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The Sleep Magic of White Noise

December 15th, 2017 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
Find out how white noise can help your baby sleep through the night.

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The Sleep Magic of White Noise

If your baby just can’t sleep through the night (or more than a few hours), the solution may lie in a bit of noise. The right kind of background noise is a perfect sleep aid for most newborns. Here’s why:

White Noise Reminds Baby of the Womb

The gentle, consistent sound can be very effective at soothing your baby to sleep. From the beginning of time, adults have used the sounds of “Shhh Shhh” or similar utterances to help calm a baby. It’s an instinctual method that mimics a mother’s heartbeat – and it works. When a baby hears these types of sounds it allows him to focus on those, and then he can center himself and relax or fall asleep.