Who doesn’t love a sleeping baby??? I think it must be on the top 5 list of best things in the world!!! With that being said, there is nothing worse than getting your little bundle of joy asleep finally and then having him awoken by the UPS guy 17 minutes later (speaking from experience).
Being a firstborn child, Big Brother is used to taking naps in a very quiet home…it’s just been me at home during the days, so it was pretty quiet around here. So, the slightest noise will wake him up. When I was pregnant with Little Brother, I started panicking because their rooms were right next to eachother. How would big brother sleep with a crying baby a few feet away??? Naptime is precious to me…so I had to figure out a way to protect it. :)
About this time, I remembered a friend of mine in high school who had a hard time sleeping unless her “white noise machine” was on. It is kind of like a whooshing sound that drowns out a lot of other noises. At the time I thought it was kind of funny, but I now understand!
I thought is worth a try, so I searched for a white noise machine. They are expensive! So then I looked for white noise CD’s…still expensive. So, I got on iTunes and looked up “White Noise for Babies.” I quickly found one track 7.5 minutes long and bought it for $0.99. I then copied that one track onto a CD.
We put a CD player in Big Brother’s room and I turn on the “repeat” function and it plays during his whole naptime and sometimes at night (I’m really sorry Mother Nature for using up so much energy…but a Mama’s got to do what a Mama’s got to do).
It works wonders…Big Brother sleeps wonderfully (better than Little Brother) and I can look forward to at least 2 hours of naptime each day. Ahhhh…
PS- I did find this MP3 of White Noise for Babies on Amazon…and it’s 60 minutes long!