A radio station is broadcasting the sound of fan heaters and other domestic appliances to try to help babies sleep, reports the BBC.

One sleep consultant cautioned parents however not to rely on such a method to help their baby, as a range of health issues might be disrupting their sleep.

The idea for the station was developed by presenter Sam Oakley, who said she had played tumble-dryer sounds to soothe her son, and wanted to share the ideas with other families.