Hatch Baby Rest

I’ve partnered with Hatch Baby before on their smart changing pad and I just can’t say enough good things about their products! The design is always so clean and after using two of their products now with my kids, I can honestly say that their products make parents’ lives easier! I was maybe a little too excited when I was given the chance to try out their newest product, Rest, because we have a major problem of kids waking up super early and wanting to climb in bed with mom & dad in the middle of the night every.single.night. I’m going to share about how we use the Rest in our home but this would also be perfect for a nursing mama who needs a soft light to see or a new parent who gets up frequently in the middle of the night. We’ve been using it in our six and four-year-olds’ room and I just can’t say enough good things. I hope I’m not like overselling this (no, I can’t) but when something makes my life easier as a parent, I basically want to shout it from the rooftops!

Our sweet 4-year-old, Charlotte, has had a bit of a hard time going to bed in the past. Usually my husband would have to lay with her for quite a while each night before she could doze off and if she woke up in the middle of the night, she would be scared because the competitor we used would have turned off to save the battery. Since we started using the Rest about a month ago, we have had zero problems with her going to bed and she has climbed in bed with us maybe two times!

The Rest comes with a few pre-set combinations of sounds and colors that are designed to help your little ones go and stay asleep or you can program combinations of your own. It connects to your smart phone through an app and you can either control it by touch or with the app from another room. We just keep the light and sound on all night because it helps our kids sleep and it doesn’t bother anyone else but if you have light sleepers or thin walls, you can turn it off from the comfort of your own bed and not risk waking the beast…err, sweet children đŸ˜‰ Our two oldest kids currently share a room so they switch off every other night getting to choose the color and truly, it comforts them. You can change the color just by tapping the ring on the top or holding your finger down to turn it off completely. You can also purchase super cute covers that I LOVE! We switch ours out every so often and the neutral b+w covers are of course my favorite.

An amazing feature is you can program the light to turn green when it’s okay for your little ones to get out of bed! This has been a struggle of ours for years because our oldest gets up SUPER early (we like to call it the devil’s hour) and proceeds to wake everyone else in the house up. Trust me, we have tried products that do this same thing and it has never stuck so I’m not sure why the Rest did the job, but IT DID. Through the app, we were easily able to set it to turn green at 6:45 and I kid you not, most mornings right at 6:45 you can hear Holden cheer that “IT’S GREEN, CHARLIE!” You can set any number of events ranging from bathtime to bed time to wake time. Kids thrive on routine and a visual cue can be super helpful.

I already have plans to get another one for Sawyer’s room and possibly a third if the two oldest end up wanting to split rooms once we head to Texas. Holden & Charlotte are so cute and want to keep sharing a room even though we’ll have plenty of space for them to have their own. I know one day they’ll have to split up (and will want to) so I’m just enjoying the closeness it affords them. Nothing better than your babes being BFFs! You can grab a Rest of your own HERE, I heard they just recently had a restock so are off pre-order!

-LWPH

This post was sponsored by Hatch Baby but as always, every word and opinion are my own.

4moms High Chair

We were so excited to try out the 4moms high chair because we are obsessed with every 4moms product we own. They really think about their product design and how it all flows together to make parents’ lives easier. Sign me up for anything that makes my life easier, please! Their high chair is no different and we are huge fans.

My favorite features of this high chair are that the tray and entire chair wipe down super easily. We had a wood high chair with Holden and food stuck to it like crazy — it got disgusting fast. We did baby led weaning with Sawyer (look into it, we are huge fans!) so his chair got messy FAST. It has been so easy to keep the chair part clean! The tray is magnetic so I can have Sawyer on my left hip and the magnetic tiles guide the tray into the slots easily. Just make sure that it’s clicked in before you let go because I have accidentally dropped it a few times when it wasn’t in all the way.

You can move the seat part up and down so it will be perfect when Sawyer is bigger and we can just pull him up to the table (and still have him strapped in). The chair cushion seems super comfortable for his cute little tooshie and I love the double tray cause who wants to clean the tray every single time?! Not me.

4moms always seems to add some sort of twist that makes their products unique and definitely add a “cool” factor. The magnetic tray not only helps to guide the tray on but it also comes with a magnetic bowl so it makes it harder for your baby to throw that bowl of yogurt off of their tray! Like I said, always making parents’ lives just a little easier and for that, we are grateful!

-LWPH