When you become a parent, you’ll find yourself talking a lot about your baby. Everything it does seems to amaze (or puzzle) you. And one of the things you’ll start talking a lot about is sleep, even more so when either you or the baby don’t get enough of it. It’s at that point you learn about baby sleep aids.
Sleep is always an issue for us as parents. Once the baby is born you’ll find that gone are the nights of unruptured 9-hour sleep and for some parents, sleep becomes a major issue. Whether your baby is a light sleeper, early riser or even a non-sleeper, many parents have found themselves in dire straits. They desperately seek whatever solution there is, to make sure that their baby (and themselves) can get a good night’s sleep.
Unfortunately, there is no magic solution for us out there, no magic trick to help your baby sleep through the night. If there was, we’d all know about it. Each baby is unique and the reasons for their sleep problems can be as many and diverse as the stars in the sky.
But there are some baby sleep aids, that can really help. And the only way to see if any of these can help your baby is to try them out. Just remember, that though many of the baby sleep aids are tried and tested products, there’s never any guarantee that they will work for you and your baby.
The Lulla doll is a baby sleep aid that aims at giving your baby the feeling of closeness and comfort by playing real-life recording of the breathing and heartbeat of a sleeping mother.
The soothing sounds can help your baby falling asleep and stay asleep for longer periods of time. Lulla's unique design is based on scientific research that shows how closeness improves sleep, wellbeing and safety.
Recently we received an email from a father, who had bought the Lulla doll. We got permission to show you the email.
I bought your Lulla doll a few weeks ago and I just wanted to share my story with you.
My wife and I had our third about 8 months ago, a beautiful and strong baby boy, who came out kicking and screaming his lungs out. In fact, he screamed for 40 minutes straight and the doctors joked that he would probably end up a singer. When I got to hold him, he finally calmed down. I said to him: “You’re a feisty little one.” Oh, how little did I know...
After about 9 weeks he started waking up at nights, crying and screaming. We tried to sooth him, feed him but to no avail. He’d cry and cry for some time before settling again. This went on for weeks. We talked to every kind of doctor there is, but they found nothing. They said we just had to push through this period.
I could see my wife’s spirit break a little each day. Her smile used to light up her beautiful eyes, but as the weeks went by she became more and more sullen. She said that she felt she was not good enough for our baby, that she must be doing something wrong. I tried to comfort her, after all, we have two other perfectly healthy and great kids. She is a terrific mother and it broke my heart seeing her like that.
We tried everything, every lullaby, every sleep routine, every prayer, just about every remedy that we had used and used to worked for our older kids. Each time the baby was laid down to sleep the house would immediately fall silent, even our dog seemed to sense our distress and would hide away in her lair.
I remember one time just after we had put our boy to sleep our neighbour started his leaf blower. I will not, for the sake decency, describe the thoughts that went through my head, but they included my father’s old wood axe and some scotch tape. That’s how sleep deprived I was.
Little over a month ago, a friend came over to dinner. She listened to our story and concerns before pointing out that perhaps some baby sleep aids could help. She especially recommended your doll. To be honest, if she would’ve said that I would need to build a totem pole in my living room and always drive in reverse for the rest of my life, I would’ve done it.
Later that night we ordered the doll from your website and we got it few weeks ago. One night, I believe it was 9 days after we got the doll, my wife woke up startled, looked at the clock and rushed to the baby’s bed. I properly woke up as she stood beside the bed and started crying. My heart sank for I feared the worst. I jumped out of bed. As I came close I saw that our boy slept soundly.
My wife fell into my arms and cried. I didn’t know what to say, tears welled up in my eyes as well for I felt her fear, her distress and despair for months and her finally seeing the flicker of a hope, all at once. After a while we got back to bed. That night our baby boy slept for 7 hours. 7 hours straight! Since then he has only woken up once in the night.
The smile is returning to my wife’s eyes. My two other kids have gotten their mother and father back. I no longer need to sleepwalk through work. And for that, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
God bless you.
The Lulla dolls' unique design is based on multiple scientific research on closeness, kangaroo care, the effects of heartbeat and breathing sounds, and the effects that smell, sight and touch have on babies and small children.
We also relied on advice from a team of doctors, nurses, and psychologists during the development. There are many positive effects of closeness, e.g. longer periods of uninterrupted sleep and healthier sleeping patterns, and the Lulla doll, after intensive tests, showed that:
• 88% of users said they were likely to recommend the Lulla doll to others.
• 86% felt the Lulla doll provided their children added comfort.
• 73% of parents felt that their child slept longer.
Nothing can replace loving human contact but the Lulla doll aims to be a second best.