Every night you can choose from a selection of eight hour sounds for your little one to relax. The sounds play continuously to avoid your little one being disturbed. You can experiment with the sounds and find one which works best for you: waves, birdsong, rain, car journey, spaceship, white noise, pink noise and brown noise.
The collection of sounds is available on the CBeebies website, or you can visit this page and add it to your home screen. You can even download the sounds for free using the BBC Sounds app, which means you can use them at any time - even if you don't have an internet connection.
- Dr Anna Weighall, cognitive developmental psychologist:
“We naturally cycle through light and deeper sleep and have moments close to waking during the night.
Usually we don't notice these and fall back to sleep - but if the environment has changed between falling asleep and these lighter sleep phases this can then trigger a wakeful response which can be problematic.
Playing calming sounds could get round this issue if a child tends to fall asleep listening to audio.”