This is the first vacuum I've ever purchased. All the rest have been hand-me-downs. (Thank you very much family & friends!) We keep them until they blow. But THIS one is awesome!! (Only $60) and it's the perfect green. I looked it up on Real Simple and it sounded like a good one so we got it. (It's the Eureka Optima)
Amen... We actually burnt a part of the carpet beause it had been running for hours when we all fell asleep. Oops not smart.
We've since started using a baby white noise CD. My favorite's the rain.