It's no secret that the arrival of a new baby can do some serious damage to your current sleep pattern. Forget sleeping in on a Saturday; those little bundles of joy have no regard for your much-needed night's sleep, and they often seem to go out of their way to make sure you don't get more than two or three hours of uninterrupted rest at one time. If you are losing sleep, there are sleep items you need to add to your baby registry to ensure plenty of Zs for baby and her parents.
Creating a comfortable environment is the key to a good night's sleep, and that means keeping baby warm, eliminating noises that can cause distractions, and blocking as much light as possible. You basically want to do everything you can to recreate the cozy womb that your baby called home for nine months.
Although the things on this list won't be able to guarantee that you get a full eight hours, they can help make the precious time you do get to sleep a little more comfortable for everyone involved. Remember, this time won't last forever, although you may wish it would as soon as your kid hits the teen years.