower patterns, prints, or little animals on them.

Carter's Flowers & Butterfly Sleepwear Damask Print Three-Piece Gown Set Mud Pie Little Princess Footed Infant Sleeper
Carter’s Flowers & Butterfly SleepwearThis 3-pc. sleepwear set features a short sleeve top with a butterfly on the front, plaid shorts and pull on pants with elastic waist & a floral print. 100% Polyester and machine-washable.Now on sale for $14.00 Damask Print Three-Piece Gown SetThis set with gown, hat, and sleep socks is 100% cotton and machine washable. The sleeves fold over your baby’s hands to prevent scratching.Get Free Shipping and Free Returns Mud Pie Little Princess Footed Infant SleeperThis footed sleeper has an adorable black and white striped grosgrain ribbon ruffle around the neck, sleeves, and snap enclosures.Get $2 off and Free Shipping
Carter's 3-pc. Cats Sleepwear Set Zutano Print Footie Carter's 3-pc. Zebra Sleepwear Set
Carter’s 3-pc. Cats Sleepwear SetThis set is for kitty cat lovers, with a short-sleeve T-shirt, polka dot pull-on shorts, and all-over cat print, elastic waist pajama pants. These are 100% polyester and machine washable.On sale for $14.00 Zutano Print FootieThese cute footie pajamas with owl print are from the Itzy Bitzy line of Zutano, a husband-and-wife operation based in the foothills of Vermont.Now $25.00 with free shipping and free returns. Carter’s 3-pc. Zebra Sleepwear SetThis 3-piece set includes a short sleeve top, polka dot shorts with ruffle hem, and pull on pants with elastic waist & zebra stripes.From $19.99 to $28.00

Baby Boy Pajamas

It’s so fun shopping for baby boy pajamas. We like the cute pajamas with tool belts, safari animals, or frogs. And the baby baseball pajamas are just in time for spring training!

Mud pie toolbox sleeper Mud Pie Boathouse Baby Crab Sleeper Newborn Safari Giraffe Sleeper Footie
Mud Pie Newborn Toolbox SleeperFor your little handyman – this long-sleeve cotton pajama set has a suede tool belt applique.Buy it here and get free shipping Mud Pie Boathouse Baby Crab SleeperHow cute is this long sleeved, 100% cotton sleeper with crab appliqué!? It features inner leg snap and back closures.Save $6.50 (25%) by ordering here. Newborn Safari Giraffe Sleeper FootieThis cute Mud Pie giraffe pajama set is a cotton-spandex blend that’s machine-washable and has inner leg snaps.Get $3 off the Giraffe Sleeper
Little Me Frog Footie Mud Pie Newborn Baseball Sleeper Mud Pie Newborn Safari Monkey Sleeper Footie
Little Me Frog FootieThis adorable frog footie is multi stripe with brown, light green and white stripes and frog appliques on the front. Look at those little froggy feet!Buy it now for $9.99-$12.95. Mud Pie Newborn Baseball SleeperHow cute for your baseball fan in training! Long-sleeved and 100% cotton. Comes with hanger.Right now there’s only 1 left! Mud Pie Newborn Safari Monkey SleeperThis is another poly-cotton blend, machine washable. I love the contrasting geometric patterns.Starting at $29.99

The baseball sleeper and safari sleepers are all from Mud Pie. Visit Amazon’s Mud Pie Store for their full line of cute pajama sets and clothes.

Baby Sleep Sacks and Sleeping Bags

Baby Sleep Sack

Baby Sleep Sacks

Swaddling babies helps them fall asleep faster and sleep for longer, especially overnight. At some point, though, your baby will outgrow swaddling. Either they kick out of it every time or simply don’t fit into any blankets or velcro swaddlers any longer. When this happens, it’s time to move to the baby sleeping bag, also called a sleep sack.

Sleep Sack or Sleeping Bag?

Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag

Grobag Sleeping Bag

Baby sleep sacks and sleeping bags are very similar in appearance. Both are usually zippered and have either arm holes or long sleeves for your baby’s arms to go through. The legs are loose inside the zippered section, which keeps them warm but lets your baby move around more. A sleep sack is usually cotton or flannel; many of them have sleeves to make a sort of wearable baby blanket.

Baby sleeping bags have a wider range of sizes and designs; usually they’re multi-layered and thus a bit pricier. They even make “baby” sleeping bags for older children to take to preschool for nap time. Otherwise, baby sleep sacks and baby sleeping bags are pretty much the same.

Halo Sleep Sack

Halo baby sleep sack

Halo Sleep Sack

Halo makes a variety of sleep sacks for newborns and older babies. These are designed to be worn over regular sleepwear and take the place of loose blankets, which you aren’t supposed to have in the crib. Like I said, these allow room for your baby to kick, but they can’t be kicked off so they’ll continue keeping your baby warm overnight. One feature that I do like is the reverse-zipper: it zips from the neck down, so that you can make a diaper change without taking your baby out of it.

These are used by hospitals all over the U.S. and Canada, in part to promote safe sleep practices. In fact, two of our boys’ sleep sacks are made by HALO, and they’re embroidered with Back to Sleep, the slogan of the national sleep safety campaign. If you buy one through Amazon, a portion of the sale goes to First Candle/SIDS Alliance and The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.

Baby Aspen Sleep Sack

Baby Aspen Sleep Sack

Baby Aspen Snuggle Sack

The Baby Aspen Snuggle Sack is really cute; it has a matching hat with a pair of antennae on it. Like the HALO sleep sacks, it has a zipper on the bottom. Included is a leafy branch-shaped cardboard hanger with little ladybug accents. This Snuggle sack has:

  • Plush fabric on the outside, with a 100% cotton inside lining
  • Rose-pink polyester wings separated by a deep-pink wedge
  • A soft-gray jumper-like fit at the top
  • A ladybug applique that says Snug as a Bug.
  • Shiny, silvery circle appliques on the front and back.

Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag

Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag

Grobag Sleeping Bag

Grobag makes several baby sleeping bags and their patterns are adorable! Most of them are 2.5 tog, which indicates a thickness that your baby can wear year-round to sleep at night. It’s 100% woven textured cotton with applique and embroidery details, 100% super-soft jersey lining, quick dry polyester filling on the 2.5 tog. The 6-18 month and 18-38 month sizes have front zips with zip clicks; a cover on these prevents your clever little ones from opening their bags.

