Memes about sleepless nights with your infant will never get old because, as a new mom, you have permanent bags under your eyes. So, I totally don't blame you for looking for that magic formula that will help your baby and you get your Zs. Given that you might be a little sleep-deprived, you might not consider things in the nursery that are keeping baby up. Since it's already documented that any lights from computers, iPads, and other devices hinder sleep in adults, it's a no-brainer to keep these gadgets out of the nursery if you want your baby to have a restful sleep through the night. Sometimes accidents will happen, and you're going to leave your iPhone in your baby's nursery. It will be OK.
I'm in my 30s and I still have a hard time getting to sleep. White noise machines, blackout curtains, aromatherapy, crystals: I've tried them all. Through the years, I've found that I enjoy soothing sounds, like waves crashing on the beach, to get me into a good slumber. My point is, though I've outgrown the nursery, the conditions of my "bed chamber" is super important to my sleep. So, imagine how vital it is to a newborn, adjusting to sleeping outside the most warm, comfy, dark and cozy place: your womb. And consider the effect any of the following might have on your baby's sleep.