One of the most crucial things you can do to ensure your baby sleeps well is to create a comfortable sleep environment for your baby. Most people think of an environment that is conducive to sleep is one which is as quiet as possible. That might not be true for your baby. You have to keep in mind where your baby has been sleeping for the last nine months: in the womb.
During the time in the womb, your baby slept in all sorts of situations surrounded by noise - while the mother was out in public or talking to people. It is for this reason that many people believe the environment most conducive to a baby’s sleep is one that involves soothing background noises.
Much like sleeping in the womb, babies are used to sleep to the rhythm of their mother’s beating heart. Your baby will often sleep better when exposed to chatter and other murmuring noise, as long as it is kept at a reasonably low level. What you don’t want is sudden loud noise which will startle your baby.
Some parents choose to invest in products such as audio cds that replicate soothing sound in the baby’s room. This is not always necessary. It is simply to understand any attempt to create complete silence when your baby is sleeping is often not as effective as leaving the door open a little bit. The ambient noise of the room, and of other people moving around the house, will in most case make your baby sleep much better.