own white noise maker is easy: download a free white noise sample here,
put it on your phone, tablet or any music playing device and then play
it for your
Once you find out which noise works well for her and when to play it: you're good to go!
Many (!) babies are easily soothed with a boring, constant background
noise - or with a gentle nature sound. That's why white
noise machines offer such a good sleep aid and relief from baby
white noise machines
good and not too expensive. But if you want to avoid buying a genuine
white noise machine -
or try out the
effect on your baby first
- you can easily make your own thanks to
the free white
noise download below.
Be sure to try the different sounds, as well as some of your own
preferred music, lullabies, classical music pieces, etc. whichever you
Alternatively, look for your (baby's) own personal soothing sound: a
special song, downloaded or sung by you, gentle classical
music, a soft lullaby, ...
Step 2. Put the music file on your phone, tablet or other device
Once you downloaded the music file (mp3 format), or have chosen the music of your choice,
copy it onto your phone, device or in any case sync it with the app you're using to play music.
Step 3. Play it to your baby
Whenever your baby is fussy and difficult to soothe - or when she goes
down to sleep: play (and loop) your chosen sound on your white noise maker. Experiment with how
long you need to keep playing it.
That may be for just 5-10 minutes. Or
you may need to keep it switched on for the night. If possible, use a
timer or fader function, to switch off the noise/music once
baby sleeps. Or leave it on if switching off wakes her ...
Make sure the volume level is not too loud, but loud enough to block
Remember that what may sound not too loud to you during the day, may
be very loud in the middle of the night, when all is quiet outside
(of her room).
Heidi Holvoet, PhD, is the founder of the Baby Sleep Advice website and movement, an award-winning author, baby & toddler sleep consultant with 14+ years experience as well as a certified lactation counselor.
Over the years, Heidi has received several awards inluding a Mom's Choice Award (MCA) and National Parenting Awards (NAPPA) for her Baby Sleep Advice website, programs and books.
She is also a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants of which she was one of the earliest contributors. She obtained her PhD degree in physics at the University of Ghent in Belgium.
Heidi is passionate about helping babies and their parents sleep more and better, with her trademark approach that has been proven and praised time and again by parents worldwide to be effective and truly no-tears. Respect for you as a parent and your baby, is at the heart of Heidi's warm and kind support. Her approach always keeps in mind a baby's needs and abilities at any given age, is based on pediatric science and the most up to date knowledge in infant care and sleep science.