Thank you, thank you, thank you to our friend Chad Clem for suggesting we try the vacuum.
We haven’t had a good night’s sleep since our trip home to Canada — Benjamin wakes up almost every hour on the hour. Nic takes the brunt of it, but when I work 10-12 hours a day, I’m exhausted and can’t help very much. I was about at the point of trying to take him back to the hospital in exchange for a quieter model, when Chad told us about the vacuum….
All you have to do is turn it on and lean it against the crib. This works in three ways:
- The subtle vibrations soothe the baby
- The noise distracts him and then eventually lulls him to sleep
- And the white noise drowns out his crying so that we can sleep
Of course we have our video monitor in action now (thanks Grandpa) so we can keep an eye on him. And I imagine we’ll go through a few vacuum belts before he gets through this little phase. But it’s soo worth it to be able to sleep for more than an hour at a time.