We had some wild storms in Texas last night. After bath time the weather started looking pretty ominous, so we got the flashlight, radio, snacks and pillows and piled back into the bathtub. C was so confused why we got in the bathtub with the ducks, no water and our clothes on. Finally the tornado sirens stopped and we were spared any damage. Scary for a bit.
It was getting late and past her bedtime, but still more storms, just no more tornado warnings. I put her in her crib and turned the SleepMate on high. She slept through LOUD thunder, crazy winds and another round of wild storms.
We recently bought the Sound Conditioner Sound Screen SleepMate Electro-Mechanical White Noise Machine for when the new baby arrives since their rooms share a wall. Seems promising that she will continue to sleep well then!
p.s. I also saw it in Sky Mall after we had already ordered it. I always love the random, yet useful things they feature!
p.s.s. When C was a newborn I used to turn on a hair dryer or static on the radio to lull her to sleep. This would have worked so much better. Live and learn.
Update - Fall 2012 – We still LOVE the SleepMate! We have 2 and even take them when we travel. I am thankful for 2 great sleepers!
Stay safe in the storms and sleep soundly!