One of the questions the Gugu Guru team gets asked all the time is what items are essential for helping baby (and parents) sleep soundly. While every baby definitley sleeps differently and on his or her own schedule, we’ve asked our team of Concierge experts what sleeping products are essential for new babies and families. Plus, all of these items can be sent to you in 2 days via; we love using Jet for sleeping essentials, because sometimes baby decides to switch it up in terms of sleep patterns and you need an item lightening fast! Plus, with Jet’s free shipping on orders over $35 and no yearly membership, it makes ordering simple and easy. Have a question about any of these sleep essentials? You can call them 24/7 and talk to a real live person! Don’t forget to head to the bottom of the post to enter to win $500 in JetCash! 

Did you see our picks for Jet City Baby Beauty and Wellness, feeding, and on-the-go

aden + anais silky soft swaddles – The Gugu Concierge experts Your Milk Shoppe say, “aden+anais swaddle blankets will be EVERYTHING to you from birth and beyond. The perfect swaddling blanket, you can also use as a breastfeeding cover or a light layer during walks. You will use these well into toddlerhood and beyond. Highly recommend this as a must-have on every registry!”

Babyhome Dream Air Bassinet Graphite – The AAP recommends that baby sleep in the same room as the parents for at least the first 6-months of life (and you’ll likely welcome this if you’re breastfeeding so that you don’t have to trudge to a separate room several times a night.) The Dream Air bassinet is super lightweight and simple to store plus its modern design is easy on the eyes.

Babyletto Gelato 2-in-1 Mini Crib – Depending on whether baby will have his/her own nursery and how big that space is, you will need a crib and for minimalist purposes we recommend one that will grow with your child like the space-saving Babyletto Gelato 2-in-1 Mini Crib.

Babyletto Origami Mini Crib – This adorable crib has a minimal footprint and can be easily wheeled from one room to the next. Like its name suggests, this mini portable crib also conveniently folds flat, making it easier to transport or to stow away until another newborn has need of it.

Burt’s Bees Baby Organic Crib Sheet, Honeybee Print – When an eco-friendly label can often come at a premium, we love that Burt’s Bees products are organic but won’t break the bank. Can’t get more family (and earth) friendly than that.

Carter’s Colby 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Trundle Drawer Gray/White – Baby is safest sleeping in an empty crib, on his or her back. We recommend one that will grow with your child like the space-saving Carter’s Colby 4-in-1 Convertible Crib that comes with a spacious trundle drawer, where you can store bedding, diapers or anything else without needing another large piece of furniture in the room.

HALO Sleepsack Swaddle – Velboa – Cream Plush Dots – This 2-in-1 swaddle and sleep sack is a minimalist’s dream; there are armholes to transform from a swaddle to a sleeping bag.  Constructed with breathable fabric, the design will keep baby safely snug for a good night’s sleep.

HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper – White Honeycomb – The Halo Bassinest is a one of a kind item for parents living in an apartment. With mesh sides, so baby can breathe easy, the Bassinest also has a side wall which lowers down, making it especially perfect for post c-section mamas to pick up the baby without straining.  Its smaller size makes it perfect for smaller homes; the base easily tucks under bed and requires only 32″ clearance from the wall! No longer do apartment-dwelling parents need to worry about where to fit a crib or bassinet; the Halo Bassinet will fit wherever you need it because it can swivel, and get right up next to the bed.

Infant Optics DXR-5, Video Baby Monitor, Night Vision – Designed with portability in mind, its slim and lightweight body frame makes it easy to monitor your baby even with an active lifestyle.  Minimalists will love its extra-long battery life.

Little Star Organic Newborn Sleep N’ Play – As far as pajamas, you’ll want to {strongly} consider zippers since snaps are very annoying during wee-hours diaper changes. These Little Star organic pajamas are eco-friendly and at a value. We love this pizza / street food design.

Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams White Crib Mattress – You’ll need a crib mattress of course and there’s no need to break the bank since city-living can be pricey as it is.  We love the Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams White Crib Mattress.

Woolino Wearable Blanket, 4 Seasons – Merino wool creates a micro-climate around your baby, which maintains a consistent temperature. Woolino’s award winning 4 Season Merino Wool Baby Sleep Bag will keep your baby at a perfect temperature all year round. That means there’s no need to worry about which weight sleep sack to use, or whether your baby will be too hot or cold while sleeping – they’ll always be just right! –  Gugu Concierge planner, Bump Bestie

Babyletto Hula Convertible Oval Crib and Mini with Mini Pad – White – The beautiful, modern design of the Hula oval crib converts into mini bassinet, full-size crib, and toddler bed (plus the conversion kit and bassinet pad with waterproof cover are included!)

Babyletto Bingo 3-in-1 Convertible Crib and Storage Combo – White/Washed Natural/Mint – Space saving and playfully sleek with contrast color, the mid-century style Bingo Crib comes with four built in cubbies on one end, combining sleep with storage.

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