I recently received the Hatch Baby Rest a newer product on the market. It had caught my eye when I noticed it had more then one way to use this product. I thought what better time to use this, then now when I have a brand new baby and sometimes feel as though I need every product on the market today.
First, let me fill you in quickly on the Hatch Baby Rest and the main features this product has to offer. It offers a night light, sound machine, and an 'Ok-to-Wake' clock in one sleek device, and the best part it is designed to be able to control and program it conveniently from your phone.
Night Light: I found this to be extremely useful during the newborn days when I was up several times a night to nurse my baby. There are several different colored lights, as well as a brightness adjustment feature, allowing me to use the minimal amount of light to change my baby’s diaper and feeding her without disrupting her circadian rhythm. Many times you find a night light that is too bright or not light enough, and if you are like me you try and use another light such as the hallway light or closet light, but in the end those just create too much stimulation during the middle of the night feeds. I recommend using either the red or orange light colors on the lowest setting possible, as they have been found to promote sleep without disturbing melatonin levels. Some nights my 4 month old will still wake once to eat so I have found this feature to be extremely helpful during this time.
Sound Machine: After we added kiddo number three to our family we needed another room to move my six year old into so his new baby sister could use his room. Seeing we have a three-bedroom house this became quiet the challenge. We ended up converting our dining room into a temporary bedroom for him. This room is at the front of the house and right off the kitchen. Two items that were a must for his room; blackout shades and a sound machine. I wanted to test out the Hatch Baby Rest sound machine, as there are various sounds and you can control the volume, which was huge plus for me. Every child is different and not every white noise or sound machine will work just right for each child. The customized 11 sounds the Hatch Rest offers allowed me to find a sound and volume level that worked well for my son, as well as drown out the extra noise from the adjoining kitchen.
OK-To-Wake Clock: This feature has become a top priority on every parents wish list when looking for a sound machine/night light for their little ones room. Many toddler and preschoolers need that extra boost to keep them in their bed until it is time to wake for the day. This feature is one of my favorites, as the Hatch allows me to create customized one-touch programs for bedtime, nap time, and wake up, making it easier to get your child on the sleep schedule they need for a healthy development. We also love using it for quiet time, as the easy-and fun-to use colors help kids learn when it's time to rise and shine, as well as when they should play quietly in their room. You can even program your own schedule and routine using the Hatch Baby Rest on your phone. Set a bedtime routine for your little one and if you have a toddler setting a schedule together to promote healthy sleeping routines.
You can adjust and control all the settings for the Hatch Rest, including the night light, sound machine, and Ok-to-wake feature from the convenient Hatch Sleep app from your own personal cell phone or by your personal touch to the Hatch Baby Rest itself. The Hatch Sleep app is one of the best features as I cannot count how many times I have laid down in my bed excited to drift off to sleep and wondered "Did I turn on the sound machine? Did I turn off the light? Maybe I should go back to their room and check." You can also preset your favorites and have them stored on your phone so you can easily access and use them each day so you're not disturbing your child by going in and out of their room during sleep times.
I would give Hatch Baby Rest two thumbs up and would recommend to any parent looking for a great all-in-one feature to add into your must have list from newborn through childhood years!
With a combined 19 years of professional experience as a certified sleep consultant and occupational therapist + 5 children between them, Kelley and Bailey are ready to help you tackle your sleep goals! Using a variety of evidence-based and real life strategies with development at the center of our sleep philosophy, we customize every sleep plan to get your family sleeping peacefully again. Healthy sleep habits (and confident parents) make for healthier, happier children.