One of the hardest parts of becoming a parent is living through the sleep deprivation, it is such a challenge getting through the day on the bare minimum. Long gone are the restorative nine hour stretches (or longer at weekends!) from your pre-kid days, our boys as babies would wake up numerous times and want to be settled back to sleep.
You only had a small window of opportunity to achieve this successfully or they would be WIDE awake and ready to start the day any time from around 1 am – seriously I would look outside and see what houses had lights on and wonder what other parents were up and pacing the floors trying to get their babies off to sleep. Usually most lights would be out and I would be envious of everyone getting a proper nights sleep whilst I literally begged my little ones to re-join the land of nod.
I think that’s why I really love the whole concept of Fade Away as their baby sleep sounds albums have been specially designed to make your life as a parent much easier and more enjoyable (let’s be honest a rested parent is a happier parent!). You now have access to all the sounds that you might have found worked with settling your child but with the added convenience of not having to start vacuuming or putting on the washing machine! The last thing you want to do at 1 am is the household chores.
Hopefully using albums like these mean the next day you can wake up with a spring in your step rather than relying on extra strong coffee to survive. Sounds for Sleeping can also transform nap-time, often I would spend longer coaxing youngest to sleep than they actually napped for, It was very frustrating especially with a second child needing my attention.
You can listen to little clips of the sounds and perhaps see which works best with your child, but the albums are very affordable so worth buying a few because you cannot put a price on getting a good nights sleep! Kevin Hale the founder of the company witnessed the benefits of white noise with his own two children, he was either found running water or using the hair dryer just to settle them – as a result it made sense for those sounds to be professionally recorded so all parents could benefit.
Our babies have come from the womb which is surprisingly loud, babies are used to a level of noise and they find it comforting so I will definitely be letting all my mummy friends know about Fade Away. The site is not limited to babies alone, the nature sounds can work well for adults. I will have to let my mum know as her sleeping habits are dreadful at the moment and getting sleep is so fundamental to our well being.