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My pregnant friend thinks I am absolutely NUTS for vaccuming (not in their room but in the hall in front of their door and the next room), cleaning, walking around ect. while my children are napping. I have done this from day 1 to help them sleep through noises like that.
Does anyone else do this? Or am I seriously the only one who thinks that it helps them learn to sleep through things?

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Asked by COWGIRLinPEARLs at 8:35 PM on Jan. 2, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I do the same things with my son. It helped him sleep as an infant(colic)

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 8:36 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • I do everything. Sometimes it works, sometimes I have a baby that is not so happy.

    Answer by amybaby_19 at 8:36 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • I vacuumed all the time while my son slept. He never woke up. I was told the noise actually helps some kids stay asleep.

    Answer by Collegemommy910 at 8:36 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • clappingI applaud you for the very first time you did this and found that it worked,,,lol.


    Answer by beyondhopes at 8:37 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • I dont vacuum since mine are light sleepers.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 8:37 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • We never stopped our lives so the babies could sleep. We didn't hang signs on the door that said "please don't ring doorbell, baby sleeping", we didn't tip-toe around the house, we cleaned, let the phone ring, watched TV, talked, etc... and all three girls slept just fine.

    Answer by shanlaree at 8:38 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Collegemommy-that is what I heard too, and my mom told me that is what she used to do with us when we were little. My kids can literally sleep through anything now. Thunderstorms, people being loud, the loud annoying neighbors who wake me up nightly, sirens blowing past our house.

    Comment by COWGIRLinPEARLs (original poster) at 8:38 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • My mom told me to do this too, starting the day we brought her home. She did it with me, and I can sleep through anything lol.

    Answer by kaileymom79 at 8:40 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • lol well with my kids there are certain noises that just wake them up. it's plastic bags rusteling for some reason. but other than that i do everything too. i couldn't get anything done otherwise!

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:40 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • My friend thinks I am crazy. She is a hitler mommy already and isn't due until March. She has a sign for her front door that say's "please come back later, baby is sleeping" which I think is absolutely ridiculous!!!!!

    Comment by COWGIRLinPEARLs (original poster) at 8:41 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

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