About our recordings
We developed little sleepyhead to help our own children get to sleep. We’re proud that our CDs and mp3 downloads are now used by thousands of other parents, by midwives and in hospitals.
Our recordings are proven to be effective time and again, and have all been personally tested by George and his band of little helpers. The specific sounds we select are chosen for their effectiveness in helping infants to sleep and for their ability to mask other sounds that can wake a baby.
Calming and consistent
Each track on the little sleepyhead CD and each downloadable mp3 captures the calming and consistent background of a familiar household sound. The tracks on the CD each run for eighteen minutes – long enough to comfort even the most stubborn baby. They fade in and out smoothly so you can leave your CD player on repeat play. The mp3 downloads can also be looped for continuous soothing play.
Pure and digital
Whether you choose a CD or our new mp3 downloads, your will enjoy pure digital recordings that capture the soothing essence of familiar household sounds. Unlike some manufactured relaxation tapes our recordings are not coloured by electronically-generated noise, music or synthetic enhancement. There’s no artificial ‘womb music’ on our recordings, just pure familiar sounds to calm a baby to sleep naturally.
Acoustically controlled environment
We capture the sounds of each household appliance in an acoustically-controlled environment to ensure a pure recording that contains no sudden noises or unnerving jumps in sound level. We use the same sensitive microphones that capture the subtleties of chamber music ensembles and we record direct to digital for the purest, cleanest recording possible.
little sleepyhead’s Stephen Martin, a former BBC sound engineer, oversees every recording session to ensure the highest standards of audio fidelity and consistency.
Sony quality control
Our CDs are mastered using Masqimum spectral density control which further enhances the consistency and masking effect of the sounds. The discs are then pressed by Sony in the same facilities they use for classical music CDs. We’re proud to be only baby sleep CD using Masqimum technology and the first to be able to bring its advantages to you and your baby.