About our recordings

The secrets of our soothing sounds

It all started at home

We developed little sleepyhead to help our own children get to sleep. Today, our CDs and mp3 downloads are used by thousands of parents, by midwives and in hospitals.

Our recordings were each tested by George and his band of little helpers and are proven to be effective for both babies and adults.

We choose each sound for its effectiveness to help infants sleep and for its ability to mask other sounds that can wake a baby.

Calming and consistent

Every track on the little sleepyhead CD and each downloadable mp3 captures the calming and consistent background of a familiar household sound. Each track on the CD runs for eighteen minutes – long enough to comfort even the most stubborn baby. They all fade in and out smoothly so you can leave a CD player on repeat play. You can also loop a selection of our downloadable tracks for continuous soothing play.

Digital purity

Whether you choose a CD or our mp3 downloads, you 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.

Acousticallycontrolled recordings

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 favoured by leading recording studios and we record direct to digital for the purest, cleanest sound possible.

Experience and expertise

little sleepyhead’s Stephen Martin, is a sound recordist with more than twenty years experience working in sound. He oversees every recording session to ensure the highest standards of audio fidelity and consistency.

We have also introduced some natural atmospheres captured by sound recordist Steve Gough. Steve’s background in film and editing means he has an ear for truly atmospheric and captivating sounds.

Sony quality control

Our CDs are mastered using our proprietory “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.