There are times when your baby really gets fussy for no reason at all. And no matter what you do, the only remedy you find that works is the lulling effect of your voice-- no matter how bad sounding it may be to you and your husband. However, babies do love sounds and music and anything that catches the attention of their auditory senses.
Come to think of it, the ears are the very first senses that develop inside the womb. That's the reason why doctors would recommend you to talk or sing to your baby while they are developing inside your womb. But as your baby grows and your chores begin to pile up, you need to leave your baby once in a while just so you can continue focusing on chores and errands around the house.
You will definitely require the need of extra help to soothe your fussy baby: get yourself noise machines. Sleep machines are baby radios that are made for the purpose of soothing your baby to sleep. They become less fussy hearing natural sounds around them. And it is said that sounds stimulate your baby's brain that why they get to be shushed by natural sounds. They get to become curious and interested in these sounds.
There are so many Amazon sound machines that you can choose from. We have screened through a number of white noise machines and came down with a list of five best sound machines. This will help you decide which white noise sound machine can help calm your baby down the best.
Quick Comparison Table
Skip Hop Moonlight and Melodies Soother
Cloud b On The Go Travel Sound Machine
Graco Sweet Slumber Sound Machine
Baby Shusher The Soothing Sleep Miracle
HoMedics Soundspa Lullaby Sound Machine
5.5 x 4.5 x 6"
8.7 x 5.8 x 5.1"
6 x 6 x 6"
5 x 2.3 x 2.3"
4.5 x 3.6 x 5.5"
2 x AA Batteries (included)
Plugged-in/ 4 x AA batteries
2 x AA batteries (included)
Skip Hop Moonlight and Melodies Soother
We just can't get over with the adorable and lovable design of the Skip Hop Moonlight and Melodies Nightlight Soother. And yes! You get two great things in one item plus one. The Skip Hop Moonlight and Melodies Nightlight Soother is a sound machine for sleeping, as well as a nightlight! Another great thing about it is that it also has a night projection feature for your baby.
It's a great item to have and own because it is also a very cute decorative piece. The reason why we love this item so much is that it plays eight lovely sounds for your babies. It plays four classical musical sounds and four sounds from nature. The four musical sounds are Brahm's Lullaby, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Rock-a-bye Baby, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The four nature sounds are the rainforest, Jungle Crickets, Waves and the white noise with heartbeat sound for babies. Although the selection is quite small for a white noise machine for your baby, they play just right for any little tot to sleep and relax to. The fabric wings of the wise owl are the speakers that play smooth music and crisp sounds without sounding too electronic.
You would also love the fact that this portable sound machine comes with a gentle soft glow nightlight for your baby to use. The nightlight is very helpful when you have the need to feed your baby in the middle of the night or even change their diapers when you need to. Your baby can both listen to music and watch projected glowing lights in the dark that you can also adjust in the dark. This helps in relaxing your baby to sleep or back to sleep.
Plus, you will love that your wise owl is quite an adorable display to have in your baby's room. The wise owl is also portable that can even play music for a full straight hour. You have the option to use the timer that sets off at 15, 30 or 60 minutes. Everything about these sound machines for babies is adjustable. You can choose to play music only, nature sounds only, nightlight only, projection only or a mix of any of the options that you have, whichever fits your babies beloved needs.
Details of the Skip Hop Moonlight and Melodies Soother
This is such an adorable huggable sleep companion. No kidding. Even if it does have a baby sound machine inside the huggable plush toy, it's just as soft and cuddly as ever. This becomes an all favorite toy for children. It also becomes the wonderful travel companion for your little tot and it's an automatic life saver when you're out and you need some sort of a baby shusher.
The reason why we love this item so much is the fact that it does fulfill its function as a sound machine and even more. The music it plays is gentle and soothing even for us parents. And this white noise machine is just as effective at calming our babies down. Besides, bringing an item that calms your baby down in a snap will make all your errands run more smoothly and be more productive.
You will definitely love the Cloud B white noise machine generator because it plays four wonderful nature sounds, namely: gentle stream, ocean waves, spring showers and whale sounds. It is a definite pacifier that allows you to do all your chores without the worry of your baby ever getting to bother you as you mind your own business.
You will also love that this Amazon sound machine is easy to carry around because it also comes with a velcro strap where you can just strap it on your baby stroller or shopping cart or your baby carrier. It is also quite a lovable item because you can remove the soothing sounds machine for baby inside the plush toy so you can wash the plushie. You can either just wipe it off using mild soap and water or just simply wash it off in the washing machine.
This white noise player is truly effective in keeping your baby at bay. Your child will love this baby sleeper machine and for that reason, we rank it second on our list of the best sound machines for babies.
Details of the Cloud b On The Go Travel Sound Machine
We have to admit, one of the reasons why the Graco Sweet Slumber Sound Machine caught our attention is because it simply reminds us of R2D2.
The adorable robot just reminds us of great childhood accompanied with great entertainment. This euphoric feeling we got matched the ability of the Graco Sweet Slumber sound machine to give your baby great entertainment. It does at the same time function as a great slumber inducer.
