Recommended Products

I recommend the following products, used in conjunction with my advice in The Gentle Sleep Book. The products listed below provide gentle sleep solutions, reassurance and calming for your baby, toddler and preschooler. From aromatherapy to music, lighting to comforters, this list summarises my top product choices for gentle sleep training.

I have deliberately selected products that don’t break the bank. No product costs more than £35.

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Aromastream Fan 

Use with a relaxing, child safe aromatherapy oil such as lavender or roman chamomile to condition your child to a sleep scent.

Available HERE.

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Aromatherapy Diffuser/Red Night Light Combination

Use with a relaxing, child safe aromatherapy oil such as lavender or roman chamomile to condition your child to a sleep scent.  The light (set to RED ONLY is also great as a night light).

Available HERE.

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Lavender Essential Oil

A soothing and relaxing scent. Use diluted in carrier oil for massage or a couple of drops in a diffuser fan to gently scent the room ready for sleep.

Available HERE.

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Tisserand Sleep Vaporising Oil Blend

100% soothing essential oil blend for aromatherapy vaporisers. Includes:

Soothing organic mandarin oil.
Tranquil organic lavender oil.
Serene organic ylang-ylang oil.

Available HERE

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Battery Operated Candles

Use in place of mains lighting in the bathroom at night. On the Red, Orange or deep Yellow setting only.

Available HERE.

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Red nightlight lightshow

To use at night to aid sleep. The red light projected is unique at not potentially inhibiting sleep as most light shows may do.

Available HERE

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Auraglow Light Bulb (Set on RED Only).

To use in the evening to prevent the sleep negating effects of blue light.

n.b: select only the RED setting.

Available HERE.

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Battery Operated Red LED fairy lights

To use in a lockable Kilner jar as a portable nightlight. Note 2 of these are needed per jar.

Available HERE

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Red Plug-in Nightlight

To use in the nursery to prevent melatonin inhibition from normal light

Available HERE

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Ikea Spoka Red Nightlight

To use in the nursery to prevent melatonin inhibition from normal light

Available HERE

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Transitional Object/ Comforter

To condition your child to a transitional object to remind them of you.

Available HERE.

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Multi-Sensory Blanket Comforter

For older babies and toddlers to use in place of a traditional comfort object.

Available HERE.

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Gentle Sleep Music for Babies

For 0-2yrs. To calm and comfort your baby and to help them to lengthen their sleep.

Available to download only on Amazon and iTunes.

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Gentle Sleep Relaxation for Children

For 2-12 years. Featuring a blend of alpha music, white noise and calming words inspired by Mindfulness Meditation. This recording was composed with the aim of helping children relax and drift off to sleep more easily.

Available to download from iTunes and to buy on CD from Amazon.

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Goodnight Moon

A beautiful rhythmic, rhyming bedtime story book from Margaret Wise Brown.

Available HERE

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Sleep Little Angel

A beautiful rhythmic story book, just perfect for bedtime, by Margaret Wise Brown.

Available HERE

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Nursies When the Sun Shines

A lovely book to gently introduce the idea of nightweaning to toddlers.

Available HERE.

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Magnesium Oil

Around 60% of the population are deficient in magnesium, one side effect is sleep problems. Introducing a magnesium supplement by way of a spray on the skin can make a big difference. This one is suitable for children as well as adults. This is a sensitive version which reduces stinging/tingling.

Available HERE

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Omega 3 Oil

Recent research has shown that omega 3 supplementation can improve sleep and aid night terrors. This is a good brand for babies and children free of added nasties.

Available HERE

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Probiotics

A must have for any baby born via C-Section, who has received antibiotics or if the mother is breastfeeding and received antibiotics during labour or since breastfeeding. Restoring the gut flora can aid sleep and reduce fussy/colicky/reflux type symptoms. This one is also dairy free.

Available HERE

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Weleda Relaxing Lavender Bath Milk

To relax and soothe your child before bed.

Available HERE.

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Sleep Tight Massage/Body Oil

A natural blend containing lavender and roman chamomile oils. To relax and soothe your child – and you – before bed.

Available HERE.

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Sleeping Bag with Foot Holes

Keeping your child’s feet uncovered can help them to regulate their temperature and secrete more melatonin.

The specific leg sections here also allow for mobility, which many older babies and toddlers prefer to normal sleeping bags.

Available HERE

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Worry Eater

Help your child to release worries before bed. Write out their worries, pop it in the worry eater’s mouth and the worry eater will eat the worry overnight (aka: mum and dad take it out and throw it away!).

Available HERE