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Vacuum Sounds - Helping babies sleep?
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Post# 457547   10/24/2022 at 09:49 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I guess this question could apply to all vacs - old and new.

When my cousin was a newborn baby, my aunt and uncle discovered that she was able to fall asleep and stay asleep more easily when they turned on their Eureka Mobile-Aire canister vacuum and left it on in the room….obviously without that noisy VibraBeat nozzle connected!!! I guess they also felt it was somehow cleaning the air in the baby’s nursery too.

Have any of you heard stories like this? The hum of a canister cleaner calming a baby to sleep?

Post# 457550 , Reply# 1   10/24/2022 at 11:11 by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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My Son is one now and ever since he was three months old I had put him in his "baby holster" with him facing towards my chest and I would vacuum with one of my quieter vacuums like my Hoover Convertible 1010, Electrolux Model E, Oreck Dutchtech DTX1300 or my Kenmore Magic Blue and it would help him go to sleep. Here lately I'd hold him in one arm and use my Kenmore Whispertone Upright, Riccar Vibrance Classic or Panasonic Jet-Flo MC-6210 if he has trouble sleeping after he had nursed for the night. It works for us and even the hum of out Estate/Whirlpool Direct Drive Washer or the 1991 Kitchenaid Dishwasher in our kitchen is soothing to him.

Post# 457553 , Reply# 2   10/24/2022 at 11:15 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Amazing!!! Thanks for your post!

Post# 457559 , Reply# 3   10/24/2022 at 14:52 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
They actually sell CDs with various

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sounds for this 'white noise' purpose.

 My friend, Tom (A.) played one for a long time for his son to fall asleep.  It was a running Concept by Hoover.


Post# 457569 , Reply# 4   10/24/2022 at 20:11 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Cool....white noise CDs with vacuum recordings? Never heard of these before....thanks John!

Post# 457587 , Reply# 5   10/25/2022 at 18:45 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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The sound of my mom's Kirby Classic III 2CB scared me crazy as a kid, that I would often ask my dad or one of my two sisters to take me out somewhere whenever my mom had to vacuum.


Post# 457602 , Reply# 6   10/26/2022 at 10:02 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Me too. I was very afraid of our Eureka 260 Automatic upright. But the quiet hum of our GE AirFlo canister never bothered me. It’s amazing how different a child’s reaction could be to a vacuum cleaner: from calming to the point of helping them sleep, to frightening the bejeebers out of them!!!! 😳

Post# 457700 , Reply# 7   10/30/2022 at 21:56 by Caligula (Nutrioso, Arizona)        

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Loved the sound of an Electrolux xxx as a young kid. I think this pic was taken in 1953, or 54.

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Post# 457702 , Reply# 8   10/31/2022 at 09:03 by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
My daughter

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Rachel always enjoyed the sound of the vacuum running while waking in the morning. She still finds the sound to be very comforting to this day.


Post# 457744 , Reply# 9   11/2/2022 at 16:45 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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Sleep sound therapy is a confirmed thing and it does help some people. There are many noisemaker devices you can turn on to make artificial noise to help you sleep. Everyone's trigger for "relaxing sound" is different. I think it might be tied to a childhood memory or some comfort subconsciously. With my Husky all I had to do was turn on a fan and after a bit he was out like a light. lol

Post# 458239 , Reply# 10   11/28/2022 at 04:32 by Rowdy141 (London, UK)        

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Some friends of ours who live within earshot of a railway line, find it difficult to sleep if the trains are not running.

People often take a few days to get used to the quiet when they're away on holiday. Its just too quiet sometimes.

I hadn't heard of the 'white noise' CDs before. But I do remember recordings of a busy office; typewriters, telephones... You'd play the tape just before answering the phone.

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