The Ten Best Sounds to Help Your Baby to Go to Sleep and Stay Asleep!
Here is a list of sounds to consider that will help your baby to fall asleep and stay asleep.
- White, Brown or Pink Noise Sounds
- Soft Mechanical Sounds
- Water Sounds
- Clanking Mechanical Sounds
- Nature Sounds
- People Sounds
- Repetitive Sounds
- Harsh Sounds
- Gentle Music Sound
- Running Machinery Sounds
White Brown or Pink Noise
White Brown or Pink Noise are similar to a static noise that you get from an old untuned radio or television. The difference between them is the depth of the sound that each type of noise creates. White and Pink sounds have a higher frequency, where as brown noise has a lower frequency and to many more of a mellow sound. Test the three types of sound on your baby, to see if they relax to any of those coloured sounds.
Soft Mechanical Sounds
Going on from the coloured sounds mentioned above, perhaps your baby would prefer to hear a soft mechanical sound. White noise mechanical sounds are often related to the constant sound of say a fan heater or the gentle sound of lightly loaded tumble dryer. Maybe the hum of an electrical transformer, could also be considered.
Perhaps your baby feels more comfortable listening to the sound of water. Water sounds can range from the sound of rain, the tinkle of a small fountain, to rushing water over a waterfall. Once again, you will need to play a good selection of different water sounds to your baby, then from that get an idea of which sounds calm your baby.
Clanking Mechanical Sounds
The great thing about a good mechanical sound is that not only is the sound repetitive, but quite often that sound will drown out any other sounds that could wake your baby up. Another advantage with a good mechanical clunking sound, is that any other unwanted sounds may be less likely to startle your baby. The sound of a factory floor, or the sound of a propeller aircraft may be the sound that you are looking for.
Many of us just fall into a relaxed mode when we hear the sound of nature. This is no different for your baby, so test to see if your baby is tuned into the sound of nature. Birds song, bees, rustling of leaves and sounds of running water, one or all of those sounds could be the perfect long video to help your baby fall asleep.
Perhaps your baby does not like to be away from the constant chatter they hear around them on a daily basis. So the sound of people in a coffee shop, or a hall full of people talking are sounds that your baby wants to hear and feel at ease.
This covers a really large spectrum of different sounds. The constant flushing of a toilet, a machine making the same repetitive sound, or a clapped out old tumble dryer. These are all repetitive sounds that could be the solution to getting your baby to fall asleep to.
Just because we do not like a particular sound, does not mean that your baby does also. The harsh sound of a jet engine, a hedge trimmer, or maybe some form of scraping sound. You just never know which sound it is that your baby likes, till you have tested a full plethora of sound on them.
Gentle Music Sounds
Quite often just the gentle sound of music, is all that is needed to get your baby to fall asleep. If this is the case, then you are lucky, as the world is rather full of music.
Running Machinery Sounds
Just the sound of a machine running in the background, could be the sound that sends your baby off to sleep. As mentioned above, machinery come with many different sounds. From jet engines, to embroidery machines, to the sound of an aircraft cabin in flight. The only problem is, you just have to experiment with different sounds to start with.
Playing a Sound to Your Baby
Firstly, you will need to set the volume of your device, so that it is not too loud and disturbs you or your baby. Find a gentle balance, so that the sound helps block out other sounds that could startle your baby. You will or may need to go through a process of testing different sounds. Once you have found the right sound, you will then need to play that sound when your baby is showing signs of tiredness. Do not use the sound when your baby is wide awake! Then get into a nice routine of playing that sound when your baby is tired. After a short period of time, your baby will associate that sound with sleep.
Playlist of Sleep Sounds for Your Baby
To see the full playlist click on Playlist of Sleep Sounds for Babies.
Collection of Long Sound Videos to Help Baby To Sleep
Check out this Playlist on YouTube Long Sound and Vision Videos. From that playlist, you should be able to find that special sound to your your baby to sleep.