Baby Sound Machines

Sound machines aren't a new invention. Though it is a fairly new idea to make them specifically for babies. The truth is, the mother's body is baby's first sound machine. History has explained that we need to be quiet for babies, when in fact, they are completely used to noisy environments. Here are some of the latest and greatest sound machines for babies you know and love. You can even use these to help you fall asleep if you're suffering from pregnancy insomnia or just need to relax. 

Baby Shusher - The Soothing Sleep Miracle for Babies

Baby Shusher
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This amazing little gadget can help calm even the fussiest of babies. Locally, this is all the rage with parents flocking to buy them. It makes a great baby shower gift. It is light weight and measures 6.1 x 3.4 x 3.4 inches. You can use it for babies as young as birth. The machine plays loud rhythmic shushing noises, as recommended from "The Happiest Baby on the Block" by Dr. Harvey Karp. (Amazon) It even has a timer with two options 15 and 30 minutes. It runs on two AA batteries, so be sure to pack extra. It fits easily in a diaper bag and can be used anywhere.

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mybaby HoMedics SoundSpa On-The-Go

Baby SoundSpa
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Are you looking for a super portable sound machine for your baby? The Baby SoundSpa might fit the bill. This may be little but it's a power house. It will play four different sounds, including: white noise, ocean, heartbeat, and a lullaby. This machine does have a clip to help attach it to a car seat or stroller, but should be out of your baby's reach. It works with three AAA batteries and has an auto-off timer. This can be a great portable option for a baby who loves a sound machine.

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Cloud b Sleep Sheep Sound Machine Soother

Cloud b Sound Machine Soother, Sleep Sheep
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This is the cutest sound machine on the list. This fuzzy sheep has been a staple in many nurseries for years. It is a toy that can be played with for older children with supervision, but it's also a hidden sound machine. There are two timer settings on the Sleep Sheep: 23 and 45 minutes. It requires two AA batteries to run. There are eight sounds available from the sheep including a heartbeat, music, nature sounds, etc. The Sleep Sheep also has a velcro tab to attach it outside the crib. There is also a miniature version for travel. (Amazon)

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Cloud b Tranquil Turtle Sound Machine

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This cute turtle works as a sound machine and a light projector. This particular model produces an underwater effect on your ceiling. This is really calming. The brightness is adjustable and it does come with an auto shut off to avoid running down the three AA batteries required. (Though honestly, after years of use, I've never replaced the batteries.) There are only two sounds to listen to and both are nature sounds, but honestly, even when my baby was too young to care about the waves, it helped me. This one has a long shelf life. While technically it can be played with, the hard shell is not very friendly for young babies. My toddlers did enjoy this one a lot.

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