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Womb sounds \ white noise(6 Posts)
DD is 4 months old and can't sleep without us playing womb sounds from youtube.
DW is convinced that this is a bad habit to get into. Aside from a situation where we can't access the sounds is there anything else to be worried about?
Wondering if anyone else has experience of this?
It's still far too young for this to be a 'habit' if you even believe that to be an issue. But you can download an app to your phone so you don't have to rely on wifi or data.
Plus 4 mo is renowned for being a SH**y time for sleep
I went by (and still do with DS at 2.3) 'do whatever gets everyone the most sleep'
White noise is supposed to be one of the better sleep associations. When they get older, you can wean them off it by turning down the volume gradually. I use the myhummy with my 1yo and I'm intending to use it for a while yet. He seems to wake up at the slightest noise, so I think it helps him get a better sleep.
Euan the Sheep has womb sounds, you could look into that rather than using your phone?
My dd sleeps with a radio on tuned into static on the lowest volume. Sometimes I turn it off to see whether she is dependent on it. She isnt but it defo helps so I think, why not? Also it's free!
My daughter still sleeps with a white noise app running throughout every nap and sleep (nearly 2). She isn’t dependent on it as we took it away for a few months, then found she was waking up early, which was fixed when we put a fan in her room in hot weather. So we re introduced the app. It’s great, I love that we don’t need to worry about being too quiet in the house and if the doorbell goes or something I don’t stress too much.
The downside is spending the first 6 months in the same room as the baby and also having to listen to it, but eventually that’s fine!
Yeah, if anything it's a great habit to have. Drowns out natural noises during the day
f$&king ice cream van , is totally portable and easy to replicate if you don't have your phone handy.
We gave 8mo DD a few sleep crutches, black out blinds, white noise, cot, sleeping bag, the same little routine to get her to sleep in the hope that if she's got most of them she'll sleep anywhere, it is working well so far - it's easy to travel with her.