One of the best features of these baby sleeping bags is that they’re machine washable and can tumble dry on low. Grobag is all about baby sleep safety and includes a booklet of safety guidelines with every bag.

aden + anais Muslin Sleeping Bag

You might recognize aden + anais from their widely popular baby swaddling blankets, which I’ve already reviewed (and praised) elsewhere on my blog. This is a great fabric because it’s woven to be extremely breathable, which makes this sleeping bag one of the safest you can get. It’s incredibly comfortable for babies (and adults), and becomes even softer the more you wash it.

It turns out that they also make sleeping bags of the same material.

Aden + Anais Sleeping Bag Little Man Aden + Anais Sleeping Bag Little Man Aden + Anais Sleeping Bag Little Man

The also zip from the bottom as well to allow diaper access. If the swaddling blankets are any indication, the Aden+Anais sleeping bag is probably the most comfortable baby sleeping bag out there.

Deedee Sleeping Bag

Deedee Sleeping Bag

Baby Deedee Sleeping Bag

Oversized, glow-in-the-dark zipper. Now there’s a feature that any parent can appreciate, especially those of us who have stumbled into the nursery in the middle of the night to soothe a crying baby. The Baby Deedee Sleep Nest is a quilted sleeping bag for babies and toddlers 0-36 months.

Unique shoulder snaps make it easy to place baby into the sleep nest, even while sleeping, in just 2 easy snaps. I loved this feature in our Deedee sleeping bag and regretted the day that our boys grew out of it (they’re in Halo sleep sacks now).

For pure ease of use, the Deedee Sleep Nest definitely wins the prize.


Baby Sleeping Bag Size Chart

This chart, adapted from the one provided by Baby Deedee, will help you choose the right size sleep sack or sleeping bag for your baby. A word of caution – they’ll fit into a slightly oversized sack, but won’t tolerate one that’s too small. So buy big!

Size Age Length Weight
Small 0-6 mos 22-26″ 10-18 lbs
Medium 6-18 mos 25-32″ 16-26 lbs
Large 18-36 mos 31-39″ 24-36 lbs

Which Sleep Sack for Your Baby?

So which sleep sack or sleeping bag is right for your baby? Here’s my 30-second summary.

  • The Halo sleep sack is your basic model, the top seller, where part of the proceeds goes to promote baby sleep safety.
  • The Baby Aspen ladybug sleep sack makes your little one into a cute lady bug! Guaranteed to win all of the “cutest sleeping baby” prizes.
  • Grobag sleeping bags have many adorable patterns and can be put in the dryer.
  • Aden & Anais sleeping bags probably offer the best comfort due to the breathable muslin material.
  • The Baby Deedee sleeping bag is for light-sleeping babies: it’s easy to put on and take off, with its oversized zipper and unique shoulder snaps.

Even if you’re still swaddling your baby, go buy one of these now! You’ll want to have it ready when he or she starts kicking out of the swaddle.

Review: The Best of Baby Pacifiers

Best Soothie-Pacifier-Cute-BabyThe pacifier is arguably the best baby product of all time. It’s the ultimate soother for a fussy baby – in the car, at the dinner table, and most importantly in the crib at bedtime. I hear occasionally from parents that their baby refuses to take a pacifier.

This leaves me aghast! First, because I feel very sorry for parents who aren’t able to use this incredible tool. And second, I can’t shake a sense of disbelief that a baby would drink from a nipple but then not take a pacifier.

It is quite clear, though, that all pacifiers are not created equal. Here, I’ll break down which ones I think I are best.
Which Pacifier Is Best for Newborns?
Best Pacifier for Older Babies
Pacifier Clips
Teething Pacifiers
Why Use A Pacifier?

Which Pacifier Is Best for Newborns?

Best Soothie Pacifier BlueAt baby showers, expectant mothers receive all manner of adorable pacifiers: pink ones, baby blue ones, with sleek shapes and cute cartoon characters on them. The unfortunate truth from my perspective is that the cute pacifiers are rarely the ones that our babies will take. For most babies, when it comes to pacifiers, the uglier, the better.

Have you ever seen the pacifier that’s used in hospital nurseries and NICUs? It’s an awkwardly shaped monstrosity that seems far too big for a newborn. The color is a hideous blue-green that hasn’t been popular since the 1980’s. It looks nothing like the pacifiers you see in Babies R Us. But newborns take to it like nothing else.

This may be because the hospital Soothie is, well, realistically shaped.

Pink Soothie PacifierNot so long ago, you could only get Soothie pacifiers at the hospital. At the urging of the nurse who taught our baby classes, I “accidentally” dropped several into the diaper bag while we were at the hospital. It’s a good thing I did.

For the first couple of months, our babies wouldn’t take anything else. Not that we haven’t tried lots of different colors and space-age shapes and Sesame Street character pacifiers. Nothing outperformed the Soothie.


Best Mam newborn pacifier

Pacifiers for Older Babies

The Soothie fell out of fashion at around 3 months for my children, though I sometimes see other, older babies still taking them quite happily. We went through a lot of pacifiers that we received as gifts or bought on our own, looking for the next hit. It came in a somewhat surprising form: the low-profile silicone pacifiers that are made by MAM.

These are smaller and lightweight compared to most pacifiers, and they seem to stay longer in the baby’s mouth. Another nice feature is that there’s not a large shield section, so they’re easy for baby to breathe and make noise even when he has a pacifier in. They also prevent skin-saliva-silicone contact that sometimes can make babies break out.

If your baby gags on larger pacifiers or has broken out, the MAM pacifier is for you.



Pacifier Clips

Best pacifier clipAnother reason that we love MAM pacifiers so much is because you can get a pacifier clip (also from MAM) to clip the pacifier to your baby’s clothes or blanket or car seat. This is one of those types of baby gear that you don’t appreciate until you start using it.

A pacifier clip basically ensures that there’s a pacifier within reach of your baby’s mouth at all times. It also keeps you from losing pacifiers or having them fall on dirty sidewalks, store floors, bathroom floors, etc.

