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Why Do Babies Find White Noise Relaxing?

Babies can easily be kept awake with unfamiliar sounds, sights and smells. This can lead to them becoming stressed, over-tired and end up with you caring for a very unhappy bub that is really hard to settle.  Helping your baby and yourself get a better sleep is essential is your survival.  We are often told to try relaxing activities with baby before bed or nap time ensuring that they have a restful sleep and you can have a well-deserved break too. 

White Noise is a hot topic for new and existing parents, it’s an easy way to help your baby relax and it’s super easy to implement into your bubs daily routine.  If you’re not familiar with White Noise and its benefits, keep reading and we’ll shed some light on what you need to know. 

So, what is White Noise? 

White Noise is a type of noise that’s produced by combining sounds of many different frequencies with equal intensities. Think of White Noise as 20,000 tones all playing at the same time. 

Still can’t understand what White Noise is?  Just imaging you are at a nice quiet library and you are able to pick up the voice of the librarian and maybe one of two other’s visiting.  Now imagine you are at a concert just before the opening act starts, everyone around you is chatting at the same time, this ends up sounding like blur – this is the best way to describe what White Noise sounds like.   

Why do babies like White Noise? 

Being in the womb isn’t a quiet place, babies become accustom to listening to constant noise and White Noise helps to replicate the sounds heard while they were in the womb. White Noise sounds are reassuring and familiar and can help relax an over-tired or overstimulated baby.  

How does White Noise work?  

It helps to block out those distracting or sudden outside noises that could potentially wake baby.  

If you are sharing a room with your baby, White Noise can help mask all the little sounds that baby’s make while sleeping, this will not only aid your sleep but will help set a better routine for baby because your need to comfort at every sound will be reduced. White Noise can be really soothing for you too and you’ll probably miss it when baby moves out of your room and takes it with them!  

White Noise can also be beneficial for larger families with multiple children. It will help to muffle the sounds of other family member that are still awake so that your baby and younger children can keep the sleep routine you’ve worked so hard in establishing. 

We can all use a little help when we are all shushed out. From the sleep experts at the Gro Company, Ollie the Owl is a cuddly new companion designed to help you and your baby get a good night’s sleep.  

The perfect sleep companion! It’s suitable from birth, plays 4 soothing sounds including Heartbeat, Rainfall, White Noise static and Brahms Lullaby for 20 mins and has adjustable volume – High, Mid, Low.  A gentle warm glowing tummy with 4 different levels of light that shines for 30 minutes, Ollie the Owl creates a lovely calming environment for your baby to drift off to sleep in. The built in CrySensor cleverly listens in and reactivates to help calm them should they stir. 

Ollie is an adorable, portable baby sleep essential for any nursery. He is soft, plush and grey in colour to easily coordinate with any decor.

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