Frequently Asked Questions


We realize that when you need it, you need it fast! Simply open the app and the noise will start.

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Tap on the “Play for...“ row at the top of the screen. You can the select the time you want the noise to play for. The noise will fade out when the selected time is over.

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Any time you want to calm your little one. The most obvious times are when you put them to bed, and when they are in the car screaming while you are stuck in traffic.

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Babies have different sleep cycles than adults and can have “sleep arousals” every 20-45 minutes. White noise can helps your little one get through these arousals fall back into deeper sleep. Some sleep experts recommend having white noise playing during all sleep times however you can experiment with what works for your little one. You may find it effective to have the white noise running continuously, for one sleep cycle or just to get your little one to sleep initially. We recommend doing whatever works best for you and your family!

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White noise is suitable for use from your little one's very first day. Babies hear their first sounds at around 16 weeks gestation and by the time your little one is born he will be used to sleeping with the constant muffled sounds of his mother's heartbeat and the world outside. It can actually be unsettling for some babies to be in quiet environments once they are out in the world. White noise calms babies because it mimics the sound inside the womb. There is no need to stop using white noise, in fact, some adults even find that white noise helps them sleep better. However, if you are concerned your little one will become too dependent on white noise to sleep we suggest you wean him off the sound by 12 months of age. You can do this easily by slowly decreasing the volume of the sound over a number of weeks.

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There have been quite a few articles and studies on white noise machines being too loud and damaging a babies hearing. The rule-of-thumb is that it should be as loud as a shower (if you are standing next to it, not under it). With the White Noise app you simply turn the volume on your phone up and down until it is an appropriate level.

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