The MAM clip is nice because you can fasten and unfasten it one-handed, and it’s got an excellent grip. They fit MAM pacifiers quite snugly, or you can use the velcro strap to connect just about any pacifier.

Best teething pacifierTeething Pacifiers

Sometime after the age of 2 months your baby will become unusually fussy, refusing to eat, refusing to take a pacifier, and waking up screaming in the middle of the night. Yep, your baby is teething. This is a rough period for your baby, torturous enough that I’ve written entire articles about babies and teething.

When it comes to pacifiers, there’s an interesting option in the form of the Razbaby teething pacifier. This pacifier’s design is stimulating and multi-textured to soothe a baby that’s teething. Thus, it’s two good things in one: a form of teething relief and a pacifier that they’re less likely to spit out.

Why Use A Pacifier?

Pacifiers have many benefits, and there are lots of reasons why you should encourage your baby to take one. They offer a non-food form of relief for the car or the crib. They give your baby something to play with that you don’t mind them sticking in their mouth.

Pacifiers even reduce the risk of SIDS, though it’s not understood why. One last piece of advice: you can never have too many pacifiers. If you liked any of the ones above, go buy a couple and stick them in the stroller or the crib. Do it now, and at some point in the middle of the night or in a crowded store, you’ll thank me!

Buy A Pacifier Now

They’re small, they’re light-weight, and they’re usually cheapest on Amazon. Here are six more bestsellers that you might prefer: three serious, and three fun ones.

Dr. Brown's Pacifier Orthodontic Pacifier Philips Nighttime Pacifier
Dr. Brown’s Pacifier by the world’s leading bottle maker. Natursutten Pacifier provides orthodontic comfort. Philips Nighttime Pacifier helps your baby breathe easy at night.
Princess Pacifier Baseball Football Pacifiers Mute Button Pacifier
Princess Pacifier for your little princess. Baseball and Football Pacifiers for your little future athlete. Mute Button Pacifier is guaranteed to get a laugh wherever you go.

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Baby Swings Reviewed

Best baby swing reviewsThe baby swing is a critical piece of baby gear, especially for parents of newborns. The rhythmic back-and-forth rocking motion of swings is an ideal soother for fussiness or just to induce a little nap. Fair warning, though: some babies love swings, some babies just tolerate them, and some will wail any time you try to put them in. Occasionally it’s just a phase, and you can acclimate your little one to a swing over time.

It’s important to find the right swing. We’ve owned three of them, two full-sized and a portable one. There are dozens upon dozens of different swings, in various sizes, with a wide range of features. Fisher-Price and Graco are the market leaders; it’s hard to find a swing in the top 20 bestseller list that’s not made by one of those two companies.

Here we review a few of the bestselling models of different types of baby swings.
Important Features of Baby Swings
Fisher Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing
Fisher Price Space Saver Swing
Graco Sweetpeace Newborn Soothing Center
Fisher-Price Tree Party Cradle Swing

Important Features of Baby swings

We’ve been through a few baby swings, and there are a few important features to consider.

  • Swing size. Because baby swings have moving part and nobody wants a lawsuit, they have very solid bases. This translates into a big space “footprint” in your house when you have the swing set up, so plan accordingly.
  • Swing options. The more speeds, the better. A newborn will usually be fine with the lowest setting. You can slow it down even more by adding weight (such as a swaddler or receiving blanket under the baby). Also, a swing that pivots or otherwise swings front-to-back and side-to-side is a nice feature.
  • Power source. More than any other type of baby gear I’ve encountered, baby swings eat batteries. Usually we’re talking C or D batteries, too, which are expensive. Taking AA’s is good. Having an A/C plugin option is even better.
  • Music and sound. Most baby swings come with built-in baby lullabies, music, or soothing sounds. These are a nice feature but I personally don’t find it critical, since you could always keep a soother or sound machine nearby.

Fisher Price Snugabunny swing reviewFisher Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing

The current #1 bestselling swing on Amazon is your all-around, fully featured swing from Fisher Price. The My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing has all of the bells and whistles: a bird mobile and mirror ball to keep your baby entertained, 16 songs and 2 nature sounds, and three different swing positions to offer your baby a range of motions.

It folds up for storage, but this is a big piece of baby gear even folded up. Prepare for that. The footprint for a swing in your home (while not folded) is probably 3 feet by 3 feet. My favorite feature of this swing is the A/C adapter power option, which lets you run it from a plug rather than batteries. Swings eat batteries like no other device I’ve ever seen, so this is a real advantage.

  • 3 swing direction positions
  • Mirror globe and bird mobile
  • Plays 18 songs and sounds
  • 6 speeds
  • A/C adapter option
Reviews: Snugabunny swing reviews


Portable Baby Swing Review

Fisher-Price Space Saver Swing and Seat

Next up is the portable Space Saver Swing and Seat, also from Fisher Price. We bought one of these and found it incredibly useful due to its smaller size. It’s about half the size of a full swing when set up. It has handles for moving the swing even while your baby is in it, which is good for moving room-to-room. The Space-Saver Swing is exactly that: because it folds up almost completely flat, you can throw it in the car and bring it just about anywhere.

Even though it’s small, the bucket seat really holds the baby well. You must use the harness, though; an active baby can otherwise find a way out. That little clip on the bottom lets you convert the swing to a stationary seat. The only down-side is that this runs on 4 C batteries and goes through them rather quickly. Over 6 months I probably changed the batteries 5-6 times. I still think it’s worthwhile.

  • Lightweight and folds up flat
  • Bucket seat with 6 speeds
  • Plays 7 songs to entertain baby
  • Machine washable pad
Reviews: Fisher Price Swing Reviews


Graco swing reviewGraco Sweetpeace Newborn Soothing Center

Next up is a unique-looking swing, the Graco Sweetpeace Newborn Soothing Center. This swing benefits from a patented “Mommotion” rocking motion that simulates the way that a mother rocks her baby. It also has a removable seat with vibration, so it can be used as a floor rocker as well. You can even swap in most Graco car seats (if you have one) to provide an easy transition between car and home.

There’s a good selection of natural sounds, white noises, and upbeat songs; you can also plug in your iPod or MP3 player. The swing itself plugs into the wall, which I love, but the seat vibration takes D batteries.

