I have a 6-year-old, and you would be surprised at all of the new products that have come on the scene in the last 6 years. My son became a dad last year. He is a great dad, and he and his wife got all of the essentials when they had their baby. This also included the Shhh Machine.
One night, we were chatting over FaceTime, and he answered and made the “shh” sign with his fingers. I knew that meant that this Tiki needed to not just talk but absolutely swoon over my grandson as he put him to sleep. I kept hearing a shhhhh sound, but my son was not making that noise. I was so confused. I did charades and gestured for him to call me back after his sweet son crashed for the night.
I couldn’t wait for him to call back to ask him if I was going crazy, and what was that noise?!
It was a Shhh… Portable Sound Machine!!!! I was my own SHHH machine. I wanted to find out who made this invention and kiss them. I remember so many days and nights bopping up and down and shhhhhhshing (is that even a word) with my little babies. This is genius, and I’m so mad that I did not come up with it in 1997 as I was building up my quads, doing the shhh dance for hours with my son!
I realize this may be old news for you new, hip moms out there, but I’m an old, wrinkled mom whose last baby was born when I was 46, so this rocked my world.
I love how there are new products and new ways to do things to help make parenting easier and better. Please never stop learning and trying new things.
The old alternative still works (insert boppin’ mom with a dry mouth from all the shhhhhhshing), but, man, the Shhh Machine is easier!