New wrinkle in the problem of sleep

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   Posted 1/25/2010 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
So, I live in a townhouse. The walls are fairly thin on one side. A family of 4 lives there, and the wife is preggers. Apparently she had the baby recently, because every three hours or so I was awakened by 'I'm hungry' cries of am irate infant.

ARGH!! Babies can't help it, but it looks as if I will have to invest in earplugs.
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   Posted 1/25/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry that you aren't getting good sleep. I hope that the earplugs work.

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   Posted 1/25/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, that would be annoying to anyone. Is your bed against the adjoining wall so you can move it maybe??? If not the earplugs sound good.
 
I know I have listened to that enough with my kids and grandkids so don't need to hear it from a stranger's baby.
 
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   Posted 1/25/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope the earplugs work. Personally there is NO WAY I would live in a condo, apartment or even in the city. I've got my 2 acres of
serious quiet. I live on a back country road with very few neighbors and not a whole lot of traffic. Turn my fan on to high to drown
out what little noise there is. Of course, the wind chimes help. I have about 10 various sizes and sounds out there and they sound
real nice day or night.

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   Posted 1/25/2010 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds good, nana!! Specially the windchimes. I don't mind living living near people; I just get really cranky when something interferes with my sleep. And I can't do anything about.

Moms out there: How long does the middle of the night crying go on?
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   Posted 1/25/2010 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh wow. That would drive me nuts. I know, of course that the baby can't help it, but sleep is so precious to us.

Have you considered a noise machine or a humidifier? I run one or the other depending on the season, and they both really drown out a lot of noise. I live in a neighborhood where the houses are really close with lots of barking dogs and have to have something to cover up the barking.
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   Posted 1/25/2010 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I could never live like that our kids all wanted to live in town until they di now our 5 acres in the country we live in a quite area all our neighbours even those with children like their peace a quite as well barking dogs drive me up the wall. I like the dark and quite give me the country life anyday. As for crying babies if the ear plugs don't work what about music and earphones? I could not use the ear plugs that would be my way of coping.

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