Getting your baby to go to sleep – and stay asleep – can be a big challenge for new parents.
There is no magic way to get a baby to nod off. But even though you can't dictate when and how much your baby will sleep, you can create conditions that encourage sleep and provide cues that it's time to rest. One such innovative idea is to make use of the white noise method.
White noise, also called white sound, is not a “noise.” Instead, white noise is actually a sound frequency or a signal that one hears as a gentle hiss, similar to the sound of not only a dryer, vacuum cleaner, or running water, it’s also what you hear in wind rustling through trees, a waterfall, radio static or the ocean surf.
Just Think about it: during its 9-month tenure in the womb, baby hears and gets used to a symphony of sounds straight from Mom: the mother’s rhythmic heartbeat and the steady sounds of her blood rushing through veins and arteries, even Mom’s burps, hiccups and other bodily noises.