Shared By: Christie B. from Tampa, FL.
Secret Tip: Remove as much dust-collecting stuff from your baby’s room, it will help her sleep.
Find It Here: Clear your baby’s room from excess fluffiness. Take it a step further and purchase a quiet air purifier with a HEPA filter, such as this one from Amazon for $41.88.
Why You’ll Love It: Big fluffy blankets, soft toys and down pillows and comforters look great in magazine spreads of nurseries, but they can prove to be impractical. Babies sleep best when they have clear, moist nasal passages, free of debris, before they learn to breathe through both their mouth and nose. A lot of the fluffiest stuff can attract dust and give off small feathers and fluff that can make breathing more forced. In many cases this shortens comfortable breathing times.
What Christie Has To Say: “My anal-retentive mother is obsessed with dust, HEPA filters and all that. When we had our first baby I told my mom that she seemed stuffed up. We did a full sweep of the nursery and removed the non-essential stuff, particularly a big down comforter that I used to keep warm while I sat in the room with her. In a few days I noticed her nose was a lot more ‘open’ and she seemed to sleep longer. I am convinced dust is the enemy to a good baby sleep!”
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