White noise apps drown out distractions helping you focus on your work, or generate peaceful environments that encourage you to fall asleep. Sleep becomes critically important when you have a newborn and you want to try everything in the book to help the baby develop a routine, a sleep pattern.
Using phone as white noise machine
A white-noise machine which provides soothing environment and sounds that help you sleep are quite pricey and not portable. But with apps these days, you can enjoy the white-noise benefit with a free or paid smartphone app. I tried quite a few apps both paid and free and really liked Sound Sleeper app . There is a free version of the app, which if I remember correctly has restriction for how long it will play, we like to let our run throughout the night so we chose to upgrade to paid version.
If you don’t like the white noise to be too loud a phone might be a perfect option for you. We use an old iPhone 4s in Aeroplane mode as our white noise device.
Sound Sleeper White Noise App
We have a full paid version of this app. It offers large selection of white noise and calming sounds of nature.
Some of my favourite features include:
- white noise sounds including fan, vacuum cleaner, rain, womb, and more…
- sounds categorised by baby’s age – our little one loves the sound of vacuum cleaner and a fan!
- you can set the app to fade out at a certain time or let it run in continuous loop
Do you use white noise apps to help you or your baby sleep? Which one is your favourite?