This post is sponsored by Hatch, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board.
I’ll be the first to admit that before becoming a parent, I was not fully equipped for the loss of sleep babies would bring. My naiveté had me thinking that newborns would just know how to develop a sleep schedule at some point (lol). And while that may be true for some kids, I was not blessed with such luck. Sleep was the law and my son was the FBI’s most wanted for eight months straight. But one thing about me? If there’s a problem, I will light my keyboard on fire Googling a solution.
After extensive research, turns out he really only needed three things in order to sleep: A consistent nap routine, the darkest black-out curtains known to man, and the soothing sounds of his Hatch Rest. When his baby sister arrived about a year later, we eventually replicated his sleep success with her too. However, the biggest drawback of having such a strict nap routine is that you end up trading freedom for a good night’s rest.
Enter the era of being nap trapped. As parents, we’ve all become accustomed to sacrificing for our children. And yes, staying home for naps the first few years of their life is a temporary sacrifice—but those days stuck at home feel agonizingly long. Especially when it feels like becoming a parent has already stripped you of most pre-kid freedoms. I know that feeling all-too-well. And one of our favorite baby brands gets it too. That’s why Hatch created the Rest Go—and we think it’s a new parent must-have.
Running errands never felt so easy
The Rest Go is exactly what it sounds like: a sound machine built for adventures big and small. Hatch replicated the core functions of Hatch’s beloved Rest sound machine and repackaged it into an adorably mini portable version. It has 10 sounds and is so easy to use even your baby could turn it on. There are three buttons for quick control, the main on and off button, and two volume buttons on either side. That’s a huge plus when you’re already out running errands and your LO is about to start an over-exhausted hissy fit—cause who wants to be fiddling with twenty buttons in that moment?
The Rest Go also comes with a sturdy ring that clips onto all your baby gear, from stroller, to car seat, to baby carrier. Simple things like buying groceries can be such an anxiety inducing experience when you add kids to the mix. Especially when you’re a new parent and are still adjusting to your baby. I remember feeling so stuck those first few months at home with my first, but with simplicity like this, Hatch eases all those worries. Target runs are once again peaceful with your baby strapped to your chest and a clipped on Rest Go.
Trips and social outings feel within reach again
One of the biggest headaches about traveling with littles is figuring out the sleeping arrangements. But worrying about packing a bulky sound machine is a thing of the past since the Rest Go really does fit anywhere. Its compact size is ideal for travel, and it runs on a rechargeable battery. No WiFi, app, or Bluetooth is required, which makes it even more convenient for off-the-grid vacays. The battery life lasts up to 15 hours and continues playing noise while charged at night.
For those who were social butterflies before your little caterpillars were born, the Rest Go also works amazingly in social settings. With 12 volume settings, it’s loud enough to keep baby asleep in a crowded restaurant, but not too loud to bother other patrons. You better start RSVPing “Y” to brunch again—the bottomless mimosas are calling.
Did we mention it’s gorgeous?
Hatch never skimps out when it comes to beautiful design. We’ve seen it in all their sound machines and sunrise alarms, and the Rest Go is no different. It comes in five calming colors: Mint, Peach, Putty, Honey, and Slate. Whatever your aesthetic is, there’s a hue that will match it. It’s also environmentally friendly with an outer shell that’s made from 99% post-consumer waste. The Hatch Rest Go is equal parts convenient for any on-the-go activity and pretty to look at no matter what it’s clipped to—a win-win for any parent and baby.
This post is sponsored by Hatch, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.