Given all of these soothing features, this is my recommended swing for a fussy baby.

  • 4 seating positions, 3 reclines
  • Removable seat with vibration
  • 15 sounds and lullabies
  • Swap in most Graco car seats
  • A/C adapter + D batteries
Reviews: Graco sweetpeace swing reviews

Tree Party Cradle Swing

Fisher-Price Tree Party Cradle ‘n Swing

How cute is this Tree Party Cradle ‘n Swing from Fisher Price? This butterfly-themed swing is the ultimate soother: a comfy bucket seat, six different speeds, and it rocks either front to back or side to side. Probably the most important (and rare) feature is a quick-release power cord so that you can save money on batteries while at home.

Additional soothing features include bullfrog or cricket sounds, eight lullabies, and a little projection butterfly light display that dances on the canopy, entertaining your baby as she rocks off to sleep.

  • Rocks front to back or side to side
  • Six swing speeds and 8 built-in lullabies
  • A/C adaptor included for plugging it in
  • Folds up easily for storage
Reviews: Tree Party Cradle Swing Reviews

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Baby Monitor Reviews

Baby monitor reviewsBaby monitors are incredibly useful tools for sleep training a baby. Like many types of baby gear, there are many options out there for baby monitors. Unfortunately, the quality of different baby monitor products varies widely, and price isn’t always a great indicator. We’ll walk you through the features to look for, and then review three of our favorite baby monitors.

Benefits of Baby Monitors
Features to Look for in a Baby Monitor
Our Favorite Baby Monitor Reviews

Benefits of Baby Monitors

  1. Peace of mind. Baby monitors let you monitor a baby’s sleep without being physically in the room.
  2. Quick response time. It’s easier to hear when your baby They allow you to respond quickly when your baby starts waking up.
  3. A bit of freedom. Perhaps most importantly, they give mom and/or dad a chance to sleep or get things done around the house while the baby is asleep.

Important Features of Baby Monitors

There are lots of numbers and acronyms thrown around on the side of baby monitor boxes. When push comes to shove, however, there are a few features that you should care about.

  • Frequency. In general, higher is better. That’s because a higher frequency usually means a stronger transmission signal, allowing your baby monitor a greater range. Don’t settle for less than 900 MHz; the high-end models usually have 2.4 GHz.
  •  Channels. Multiple channels are useful if you have neighbors using baby monitors, or notice interference with other electronics. Otherwise, they’re good to have but you probably won’t use them.
  • Voice activation. This is actually one of my favorite features. Rather than just being “on” all the time, the monitor only transmits when it picks up noises. It’s pretty sensitive (on the Sony, at least) and saves battery power.
  • Baby movement sensor. Some monitors, like the Angelcare, come with a sensor pad that picks up baby movements and sets off an alarm if it doesn’t detect movement for a certain period of time. This is a good idea for the overly safety-conscious, though I’ve heard that occasionally they give false positive alarms.
  • Temperature sensor. This, I admit, is a nice feature if your baby’s nursery fluctuates in temperature. It transmits (remotely) the ambient temperature in the nursery to give you an idea of if it’s too warm or too cool in baby’s room. If the nursery is on the cooler side, a baby sleep sack or sleeping bag is a good idea.

Favorite Baby Monitor Reviews

Here’s our review of three of the most popular and well-reviewed baby monitors, which happen to be made by Sony, Angelcare, and Motorola.

Sony Baby Call Nursery Monitor Angelcare Baby Movement and Sound Monitor Motorola Digital Video Baby Monitor with Color LCD Screen
Sony Baby Sleep Monitor Angelcare Baby Sleep Monitor Motorola Video Baby Monitor
Best value: a solid, durable, basic voice-activated baby monitor Peace of Mind: Baby sound, movement, and room temp monitor Best features: Night vision camera with color LCD screen

  • 900 MHz frequency
  • 27 channels
  • Voice activation
  • Rechargeable receiver
  • Water-resistant (receiver)

  • 927 MHz frequency for sound
  • 8 channels
  • Voice activation
  • Baby movement sensor
  • Room temperature monitor
  • Built-in night light

  • 2.4 GHz FHSS technology
  • Data encryption for privacy
  • Two-way communication
  • Room temperature monitor
  • Night vision infrared camera
  • 5 built-in lullabies
  • Additional camera capability
We’ve used this exact model for all three kids and it worked quite well. The voice-activation mode is excellent; it picks up baby noises but ignores the fan. These are fairly durable too; we’ve taken them to family gatherings and on trips without any problems. I do wish that they had longer range, but this is a pretty good baby monitor all around.
The Angelcare is one of the best reviewed monitors on Amazon. The temperature and baby movement monitors offer some extra peace-of-mind that your baby is sleeping snug, warm, and healthy. And the night light is a practical feature that I really like; you can never have enough night lights.
Imagine being able to watch your baby sleeping via secure, remote video feed. Sounds great, doesn’t it? That’s probably why this is the #1 bestselling baby monitor on Amazon. The two-way communication feature is especially nice; you could even try soothing your baby remotely. Just about everyone who buys (and reviews) this monitor loves it.
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Baby Seats: Bumbo or Bebepod?

Bumbo or bebepod seatThere are times when you want to put your baby down, but don’t want him laying down. Maybe he’s fussy about being left on the floor, or maybe he just downed a 6-ounce bottle. Bouncers and play yards probably aren’t the best choice when your baby’s just eaten.

Baby seats like the Bebepod or Bumbo offer a nice alternative. These soft, molded plastic chairs are contoured to support your baby in a comfortable sitting position. They’re incredibly cute and wildly popular, and here’s why.

Features of Baby Seats

  • Ergonomic sitting support, to prevent spit-ups or let you interact with your baby. They’re great for feeding, too.
  • Light-weight and portable. Small enough to throw in the car as a backup high chair; you can usually strap them to a regular chair so your baby can join the table.
  • Keep your baby off of the floor, which is nice when you’re in public or visiting another home.
  • Non-toxic plastic construction makes them safe, durable, and easy to clean with warm soapy water. The broad base ensures that your baby can’t tip over.

