5 Best Baby Sound Machines for Sleeping
Hatch Baby Rest Night Light and Sound Machine, $60
We love this high-tech sound machine because you can control all its amazing features from your phone. The Hatch Baby Rest Night Light and Sound Machine allows you to pre-program soothing light and sound settings. You can adjust hues, brightness, volume, and sounds to your baby’s preferences or use one of the sleep expert-approved presets. Plus, this device can grow with your baby with soothing newborn breastfeeding settings, nightlight settings for preschoolers, and time-to-rise settings for older children.
MyBaby SoundSpa Portable, $25
HoMedics, the makers of MyBaby SoundSpa have been named the Official Sound-Conditioning Partner of the National Sleep Foundation. Equipt with six soothing lullaby sounds, your baby will benefit from the comfortable ambiance of a heartbeat, white noise, cradle, ocean, brook, or summer night soundtrack. A major bonus to the MyBaby SoundSpa is how portable it is — just toss it in your diaper bag for the next overnight at grandma's house. Its auto-off timer is equally as helpful.
Munchkin Nursery Projector and Sound System, $30
The Munchkin Nursery Projector and Sound System not only offers 20 different sounds (from lullabies to Mozart), but it comes with three projection cartridges so you can display sweet scenes on the wall or ceiling of your baby’s nursery. (The cartridges can be stored behind the unit so you won't lose them!) We like the system’s voice activation feature most though — the device can turn on at the sound of your baby’s cry.
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Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle Soother, $35
We could all use help in the baby shushing department, and this Sleep Miracle Soother does just that thanks to its ability to record real human voices. Just record yourself making a shushing sound, or any other soothing techniques you may have and let the machine finish for you. Powered by batteries, this device is portable and has a wrist strap so you don’t have to shush while carrying your child. No wonder it’s a #1 best seller on Amazon.
Cloud b Sleep Sheep On-The-Go Travel Sized White Noise Sound Machine, $26
By far the cutest sleep sound machine to make our list, the Cloud b Sheep Sleep has won several industry awards from National Parenting Council's Seal of Approval to the iParenting Media Award. It’s a trusty on-the-go tool — you can clip it to any stroller or bag and be on your way. The Sleep Sheep features four nature sounds including a gentle stream, spring showers, ocean waves and harmonious whale sounds for a peaceful rest. Two other perks worth noting: The auto timeout feature is a battery saver, and the machine washable fabric is essential so you can give your sheep a good clean every now and then.