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Lightshow projector, stimulating or helping baby to sleep?

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stellak9 Fri 04-Mar-16 12:46:12

I would like to buy a lightshow projector for my 3 month old ds. Have they helped/settled your baby to sleep or was it too stimulating? He has a difficult time settling for his naps and I was thinking it could help.

And I would be grateful if you had one to recommendsmile

FATEdestiny Mon 07-Mar-16 13:47:01

Honestly, it is highly unlikely to be the 'magic answer' to help your son settling for his naps a dummy and bouncy chair might be though. Things like this really are selling just hope to knackered Mums.

Some people like these kinds of things for their child and over time they can become sleep triggers, but this is a long term view rather than any quick solution. Without lightshow and sound generators (white noise, music, relaxation sounds etc) a child will develop sleep triggers anyway in time, so they are of no significant benefit in the long term, in my view.

I try for a completely dark room and have the view that nap time is for sleeping, not for being entertained. So I would view lightshows as too stimulating for sleep time.

Pyjamaramadrama Mon 07-Mar-16 14:36:57

We've got one, we didn't buy it specially its was on a BT monitor which was on offer.

It's nice and it saved my sanity a few times doing night feeds watching it myself. But honestly, agree with fate, it's highly unlikely to send your baby to sleep. It could become part of a sleep routine but probably not necessary. Might be better to keep it more simple and not stimulating. I've consistently done sleeping bag, dummy, dark room, comfort teddy.

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