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Bumbo Baby Seat

Bumbo Seat

Baby Seat Review:

The Bumbo baby seat is the “classic” model, the first of its kind. It’s basically a plastic seat with a round base, contoured to fit your baby, chubby legs and all. The key features

  • Comes in four colors: aqua, blue, pink, or green.
  • No straps or anything to fumble with; you just put it on a solid, flat surface.
  • Padded foam interior and a safe, hygienic, non-toxic plastic exterior.

If there’s a down side to the Bumbo, it’s the price: these tend to be on the higher end ($45-50) than some other baby seats. You might get lucky in your local children’s resale shop, you might not. The good news if you buy one second-hand is that the hard plastic is easily washed (with hot soapy water) and dried.

Dimensions: 18 x 4 x 4 inches; 3.8 pounds
Reviews: Bumbo baby seat reviews
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Prince Lionheart bebePOD Flex Plus Baby Seat

Prince Lionheart Bebepod Seat

Baby Seat Review:

The Prince Lionheart Bebepod may have surpassed the Bumbo in overall popularity. We ended up getting two of them, and were most impressed with the fitted tray/play toy that’s included.

  • Straps in the chair (to secure your baby) and on the bottom (so that you can strap it to a chair). We don’t often use these because we usually keep the seats on the floor, but I like having them.
  • Includes an attachable tray with placemat and spinny, rattling, chewable toy.
  • Snap-on, twist-off pommel for when tray is not in use.
  • Ergonomic design and wide leg openings

The tray can be used with play toy (shown), for eating (using the watermelon slice), or removed and replaced with the soft rubber cap. We’re quite happy with these; anything that holds up for two destructive boys should win an award for durability!

Dimensions: 18 x 4 x 4 inches; 3.8 pounds
Reviews: Bebepod baby seat reviews
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Summer Infant 3 Stage Super Seat

Summer Infant Seat
Summer Infant baby Seat

Baby Seat Review:

Currently the bestselling baby seat on Amazon, the Summer Infant 3-stage Super Seat has three different configurations to accommodate your growing baby:

  • Stage 1: An infant support seat with soft pad and 3-point harness
  • Stage 2: Activity seat with tray and toys./li>
  • Stage 3: A booster seat that straps to the chair

The Super Seat has a wide base for stability, and sturdy plastic construction so you can wipe it clean with soap and water. The soft foam insert for young infants (stage 1) is unique to this seat, and I really like it. The activity seat has both toys and two cupholders, which are handy for holding snacks or sippy cups when your child is big enough.

This seat has won lots of awards, including the 2008 National Parenting Publications award. I can see why!

Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 9.5 inches ; 5.5 pounds
Reviews: Summer Infant baby seat reviews
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Choosing the Best Baby Seat for You

Quite honestly, from talking to other parents and reading the reviews on Amazon, it’s clear that most people love their baby seat — be it Bumbo or Bebepod — and put it to excellent use. If you have a chunky baby, or want the tray to use it as a high chair, the Bebepod comes with these included. That’s part of the reason that we got two Bebepods (one red, one green) for our twins. Plan to spend about $40-50 either way. It’s an investment you’ll be glad that you made! Plus, they hold their value really well, so you can pass it along to another family or sell it.

Baby Gym and Activity Jumper Reviews

As your baby gets older, he’ll spend more of his daytime hours awake. Newborns sleep up to 18 hours a day; a three month-old sleeps 16 hours, and by six months, most babies sleep around 14 hours per day. They’re getting stronger, too, and have more energy for moving around. You may notice that your baby has trouble falling asleep because he’s keyed up and wide awake, even at night. It’s time for some baby exercise!

There are two types of baby gear specifically designed for this purpose: activity gyms and baby jumpers. We have twins, so of course we have one of each. In this review, I’ll discuss the different advantages they offer.
Baby Play Gyms
Fisher-Price Play Gym
Tiny Love Music Gym
Infantino Twist and Fold Gym

Baby Activity Jumpers
Fisher-Price Zoo Jumper
Baby Einstein Jumper with Music
Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumper

Baby Activity Gyms

A baby gym is a frame-work thing with two parts: (1) arched “arms” that reach about two feet off the floor and have toys dangling from them, and (2) a soft cloth bottom for your baby to lay upon. I received one as a gift from a co-worker and I admit that initially I thought I wouldn’t use it. How wrong I was! When the boys were about three months old we set it up, just as a place for one to lay while the other was fed or changed. They loved it, and I quickly realized that a baby activity gym has some key advantages:

Good for tummy time. The cloth bottom is undoubtedly softer and probably cleaner than our berber carpet. Our boys like the feel of it; they do most of their “tummy time” and rolling practice in the play yard.
Comfort and protection. Babies don’t seem to like open spaces, so the enclosing arms offer a bit of comfort. They also happen to get in the way of older siblings or visiting relatives who mean well, but want to pick your baby up all the time. The bright colors and criss-crossed arms make it more visible, too, especially in the peripheral vision.
Entertainment. Activity gyms have dangle toys, mirrors, and other things to keep your baby entertained. Don’t be disappointed if your baby doesn’t reach for these right away – it takes time to get the strength and coordination.
Portability. The arms are narrow plastic rods, and the cloth bottom rolls up, so this toy is easy to pack up and stick somewhere or take along with you. It’s handy if you want your baby to play on the floor at someone’s house, but in a defined and clean area.

Fisher Price Play Gym

The current best-selling play gym is the musical light-up gym from Fisher-Price.

Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym
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  • Brief movement-sensing play or continuous 20 minutes of music
  • Lots of things to catch baby’s attention: a spinner, rattling beads, spinning butterflies, a mirror, and a crinkly leaf.
  • Runs on two “C” batteries

Baby Gym Review:

This bright and cheery activity center features a quilt with a silky border and colorful arches supported by an adorable giraffe. A variety of links let you attach toys up above or down below to capture baby’s attention. A cushy monkey, jingly toucan, cute elephant, and parrot with spinning paddle invite baby to bat them around, an action that helps develop gross motor skills.Or, you can put your baby on his belly for some tummy time on the soft quilt bottom.

Tiny Love Play Gym

Tiny Love makes a stimulating baby play gym with lots of activities, lights, and musical sounds.

