Baby whisperers have a variety of tricks to effortlessly get their little ones to sleep. Now, new parents have some help: integrated sleep monitors, supportive pillows and high-tech shushers. But the basics — baby books, plush friends and secure swaddling pouches — still mget the job done.

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Nighttime lullabies have lightened up. Children can now snuggle with Zazu Kids’ (347-705-7707 or new plush night lights. The Max, Bo and Katie stuffed animals come with a light and music that plays three lullabies for 20 minutes before shutting off — helping children (and parents) get some needed shut eye. MSRP: $29.99


Get baby to sleep faster with the Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle Soother (+61 02 9188 9401 or This innovative baby sleep device is one of the only products on the market that uses a recorded human voice to help with baby sleep training. The baby soother features rhythmic recorded “shushes,” which can play up to 30 minutes at a time — without keeping everyone awake. MSRP: $34.99


“Alexa, ask My Nanit what time did Lily fall asleep last night?” The connected nursery just got more high tech with Nanit’s Insights addition to its Sleep System (866-MYNANIT or integrated video monitor. Nanit, the fi rst smart baby monitor, is combining a new Sleep Tips feature with Amazon voice activated integration through Alexa Skills. So, sleep-deprived parents can now use computer vision algorithms to better track and understand their newborns’ sleeping habits. MSRP: $279 to $329

Babies will feel snug as a bug in their little cocoons. ergoCocoon from ergoPouch (+61 3 9551 6421 or is an award-winning natural, organic swaddle and sleep bag for babies and toddlers. The simple zip up design will keep baby securely swaddled without the need for complicated wrapping — and features a “hip-healthy” design. MSRP: $44.99