The Baby Shusher is a revolutionary new tool for parents using an ancient but doctor-tested technique to help soothe your fussy baby.
The Baby Shusher breaks a baby’s crying spell by engaging his or her natural calming reflex. The rhythmic shush reminds the baby of being inside the womb, where there is a constant inundation of loud sounds from blood flow and other in utero noises (up to 95 dBs, or the sound of a very loud vacuum cleaner). These sounds, which may initially seem harsh, are actually very calming to a baby.
- Revolutionary product - quickly soothes fussy baby with rhythmic "shush" sound
- Parenting technique from "The Happiest Baby on the Block"
- Timing options - 15 or 30 minutes with and user controlled volume
- Makes a great gift
- Good for newborns and up
- As seen on the NBC’s Today Show
- Needs 2AA batteries (included)
Frequently asked questions
1. When do I use the Baby Shusher?
The Baby Shusher is intended to be used when baby has been well fed and burped, has a clean diaper, and is still in a crying spell.
2. How close in proximity should I put the Baby Shusher to my baby?
It is important that the Baby Shusher is within two feet of baby’s hearing radius. This will ensure that baby hears the rhythmic shush above their own cry and engages the natural calming reflex. The Baby Shusher’s rhythmic shush can easily get lost if simply set on the dresser across the room from crib. The first goal of the Baby Shusher is to stop your baby from crying and not to simply provide soothing background noise (although this is an option once baby has calmed down).
3. Where should the speaker be pointed?
The direction of the rhythmic shush sound is VERY important. In order for baby to hear and engage with the rhythmic shush, the sound waves should be traveling TOWARD baby’s ears (and not away). This means that speaker on the bottom of your Baby Shusher should be pointed toward your baby (whether in crib, in car seat, in stroller, or while you are holding baby).
4. Should I use the Baby Shusher along with other soothing techniques?
YES. We highly recommend using the Baby Shusher along with other soothing techniques such as swaddling, swinging and sucking. Although we have seen the Baby Shusher work on its own thousands of times, it would be foolish to not bring all options to the table at once when trying to calm your crying baby.
5. What are the most common ways and places to use the Baby Shusher?
Some of the most common places to use the Baby Shusher are while holding baby, when putting baby in crib for sleep time, naps, or at night, in the car seat while driving, in the swing, and in the stroller with baby. We’ve even seen parents use the Baby Shusher as a preventive measure (starting the Baby Shusher before baby starts crying) to give baby the best possible chance of remaining calm and at peace. There are literally no limitations (except maybe in the swimming pool!).
6. Can the loud volume level hurt my Baby’s ears?
Remember, your baby is used to constantly hearing noises in utero at volumes up to 95 dBs (which is like a very loud vacuum cleaner). Our recommendation is to start the Baby Shusher at a volume loud enough to catch baby’s attention during a cry spell and engage baby’s calming reflex, and then turn the volume down on the rhythmic shush to match baby’s calming state.
7. When should I start using the Baby Shusher?
We recommend using the Baby Shusher from the day baby is born, that way it becomes a habitual way for baby to engage the calming reflex. Baby will begin to recognize the rhythmic shushimmediately and calm down even quicker over time.
8. How long does the Baby Shusher take to work?
There is really not an easy way to answer this question. We’ve seen the rhythmic shush work within seconds on baby (see the video on the home page). We’ve also seen the Baby Shusher take up to ten minutes before baby finally embraces the rhythmic shush and engages baby’s calming reflex. Every baby and situation is different and unique.
9. For how long can I use the Baby Shusher with my baby?
We’ve seen the Baby Shusher be effective all the way up to nine months old; however, the most effective season for the Baby Shusher is during the ’Fourth Trimester’ - birth to four months of age.
10. If I have problems with my Baby Shusher?
We recommend changing the batteries out with good no-rechargable batteries.
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By Anna from Auckland on 31 May 2017
This is my secret weapon for resettling my babe if he wakes up from his naps too early/wakes in the middle of the night. I turn this on, give a few bum pats, and most of the time he's out to it again. Completely awesome.
Best Invention Ever!
By Melanie from Auckland on 4 May 2017
I absolutely love this product! It not only helps my boy to sleep...it helps me too! I often sneak into his room and pinch it so I can use it to calm me down enough to catch up on some sleep during the day! I thought the 30 minute setting would be a downside...but I'm glad it's there otherwise I would forget about it and let it go all night.
Worked for us!
By Jo from Palmerston North on 14 September 2016
We used this for when our bub was up to 5 months old. It really worked for us as it's size meant you could slip it into his bassinet and take it out with you. The sound really worked with our boy and would easily send him off to sleep, we used it for every sleep.
Only downside is that it only has 2 timer settings- 15 minutes and 30 minutes, sometimes it would take longer for him to go to sleep so I'd have to sneak it and reset it! So if you are after continuous white noise then this wouldn't be the product for you. We will definitely use it again however, it was so easy to use!
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A hugely popular product here at The Sleep Store is the Baby Shusher. It is a great little machine that uses an age old true and tested technique to help soothe your little one and help you both get some much needed sleep.
Yes we can 'shush' baby to sleep ourselves but it can be a long process and when both tired this is probably the last thing you want to be doing, the Baby Shusher's rythmic 'shush' is designed to break a baby's cry spell and engage their natural calming reflex, reminding them of the sounds and safety of being inside Mum helping to calm and soothe baby when upset.
Use it in the nursery or take it out and about, with two volume settings and two timer options it can be used differently for different situations but with the same goal in mind - to help your baby sleep.
Whether you buy the Baby Shusher ready for the arrival of your baby, get one to help the cycle of crying or give one as a gift, the Baby Shusher is a fantastic tool you'll love and wonder how you ever survived without it!