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I am currently 29 weeks and 2 days into my first pregnancy, and I'm starting to worry that I won't be able to hear my baby crying at night. My partner can sleep through anything, and it's just the two of us. Do you have any advice on what I can do?
Artificial Intelligence Health Assistant's Answer

It's natural to have concerns about not being able to hear your baby cry at night, especially if your partner is a heavy sleeper. However, there are several steps you can take to ensure you'll be alerted when your baby needs you.

  • Invest in a reliable baby monitor: A good quality baby monitor with sound detection capabilities will help you stay connected with your little one even when you're in a different room. Look for monitors that have adjustable sensitivity settings so that they can pick up even the softest sounds.

  • Consider using a vibrating alarm or smartwatch: Some baby monitors come with wearable devices that vibrate or send alerts to your wrist when your baby cries. This way, even if you're asleep, the vibration will wake you up without disturbing your partner.

  • Create a safe sleeping environment nearby: During the early months, consider having your baby sleep in a bassinet or crib close to your bed. This way, if they start crying during the night, their sounds are more likely to wake you up naturally.

  • Trust your instincts and practice responsive parenting: While technology can assist in alerting you when your baby cries, it's important to trust your instincts as well. As a parent, you develop an innate ability to sense when something is wrong with your child. Practice responsive parenting by promptly attending to their needs whenever possible.

  • Communicate openly with your partner: Talk openly with your partner about this concern and find ways to work together as a team. Discuss the importance of both of you being attentive to your baby's needs and come up with strategies that ensure you both can get enough rest while still being responsive parents.

    Remember, every parent has worries and concerns, but with the right tools and communication, you can create a safe and nurturing environment for your baby. Trust in your ability to care for your little one and seek support from healthcare professionals if needed.

  • 2 Answers

    +1 vote

    Maybe set an alarm to go off in the middle of the night, using the sound of a baby crying. You can put it in a separate room and see if you wake up to it. Worth a try I think.

    by anonymous
    That's a really good idea..I would never of thought of doing something like that.. my baby will be in my room to start with and I have a tommee tippee sound and movement monitor so I'm hoping all of that will help with my worries. But I will defo try the alarm thing thankyou
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    Don't worry you will hear your child cry it is built into you. When my son was born. I woke when he started to sniff for milk. Your body prepares you naturally. 

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