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The Roofers That Lulled My Babe To Sleep

Tate is a light sleeper. The lightest. He wakes up when my phone rings, when someone standing 50 feet away sneezes, and if I dare speak on the phone while he’s napping in another room.

I am ridiculously careful while he naps. I may be shooting myself in the foot on that account because if he gets used to sleeping in uber-quiet conditions then he won’t easily sleep amidst chaos and noise. But every day all I want is for him to have good naps because there is a world of difference between a well-rested baby and a tired one. I like him all napped up, so I tiptoe.

Today, he fell asleep in the car while we were returning from errand running (just the way I planned it — that sound you hear is me patting myself on the back). When I got home I realized that the roof replacement crew was already getting busy, and I shook my head in frustration. How does one get a baby to nap when it sounds like there are elephants stomping on the roof?

I slowly and carefully brought Tate’s car seat in and wandered around for a minute to find the most peaceful spot in the house until I realized that when you have less than 900 square feet to work with, there is nowhere to hide from the noise. I finally set Tate down on the kitchen floor and winced as the banging started up again. That’s when something crazy happened. Tate slept. He stayed snoozing in his car seat for another 45 minutes while the roofers ripped, banged, and thudded. It was some sort of miracle.

How do your babies sleep in loud noises? Are you extra quiet while they sleep? I would love any tips on dealing with feather light sleepers if you have them!

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