Secret White Noise Function for Newborn Babies
Having just become a new parent for the second time I have loads of tips to share with you. Today though is just about one in particular. It is all to do with white noise. A phrase that in recent years we have all become familiar with.
It is something that is a vital part of our newborn photoshoot routine. Heater, props, nappies, white noise! It is that constant noise that means we can go about our work, making noise and baby will sleep happily. If total silence ever occurs then more often than not a suspicious eye will open as baby wonders what is going on.
In the studio we have a dedicated device to play a shushing sound. Always charged. Always on. At home we have a sheep that makes the womb sound or the sound of rain falling on a tin roof. Our baby sleeps in a Snoo cot that makes all kinds of strange noises that sound like a toilet flushing but it seems to do the trick.
But what do you do when you’re not near one of those things? The batteries have run out. You have left it upstairs. The baby is upset. It’s too quiet. What’s the one thing that you are never without? Your iPhone!
I only discovered this just before our second daughter was born. My iphone is probably older than her big sister! It’s been there all this time and I didn’t know about it. So I just had to share. All iPhones come with a white noise function built in to them.
How to do it
Settings – Accessibility – Audio/Visual – Background sounds
You can choose from: Ocean, Balance Noise, Bright Noise, Dark Noise, Rain or Stream.
Click on this link if you need more detailed instruction.
On top of all of this….. if you ever think that they don’t need white noise, or you think that it doesn’t need to be very loud. Bear in mind that the sound of blood whooshing through the placenta when they were inside you is said to be louder than a vacuum cleaner!
I hope this information about white noise proves useful to some of you. Let me know if it helps xx