05. Use “White Noise”, or Other Soothing Sounds
The sounds your baby heard in utero can be compared in volume to the combined noise from two hair dryers. This is to say that it is impractical and unnecessary to tiptoe around the house while your child sleeps. Instead, focus on finding a way to keep your baby sleeping through everyday sounds such as telephones, closing doors, televisions, car alarms, dogs barking, vacuuming, etc.
Monotonous or rhythmic noises are a great way to minimize the jarring effect of other more sudden noises. Better still, babies are often lulled to sleep by these repetitive sounds. Consider any of these options:
— Radio tuned to static “White Noise”
— Any disc or music device that plays “White Noise”, nature sounds, heartbeats, rain, crickets, etc.