This sound machine for sleeping is pre-programmed with a series of sounds and songs that really help in making your little tot sleep better. One other function it has that we would often expect other sound machines at home would be the feature of customization. Of course, we can get kind of tired listening to the same set of sounds over and over again. And if it does irritate you at some point, it might be doing the same for your little one too. But babies aren't as picky as we are. One plus factor for this sleep sound machine is that it also doubles as a USB speaker. You can play along kid-friendly songs or other white noise free sleep sounds for your baby.
It also has a compartment where you can put your MP3, MP4, Ipod player inside the sound machine for baby. That way, you won't be able to accidentally tip off the wire connecting the sound machine to your player. One other reason to love it further more is that it is a portable sound machine for baby. You can bring it with you anytime and anywhere because it can run on 4 AA batteries or just plugged-in. So, no matter where you go, you can use this baby sleep machine.
You will also come to love the gentle blue night light. It looks like a glow in the dark sticker over our R2D2 looking sound machine. It does shine enough light for you to see where you're going without waking up your baby, so that's a love factor right there. Unfortunately, this item does come with noticeable flaws. There is barely any pre-programmed music to choose from and they aren't white noises either. It's like a demo music box kind of thing. And you would have the need to constantly change the batteries every month if you rely on it always being in portable mode. For these reasons, the Graco Sweet Slumber Sound Machine is our third choice.
You will love our next best sleep machines, it is one that has been featured on NBC's Today Show. Initially, we think that loud noises irritate our babies but according to a research done by Dr. Harvey Karp, a louder sterner shushing sound is actually very effective in calming babies down. Surprising how effective that technique is, we wanted to make sure if it really does the trick. And you know what we found out? It really does. When your baby cries really loud, a steady rhythmic shushing sound which is louder and firmer than your baby's cry really does the trick-- at least most of the time. We are really surprised at the results. This is a technique from 'The Happiest Baby on the Block' Book. Interesting, huh?
At first, we at ParentsNeed HQ were very skeptical about the baby shusher. The baby shusher just sounds so harsh and apparently quite unorthodox but when we think about it, we often shush our toddlers when they grow older so why can't we do the same to our babies? Apparently, a shushing sound louder than your baby's cries will eventually keep them quiet. That is because when they were still inside our wombs, they only hear the loud rush of blood in our bloodstream and other in utero sounds. That's the pretty simple principle of the baby shusher.
This baby shusher review isn't all about the good of this baby noise machine. Though it is absolutely effective in calming down a baby's crying spell, but it does have that horrible design flaw. The first design flaw is the speaker. It's found at the bottom of the baby rocket shape. It also becomes a problem when you tip the rocket shusher to its side so the sound will be louder but it ends up rolling all over the place. And one of the downsides of owning a baby shusher is that the maximum timer set-off is 30 minutes. Unfortunately, some babies take more than 30 minutes to sleep.
We also think that it needs to do away with the twisty thing to activate the shushing. You know, buttons would be so much easier to use because at least you can just use one hand with it. But at least it's not much of a bother for anyone if it really does the job at calming your baby down. Thumbs up for the calming effect but definitely thumbs down for design and that's why we are putting it in spot number four!
Details of the Baby Shusher The Soothing Sleep Miracle
We see plenty of projectors flashing moons and stars on ceilings. We admit, they may be soothing and entertaining for our children but we as adults pretty much find it very ordinary. If that's how you feel, you might better choose a multicolored projection light for your baby.
And the good thing about it is that you can choose from three different projection discs. The projector discs feature the celestial night sky, ocean creatures, and jungle birds.
The My Baby Sound Machine works mainly as a white noise sound machine for babies. It plays six different white noise sounds that we find very appealing for our babies. Our babies end up loving the projection just as much as the sounds it plays. It plays white noise, ocean waves, summer night, thunderstorm, brook, and the all-time favorite heartbeat sounds for baby.
It is very lightweight and fine easy to use. You can use the timer for this one. It has four auto shut-off timer: 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. You can just set the time for the sound machine to play the nature sounds. You will also love this because it is portable and you can carry it around with you whenever you need to go out on a trip or just have a quick run to the grocery. This way, no matter where you are, your baby is always accompanied by an item that would keep him/her at bay. This best sleep sound machine aids you in keeping your little one relaxed and constantly in a good mood.
However, this may come at a price. Even if this is a good device, we have noticed that it comes with an electrical wiring defect that affects the projector after a couple of use. It may be DIYed but not all the problems can be dealt with a quick fix. For this reason, we are putting this HoMedic sound machine in our fifth favorite spot.
Details of the HoMedics Soundspa Lullaby Sound Machine
There are plenty of white noise machines out there that are made to help in keeping your little one soothed. It helps in calming dry spells and even reduces fussiness. Sound machines for babies also acts as good brain stimulants and auditory stimulants that help in brain development. No matter which of the five sound machines you get. We guarantee you that you will still be happy with any of it.