Last week, late night TV talker and heir to the Tonight Show throne, Jimmy Fallon, beamed with pride upon announcing the arrival of his pride and joy.
“I would like to introduce…Winnie Rose Fallon,” Fallon captioned the first public photo (shared via Twitter) of his new baby girl
First-time parents Jimmy and Nancy Fallon couldn’t be happier, even as the late night comedian jokes about the sleepless nights around the Fallon house these days.
“It’s been a crazy couple of days — well, actually, just one day,” Fallon quipped in his first monologue after Winnie’s birth. “It was just yesterday. It feels like I’ve had a four day conference.”
Although a number of high-profile celebrities have been known to temporarily hire overnight or even professional live-in help to tend to their newborns while learning to juggle intense show business demands and the even more intense demands of parenthood, having a baby in the modern era of mobile technology is making it easier to sleep like a baby even after you’ve just had one.
Just as Winnie Fallon was entering the world last week, a groundbreaking mobile app designed specifically for babies entered Apple’s App Store.
From the team behind Sleep Genius – a neuroscience-based sleep program similarly introduced on iOS this summer – Sleep Genius Baby was launched following clinical tests and ample usage in hospital nurseries and NICUs across the U.S.
Created by leading experts in neurodevelopment, child development, sound, and music therapy, the app leverages decades of neurological research on the impact of music and sound in the development and sleep patterns of babies.
Dr. David Perlmutter, author of “The Better Brain Book,” says Sleep Genius Baby “is an essential ingredient for improving a baby’s sleep and promoting the health and development of their language, learning and music ability.”
So how does it work?
“The calming effects of the Sleep Genius music program can help your baby sleep faster and sleep deeper which will make for a healthier and happier baby,” the app’s description reads.
Available for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Sleep Genius Baby offers two particularly valuable features:
BED TIME: Play either the continuous program all night or choose the timed options to help your baby get the optimal night’s sleep.
NAP TIME: Help your baby to settle down quickly and experience soothing and rejuvenating naps.
According to details made public upon the app’s formal launch in the App Store, the music in Sleep Genius Baby has received national and international awards and endorsements from authorities on child development and children’s media.
“Sleep Genius has succeeded in making a universal parental wish come true – a wish for one’s child to develop an inner sense of calm, as well as relaxed alertness, in guiding the child’s magical years,” explains Clinical and Research Pediatric Neuropsychologist V.L. Scaramella-Nowinski, Psy.D. “These melodies are delightful and joyous to listen to (I think for all ages) and empower the child at such an early age with the inner ability to further develop in mind, body and soul…What a marvelous treasure!”
So, Jimmy, if you’re reading this, Sleep Genius Baby is available now in the Apple App Store for $4.99.