Minimising noise in the nursery

(4 Posts)
Sunnysummer Sat 09-Nov-13 10:53:58

Now that DS is finally sleeping in bursts of over an hour at a time (only took us 8 months!) we are trying to gently move him into his own room... But unfortunately it's not working well, especially as the nursery is quite noisy at night, with the lift mechanism on one side, a shared hallway on the other, and someone else's bathroom above. We can't swap rooms due to the size of our place, and Ewan the sleep sheep doesn't seem to be enough to combat the unpredictable loud noises, so DS is sometimes waking every 20 mins and we are about to keel over, especially on the weekends when our area keeps pumping until the not-so-wee hours confused

Any idea how long it might take him to get used to this? Can we help? Or alternatively can anyone recommend a properly loud white noise / sleep sound device? If we can't get him to sleep in the nursery soon we'll be back to cramming in to our tiny bedroom and not being able to make a peep in bed after 7pm.

SteamWisher Sat 09-Nov-13 11:02:15

What are your long term plans? Will you leave? If you stay, you can get thin plaster board to act as a sound proof.

In the meantime, we have an iPod set of speakers with an iPod and white noise playing on a loop.

I'd also try and put the cot in the middle with the head end on the least noisy wall?

CeeeeHo Sun 10-Nov-13 09:05:59

We use a cheap crap radio tuned into nothing so you just get the static noise. Seems to work for our 16mo DD who has had white noise on in her room at bedtime since the age if 6months. This can be turned up fairly loud if necessary and means you can still use your iPod/iPad when LO is asleep!

MJP1 Sun 10-Nov-13 20:33:30

We use our monitor to play white noise the hair dryer sound for our 9 month old, she's always slept or napped to it. During daytime naps we have the radio on, radio2. We wanted her to be able to sleep through noise and it worked.

Good luck hope things get better x

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