I had no idea how helpful white noise could be in helping my baby to sleep until we had our roof replaced, and the baby slept better. You read that correctly — the sounds of construction helped my baby sleep. Who would have guessed that adding noise to naptime would calm a restless baby?
Because I can’t have roofers come over every time I need to put Tate down for a nap, I’ve been looking into more ways I can introduce a little noise into the room where he sleeps. White noise, specifically, is a little background noise — a fan whirring, or the rain outside, or a quiet, static-like tone — that is known to comfort babies as they fall asleep. White noise may mimic the familiar sounds of the womb (it wasn’t all peace and quiet in there!) or cover up louder background noises that may distract baby.
On my first post, readers left comments telling me about their favorite products and tips for implementing white noise into baby’s sleep routine. I have been amazed at the difference it has made for Tate’s nap schedule.
We ended up going the old-fashioned route by keeping a fan on high in the corner of his room while he sleeps, but some parents may prefer to invest in a white noise machine. These machines generally work better at covering up disturbing background noises such as snoring or loud neighbors. Click through to read about 9 of the best white noise baby products:
How do you implement white noise into your baby’s sleep schedule? What products do you recommend?
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