5 Essentials for Late Night Feedings

A huge part of your first weeks with your baby at home will be coming up with a feeding and sleep schedule! Many times, your baby’s feeding times will greatly overlap with your sleeping time. Sleep deprivation is a real thing. This can be a rough part of early motherhood, and can lead to a lot of fatigue and exhaustion, but you’ll love having this bonding time with your new bundle of joy.

To make these late night feedings a little easier, make sure you equip your nursery with all of the essentials before baby’s arrival! You’ll be grateful when you don’t need to stumble in the dark, struggle to find a good latching position, or need to disturb your little one to grab something extra. We’ve put together the top five things you’re going to need to survive those first late night feedings.


A Gliding Rocker

This one is huge. You likely already have a rocker planned for your nursery, but if you don’t, get on it, mama! This will give you a place to sit when you’re exhausted, and an easy rocking motion to keep your baby soothed and happy.

Storkcraft Tuscany Custom Glider – $260


A Water Bottle

Breastfeeding is seriously dehydrating business, and it’s imperative that you replenish constantly. Staying hydrated was incredibly important all throughout your pregnancy, and this is no different! Keeping a water bottle in the nursery near your rocker will help keep you hydrated and get rid of that midnight dry mouth a lot of people experience.

Feelin’ Fly as a Mother Bottle – $14


Dim Night Light

When you wake up in the middle of the night to a crying babe or for a feeding, you definitely don’t want to be stumbling in the dark. But even worse would be a bright, harsh late that keeps you and your baby awake for hours. Instead, opt for a sweet, dim night light that fits with your little one’s nursery decor. You’ll be able to easily turn it on and off without disturbing your sleepy little one!

Pillowfort Starry Globe Nightlight – $20


Nursing Pillow

This is a must for any time of day, to be honest, but you’ll definitely want it in the middle of the night. When you’re tired and struggling to keep baby in the right nursing position, a nursing pillow will save the day! They’ll soothe your tired and sore muscles, and keep baby in an upright and comfortable position.

Boppy Sketch Slate Nursing Pillow – $40


Light Fan

Make sure you also have a quiet fan in the nursery. The gentle noise will soothe a restless little one, and the breeze circulating through the room will help keep you cool when you’re having skin-to-skin time.

Vornadobaby Breesi LS Nursery Air Circulator – $80

Hang in there, mama, you got this! Before you know it, late nights will be a thing of the past and you’ll wish your little one was still that little.