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White Noise for Sleeping

Before becoming a parent people would say, “Enjoy your sleep while you can

Before becoming a parent people would say, “Enjoy your sleep while you can

White Noise for Sleeping

by Slay
White Noise for Sleeping

What is it about?

Before becoming a parent people would say, “Enjoy your sleep while you can.“ I'm not a great sleeper so I was dreading this aspect of parenthood. My sister had issues getting her first born to sleep until she discovered a video called “Happiest Baby On the Block“. Check it out - it's fantastic. One of the things Dr. Karp recommends is white noise. You can shush loudly, buy all sorts of machines, tune a radio to in between stations, download a white noise audio clip to your phone ... or now you can use the super-simple and easy-to-use White Noise app.

White Noise for Sleeping

App Details

Version
1.0.1
Rating
NA
Size
17Mb
Genre
Health & Fitness Medical
Last updated
June 25, 2018
Release date
November 11, 2016
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Before becoming a parent people would say, “Enjoy your sleep while you can.“ I'm not a great sleeper so I was dreading this aspect of parenthood. My sister had issues getting her first born to sleep until she discovered a video called “Happiest Baby On the Block“. Check it out - it's fantastic. One of the things Dr. Karp recommends is white noise. You can shush loudly, buy all sorts of machines, tune a radio to in between stations, download a white noise audio clip to your phone ... or now you can use the super-simple and easy-to-use White Noise app.

So why would you use white noise?

- White noise reduces stress in babies. White noise helps babies block out all that new stimulation.

- White noise helps babies fall asleep more easily and stay asleep longer. Babies have “sleep arousals” generally every 20-45 minutes. White noise helps babies get through these arousals fall back into deeper sleep.

- White noise helps babies cry less. Why do you shush a baby when they are crying? It works (sometimes). Shushing is your personal white noise generator.

- White noise may reduce the risk of SIDS. A study found that babies had a significant reduction in the risk of SIDS if there was a fan in their room. No one knows exactly why this happens but many believe it's due to the white noise a fan makes. We do know that white noise reduces “active sleep“ (which is the type of sleep where SIDS is most likely to occur).

- White noise will help parents sleep. Who knew babies were sound loud sleepers? White noise will help mask the grunts, gurgles and farts (the noise, not the smell) so you can sleep better. You can still here them if they cry.

- It's easy to wean babies off the sound. It is suggested you do this around the 1 year mark by slowly decreasing the volume.


There has been quite a few articles and studies on white noise machines being too loud and damaging a babies hearing. The rule-of-thumb is that it should be as loud as a shower (if you are standing next to it, not under it). With the White Noise app you simply turn the volume on your phone up and down until it is an appropriate level.

There are a few other apps available that allow you to play white noise but they all have confusing play controls, too many options (your baby does not want to listen to a thunderstorm), show ads all over the place, and generally don't look good. The White Noise app does one thing - you open the app and it starts playing (there is a timer but you don't have to set that).

So now my little guy is 8 weeks old and I'm getting more sleep than before he arrived. He is a great little sleeper. Is it the white noise or is it luck? I suspect it is a bit of both but I suggest you try using white noise. I built this app for my wife an I but I am sure many others will find it super useful. I hope you like it. For more information visit whitenoise.slay.com.au.

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