Thinking Outide the Crib: Sleep & Napping Solutions
Babies do plenty of sleeping, and it is certainly not always in their crib. Often, it’s on the go. Having options can make nap time loads easier for busy moms.
The trick is picking a sleep solution that is safe and fits your family's needs. From bassinets to sleepers, there are a multitude of nap environments to choose from. Several serve multiple purposes too, giving you a little more bang for your buck.
• Sleepers that Rock & Lounge
One of the more soothing things for babies who need to sleep is motion. These sleepers give baby a cozy (and portable) way to nap, with the rocking motion to help lull them.
Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe: This sleeper-rocker plays five melodies and three nature sounds, and includes a removable vibration unit to soothe baby. A bolster (that can be taken out) gives newborns a little more support. It also has a sweet mobile with two plush toys. But what makes this rocking sleeper extra special is a soft projection that casts a starry light show for baby. A simple seat adjustment lets you recline baby into different sleep positions. Plus, its lightweight frame makes it ideal for portability and storage.
Ingenuity ConvertMe Rock ‘n Sleep Seat: This smart seat is a lounger and rocker in one. With one hand, it converts from an inclined surface to a rocking seat for playtime. It has a deep cradling seat with a removable head support to keep baby comfy. With seven melodies, nature sounds, and a removable vibration unit, it’s a great on-the-go solution for baby napping. It includes a pivoting bar with two soft toys, and a three-point harness for added safety whether lounging or sleeping.
“Having options can make nap time loads easier for busy moms.”
• Sleep and Play
Ingenuity Smart and Simple Playard: This playard is chock-full of features, and yet is simple to use. Not only does it fold up easily, it packs small, stuffs into a bag, and has wheels, which makes it great for travel. For even more ease-of-use, it includes a bassinet and changing station, so sleep and changing time are a snap for mom. The mesh-enclosed bottom area gives baby ample room to play. The flat, zip-in bassinet is made of soft fabrics and mesh, and includes a toy bar to keep baby entertained while lounging.
"This was so easy to put together and take apart again, we will be taking it out of town with us wherever we go." — Brooke, Smart and Simple Playard owner
Ingenuity Washable Playard Deluxe: This playard is nearly identical to the Smart & Simple Playard. But this one is designed for even easier clean up. The fabrics zip on and off in minutes to be thrown in the washing machine. Wash it all, or just the pieces that need it most. The Bump rated the Washable Playard as their "Most Bang for Your Buck."
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