I know without a shadow of a doubt that there are many parents out there wishing for nothing more this Christmas than a Good Night’s Sleep to be delivered by the big man in red! If only that was something that could be delivered by magic!
Anyone who has worked with me (or one of the fantastic Baby Sleep The Night™ certified Sleep Consultants) to teach their little ones the wonderful healthy sleep skills will know that is isn’t quite as simple as just making a wish.
It’s not rocket science, but the devil is absolutely in the details. With the amount of conflicting and confusing advice out there, it’s no wonder so many exhausted parents, and their little ones, will have had the shine taken off of their festive celebrations by the time the turkey is only half-cooked, and before a cracker has come anywhere near being cracked!
Here are my top gifts for sale this Christmas that can help a family that is struggling to get a good night’s sleep. (Sadly, I can’t promise any of these will help with the excitement that makes even me wake up at 5am on the big day!)
The very best gift of all to help a sleep-deprived family you may know this Christmas is right at the bottom of the list so be sure to scroll right down!
A personal and portable nightlight that is gentle on your child’s eyes and extremely easy for you to use! What many parents don’t realise is that when you are feeding in the night, if you want your child to develop great self-settling skills and to become healthy sleepers, then you really want them awake on that night feed, not falling back to sleep whilst feeding.
The Meelight enables the parent to be in eye contact with the baby for the feed, whilst not disturbing the rest of the house with too much light, or overstimulating the baby. It makes it such a special parent and child time when you know that they will happily resettle!
Price: Starting from £30.00
Cute bedtime companions that emit white and pink noise to help improve your baby’s sleep. The MyHummy has brilliant features that most other white noise products on the market simply fall short on. The function to leave it running in constant mode is a huge bonus when it comes to helping your child sleep. White noise products that only have the function to play for 20 minutes leave the parents having to get up to switch the noise on again, to resettle the child. This is often a stage too late as they will have fully woken by that point, rather than drifted gently back down into the next sleep cycle. They’re also super-cute!
3. Magic Blackout Blinds
The magic blackout blinds come in a roll for easy-to-tear, easy-to-stick use, giving you a completely dark room where your child can sleep undisturbed. We love how easy Magic Blackout Blind is to use, that it covers the whole window, and how easy it is to remove in the day, and to very quickly replace for bedtime in months when it’s still light.
Litecup is a really innovative solution to a very common sleep problem. I have solved sleep issues of thousands of families over the last decade, a child calling out for parents in the night for a drink of water I something that I have come across countless times!
The beauty of Litecup is that it gives them the ability to find the cup so easily, quickly and independently meaning a much better night’s sleep for all.
5. The Baby Reflux Lady Survival Guide
The Baby Reflux Lady’s Survival Guide, written by my amazing colleague Àine Homer, gives you all the information you need to understand how to identify and help solve painful acid reflux problems, which can of course cause sleep disturbances. Aine’s fresh approach to a very common issue would be the absolute best gift a parent of a child suffering from the painful symptoms could ask for.
6. Lumie Bedbug
We recently tested and love the Lumie Bedbug. It can be used in a nice bright blue light setting to simulate daylight for use throughout the bedtime routine and then emits a gorgeous red glow which can be used in various brightness levels for the night. This encourages the production of melatonin – the sleep hormone. The function to leave it running in constant mode is a key feature.
7. One Sleepy Kid Single Duvet Set
The perfect duvet cover and pillowcase set for your child’s bed. They use Oeko tex super soft cotton & eco-friendly inks, perfect for your little one’s skin. Designed & made here in England, they also have a gorgeous range of Babygro’s and sleepwear with British Woodland Animal designs. All of the packaging is recyclable or biodegradable; sustainability is central to Little Woodland’s brand ethos, so good stuff all around!
We work with a TON of older children at Baby Sleep The Night™. This is our absolute fave when it comes to recommending a sleep clock! It’s incredibly simple and children relate brilliantly to the animals and can see in an instant whether it is morning or not.
Does it have magical powers that will keep them asleep? Of course not, but it is a perfect rule enforcer when it’s used right absolutely right.
And if you’re looking for that something really special… the VERY best gift your sleep-deprived wife, husband, relative or friend… that won’t cost you a single penny!!?
Email them this link instead of a card.
It’s to a page that has the potential to truly transform their happiness, as it has thousands of families over the past decade. A chance for them to realise that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and to read the words of families who’s lives already have been changed usually within the space of a week, and be THE BEST thing they could ever be given…
The gift of sleep… and sleep for life, not just for Christmas!
(And even more, FREE, good news, is that each and every one of the Baby Sleep The Night™ Certified Consultants will be delighted to offer them an initial 15-minute consultation completely FREE of charge! They are the largest team of certified consultants and are spread all over the UK, each offering online consultations too).
Should you wish to really make someone’s Christmas (and 2023!) and buy a gift voucher for a full consultation and support package then that can also be arranged directly with them.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a Healthy, Happy, and Sleep-filled New Year!