The sound of calming acoustic music or the sea is go-to sounds for adults whenever we feel like relaxing. However, when it comes to babies, the white noise is what makes them sleep.
Little infants find the sound of walking on carpets to be very soothing, because it creates the white noise that stimulates relaxation. It is believed that this noise is very similar to the sounds they had heard in the womb, before they were born. Walking on carpets can indeed be a terrific idea for calming and relaxing your baby.
What is White Noise
White noise is basically a sound which has every frequency within the range of human hearing in balanced amounts. Real white noise is similar to radio or TV static, however constant background sounds like a vacuum cleaner, running water or fan, and washing machine assist in promoting sleep in similar fashion.
How Does It Calm Baby?
Unlike what you might guess, the outside world is actually very quiet for babies, particularly at nighttime. After living for months in the safe and enclosed womb, they tend to get over-tired and stressed with unfamiliar sounds, smell and sights, that most often leads to colic and crying.
White noise is basically a familiar sound for calming and helping the baby to sleep. No wonder babies tend to fall asleep when they hear sound of a hair dryer, go to a noisy party or take a ride in a car.
- Appliances’ Noise
A noisy appliance such as vacuum cleaner, hair dryer can be helpful. You will find that holding your baby during vacuuming make you the best multitasking mother.
- Running Water
You wouldn’t like to waste water, however bringing your child into washroom to get serenaded by shower while you wash up helps in calming both of you at the same time.
If you mimic the whooshing sound created by the blood flowing through the arteries near to womb, it can assist in better sleep to your baby. Shushing is an old way to calm a stressed baby – particularly when combined with gentle swinging movement.
- White Noise Smartphone App or CD
There have been numerous studies according to which, excessive white noise can be harmful for babies’ sensitive hearing, therefore it is important to do some homework on how often you should play it and at what volume.
Hope that this guide will be helpful for new mamas and will assist them in making their babies sleep easily.