Tiny Love Lights and Music Gymini Activity Gym
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  • Folds up and travels easily
  • Runs on three “AA” batteries
  • Padded mat is machine-washable

Baby Gym Review:

Tiny Love’s award-winning activity mat folds out into a 32″ by 32″ square. The padded arches are loaded with cute safari animals to engage your baby’s hands. One especially nice feature is that this mat’s hidden music box plays classical music (Mozart). The giraffe’s tail and the zebra’s mane offer interesting textures for your baby to touch, and the elephant’s ear is perfect for peek-a-boo!

Infantino Twist & Fold Gym

The most portable baby play gym is the Twist and Fold from Infantino.

Infantino Twist and Fold Gym
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  • Dangle toys can be used as teethers and stroller toys
  • Mat is machine-washable, which is good for spit-ups.
  • A good all-around baby play mat.

Baby Jumper Review:

The Infantino provides a travel-friendly gym that’s a soft, safe place for baby playtime and tummy time. The patchwork quilt design features gender-neutral colors. The portability of this gym is its strength: it folds flat, has a unique twist-and-fold breakdown, and the dangling animals are removable. All told, this fits nicely into a suitcase.

Baby Activity Jumpers

Baby bouncers have come a long way since the hangs-in-a-doorway model of years past.These days, jumpers are bigger, self-contained, and decked out with toys, sounds, and lights. We have the Fisher Price Laugh-N-Learn Jumperoo and our boys absolutely love it. I recommend a bouncer for your infant for several reasons:

  • Protection and safety. Our jumper has a very solid metal frame, a cloth/polyester saddle seat, and a plastic platform (tray) at baby’s chest level. The ring base and wide platform keep your baby fairly well ensconced, away from pets and over-eager siblings. Less supervision is required than a play yard because the baby can’t go anywhere.
  • Muscle development. My boys get a good workout from this and I’m sure it’s been helping strengthen their legs, which is important for when they start crawling and then walking.
  • Keeps baby upright. When a baby has recently eaten, we might put him in here to prevent reflux.
  • Lights and sound keep your baby pretty well entertained. There are two different modes (songs or alphabet) and two volume settings.
  • Durable toys. The toys on the platform are built in and of sturdy construction, so I’m not worried as much about losing or breaking them.

The minimum age/size is probably higher for a jumper than for a baby gym, since your baby must be able to hold his head up. We put a pillow under the feet area until they’re heavy and tall enough to reach the floor comfortably. You can also adjust the height of the platform if you turn it over. Our boys usually tolerate the bouncer for 20-30 minutes, a few times a day. One caveat to the jumper is that it’s big. It has a 3′ x 3′ or so “footprint” on your floor. Not ideal for traveling, but perfect for keeping at home.

Fisher-Price Zoo Jumper

The Fisher-Price Zoo jumper is very similar to our own. It has a safe design and lots of activities to keep your baby entertained.

Fisher-Price Luv U Zoo Jumperoo
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  • The seat spins around to let your baby reach all of the toys
  • Height adjusts so you can keep using it as your baby grows
  • No doorway required; this is free-standing

Baby Jumper Review:

This jumper offers a lot of entertainment for a baby – flashing lights, melodies, and lots of movable toys. Your child will love being able to spin and jump in the Luv U Zoo Jumperoo. A bright and cheery zoo-themed tray plays music, makes animal sounds, and lights up with every movement.

He or she will learn to pull and tug on the hanging mobiles to discover cause and effect. Whether your baby is turning, jumping, or grasping, the Jumperoo encourages gross motor development, hand-eye coordination, and introduces baby to a variety of textures, shapes, and colors.

Baby Einstein Musical Jumper

Currently the #4 bestseller on, the Baby Einstein Musical Activity Jumper has a lot to like about it, and over 130 5-star reviews.

Baby Einstein Musical Motion Jumper
Reviews: Baby Einstein Jumper Reviews
  • 2-in-1 stationary jumper and entertainer with 12 activities to grow with baby
  • Secure support seat with high back provides added comfort and support

Baby Jumper Review:

The Musical Motion Activity Jumper is designed to grow with your baby with a 5-point height adjustment on seat. It also features padded toy bars and covered springs for added safety and folds for storage and portability. There are four activity stations and an electric piano with 7 lights and melodies.

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumper

I saved the best for last: The Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo is the #1 bestselling baby jumper on, with more than 1,100 5-star reviews.

Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo
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Fisher Price Jumper Reviews
  • Designed to help encourage healthy development. Moving, spinning, and jumping in a baby jumper enhances large motor skills
  • Perfect for babies not yet able to crawl or walk

Baby Jumper Review:

The Rainforest Jumperoo is a safe and comfortable place for baby to sit and play, whether he stays for just a moment or for several minutes. Two soft leaves extend from the frame to create an overhead canopy with soft toys that dangle down for fun bat-at play. It also features a rotating seat with soft spring covers that keep little fingers safe from pinching, and three-position height adjustment for a custom fit.

Favorite Baby Bedtime Books

Reading books to your baby at bedtime is a wonderful and intimate way to spend time together and mentally prepare him or her for bed. Right away I can think of at least five reasons to read to your baby before bed, and no doubt you can think of plenty more.

Here, I’ve assembled a collection of my favorite books to read to babies at bedtime. Choose a category, or click any of the titles below to see details and my review of the book. Please, use the comments section to add your own favorites!

Classic Bedtime Baby Books

I am a bunny bookRichard Scarry book I Am A Bunny by Richard Scarry This is one of my favorite books of all time; I remember it from my own childhood. Nicholas the bunny, who lives in a hollow tree, goes through each of the seasons and then curls up in his hollow tree to dream about spring.
Goodnight Moon Bedtime BookBaby bedtime book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Perhaps the best-known bedtime book of all, about a bunny saying goodnight to all of the things in his room. Great illustrations and a near-hypnotic cadence to it (“Goodnight light, and the red balloon. Goodnight bears, goodnight chairs…”)
Home For Bunny Baby Sleep BookBaby sleep book Home For A Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown Another excellent book by Margaret Wise Brown, also featuring a bunny, but this time he’s hopping along trying to find “a home for a bunny, a home of his own. Under a rock, or a log, or a stone.” He’s turned down by various creatures and (spoiler alert) eventually shacks up with another bunny.
Goodnight Bear Bedtime BookBaby bed time book Good Night, Little Bear by Patricia M. Scarry and Richard Scarry This book is by Patricia M. Scarry, the wife of Richard Scarry, who illustrated it. It’s about a little bear who doesn’t want to go to bed, so he “hides” on his dad’s shoulders and the father goes around looking for him.
Where the wild things are bookBaby bed book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak The book I cherish most from my own childhood. A boy misbehaves and is sent to bed without supper, where he takes a journey to become king of the wild things for “almost a year” and then comes home to find his supper. And it was still hot.

