5 best white noise machines that help your baby sleep
When choosing the best white noise machine for a baby, there are a couple of things parents should keep in mind.
First, avoid anything that’s placed in or close to the cot. Toys that integrate these types of sounds are cute, but the chance of them being used too close to your baby is high (and SIDS guidelines state there should be nothing in the cot, too). Place machines at least 200cm from your baby’s cot or bassinet.
Importantly, make sure the device isn’t louder than 50 decibels. If you aren’t sure, you can measure the volume yourself with an app like this one.
The Tell Me Baby community has rated the best white noise machine for a baby they’ve tried and shared their opinions on what has, or hasn’t, worked for them.
1. Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother Elephant – 5 stars
Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother Elephant offers multiple ways to soothe your baby, from a star and moon projection to melodies and white noise. TMB parents say this lamp comforts their children as they go to sleep. And it helps put them back to sleep if they wake up during the night.
2. VTech ST1000 Safe & Sound Portable Soother – 4.8 stars
Another popular choice for our reviewers is the VTech ST1000 Safe & Sound Portable Soother. This product features five relaxing lullabies, soothing sounds and a soft glow night light. Parents say they love that it’s portable and rechargeable.
3. Mybaby SoundSpa On The Go Soother – 4.3 stars
Portable and battery operated, Mybaby SoundSpa On The Go Soother features four calming sounds as well as an auto-off timer. Parents who reviewed this product said it was useful for settling their children (and sometimes themselves) to sleep. The only downside is that the batteries aren’t rechargeable. Read Mybaby SoundSpa On The Go Soother reviews.
4. Oricom Secure870 3.5″ Touchscreen Monitor w/ Starry Lightshow – 4.1 stars
A video monitor but not as you know it – the Oricom Secure870 3.5″ Touchscreen Monitor w/ Starry Lightshow comes with all the bells and whistles – lights, lullabies, white noise, nature and womb sounds. TMB parents are happy with the camera and love the sounds.
5. Baby Shusher – 3.2 stars
Simple, yet completely genius, the Baby Shusher was made by real parents and as the name suggests: it shushes your baby. Parents say it’s simple to use, and that the timer is handy so that the device isn’t shushing “for crazy amounts of time.” Read Baby Shusher reviews.