Most of the products that we review are part of Amazon’s Choice recommendations, and this one’s no exception. The Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine might just be the best overall product of this type on our list, but it’s also the most expensive one, which can be a dealbreaker for some people that are more budget-tight. Nevertheless, it’s been quite popular with parents according to our statistics. This multifunctional machine is more than just your typical sound machine or night light - in fact, it’s got everything you need to have in a bedside companion machine: a special time-to-rise alert that you can control from your phone, as well as numerous customizable settings such as brightness, color, sound and volume level. You can also set it up so it turns on and off automatically, following the sleeping schedule of your little one and your entire family ensemble. The Hatch Baby is very easy to use - whether you program it to turn on automatically, tap it manually for instant adjustments, or use your phone to control it remotely, it’s gonna take you very little of your time, either way. The great thing about this machine is that you can control it from a distance with your smartphone by simply downloading the app Hatch Baby Rest. Another thing that we just can’t help ourselves in mentioning is that the Hatch Baby is actually designed primarily to ease your little one’s sleeping pattern. This is achieved by creating an ideal environment for sleep in which your baby can feel comfortable enough to close its eyes whenever they feel like it. You can choose from a variety of preset color and sound combinations recommended by sleep experts for the optimal sleeping experience for your precious little one. The Hatch Baby also has another great feature - it actually grows along with your baby. This means that in the beginning you can use its soft light or white noise for the late nighttime feeding sessions with your newborn or the occasional diaper changes, and then as time goes by you can also use it as a comforting night light for a toddler or a preschooler, while the time-to-rise setting is perfect for an older child that’s just beginning their first exciting months in kindergarten or school. This machine has a toddler lock option and also doesn’t heat up during the night for extra safety.
There are several different ways you can try to ease your baby into sleep, and this lamp has definitely one of the most effective methods and strategies with which you can achieve this. The Vtech Baby uses sound and wall projections to create a better sleeping environment, making it the perfect little companion for a good night’s sleep. Designed as an adorable hippo, this lamp can project a wondrous starry night on the walls or ceiling in your baby’s nursery. All this is also accompanied with literally hundreds of soothing melodies, sounds and phrases, making a perfect blend of light and sound (6 settings for custom light play are included). It also contains nursery rhymes that help to encourage the baby’s first words. Parent and baby friendly, this lamp will also allow you to control how long and how loud the sound in it plays (you have the options of 10, 20 or 30 minutes), allowing you to time it to the right moments when your baby falls asleep. A very convenient and unique feature of this hippo lamp is that it is voice activated and can actually respond and turn on if your little one happens to begin crying. This a perfect gift for a baby shower or just a welcoming gift for your own newborn or a slightly bigger baby that needs that extra comfort during nighttime.
This is the other VAVA product on our list, with a similar, slightly cheaper price than the other one. While the other one was hailed for its nursing-friendly light options, this one’s a favorite with parents with newborns. Because newborn babies are very sensitive to light and are still in the process of adapting to the world around them, they require a special kind of light to make them feel more at ease with their surroundings. This VAVA night light is designed with newborns in mind, with an LED light that’s gentle on the baby’s eyes - the uniform, non-flickering light, with an adjustable color between warm and cool white, will make sure to keep your little one calm in the moments before falling asleep. It’s also a convenient light for moms that are nursing and make diaper changes in the middle of the night. A little bit of gentle light in the dark is always a great help in those sleepy hours when you need to take care of your little one. This VAVA light also allows you to control the brightness of the light, depending on what you need to do. But this light is not only great for newborns - which means you don’t have to throw it away after your baby grows up. In fact, it’s made to very durable and can definitely handle the playful times of toddlers. This VAVA lamp also comes with expression stickers on it, allowing you to decorate it with 20 super-cute facial expressions and turn your baby’s room into a smiling, positive place that you will all enjoy together.
One of the cheapest baby lights on our list, as well as the cutest ones, the Munchkin Light My Way is also one of the favorite night lights among Amazon reviewers. This is a great portable night light, perfect for parents that need a lamp which is light and easy to carry around the house. It’s also very convenient for toddlers and kids that want to take their lamp with them during the night - whether to go to the bathroom or sneak into your room, they will definitely have the right companion by their side to lead the way. The Munchkin is battery operated and pretty easy to use, made so that even a toddler can get the hang of it pretty quickly, and it remains cool to the touch even when it is lit, so you won’t have to worry that your little one might hurt themselves. Some parents may not be fond of the basic settings though - the nightlight automatically turns off after 20 minutes, for example. Also it’s only battery-operated, and maybe not the best option for parents that want a light with a wall plug or a USB charger. Nevertheless, simple options can sometimes be a pro rather than a con, so if you’re searching for something that super-easy to use and does the job well, then this is the lamp for you and your baby.
As you may have already noticed by its name, the MyBaby SoundSpa also uses the combination of sound and light for a better sleeping experience for your little one. Babies like to fall asleep in environments with a light, soothing sound that will stimulate them into falling asleep easier and faster. This machine includes three soothing sounds and also three classic lullabies, while the built-in projector comes with an image disk that contains three scenes which you can project on your nursery’s wall or ceiling. You can also use separately the sounds and images if you think your baby prefers or enjoys one of them at a particular time. The MyBaby SoundSpa also comes with a timer that will allow you to control the duration of its sound and light features. This is a rather compact device, making it easy to carry around, small enough to even fit in a diaper bag, so you can be certain to always have the comfort of your baby wherever you go. A lot of users say that even though sound quality is quite improved, they actually preferred the older version. This model’s downside is that it doesn’t have an off button, so you’d have to press through all the other sounds to turn it off.
This is a significantly less expensive choice for a baby night lamp than the Hatch Baby and also another favorite with parents, the VAVA lamps (we have another one on our list from the same brand) definitely deserve their place on Amazon’s Choice recommendations list as well. This might just be the best baby lamp on our list when it comes to breastfeeding sessions late in the night. This particular VAVA lamp was designed especially for midnight feedings in mind, making the whole process a lot easier. That’s why it has a very simple, easy to use one-hand touch controls that you can operate without fuss all the while holding your little one with the other hand. Besides the cool, chic design, the VAVA VA-CL006 offers a wide range of settings that you can freely tailor after your own and your baby’s needs. There’s also a special feeding mode that makes the light bright enough so you can see your baby better while you feed them, without completely disturbing each other’s sleep so late in the night. You can adjust the brightness level, toggling between brighter yellow or softer white light. There’s also a timer option, in case you want to leave a little bit of light for your little one before they go to sleep. If we have to note a downside, we’d say that maybe the company should’ve designed this with a wall outlet, and not only a USB cable for charging. Otherwise, it’s a pretty good nursing light, perfect for sleepy moms and babies, allowing them to return super-easy to sleep right after.