Sleep machines, soothing sounds and white noise machines for babies
Here you will find a table where you can compare the different sleep sound machines for babies and decide which is the best sleep machine for your little one.
Benefits of a sleep sound machine for babies and children
All parents know that some babies and toddlers just don’t seem to settle very well, particularly at night after a feed.
Many also have problems settling when you are traveling, at a friend or relatives house and in the dreaded supermarket.
There are so many situations when all you want is for your little one to just go to sleep or at least to be calm and settled!
As parents and primary caregivers, when your sleep is constantly interrupted for long periods of time you can become extremely sleep deprived. This can have serious consequences on all aspects of your life, because trying to settle your baby or toddler can quite literally drain you of energy.
This is where a sleep sound machine can be a miracle worker! The soothing lullabies and light displays can really calm your baby down, relax them and help them to drift off into a a lovely long sleep.
What to look for in a sleep sound machine for babies and children
In general, there are two different sleep sound machines for babies, both of which are useful in their own way.
Cuddly toys: These are the cutest sound machines ever! Most parents find that their little ones become very passionate about their cuddly toy that makes wonderful soothing sounds at any time of the day or night.
Toddlers love to carry their cuddly toy around with them or hug them in bed at night and they are so easy to take around with you to the supermarket, in the car or out for the day at the park. Check out my top rated Cloud B sound machine here.
In a cuddly toy sound machine you want natural sounds, lullabies, white noise or a combination of these sounds. You also want to be able to remove the sound machine from inside the toy, so you can wash the covering and keep it clean. A timer is also a useful feature, because you can set it for a hour for example, and it will switch off automatically, saving your batteries.
Sound and light displays: The second type of sound machine you can buy for babies and children is one that is best kept in the nursery. These play lullabies, white noise, natural sounds or a combination of these sounds, and they may or may not have a light display as well.
A night light that can be turned on and off, volume control and a timer are all features that you might find useful in your baby sound machine.
Read my review of the top rated Skip Hop Nightlight Soother here.
You can read all of my baby sound machine reviews here and there is sure to be one that will help you to settle your baby and give you a good night’s sleep as well.