Newborn baby sleep is always an issue. Fans, hairdryers, clothes dryer, vent fans in the bathroom are all great for helping your baby sleep. They take care of any of the outside noise that interrupts sleep. Babies are used to constant swishing noise in the womb so it must be comforting to them. Most of these appliances would typically qualify as, so called 'white noise' apparatus. There are several wonderful commercially available white noise machines specifically designed for peaceful newborn baby sleep in mind.