Sometimes, we all need a little help catching some Zzs. Whether you live on a noisy street or your child is a very light sleeper, sound machines are there to assist your little one. They block out the noisiest trucks—or even just the sounds you make walking around the house after your little one is tucked in. Sound machines have white noise options, more natural sound options and in some cases, there are even lullaby options. You can find what works for your child and helps lull them to sleep the most effectively. It might be something unexpected like a babbling brook or ocean waves.
We found the best sound machines for kids. These picks are easy to set up. They all have timers, so they won’t run all night after your child has already dozed off. One be controlled by an app on your phone, making it so you don’t have to risk waking your sleeping baby up. Some of our picks even have built-in nightlights or time-to-wake-up lights to teach your child when it’s OK to wake mom up on the weekends.
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1. White Noise Sound Machine
This compact sound machine can travel anywhere you go. It’s lightweight, which means you can easily pack it on a road trip or even for a flight. Your baby or child will be lulled to sleep by one of six soothing sounds, including brook, summer night, rain, ocean, thunder and white noise. The machine turns off automatically after 15, 30 or 60 minutes to save energy. It’s available in silver, blue or gold.
2. Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine
This little sound machine can do a whole lot. It’s a sound machine, nightlight and time-to-rise alarm all in one. You can also program it from your phone through Hatch’s app, so you won’t accidentally wake or disturb your little one. Even the light’s brightness and sound levels can be adjusted via the app. You’ll be able to use this device for years. It’s designed to adapt its purpose as your child gets older.
3. Letsfit White Noise Machine
Whereas most sound machines only have a handful of options for you to choose from, this noise machine for kids has a whopping 14, including 3 white noise options, 3 lullabies and 5 natural sounds. The noise machine has a subtle night light, which will help guide the parent’s way as they stumble in to check on their child. It comes in white, black, gray or a faux wood grain finish.