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The Miracle That Is White Noise

sleeping like the dead

A few weeks ago, I posted about Tate’s featherlight sleeping and how he responded to the house being re-roofed (which was far better than I ever imagined). This is when several of you bestowed very wise and needed advice: that what this kid needed was some white noise.

I know some parents have fancy white noise machines that are specially made to minimize disturbing sounds for babies. We went the old fashioned route; any time he is supposed to be sleeping the fan is on high in the the corner. I have set out to make white noise synonymous with sleep. And unlike most of my parenting experiments, it seems to be working. If we are out and about in the car and Tate is resisting his nap, all I need to do is set the car fan on high, and he goes out like a light. Every nap is now taken in the bedroom with white noise on full blast.

Are his naps perfect? No. Not by a long shot. But they are getting to be more consistent and we are developing a schedule. And I have to say, it’s an incredible feeling.

What are your tips for getting a baby on a good nap schedule?

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