Just a few days ago, my son and his wife told me they were expecting. My wife and could not believe it. We've always wanted a grandchild, and although we were overjoyed, I must admit we were also nervous.
A baby is a big responsibility and not to mention, expensive. I worried about how my son and his wife were going to be able to afford it and how they were going to adjust to life as first-time parents. During one night that I couldn't sleep, I began doing some research. It said that being prepared and having all the necessary baby items before the little one arrives is the best way to alleviate the shock of having a newborn.
On a list that detailed what all parents-to-be should buy was an electric fan. Many times, the pajamas that parents dress their little ones in can be extremely uncomfortable and hot. But an electric fan is sure to keep babies cool all night long.
Another interesting benefit to having this type of appliance in a newborn's room is that it emits white noise that can be very soothing to a cranky baby trying to fall asleep. However, one thing to keep in mind is that the setting to the fan should not be on high. After all, the idea is not to block out a baby's cry so parents can't hear, but rather simply provide light background noise that makes it easier for the baby to catch up on some much needed zzz's.