- Multi-functional: Rest combines nightlight, sound machine, and time-to-rise alert in one easy-to-use device that you can control from your phone. Customize color, brightness, sound, and volume levels. Set programs to turn off and on automatically based on your family's sleep schedule.
- Easy To Use: Rest can be programmed to turn on automatically, can be adjusted remotely via phone, or can be tapped on manually as needed. Control remotely via the easy-to-use Hatch Baby Rest app. No need to disrupt a sleeping baby.
- Grows With Your Child: Rest grows with your child's needs - providing soft light and white noise for midnight newborn feeding sessions, the comfort of a nightlight for a preschooler, plus a time-to-rise setting for your older child. It includes a toddler lock feature and stays cool throughout the night for safety.
After having one in our baby's room for 6 months we opted to add a second one in our toddler's room. They have proven reliable, soothing, and convenient. Variety of light colors and sounds available is appropriate. White noise helps the baby stay asleep when the dog is barking, neighbor takes his motorcycle for a spin, or the lawn mower is going outside. We generally keep her light quite low, but it's nice not walking into a pitch black room overnight. I also noticed that our toddler wakes up less frequently overnight with the Hatch in her room. It was an exciting novelty for her at first, being able to choose which color and sound she wanted in her room. She knows that she can get out of bed when the light turns green in the morning, so that feature is one that I think most parents of toddlers will appreciate. She's not a fan of thunder and prefers some light when she goes to bed, so this has been helpful for both. Also makes it easier for us to slip in quietly to pull the covers back up or turn down the air conditioner without waking her. As for the data collection, it's not something that concerns me personally. We use a different app to log feedings, sleep patterns, etc. I certainly understand why some find it alarming, but at this point what isn't collecting data about us daily? I'm sure the disclaimer is buried somewhere in the terms of service. Up to you if you find that bothersome or not, but if you are reasonably comfortable with it, I think you will find the Hatch quite helpful from infancy through pre-school.Update (6/1/18): The company conducted an analysis remotely and determined that one of our units (our first) was from a batch that periodically would fade in and out when playing sound. I noticed it myself on occasion, but it was infrequent, brief, and never woke the baby. They reached out to us and offered to replace the unit free of charge. In addition, we were able to keep the defective unit. We opted to put it in our own bedroom for white noise. Replacement was quick and I felt it was a positive and proactive step from a customer service standpoint.
We love our sound/light machines. Both of our girls each have one and I cannot tell you how many times they have come in handy. When one of our girls has difficulty going to sleep or wakes up in the middle of the night I can easily turn on the other child's sound machine with the use of the app on my phone. This way I do not wake anyone up by entering the room. I can also start the volume on low so I don't wake them and gradually increase the volume.We have used it to set a program for our oldest daughter. We have it set to turn green at a certain time each morning so she knows when it is okay to come out of her room each morning. I also have it set to turn off after so long so we don't have to remember to turn it off.We have taken it with us while on vacation to block out other noises while our children sleep. It works very well!I had one issue with getting locked out of the app after an update. I emailed their customer support and I received assistance immediately. The issue was resolved right away.There are several light and sound options. Pictures are added for reference.The only feature I wish would change is that you have to turn on your location in order to use the app on your Android. I try to avoid turning on my location so when I use the camera on my phone I do not have a gps tag on the pictures of my children. I often forget to turn off my location so I hope that in the future you will not need to turn on your location in order to use the app.
Are you an anal retentive mother like me? Then boy, do I have the product for you! I spent a lot of time researching sound machines and initially purchased this for our newborn. It worked great for nighttime feedings as you can adjust the light brightness from your phone. Have a big blowout that occurred at 2am? Fear not. This light will get you through that changing without having to wake the baby with bright overhead lights.BUT enough about the baby.. we also have a 4 year old who thinks sleeping is for the birds. He would rather run laps through our house at 3am than sleep like normal human beings. So we recently moved this sound machine into his room as it works as an Ok-To-Wake machine. We color coordinate for times to wake up and when to stay in bed. If he wakes up crying at 3am complaining that he’s bored, I simply crank up the white noise (at a reasonable decibel), drown out his cries, and pray he falls back asleep. So far it’s worked like a charm!Now, I schedule my children’s daily feedings and naps Kate Gosselin style, so this sound machine fits the bill. You can program it for certain times of the day and train your children to see the light and act accordingly. There are other cool features such as simply touching it with your finger to turn on and you can play your favorite settings all with the touch of a finger.I did order a different sound machine for my daughter’s room but will be switching back to the Hatch (*wink wink Hatch company). It provides much more light for feedings and the white noise is not as harsh as other machines I have had.
