As my little one is teething, she is starting to wake up at all hours of the night. A standard diaper change and putting her back to bed just isn’t working anymore. It is time to get out…The Tape! You may be asking yourself, “What’s the Tape?” Let me explain. When Olivia was suffering with colic, the vacuum cleaner was the only thing that calmed her down. Our house was so clean because we ran the vacuum cleaner all the time. Then, one day we recorded us vacuuming on a tape and played it during her nightly fits. That Tape gave us our sanity back. If Olivia wouldn’t nap-we played the Tape. If she woke up in the middle of the night- we played the Tape. When we did our Christmas photos, what you didn’t see in the background was the Tape on full volume. This Tape went with us everywhere!
Once her colic ended, we had basically retired the Tape. It was very few times that we couldn’t handle her melt downs without it. Now, four months later, we find ourselves in need of the Tape’s healing powers. Unfortunately for us, it was recently that we were on vacation and we didn’t have the tape with us. Thankfully, there is an app that can be downloaded on an iPhone or Android that is a close replacement for the Tape. The app is called “Baby Sleep Aid” and I’ve been using the free version for a while now. I use the hair dryer setting on the app and it soothes Olivia just as well as the Tape does and it is extremely portable and convenient. There is a timer that will go up to 60 minutes and is perfect for these teething nights or any other meltdowns that your little one may have.
Here is information on the app: