Need a great gift idea for that poor exhausted new mother or father? Or do you just need a deeper, more restful sleep? This is an idea that might help! We can’t sleep without ours.
A dear friend of mine gifted us a Dohm sleep machine bundle to help my little one sleep. How does it work? Well, let me first tell you a little background information.
I, myself, grew up using a fan as white noise to help me sleep. I never understood why we used fans when we were little, but now as a parent, I get it. You don’t want ANY noise waking up a sleeping baby or napping toddler.
We began using fans in our kids rooms pretty early on. The only problem with fans is that they can make the room cold. Our kids rooms are upstairs where there is no heating system (we use space heaters, we don’t let them freeze).
We also use a window a/c up there in the kids rooms which are a very loud kind of white noise. Since it’s cold, we have turned them off, but my kids were used to the loud white noise and the fan just wasn’t cutting it. My 3 year old would constantly come into our room crying because she thought something was coming upstairs to get her. But, it was only my two older sons banging around downstairs.
Dohm Serious Sleep Baby Bundle
The Dohm sound machine by Marpac was literally in my shopping cart when I got it as a gift. Wahoo!
The bundle includes:
- the Dohm Sound Machine
- a Sleep 101 guide
- an original “Buddy the Bee” storybook
I have now used it in several places and we literally feel like we do not get the most restful sleep without it turned on.
In the baby’s room (Our Room)
I have used it for baby (who sleeps in our room) and it does help block out the noise for her which helps her sleep for much longer periods. This is a big plus since I like my sleep. However, it also helps my husband and I fall asleep faster and we feel much more rested. I have naturally have a busy brain. I noticed that with the sound machine on, my mind doesn’t race as much and I get lulled to sleep much quicker.
In toddler’s room
I ordered another one to put in my girls bedroom. It has worked so well that I ordered one for each room that someone sleeps in!
In the boys room
And there is another in my boys room. My 11 year old decided he really needed one and sleeps with it right by his pillow.
In the living room
The white noise is definitely needed in the living room. Baby likes to sleep on me as I rock in my chair and with four other kids, she often gets woke up. The white noise helps to drown out some of the noise they make.
Overall, I am pleased with it. I liked it enough to buy more. It is a little smaller than I thought, judging by the pictures, but I like the small size. It makes it easy to carry to different rooms if I need to for baby to sleep.
I also like that it just keeps running, it isn’t a playback loop that will shut off eventually. Also, it isn’t a fan that makes the room cold and changes sound sometimes or starts clicking or rattling. ( I hate that!)
I would definitely recommend it to any parent of a small child or any child that needs a little extra white noise to get and stay asleep.
Visit here for more information about the Dohm Sound Machine.