My 4-week old baby can't seem to stay asleep for long periods of time without white noise. I have found it to be a lifesaver. Since I started playing white noise for him he's gone from waking up every 15 minutes during daytime naps to sleeping in 2-3 hour stretches, and at night he's gone from 90 minutes to 5-6 HOURS of sleep in one stretch!!!
My husband is opposed to white noise and pulled up all these articles that say that white noise is developmentally inappropriate for babies because it interferes with the development of their hearing. I certainly don't want to hurt my child, but I can't take many more nights of waking up every 90 minutes and spending an hour calming a crying baby.
What have been your experiences with white noise?