Even though it feels like magic, there is science behind myHummy. These unique toys emit white noise which has been shown to improve babies’ sleep. In case of newborns the likelihood of a baby falling asleep is increased three fold in response to white noise (study).
Newborn babies are not used to silence. For nine months they were surrounded by a plethora of sounds: mum's heartbeat, her rumbling tummy, the muffled noise of the outside world. So they feel more at ease when provided with the right amount of background noise.
Another reason, and it works just as well for older children and adults, is that white noise cancels out other sounds. Just like white light is all wavelengths of light, white noise is all frequencies of sound. It offers protection from sudden increases in the background noise, such as a slammed door or a beeping car. If you sleep in the same room as your baby, you’ll soon learn to appreciate the benefits of white noise and may find yourself sleeping better as well.
Many parents use white noise apps on their phones to help babies sleep. The apps work but have a few disadvantages. For starters, many parents are wary about putting a phone next to their baby’s head. Secondly, you may want to use your phone while baby is sleeping. And third, if the phone rings... well, that won't go down well with a sleeping baby! No such problems with myHummy. Also, myHummy’s sound is muffled by its soft fabric, making it more pleasing to the ear.
MyHummy's Humming Heart is the white noise device safely concealed inside the toy. You don't have to take it out in order to switch the sound on. Just remember to remove it before putting myHummy in the washing machine!