Your Baby's Nursery Isn't Complete Without This Super-Smart Gadget

Whether you're a new parent or a mom of three youngsters, bedtime can be a battle. Keep scrolling to see why this nightlight may be the secret to ending sleepless nights.

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You know that amazing feeling of waking up in the morning after a good night's sleep? Well, if you're a new parent, it's probably been awhile. From rocking your little one back and forth for hours to changing diapers hundreds of times without any luck, it can be a struggle to get your baby to fall asleep and stay asleep. And it's not just babies who are a challenge at bedtime—toddlers and children of all ages can put up a fight when they realize mom's going into a different room for the night. With that in mind, we did our research and found a solution to help you and your little ones catch some z's.

While you may have had a plug-in nightlight as a child, technology has advanced quite a lot since then. Case in point: This nightlight, sound machine, and time-to-rise alarm clock all wrapped up into one, otherwise known as the Hatch Baby Rest Night Light & Sound Machine. This game-changing sleep device allows you to control the colors, brightness, sound, and volume of the machine through your smartphone, which means your baby can fall asleep to a soothing lullaby while you're resting peacefully in another room.

And for all your midnight feeding sessions and diaper changes, you can still maintain that tranquil environment by changing the brightness to a softer setting so—you'll be able to see what you're doing without the harshness of an overhead light. The gentler light can also be extremely comforting for toddlers making their way into a big kid bed or their own bedroom—and the toddler lock will put your mind at ease as well!

In addition to those calming features, you can also set a nap and bedtime schedule using the customizable time-to-rise alert program. Just program the machine to automatically turn on and off at your family's specific wake-up times or download an app to control it directly from your smartphone or tablet. With its snooze-inducing preset sound and color combinations (all recommended by sleep experts), this device is so relaxing you'll even want to add it to your own bedroom.

To Buy: $60; walmart.com