In the quiet moments after everyone has gone to bed, the dishwasher hums along, creating a soothing white noise sound. Babies in particular may sleep well to this white noise as the rinse cycle is reminiscent of womb sounds.
For babies, white noise creates a peaceful environment that mimics the sounds of the womb and reduces their stress. It helps them cry less while lulling them to sleep. The relaxing ambience created by the white noise sound also blocks out distracting noises so that one's peace is not disturbed while trying to fall asleep or during sleep itself. And, with your child peacefully sleeping, the sound will help YOU get some rest. It's a handy tool for any new mother or father.
While playing white noise for babies, it’s important to keep tabs on the volume, because any white noise machine, smartphone, or computer can put out levels that are too loud for your child. It's recommended to play the sound at least a few feet from where your infant is sleeping and to keep the volume no louder than the sound of a soft shower.
Parents can download an app to turn their smartphone into a sound level meter. One good, free, option is the sound level meter app created by the U.S. National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) available on the app store as the NIOSH SLM app.
Soothe your crying baby and enjoy a moment of calm!
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At Relaxing White Noise, our goal is to help you sleep well. This episode is eight hours long with no advertisements in the middle, so you can use it as a sleeping sound throughout the night. Listening to our white noise sounds via the podcast gives you the freedom to lock your phone at night, keeping your bedroom dark as you fall asleep. It also allows you to switch between apps while studying or working with no interruption in the ambient sound.
DISCLAIMER: Remember that loud sounds can potentially damage your hearing. When playing one of our ambiences, if you cannot have a conversation over the sound without raising your voice, the sound may be too loud for your ears. Please do not place speakers right next to a baby’s ears. If you have difficulty hearing or hear ringing in your ears, please immediately discontinue listening to the white noise sounds and consult an audiologist or your physician. The sounds provided by Relaxing White Noise are for entertainment purposes only and are not a treatment for sleep disorders or tinnitus. If you have significant difficulty sleeping on a regular basis, experience fitful/restless sleep, or feel tired during the day, please consult your physician.
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