I researched sleep trainers several months ago when my 18 month old began regressing and waking up between 4am and 5am every single morning. I tried altering bedtime schedules, but nothing was working and I was becoming more and more exhausted (and desperate!). I found a similar product, but I hesitated to buy, as the unit had to be set up manually on the unit. Also, it gave 3 colors indicating sleep, quiet play, then ok to wake. My daughter knows her colors, but I wasn't confident that this would be easy enough for her to understand quickly. I gave up, and another 2 months passed with no improvement. I decided to look again and found the Hatch Baby Rest. I somehow missed this product on my original search, and I am so sad that I did. I decided to take a chance, and this thing is absolutely amazing! It took a few tweaks to get the best setup for us, but the options are truly limitless. The app is fantastic and intuitive and can be set up in minutes. After several weeks of use, my daughter sleeps til around 6am, and I am still slowly pushing it later bit by bit. She completely understands now that if the light is off, it is time to sleep and mommy comes in her room when the light is on (green, in our case). I have also been able to remove her sound machine, so this is an all in one for us. The only 2 super minor changes I would make would be to add a fan sound (the ocean waves are as close as it gets to a fan sound) and change the time setup to the clock option (see picture 1). Currently, the Turns On time can be easily using a clock in the app, however, the Turns Off time has to then be calculated (picture 2), which seems more difficult than it needs to be. I would like to see the clock feature for both. All in all, I would recommend this to anyone with kids. It has truly been life changing and I am excited that it has so many capabilities to remain useful for years to come.UPDATE: After 1 year, we are still loving our Rest! I emailed Hatch with my recommendation to change the Turn Off time, they actually did it (I won't take full credit, but it is so awesome to see a company who actually listens to customers!) I have included a 3rd picture to show that the Turn Off now calculates the clock time for you rather than relying on sleepy parent math in the dark!
I would like to start off by saying I very rarely give reviews; there needs to be something significantly flawed with a product, or something that exceedingly surpasses my expectations for me to take time out of my day to review a product.I have now had the Hatch Baby Rest Night Light for about 6 months. We started using it when we decided to sleep train our toddler. It works perfectly and is really easy to use and set-up. I really like the app; I was easily able to customize everything for when he sleeps, wakes, and his nap time. For his night light, I used a soft amber color and in the morning I have it switch to green when he should be waking up. I think he is just now starting to grasp the concept of the colors, but I can see it being a lot more helpful in the near future. I saw some reviews stating that the white noise was louder than they had wanted it to be, but I did not find that to be the case with me. You can easily control the volume of the sound and the brightness of the light with multiple colors.That being said, here is why this product gets 5 stars. 6 months after I had purchased the night light I received an email from the company with the subject line "Can we send you a new Hatch Baby Rest?" At first I thought it was junk but then I started reading and here is a little bit of the email I received:"When your Hatch Baby Rest app connects to Rest, it runs a quick diagnostics check to make sure everything is working correctly. When running this routine check on your Rest named "Hatch Rest", we were alerted to a problem with the sound on your device.You may not have even noticed it - but we'd like to send you a free replacement. It's so important to us that your family's sleep routine stays on track. Please enter your shipping information on the form below and we will send a replacement Rest ASAP."I clicked on a link which prompted me to fill out my shipping address and a few days later I received the new Hatch. I honestly did not believe it until the new one showed up at my door. I didn't even notice that there was a glitch with my old one. Obviously this company cares about their customers and the quality of their product which I find to be extremely rare. Thank you Hatch Baby, 5 stars is not enough!!!!!