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11/04/2014 at 09:40
This article is about the dangers of using noise to help babies sleep:
BUT it is about the dangers of too loud a sound damaging the babies hearing. Surely though that is common sense and nothing amazingly new and insightful?
I used noise with B, mainly music from Metallica to just anything on the radio but it was set at a low level. I think B just struggled with quiet which makes sense - when you are in the womb it is a fairly noisy place, once you are out it is suddenly a LOT quieter so noise is reassuring to babies.
11/04/2014 at 11:24
We do- I play quiet lullabies when I finish feeding him to get him sleepy and white noise 'womb' sounds when I put him down.Obviously not too loud and we're phasing it out a bit as T gets better at going down, but I don't really see an issue with it so long as you're not blasting it in their ear all night long. I suppose some might argue it creates a baby who can't sleep without some form of background noise but there are worse things IMO!
11/04/2014 at 11:38
I kind of agree I would rather c hild that can sleep with noise than one that can't (or one that just can't!). Although I at nearly 36 need noise to sleep to go to still. If the house is too quiet I find it difficult.
I wonder if some parents put headphones in their babies ears and maybe that is the issue?
11/04/2014 at 12:34
When C first came home, after 12 weeks in SCBU, he needed a dim light, and a bit of background noise before he could drift off.
11/04/2014 at 21:13
We used white noise with A for quite some time. It had to be loud though, but we always turned it doen and then off once she'd fallen asleep. I have been known to have a hairdryer on about a foot away from her ear when she has been in a major panic. It worked though..
12/04/2014 at 12:05
All these sid guidelines and all this is blowing my mind a bit.
The theory behind why co-sleeping seems to lower the risk of SIDS is that it prevents baby falling into a deep sleep - is this something parents should be trying to achieve? preventing baby from deep sleeping??????? Part of me also can't help but feel that deep sleeping is what humans are designed to need.... such a minefield
12/04/2014 at 21:40
Ceejay I believe the deep sleeping thing is related to baby not being able to regulate their breathing in deep sleep and so there's a risk they stop altogether.
We use white noise from a slumber bear and now I'm wondering if I have the volume up too high :-S
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