Feel-Good Bedtime Books

Night Night Prayer Baby BookBaby sleep book A Night Night Prayer by Amy Parker Shh! It’s time for sleeping. For snuggling in so tight. But first I say my night night prayer, and to God’s world, goodnight! This is a quick read with unique and soothing illustrations as a little child says goodnight to the trees, the sun, the birds, and so on.
My Little Bunny Sleep BookBaby bedtime book You’re My Little Bunny by Claire Freedman and Gavin Scott This is a cute little book about a little bunny’s relationship with his mommy, following them for a day as they wake up, hop around, and eventually find their way home to go to sleep.

Beautiful Illustration Bedtime Books

Valentines Day Baby BookBaby sleep book The Very Special Valentine by Maggie Kneen Talk about absolutely stunning illustrations. In this book, Little Bunny Gray searches for a valentine to give to Rosie. Every page is an exquisite oil painting with glittery cut-outs and a lift-up flap revealing that each “jewel” Bunny Gray finds turns out to be something in nature. “Are those sparkling diamonds? What a fine gift they would make… But they’re dewdrops on a spider’s web, which bunny dare not take.”
Time to sleep my love bookTime to sleep book It’s Time to Sleep My Love by Eric Metaxas and Nancy Tillman Nancy Tillman illustrates this lovely book in which the animal parents are soothing their children for sleep. There’s one page where a little girl is sleeping with a panda, another one where a baby snuggles a swan. The writing has a nice rhythm to it… later you find yourself wanting to say “It’s time to sleep, my love, my love, it’s time to sleep, my love.”
World Is Sleeping Baby BookBaby sleep book While the World Is Sleeping by Pamela Duncan Edwards and Daniel Kirk In this book a little girl flies on her owl’s back over various nighttime scenes, wonderfully illustrated by Daniel Kirk. Lots of animals are visited — deer, fox, mice, porcupine, and others — before the owl flies the girl home to rest her head.

Fun Bedtime Books

Honk Beep Bedtime BookBaby bed book Honk Honk Beep Beep! by Daniel Kirk In this book, a jeep drives around a boy’s room at night, picking up various passengers and stopping to honk the horn. There’s nothing fancy about the writing or story line, but the illustrations by Daniel Kirk are excellent, and your babies will love the repetitive “Honk Honk Beep Beep!” on every other page.
Going To Bed Baby BookBaby bedtime book The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton Sandra Boynton is one of my favorite children’s author-illustrators; she has several books that we love, most of which feature a similar cast of barnyard animals. All of them have cute illustrations and are quick, easy reads. In this one they all run upstairs to bed as the moon rises.

Bedtime Books about Mommy and Daddy

Daddy Kisses Sleep Bookbaby sleep book Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman A short but sweet book about a bunch of animal “daddies” kissing their babies, ending with “My daddy kisses me all over, like this!”.
Mommy Hugs Baby BookBaby bedtime book Mommy Hugs by Anne Gutman Another short but sweet book for mothers who feel “left out” by Daddy Kisses. Similar concept, except a bunch of animal “mothers” hug their babies with cuddles and squeezes.
Love You Daddy Bedtime Bookbaby sleep book I Love You, Daddy by Jillian Harker and Kristina Stephenson One of my daughter’s favorites, a book about a little bear who’s getting big enough to climb a tree, eat some honey, and help his daddy pick out a place to hibernate for the winter (spoiler alert: it’s a cave). By the end of it all he’s so exhausted he can’t quite finish telling his daddy, “I love you, D-…” before falling asleep.

Nursery Rhyme Books for Babies

Twinkle Little Star Bedtime BookBaby sleep book Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Sanja Rescek A collection of short nursery rhymes, many of them bedtime/nighttime themed, and accompanied by colorful illustrations. Star Light Star Bright, Jack Be Nimble, Wee Willy Winkle, and others are joined by a few of the author’s own little sonnets.
Mary Engelbreit Baby Bookbaby bedtime book Nursery Tales by Mary Engelbreit The talented Mary Engelbreit re-tells and illustrates (in her own style) some of the classic nursery rhymes, including Goldilocks, the Three Little Pigs, and others. We have the hardcover, which is a very high-quality book with dust jacket.

Bestselling Books for Babies

Baby sleep bookBaby bedtime book Time for Bed by Mem Fox and Jane Dyer Lovely paintings and a soothing, repetitive prose make this an excellent book to read just before bed.
Goodnight goodnight construction site bookBaby sleep book Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld One of the most popular books on Amazon right now, this one follows all of the machines in a construction site as each one goes to sleep.
Counting Kisses baby bookBaby kisses book Counting Kisses by Karen Katz A fun book where Mommy gives her baby “ten little kisses on teeny tiny toes,” and “nine laughing kisses on busy, wriggly feet,” ending up with a last kiss on her sleepy, dreamy head.

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Choosing a Night Light for Baby

choosing a night light for babySome say the room should be totally dark when the baby goes to sleep. For newborns that fall asleep on their own anyway, this is perfectly reasonable. As babies get older, the process of going to sleep becomes less automatic. Teaching your baby to fall asleep by himself or herself is important to do at a young age. To succeed, you should make everything as routine as possible – sleeping on a set schedule, in an environment that’s always the same. This means putting the baby to bed in the same bed, facing the same direction, in a room with constant temperature.

Should my baby have a night light?
Choosing a night light
Projection Night Lights
Portable Night Lights
Basic Wall Night Lights

Should My Baby Have A Night Light?

