Over 3,000 downloads and counting! Used for almost 600 peaceful nights last month!
Check out the website to listen to the heartbeat sound to decide if it will work for your baby.
Mommy’s heartbeat is a super easy-to-use, soothing noise-maker app for the newborn baby. With a sound that specially formulated for the small speakers of iPods/iPads/iPhones, this app is meant to comfort the baby with the reassuring, familiar sound of mommy’s heartbeat. Over 60 days, the sound will slowly fade out, allowing the newborn baby to slowly adjust to the stillness of the night and not have to depend on having background noise throughout their early years. Every little one can have a tough night, so the app allows you to add back as many days as you like if the sound needs to be a little louder on a tough night.
One simple screen shows the Play, Pause and Timer buttons. The app can be set to play for 10, 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes, or for an unlimited amount of time. It remembers your choice from the last time you opened the app, so no need to reset each time. Just press play!
Please remember to never use headphones with a baby, and make sure your volume is turned up and not on vibrate.
**Please note that the heartbeat sound on this app does not sound like what an adult would expect based on what we hear in movies and sound effects. The very bass-filled "thump" does not play loud enough on the speakers on an iPhone or iPad. Some noise-maker apps even suggest you plug in to an external speaker to use the heartbeat sound. The sound in this app is a rhythmic "swooshing" sound that plays well on the iPhone/iPod/iPad speakers.
Will it work for all babies? Probably not, but give it a try for yours!
***Usage statics based on Apple provided, anonymous sessions for IOS 8+ who have opted in. Previous 30 days on July 9, 2015***
Fixed issue that caused the 1.2 update to only work with iOS 5. Now includes iOS 4.3 and greater support.
Ratings and Reviews
I'm a newborn photographer and have been using this app to soothe brand new babies when they are brought in for pictures. Works like a charm. I'm not sure what all the negative reviews are about but this definitely helps if babies other needs of eating, sleeping etc are met.
What a ridiculous waste of .99. I would have rather burned that dollar than waste it on this app. Sounds like someone used a $12 synthesizer keyboard to record a half second clip of themselves hitting the same awful key twice. And then they looped it. Sweet. We are without our sleep giraffe for the weekend and with a fussy baby so I thought this might help. It made my ears bleed. The insult to injury is that I actually am forced to give this at least one star before I can tell the world how useless this is.
New Puppy as well
I so agree this app is great for puppies we just got a new puppy and this app gives me rest at night for you skeptical people if you read it says that it doesn't work for everyone so don't get mad at the app
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.