When your little one comes home, it can be tough for them to get used to sleeping outside of mommy’s tummy at first. To help, manufacturers have created noise machines that can help soothe your little one to sleep with a variety of calming nature and musical sounds. Having one of these can be great, but how do you know what is the Best Baby Noise Machine for your little one?
With that in mind, we went shopping for you and built a list of our 10 Best Baby Noise Machines in 2018 to give you some ideas of the options out there to help your little one sleep.
We hope that with our list and recommendations, choosing a noise machine for your little one is an easy process so that they can fall to sleep easier.
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How To Choose A Baby Noise Machine – Buying Guide
Choosing the best noise machine for your little one’s room can be the difference between a good night’s sleep lasting all night or you and your little one being up all night. When it came time for us to decide on the 7 Best Baby Noise Machines in 2018, we wanted to make sure each one met a certain set of criteria so that when you brought them home, they would work perfectly. This criteria included:
Noise machines can be powered in a multitude of ways, whether it be through a wall socket, USB plug or by batteries. While it can be more expensive in the long run, using a battery powered machine can make it portable and still able to function if the power goes out. To help save money, consider buying rechargeable batteries
A sleep timer is essentially a countdown clock inside the machine that can be set when you lay your little one down for bed. For that set amount of time, the machine will produce white noise to help your little one fall asleep. This can be very handy, however, some come with an automatic sleep timer that will keep you from playing it continuously through the night.
Some baby noise machines will come with a remote control. This remote control can help make it easy to operate the machine from a distance without disturbing your little one’s sleep without ever having to enter the room.
Having a noise machine that looks like a machine may get the job done, but might be aesthetically pleasing to your child or fit into their room. Manufacturers know this and have designed noise machines that are designed to look like a cuddly stuffed animal or can fit their room decor.
The amount of sound variety that a noise machine can generate can vary depending on the machine. Some common sounds include:
- Nursery melodies
- Animal sounds
- Ambient nature sounds
- White noise
Finding a machine that provides your little one with a noise that appeals to them might be something that you wait to know their preference before buying a noise machine.
Benefits of a baby noise machine
Using a noise machine to can benefit your little one while they try to sleep in many different ways. We decided to highlight a few of the more apparent benefits that any parent should take into consideration when buying a noise machine,
A study in 2008 reported that running a noise machine or fan during an infant’s sleep can help provide up to a 72% reduction in the chance of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). If the child was sleeping in a hot room and on their stomach, both of which can be risk factors for SIDS, the reduction was even greater. While they are not sure why it helps, they are sure that it does.
While your baby sleeps, the sound that comes from a noise machine can help keep their brain active during the night. During the night, if they are sleeping in a quiet room and a loud noise occurs, it can excite their brain and wake them up. The constant noise from a noise machine and keep that from happening.
It’s safe to say that it’s unlikely that your baby’s nursery isn’t the most soundproof room. From noises of cars driving by, to the sound of pots and pans or even plates being put away in the kitchen, the sounds that a noise machine can fill your little one’s room with can mask those sounds.
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Creating the right environment for your little one to sleep in is very important and a noise machine can help them fall to sleep comfortably. While there are many different options for you to consider when buying a noise machine, the choice you do make will likely come down to personal preference.
Our hope is that with our list of the 10 Best Baby Noise Machines in 2018, our recommendations have given you an idea of what to look for when choosing a noise machine.
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