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Can a new born cope with building work?

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Ljwillo Mon 24-Oct-11 08:56:01

On first day home from hospital after birth of ds, new neighbour announced they will be starting a loft conversion this week which will take until Christmas. Any ideas as to whether new babies can cope with this? At the moment it's all so beautifully peaceful and I worry that our new lovely life is about to be turned upside down!!

Gigondas Mon 24-Oct-11 08:59:10

Yes - we had new bathroom put in when dd was 3 weeks old (building work went on for about 3 months). Dd got used to it and the noise was in next room (ie 6ft away through a wall). If it was a very noisy day I would take her Moses basket to another bit of house or let her nap but actually I think it did her good as learned to drop off without total silence.

trixymalixy Mon 24-Oct-11 09:00:40

A baby Does not have peace and quiet in the womb. If your baby gets used to sleeping through lots of building work , then there will be no need fir you to tiptoe around.

My DS would sleep through drilling and allsorts because he was used to it.

NatashaBee Mon 24-Oct-11 13:16:30

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NeilsBoar Mon 24-Oct-11 13:26:06

I just read your thread title and thought that's probably a little young to be setting him or her to work... <not helpful>

On a slightly more serious note our DS is a terrible sleeper, but noise is not something that has ever seemed to particularly bother him; teething, digestion etc.. all woke him but the builders drilling in the wall adjoining his bedroom he slept through! Your Mileage May Vary...

MadameCastafiore Mon 24-Oct-11 13:27:21

We had our kitchen ripped back to bare brick when DS was tiny and he was fine - stressful for me with all the dust and having to use bathroom for washing up but as yu won't have dust etc I am sure you willbe fine.

notcitrus Mon 24-Oct-11 13:37:42

Oh yes. We had no roof when ds was born (we had scaffolders, roofers, chippy, leccy and some other bloke all turn up the day I went into labour, and that was typical for the next 3 months).
He slept when he felt like it just fine.

Me, however... actually it worked quite well as it was an incentive to get out of the house and walk to a cafe/baby group, and if I really wanted a nap the living room was quiet enough. The loft conversion next door (started just beforehand) was only noisily disruptive for a few days.

Ljwillo Mon 24-Oct-11 14:44:50

Thank you all so much! I've been totally panicking as news arrived during a little bout of baby blues. However totally cheered up now, and will def use it as a reason to get out and about!!

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