What do babies get stressed about? Just about everything. They’re stressed when they’re over-tired, they’re stressed because their world is more stimulating than they’re ready to handle, they’re overwhelmed with lights, faces, and excitement. White noise creates a safe space for them by blocking out that stimulation. This helps them fall asleep more easily and stay asleep longer. Babies have what are called “sleep arousals”, usually about every 20-45 minutes. Ever wonder why your baby only naps for 20 minutes at a time? Of course you have. Well it’s because when they reach sleep arousal around the 20 minute mark and are unable to fall back into deeper sleep. Nap time is over. White noise helps babies achieve these sleep arousals for longer, providing more peaceful naps for both of you. It also helps to block out the noise of life (other siblings, TV’s, vacuum cleaners, the neighbors blaring “Never Gonna Give You Up”, etc.) that can interfere with naps and night sleep.

Did you know that shushing is a sound that people universally understand and make with babies? Shushing is just white noise that you make yourself. The key to using white noise to help calm a crying baby is that it needs to be louder than the crying. Also you may need to continue to shush for a while. But loud, sustained shushing right next to your baby is more than a bit impractical. So, if you’re starting to feel dizzy and/or see stars it’s time to outsource your shushing to LectroFan. With variable volume control, you can protect your child’s hearing while still providing them with calming white noise and fan sounds. The built in, incremental timer lets you set their nap time and gently wake up on their own after LectroFan gradually reduces its volume to off.