Controlling the level of darkness in the room matters as well – at night, it’s easy to keep a room pitch-black, but this has some disadvantages: first, you end up stumbling into everything and possibly poking your baby in the eye because you can’t see. Second, if your baby’s room has windows, the room will generally be lighter during the day even with shades and curtains drawn.

Using a night light in your baby’s room can offer several advantages:

  • It helps the parents see better in the dark so that they can get around
  • It can provide a more consistent level of light (and sound) for your baby at bedtime
  • It offers a comfort to babies who don’t like falling asleep in total darkness.
  • Fancier nightlights that change colors, play music, and project lights on the ceiling keep your baby entertained while he’s in bed.

Choosing a Night Light for Baby

As with most baby products, there are hundreds of products available. Choosing the best night light for a baby’s room depends on a number of factors: the size, the brightness, the availability of an outlet, the cost, etc. Here’s a selection of night lights of various kinds, from the basic to the fancy-pants models.

Projection Night Lights

The latest night lights do more than simply glow – they project lighted shapes or designs on the ceiling.
These are all the rage right now. One of the more popular ones is a turtle that projects a constellation
of stars up on the ceiling (he also comes as a sea turtle or ladybug). Undoubtedly these use a bit more
electricity, but they provide relatively safe and passive entertainment for your baby before he falls asleep.

twilight turtle night light for baby Twilight Turtle Starry Constellation Night Light
This turtle night light projects a complete starry night sky to the ceiling of your baby’s room in blue, amber, and green light. Embedded in the star patterns are eight actual constellations including the Big Dipper. It has a 45-minute auto-shutoff and runs on three AAA batteries (included).This night light plays music for up to half an hour as well. In 2013 this was the #1 selling baby item on Amazon. It’s also available in sea turtle and lady bug forms. We love it so much that we have a whole article on starry night night lights.
twilight turtle night light for baby Summer Infant Slumber Buddies Elephant
Since virtually everyone seems to have the Twilight Turtle, I went looking for a different. I found this adorable elephant “Slumber Buddy” from Summer Infant. It has all the features of the turtle — the projected stars in different colors, a 5-10-15 minute timer, 5 different melodies, etc. — but it costs about half as much and you can buy it at
Fisher-Price Zoo Crib’N Go Projector Soother
This combination projection night light, music player, and crib mirror attaches to the side of your baby’s crib. In soother mode, it projects a night light image on the wall that changes between two different scenes, and plays music for 18 minutes (classical music or lullaby).Alternatively, you can remove the projection partand it’s a crib mirror for your baby to look at and play with.
baby projection night lightbaby projection night light Homedics Soundspa LullabyHomedics projection night light
We have this night light, which has about three hundred reviews on Amazon. It creates a soothing environment for your baby to go to sleep, complete with a gently-rotating image projection (3 different options) and sound (heartbeat, ocean surf, rainforest, or one of three lullabies). There’s an automatic shutoff timer that’s easy to use; you can set it for 15, 30, or 45 minutes.Our twins and their 2-year old sister loved the image projection. Unfortunately, we’ve had to exchange it because the projection rotation feature stopped working; this seems to be a common issue. When it works, though, this is a bright, entertaining night light.
projection night light mobile Fisher Price 2-in-1 Projection Mobile
This is a combination music box, mobile, and projection night light. The mobile has four little stuffed animals (a teal whale, white polar bear, green alligator, and yellow lion). You can remove the mobile part and just use it as a music box that projects to the ceiling.It takes two AAA batteries and includes a remote control. There are three different music settings as well: classical music, ocean white noise, or heartbeat/womb white noise.

Portable Night Lights

Portable night lights offer another option – these are either rechargeable or run on batteries. The main advantage is that they’re generally baby-safe and you can take them with you on trips or in the car. Kinderglo makes a series of rechargeable ones that are BPA-free and safe to touch. There are also numerous toys that serve as portable night lights; the Playskool Gloworm is one that lights up and plays a little song whenever the belly is squeezed.

Kinderglo Elephant/Moon Rechargeable Night Lightsportable baby night light
Kinderglo makes a portable night light that runs on rechargeable batteries. They have a single, large button that changes the color to red, green, or blue. These LED night lights are safe to handle and BPA-free; your baby can touch and play with them.There are several designs available including brontosaurusbaby night light dinosaur and quarter moon night lights.
Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls
This modern night light could be right out of a science fiction movie. The powered base has LED lights, which charge the removable balls on top of them so that they glow in the dark. The balls themselves are about the size of a ripe plum and contain no electronics in them; they’re safe to handle and durable enough for a toddler to play with.The default mode is soft bluish-white light, but it has an option to slowly cycle through different colors. This space-age night light will entertain and impress in retro or modern decor nurseries.
gloworm baby sleep doll Playskool Lullaby GlowormPlayskool lullaby gloworm
Our daughter received one of these Playskool Gloworms as a gift, and at first, we didn’t even open it. Turns out, when we got it out of the packaging, she loved it. When you press its belly, the worm’s face lights up (for about 5 seconds) and plays a little song that lasts about 15 seconds.Change it out of demo mode, and it plays some additional songs (including Pachelbel’s Canon in D) which are a bit longer, say 30-40 seconds. The battery life was pretty good and I like that this doll is soft and ultra-portable. We’ve taken it on trips with our daughter; she’ll press it over and over again until she falls asleep.

Basic Wall Night-Lights

Even standard night lights have come a long way in recent years – most of them now use LED lights, which are far more efficient, and the designs are always getting better. The down-side of these lights is that they have to be plugged directly into an outlet, which isn’t always available in a convenient location in baby’s room.

Safe baby night light AmerTac Flat Panel Night Light
Your basic rectangular LED night light, this one in blue. These offer a nice, soft glow but they might be brighter than you’d like for a baby’s room. They’re good for bathrooms or hallways, though. The blue light is soft, and should never burn out (as traditional night-lights used to do).No bells and whistles here; if you plug it in, it turns on. One nice feature is that it’s thin and will be flush against the wall if possible, and thus makes a good outlet cover.
Megabrite LED Color Changing Night Lights
These color-changing LED lights with photo sensor are entertaining for babies and toddlers both. They plug right into the wall and change from red to green to blue to white when you push the botton.The only disadvantage to these is that they draw your toddler’s attention to the outlet, even though they cover it pretty well.

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