The 9 Best White Noise Apps for Babies in 2021

Help your little one get to sleep fast and slumber longer

Overtired or overexcited babies are often hard to put to sleep, even when you know they're super sleepy. One of the best ways to help babies relax is by letting them listen to white noise. Luckily, there's a whole host of white noise apps made just for babies.

These are the best white noise apps for a baby.

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White Noise Baby Sleep Sounds

White Noise Baby Sleep Sounds app
What We Like
  • Nice selection of white noise sounds.

  • Lullaby options.

  • Ads aren't intrusive.

  • Timer feature.

What We Don't Like
  • May abruptly stop if battery optimization is not turned on.

Baby white noise apps need to be consistent, run in the background, and have great white noise sounds. This app ticks all of the boxes. You can even mix in some lullabies if your baby likes a certain melody.

There have been reports of crashes caused by low memory on a device, but tens of thousands of parents make regular use of this app to help their babies sleep, so it must be doing something right.

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Baby Sleep - White Noise

Baby Sleep - White Noise
What We Like
  • A good mix of natural and synthetic white noise sounds.

  • The option to mix in lullabies.

  • Options for pink and brown noise.

What We Don't Like
  • Some sounds can't be mixed in with others.

  • Can't change the volume of individual sounds in a mix.

With a colorful, intuitive interface, and the ability to mix a variety of white noise sounds, Baby Sleep - White Noise from Relaxio is one of the best free white noise apps for babies.

It lets you mix together classic white noise, pink noise, and brown noise (for example, thunder and waterfalls) with household sounds, nature sounds, and lullabies. You can start and stop the sounds whenever you want to, or set a timer to play them for a specific amount of time.

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White Noise for Baby

White Noise for Baby
What We Like
  • No ads.

  • Doesn't drain your battery.

  • Works on Android 4.1 and later.

What We Don't Like
  • No scheduling option for noises.

  • Limited noise options compared to other apps.

Sometimes sticking to tried and tested white noise for newborns is best. White Noise for Baby may have a limited number of sounds, but it sticks to the best sounds to help your baby sleep, and it's compatible with a range of Android devices. Better yet, it's battery efficient, so you won't wake up in the morning to find your battery drained.

White Noise for Baby also plays in the background, enabling you to use your phone while you wait for your little one to doze off.

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Sound Sleeper: White Noise

Sound Sleeper
What We Like
  • Muted menu won't distract baby.

  • Ability to record lullabies.

  • Use sleep tracking to know your baby's sleep patterns.

What We Don't Like
  • Free version has some limitations.

You'll get the most from this app if you're willing to pay a few dollars to get the full version, but even the free version is great white noise music for babies. Sound Sleeper: White Noise has a quiet, muted menu so that you won't distract your little one when operating the app in the dark. There's a selection of white noise sounds to choose from, each placed in an age-appropriate category.

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White Noise Baby

White Noise Baby
What We Like
  • Great mix of white, pink, gray, and blue noise.

  • Includes some classical music tracks.

  • Monitor mode plays white noise if it detects crying.

What We Don't Like
  • Bright backgrounds aren't ideal in dark environments.

White Noise Baby taps into the classical music genre and a plethora of other background noises to help babies fall asleep. White Noise Baby is compatible with iPhone 5 and later, and it's more automatic than most apps. It can turn on when it hears your baby cry and it also makes sure that no incoming messages or calls interrupt the white noise.

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Sleep Tot

Sleeptot
What We Like
  • Easy to understand categories and noise selection.

  • Six lullabies and 30+ white noise sounds to choose from.

  • Delayed start times let you play sounds automatically.

What We Don't Like
  • Some of the best features are locked behind a paywall.

Being able to customize the duration and volume of white noise sounds is a must with the best newborn white noise apps. With Sleep Tot, you can set it to automatically start when you need it the most. For example, set Sleep Tot to turn on before the older kids are scheduled to rise and shine to keep your baby relaxed and asleep until it's time for them to wake up.

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Sleep Sounds: Sleep Little Babies

Sleep Sounds
What We Like
  • Useful for adults as well as children.

  • Simple, intuitive voice commands.

  • Works with sleep timers.

What We Don't Like
  • Might be hard to change sounds.

The free Sleep Sounds: Sleep Little Babies Alexa skill offers about everything you need to help your baby drift off to sleep. It includes a selection of white noise sounds and more traditional relaxing noises that are controlled by your voice commands. Once you enable Sleep Little Babies, Alexa can play sounds that'll put your little bundle of joy (and you) right to sleep.

To loop the sounds in this skill or any Alexa skill, say, "Alexa, loop mode on." To turn off loop mode, say, "Alexa, stop."

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Sleep Sounds: Beautiful Dream

White Noise Baby alexa
What We Like
  • Very high reviews.

  • Great selection of real world white noise sounds.

  • Intuitive vocal commands.

What We Don't Like
  • May need to periodically re-enable the skill to get it work.

Whether your baby likes the noise of a fan, a cat purring, or heavy rain, there's sure to be something in the Beautiful Dream Alexa skill that will help them sleep like a baby is supposed to sleep. Sleep Sounds: Beautiful Dream sounds aren't all white noise, but they are all relaxing, and they should help everyone fall asleep, moms and dads included.

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Google Nest Audio or Home Speaker

Google Nest Audio

Google

What We Like
  • Easily accessible.

  • Can be activated through colloquial commands.

What We Don't Like
  • No mixing or customization options.

  • Selection of sounds is limited.

Google Home (now Google Nest Audio) doesn't have the grandest selection of sounds, but they do have white noises that you can access with voice commands. Ask the built-in Google Assistant to help you relax, or to play one of its specific white noises. You have the option of ocean, wind, rain, and other sounds to choose from, right on the tip of your tongue.

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