The Baby NapCap is a great idea to help a tired, fussy baby shut out noise and activity so he or she can settle down to sleep. It reminds me of when I pull a blanket over my head to take a nap during the day. Baby NapCap is to a baby what a sleep mask and ear plugs are to adults. What a great idea!
Archive for January, 2010
Here is another thought. Will the cap stay on the baby’s head if tilted forward a bit allowing the bill to cover the nose and mouth? I was at the doctors office the other day and a mother had her newborn and was trying shield it from germs by covering him with a blanket. I thought to myself “wouldn’t it be nice if she had a NapCap and could just, while in the doctor’s office, tilt it forward to lightly cover the babies nose and mouth. I know that this is not it’s intended use, but could it be done?
This is recent comment from a purchaser of NapCaps. “It’s the perfect baby and shower gift – I’ve already given away 3 and need to order more. Thanks for coming up with something so cute and helpful to new Moms!”
I felt so sorry for a small baby the other day when at the car wash. I watched a mother bundle up her baby and go out from the waiting area to her car, shade to sun. The baby’s face was so screwed up from getting hit with the bright light that I wished I had a NapCap in my pocket to let her use. I did explain the product to her and hope you get an order soon. No baby should have to go through that. Sunglasses…. even a baby should have some.
Experts agree that the best way to help your child make the transition from play to nap, and bedtime to sleep, is to establish a calming, consistent ritual. You can start putting together a bedtime routine when your baby is as young as 6 or 8 weeks old. The routine will be working very well as the baby gets a little older and the consistent use of the routine become habit for her and you. Your ritual can include any of the following or a combination of these effective choices: giving your baby a bath, cuddling, changing into sleeping clothes, reading a bedtime story or two, singing a lullaby, giving her a kiss good afternoon or night, and now available,… using the NapCap to promote sleeping. Whatever routine works for your family is fine, as long as you do it in the same order and at the same time every night. Setting and sticking to a consistent nap and bedtime, on weekdays and weekends alike, is the answer to establishing good sleep habits. Keep in mind, the more you use NapCap for your baby, the more she will learn that NapCap means Nap Time.
Mother’s are looking for sources of advice on how to help their babies sleep well. The following quote was found in Times Magazine, Oct. 2009. It may be helpful so it is shared here for you. Babies need to learn to relax. Tired babies really just need to find a way to shut down. Hopefully, NapCap will be an easy aid for babies and come in very handy for mother’s on the go.
Time Magazine’s quote: ”When a baby has repeated problems falling asleep, Mom and Dad may need to show some tough love. Lingering with cranky babies too long or bringing them into the parents’ bedroom can make them likelier to become poor sleepers, according to psychologist Jodi Mindell, who gathered data on nearly 30,000 kids up to 3 years old in 17 countries. “If you’re rocked to sleep, nursed to sleep, fed to sleep at bedtime, you’re going to need that every time you wake up,” she notes. Her advice: have children fall asleep 3 ft. away. “If they’re slightly separated, they sleep much better,” she says.”