Whether you live in a city apartment where trash trucks and street noises can disturb even the soundest sleepers, or way out in the woods where it's so quiet you feel like you're anxiously listening for an abnormal sound — noise machines are total game-changers. Not only are they great for improving adults' sleep, they're also perfect for nurseries. They can provide nature-based sounds, lullabies, and even white noise options that are super comforting. They will certainly help your baby fall asleep faster and easier. We've rounded up some highly-reviewed options from Amazon that are sure to soothe your little one off into dreamland.
HoMedics White Noise Sound Machine
With over 33,000 reviews and a near-perfect Amazon rating, this little machine is sure to add a soothing quality to any child's room. It offers six sounds: white noise, thunder, ocean, rain, summer night, and a running brook. All of these sounds can be adjusted, which is great if you live in a noisy apartment building that you're hoping to drown out.
In addition to nature sounds, this machine offers lullabies, making it the perfect choice for a newborn's room. At only 0.4 pounds, it's a great model for traveling if you want to maintain a sense of home. Finally, it also offers a small night light with a little owl drawn on the top.
This little sound machine offers eight noises: a heartbeat, a dryer, the ocean, wind, rain, birds, and general white noise. It comes with an easy-to-use app that allows you to control the sounds, timer, and volume from another room. It also comes with a free trial of Hatch Premium, which has lots of bedtime stories and music options to choose from.
This sound machine features fewer bells and whistles, but with over 9,500 reviews and five stars, you know it's good. It includes soothing sounds like bright white noise, deep white noise, and gentle surf. This model also comes with a child-proof hook, so you can attach it inside a crib — and it emits a stream of cozy amber light, making it easy to find.
This sound machine has 24 soothing sounds, and they're broken down into categories of fan-centric sounds and white noise. You can choose from a variety of options, including nature-based sounds and lullabies. It also comes with 30, 60, and 90-minute sleeping presets, but you can also opt to have it play all night long.
Not only does this adorable, owl-shaped sound machine come with a detachable hook to hang it inside a crib, but it's also made of chew-safe materials — so you don't have to worry about your toddler waking up from a nap and grabbing it. This model has a variety of sound choices, including the option to pair it with the VoiceShare app (which allows you to pre-record voices and sounds). You can even set it to turn on and off with a timer!
This sound machine is still super small, but it has an actual fan inside to help produce calming noise. It has 10 settings you can use to adjust tone and volume, and it's size makes it perfectly portable. This machine also has a companion app, so you can completely control it from the next room. Finally, it has a really cool nursery calibration, which takes into account the normal sounds coming from your baby's nursery, then adjusts accordingly to protect their ears.
With 24 sounds to choose from, you'll never get sick of this little noise machine. You can also use the audio input to listen to your own sounds, which you can easily upload. This pick has timer presets, a soft night light, and even the option to set it on fan mode.
This white noise machine has 14 sounds, including lullabies, nature, and white noise options. It also has a soft night light that's just bright enough to use as a changing light late at night. It also comes with timer presets that you can tailor to your needs.
At only 3.7 inches in diameter, this tiny white noise machine is the perfect option if you want to hide it in the corner of a room, or take it with you on the road. It has 11 sounds, as well as a cute swirl design that lights up like a subtle night light.