You might think your baby needs complete silence to sleep, but your little one may actually like to have some background noise. Bedtime for your tot is not always going to be the quietest time, especially if you have a busy household. Getting your little one used to background noises while they’re resting will allow your home to continue to run as normal without worrying about waking the baby.
A baby white-noise machine can help (just be sure you use it correctly) drown out your older kids doing somersaults off of the couch and help your babe drift off into a restful sleep. We found the best ones so that your babe will be snoring and drooling in no time.
Tiny Love Sound ‘n Sleep Projector Soother
This quirky little creature doubles as a sound machine and a light projector. Turn it on to play the perfect lullaby and watch your little one be mesmerized by the soft-glowing stars that dance around the ceiling. The coolest part? There’s an integrated sensor that’ll trigger songs to sound when your little one fusses and cries.
Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle Soother
Tired of shushing your baby to sleep? Turn the job over to the pro. This sound machine provides 15 or 30 minutes of continuous shushing sounds, making it easy to follow Dr. Harvey Karp’s The Happiest Baby on the Block technique.
White Noise Sound Machine
Despite whining and crying for hours on end when it’s time to go to sleep, your baby wants to doze off just as much as you want them to. Help usher them into a restful snooze with six different soothing white-noise sounds. HoMedics White Noise Sound Machine has calming tones like the pitter-patter of rain, or the delicate chirps of summertime bugs. The compact machine is both battery- and adapter-powered, which means you can take it from the nursery to your room to the living room for a quick midday nap without having to unplug several cords.
Skip Hop Owl Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother
As we mentioned earlier, one study cautions against too-loud sound machines that could potentially damage an infant’s hearing. This Skip Hop soother lets you control the volume of what your baby hears, from lullabies to nature sounds.
Cloud B Sleep Sheep Baby Sound Soother
Instead of counting sheep to sleep, your baby can be soothed by this one instead! Strap this cuddly little lamb to your baby’s crib, and choose from four soothing sounds, including a mother’s heartbeat, to lull your baby to sleep.