Putting a baby to sleep can be a gargantuan task, but sometimes a little white noise is all that you need. Rather than filling your home with big white noise machines, you can turn your phone into a relaxing sound box that will help keep things calm in your home. (It’s also a great idea for travel!).

We’ve put together a list of five apps (both iOS & Android) that can help you create a soothing environment, along with links and descriptions of the apps for you to explore further.

1. White Noise: “Even when you’re asleep, your brain is constantly scanning and listening for sounds. If it’s too quiet, unwanted noises such as faucet drips or police sirens can interrupt your sleep. White Noise generates sounds over a wide range of frequencies, masking those noise interruptions, so you can not only fall asleep, but stay asleep.” Read more