Posts Tagged ‘sleeping’

Gro Bags

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

One of the most useful things we invested in with both our first and second child was a Grobag.

Seriously, you can faff about with optimising the correct combination of blankets and tucking them in just right and then watch them kick the layers off with the ease of an escape artist… Or you can just invest in one of these mini sleeping bags. The child stays a consistent temperature, they don’t kick off blankets and thus have more chance of sleeping. Which also means you have a better chance of sleeping, which is a win for everybody.

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White Noise : The Hairdryer Trick for Soothing Babies

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

There’s a certain stage a newborn baby gets to, where they’re obviously tired, but have worked themselves into a state and so can’t get settled.

One thing that’s consistently worked for me when my daughter gets to this mood, is to plug in a hairdryer and turn it on. You don’t want to point it at the baby, just have it on and in audible distance. It’s amazing the effect this can have on soothing her to sleep.

Other parents I know report similar effects from the vacuum cleaner and washing machine. You can apparently buy CDs of white noise and gizmos that generate special tones, but frankly if you have a hairdryer anyway, and it works, those seem a pointless extra spend. Though they do negate the risk of accidentally burning your house down by falling asleep yourself with a hairdryer running…

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