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Laura's Likes: Sleeping Baby Edition

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You might remember last week that we aired a story about baby sleep and night nurses. On the heels of that, here are some tools to help get your baby to sleep peacefully.


BadaBoum

We start with this cozy cocoon that is perfect for your baby. This is the BadaBoum, a padded sleep sack that is safer than a blanket and a great, safe swaddling solution.

A new mom in California recently came up with the BadaBoum when she couldn't find something cozy enough for her new baby.

And that is hard to do when the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends you leave all soft bedding out of a crib -- like blankets and pillows -- because it increases of the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). That is for the first 12 months.

So the BadaBoum is a great and safe alternative.

The bottom zipper allows for quick and easy diaper changes. And unlike traditional swaddling blankets or similar sleep sacks, BadaBoum does not need to be complete removed. The shoulder straps can remain on so you can transfer baby from the car seat to the crib quickly and easily.

It’s $47 and you can find out more on www.bada-boum.com.


Bommerscheim Buddies

Another important puzzle piece in getting baby to sleep peacefully is finding the perfect sleeping buddy or lovey for them.

This product has been one family's tradition. The Bommerscheim sisters made these long-eared stuffed bunnies for their grandkids. The tradition was passed on from generation to generation and then the family decided they wanted to share their tradition with others, so they are now selling them online.

They are soft plush bunny buddies that you can customize. You can put the child's name on the bunny and choose a fabric you like.

Children grow attached to their sleep buddies or loveys and it can actually help get them through the night.

This is a really sweet gift and they have a fun vintage feel.

They make the large Buddies for $20. Those are 15 inches. The eight-inch buddies are $13. And there are matching blankets.

They even sell duplicate covers so if it's time to wash the buddy, just whip off the dirty cover and replace it with the clean one while you wash.

More at www.bommerscheimbuddies.com.


Jammy Jams

For getting kids to sleep, one of the most important keys is the lullaby. Here is a fun modern twist.

Jammy Jams features lullaby renditions of songs by Jay Z to Whitesnake, Eminem, David Bowie, Lady Gaga and The Beastie Boys.

They are all performed using the vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, piano, blocks and more.

Jammy Jams does hip hop, R&B and they even have a ''Little Headbangers'' album.

They are really catching on, and in fact, they tell me April was their biggest month ever.

The mastermind behind Jammy Jams is Jeff Bradford, a D.C. area native and graduate of DeMatha High School. He received some of his musical training there. In fact, he still plays in the school's alumnae band.

Bradford says he was inspired by his son during late night feedings in 2010 to develop lullabies that would be soothing for baby, but also something to entertain mom and dad.

You can find Jammy Jams on iTunes, jammyjams.net and locally at Dawn Price Baby.

The digital download is $10. The CD and download together are $15.

If you go to their website, you can listen to a preview.

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