The 10 Best Crib Soothers
This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in April of 2018. While we've all heard the legend of the baby who magically sleeps through the night at four weeks old, for most parents, helping newborns nod off can be quite a challenge. A crib soother can become an essential part of your child's bedtime routine, helping a drowsy baby make the leap to the land of nod without your constant presence using soft lights, music and white noise. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
June 10, 2020:
Mesmerizing lights and sounds, especially on a routine basis can be reassuring and help kids forget they'd rather not take a nap. Soothers can be most helpful with young infants still at risk for SIDS, as it is recommended that babies sleep without blankets or stuffed animals until about one year of age.
For this update we included the Cloud b Sleep Sheep because of it gives younger babies the friendly presence of a stuffed toy without the dangers of a stuffed toy. The soundbox is removable, so their bedtime friend can also become a transitional object when they are older.
We also added the Fisher-Price Smart Connect is a top pick because you can customize a program based on which sounds and lights work best for your child, and any changes can be made from outside the room, so as not to disturb and distract an almost asleep baby.
For most babies, you'll want your crib soother to capture your baby's attention, but not stimulate them, but if you have the kind of tot who needs more action to get their attention, the Fisher-Price Shooting Stars has a lot more going on than the typical soother. We also like that babies can easily turn this on and off, so older babies can learn about self-soothing.