When it comes to newborns and sleep, it's easy to get caught up in information overload. How many hours a day should they be sleeping? At what age can they sleep with a blanket? Are they crying because they need a diaper change, or is that their hungry cry?
With so much to learn about your new little one's health and wellbeing, the last thing you need to spend time on is worrying about whether or not you have the necessary bedtime supplies on hand, and that's exactly why Romper has teamed up with Target to outline the essential newborn sleep products to stock up on.
Though there are plenty of other items you may find yourself needing — like a sound machine that plays soothing white noise, or a cozy chair for your nursery that lets you rock your baby to sleep — the items below are each selected to ensure you and your baby are prepared with quality products that do exactly what you need them to. Check out our list of must-haves below, then click over to the Target site to find everything else you need to customize your newborn baby's sleep routine.
A 6-in-1 Convertible Crib
Yep, you read that right: This amazing product starts as a crib with three different adjustable height settings that allow you to lower the crib mattress as your baby grows. Even better, the crib can be converted into a toddler bed (guard rail sold separately), a love seat, a daybed, and a full-size bed frame with and without footboard, making it a piece that can be enjoyed through your kid's high school years and beyond.
This Sleep Sack That's Perfect For Newborns
Keeping your baby's crib bare while also making sure they stay warm through the night may feel like a bit of a challenge, and that's where this brilliantly designed sleep sack comes into play. The HALO SleepSack is designed to be a wearable blanket that's worn over regular sleepwear, taking the place of potentially harmful loose blankets. It unzips from the bottom to make nighttime diaper changes a breeze, and it offers plenty of room for kicking for those moments when your little one isn't quite settled down.
This Handy Audio Monitor & Ceiling Night Light
Stay in tune with your baby's sleeping habits with this helpful two-way talk-back audio monitor. It not only has helpful features on the parent unit like a vibrating sound alert that gives you a bit of an extra nudge, but the baby unit also has a built-in night light that emits a softly lit starry scene onto your nursery ceiling.
These Sweet, Cozy Flannel Blankets
Cloud Island is a brand made for parents by parents, and their four-pack of flannel blankets are a testament to knowing which essentials your little one needs most. They're the perfect solution for keeping your baby wrapped up during bedtime, nap time, or stroller rides. Plus, could this soothing mix of green and gray be any more adorable?
This Adorable Crib Bedding Set
What nursery wouldn't be made even cuter with the addition of a watercolor-style fox pattern? This sweet four-piece set includes a fitted sheet, a crib skirt, plus a matching comforter and blanket for when your little one is old enough to have them in their crib.
A Saving Grace After Sleepless Nights
Because some mornings may call for reinforcements. This soothing gel formula is designed with a cooling applicator to help reduce under-eye puffiness, helping you look well-rested even when you're feeling anything but.
A Morning Pick-Me-Up For Mom...
Even if you weren't a big coffee person pre-baby, that morning cup of java may magically find its way into your new routine. Try this mildly sweet light roast breakfast blend as a classic hot brew, or use it to make an equally refreshing cold brew.
...And A Cute Mug To Sip It From
Who doesn't love a cheeky mug that comes with a serving of realistic life goals? Sip your morning brew from this cute Threshold™ mug and let it — and, erm, its contents — work its magic.
This post is sponsored by Target.