SALEM, OR – In a remarkable achievement an Oregon baby has shattered the continuous land sleep record with a recorded 8 hours 49 minutes of uninterrupted sleep. Reeves Haney, 0.5, commented on his triumph “I just never stopped believing, I have so many people to thank…. Mom, that tall skinny dude who changes my diapers, J.C., Lloyd, Grandma, Nana…..did I mention Mom? I hope I’m not forgetting anybody.”
The extended period of sleep was officially recorded between 7:42 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2010 through 4:31 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2010.
“Once he sets his mind towards something he’ll make it happen…. well either that or poop, want to be fed and take a nap…. but in this case it was definitely the former” said proud father, Ben Haney.
Haney was well equipped for his record breaking attempt, sleeping in an AFG Int’l Products Inc. Seko™ Spring Baby Crib with optional walnut finish set up in the “infant” configuration with full stationary siderail and equipped with a KIDTime™ “Jungle Buddies” quilted crib set. To facilitate long duration sleep he suited up in a Carter’s™ microfiber infant one piece sleeper sack with doggie paw print surface finish over a modest light-blue Carter’s™ short-sleeved onesie. “The suit worked great” said Reeves, “but the real trick was selecting a diaper that could handle the incredible forces generated in such long-duration infant sleep.” For this he selected a Kirkland Signature™ Supreme disposable diaper, up to 15 lbs.
Haney celebrates his record-setting sleep
According to his visibly emotional mother, Erin Haney, “It really was touch and go there for a while. The diaper situation really had us concerned by about hour 6, but after evaluating the situation we determined it was an acceptable risk.” Adding, “This record is something [Reeves] has been working towards for a long time and it feels so good to finally see the fruition of all his efforts.”
According to family sources, this remarkable baby won’t rest on his laurels. Quoting an anonymous family member, “I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag, but he’s really been talking quite a bit about the possibility of going an entire trip to the grocery store without blowing out his diaper.”