Leigh Anne mentioned that her baby girl is a light sleeper...I guess we could start there.
Do you have white noise? When I put Leo to bed I put him down with a fan going in his room. It blows against a wall. It serves two purposes...first, white noise to block out other sounds around our small house, and second as prevention against SIDS. A new study is out showing how SIDS risk is reduced by up to 75% when a baby's room is well ventilated by an open window or fan.
Last edited by blueyesongod; 08-11-2009 at 01:12 PM.
I swear by white noise too! I bought the alarm clock with different noises for both boys and they listen to the ocean while they sleep. Also the overhead fans in each room go. We have our large TV upstairs and my DH listens to movies loud and now it doesn't bother the boys at all.
I keep a few pacifiers in the crib so I am never searching for one in the middle of the night after feeding. Now he is finding them and putting them in himself. I also never talk or turn on any lights for feedings. Just feed and lay him back in his crib.
sleep? what are you talking about? GREAT THREAD!!!!!
After several weeks of waking once at night to feed, Luken has been waking 3 or more times at night to feed lately. Ugh! I'm getting tired again . . .
I have a tiny fan going in Luken's room. It plugs in to an outlet and has a charcoal filter in it. It's next to our diaper bucket and it's supposed to keep the diaper smell gone. It also provides some white noise. Our house is quite drafty and he sleeps with the door open at night so the air circulates well in his room. He also goes to sleep with Mozart playing softly for him. It's some of the music that I listened to whilst pregnant and it was familiar to him from the start.
oooh, i like the sound of this thread!
sleeping as become a disaster at our place lately!!
as far as white noise, no, i really dont have anything going on in her room...she does have a thing that hooks to the side of her crib that plays music and makes noises..it also puts a little light show on the ceiling. it only plays for 10 mins, but she can push a button herself and it starts again..she usually does push it with her feet.
our furnace goes off and on all night, and makes quite a bit of noise, so i guess you could count that as white noise...
i think Dani is a light sleeper, or can be. sometimes she sleeps thru anything, and i mean anything, other times the slightest noise wakes her. we've always since day one, tried not to be purposefully quiet when she is sleeping so that she would be used to noise. like i said, sometimes she wakes up easily and sometimes she sleeps thru anything..i cant figure this little girl out! lol
i'd heard about tha fan/sids relationship. i also thought about the white noise, but i was told that could set us up for problems later on...like always needing it, etc. she does do well w/ the shh, shh, repeatedness...i think i'll try a wn machine anyway...i'll get a small one in case we need it everywhere
oh. can we get this thread stickied? or should we?
That's a great idea. We should sticky it.
Also, can we have some rules?
1. Everybody is sleep deprived. Let's not make it about who has it the worst.
2. Some people are cool with straight up CIO, some are not. Let's respect each other's comfort zones and try to be helpful within them.
3. Hmmm, can't think of anything else. LOL.
I have several problems with sleep issues.
Background: Dylan and Darcy's beds are in the same room. Later we will figure something out so that they have their own room but for now with the layout of our house they are sharing. Dylan sleeps on our couch in the living room. We have not forced the issue but I am ready to get him in his room. It could be several problems but in the living room he gets light from the bathroom and the tv is usually on (I think this is his white noise). And also he has one of those cribs that converts to a toddler bed, which is how it is now, and I don't know if I should just make him sleep in it or try to get him a regular twin bed. I will not put a tv in his room. And Darcy's crib will not fit in our bedroom.
So any advice on where I should start? Should I start with Dylan or Darcy?
Sarah, mommy to:
~Dylan David: 03.19.2005~
~Dakota Dale: 07.21.06-07.14.08~
~Darcy Dallas: 06.24.2008~