The Ultimate Baby Gift: Up-All-Night Survival Kit

From weeSpring’s guide to practical gift giving: survival kits for almost every new-baby-need.  We pulled these items from our weeLists, which are weeSpring parents’ own individual lists of what got them through all of the different ages and stages.  


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Expecting parents have a vague sense of the sleep deprivation that’s on the horizon, but there’s truly no way to really understand the magnitude until you’re in the thick of it.  Our Up All Night Survival Kit is less about the parent surviving than it is about prevention — and this trio is one of our go-to baby gifts.

Download our printable weeSpring Survival Kit card here.

THE BASICS (this will run in the $40 to $50 range)

Happiest Baby on the Block DVD, because Harvey Karp is pretty much a genius

Velcro Swaddles, because babies can be little Houdiinis

Wubbanub (the Happiest Baby explains why)

If you want to go all out, consider adding one (or more!) of these:

Cloud B Sleep Sheep, because white noise (at a reasonable volume) can make a world of difference

Fisher-Price Rock N Play, because some babies just need movement

Dropcam, so you can see what’s going on without opening the door

Magic Merlin’s Sleepsuit, which looks kooky but parents swear by it

Zen Swaddle, a new product that mimics touch (we featured it in weeLove)

aden + anais swaddles, the most popular product on weeSpring

Need more inspiration? See more suggestions for sick baby essentials from weeSpring parents hereOr take a look at our other Survival Kits.

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Ally Downey

Ally Downey is the founder and CEO of weeSpring. She's also the author of Here's the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood. You can follow her on Twitter at @allysondowney.

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