When your baby has difficulty sleeping, it not only affects their ability to function and be happy during the day, but also your own quality of sleep and overall health. Although it can seem like your baby's sleep patterns are an unsolvable mystery, the answer to your baby's sleep woes might be in their own room. There may be things in your baby's nursery that make it harder for them to fall asleep and sleep well at night that you never even considered could contribute to the problem.
Whether they've developed sleep associations that cause them to wake often and fail to fall back asleep or there is some other issue at play, if your baby isn't well rested, you certainly won't be. You've probably tried every method in the book for sleep training and forming positive sleep associations. But if their room isn't providing the soothing atmosphere they need in order to fall asleep, common methods aren't going to work despite your efforts.
Clearing these common objects from your baby's room might seem a bit excessive, but when you realize that they were actually hindering your baby's sleep instead of helping it, you'll be ready to toss them in no time.