Many people tiptoe around sleeping babies thinking that any noise will wake them up. While there are many sounds that will wake a sleeping baby, there are lots of others that soothe her.
When your baby was in your womb, it wasn’t a quiet environment. If you have a dog or older child, if you work in a busy environment, or if you listen to music or watch TV, your baby heard all of this through the walls of your uterus.
In addition, there was the continuous whoosh-whoosh of your heartbeat and the thunderous rush of blood through your arteries, along with the rumbles of your digestive system.
And it’s because of this prenatal history that a noisy environment can help many babies to relax and fall asleep – and stay asleep – much more easily than a quiet room. But it’s a very particular noise that does the trick.
To find out how white noise could help your baby sleep, download the February 2017 issue of M&B to read more.