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What is the Hatch?
The Hatch is a sound machine controlled through your smart phone.
It has eleven different sounds to choose from and ten different colors to chose from.
Parents can program when sounds can come on and turn off.
The product guarantees better sleep with its soft light and white noise. It also grows with your child.
Should I Get One?
I originally opted for a cheaper sound machine, but my mom recommended the Hatch to me after someone recommended it to her. I'm so glad that I made the switch.
The Hatch has been amazing. According to Harvey Karp's 5's, babies need loud shushing in the first 3 months and even beyond to replicate the sounds of the womb.
Inside the uterus is loud. There is noise 24/7.
Then, one day, your cute little baby is plucked from its comfortable, cozy home and expected to sleep in utter silence in the picture-perfect, gigantic nursery you created . No way! Imagine how terrifying.
Get a sound machine and turn it on for bedtime and naps.
When nighttime feedings were decreasing and we were aiming for that all-night stretch, we would feel dismayed when our son would start to wake and whine.
Then, we learned to try pausing first, followed by turning up the sound machine without even leaving our bed (phone-controlled sound machine for the win).
Worked. Like. A. Charm. Our son was back to sleep in no time, and we could breathe a sigh of relief.
The Hatch also plays an important role with bedtime and daytime routine. We have a getting ready for bed sound (water) and color (pink) and a naptime sound (lullaby) and color (pink) and then a bedtime and naptime sound (wind) and color (orange).
Our son has been conditioned when he hears those sounds that he knows it's time to get ready for nap or bed and soon go to sleep.
We are still using our Hatch at 21 months and plan to even use it longer.
When our son gets older, we will use our Hatch for quiet time. The controlled lights will let him know when quiet time is finished (perhaps a green light) and when he has to stay quietly in his room (perhaps a green light).
The lights will also tell him when it is time to get up and get Mommy and Daddy.
The Hatch is easily one of my favorite products as a mom. I give it 10/10 stars.
Buy a portable sound machine for traveling.