My husband and I were faced with a terrible dilemma when my second child was born. The baby was in our room for the first few months and my toddler was in the room next to us. The first few nights with our new baby home, we got zero sleep. Our baby would wake up the toddler with his crying and my toddler would wake up the baby with her crying. This was our back and forth nightmare of no sleep for weeks.
We were so tired so I decided to download a noise machine app that was amazing and it saved us! We put the tablet in our toddler’s room and I would use my phone in our room for the baby. This tablet and phone noise app system worked great in their rooms for naps too, unless I wanted to use one of these devices for myself. I decided to do some research for a sound machine.
I looked on good ‘ol Amazon and found the solution! The Homedics Sound Spa came to the rescue! I ordered one for my little girl and used the tablet in the other room, but as the kids got older I purchased one machine for each of them. Since purchased, we have not gone one night without the Sound Spa. I even take it with us when we travel! Now that I have three kids, this machine is a lifesaver for when one child is sleeping and the others are not. Or, when all the kids are sleeping and I have to vacuum or do something noisy in the living room. The Sound Spa plays background noises so the kids don’t wake up from random noises.
The Sound Spa plays six different nature sounds, but we always use the white noise sound. The “white noise” feature sound is the most constant and works the best for my kids. I mentioned earlier that we take the Sound Spa with us when we travel. We recently got back from a trip to visit family. It was over a holiday weekend so there were lots of family members at our cabin. I was determined to keep the baby on her schedule so she would be a happy camper. In came the Sound Spa. She took her two regular naps and she went down for bed before everyone without getting woken up. With company around it’s impossible to ask everyone to whisper while the baby sleeps, so having the Sound Spa to drown out the noises of all the fun times being had was perfect.
-You can plug it in or use batteries
-Different volumes depending on need
-Different sounds depending on preference
-Timer or continuous play
-Good for any age
-6 different buttons that my kids love to push over and over
-Easy to turn on and off, which can be a pro unless you have a baby who constantly turns it off and on all day
This is one of my favorite and most used baby/toddler items. When my husband offers to entertain the kids while I nap, I have even used the sound machine for me! Hey, anything that can helps kids sleep and in turn help parents get a little extra sleep gets my stamp of approval.
What favorite products do you use to help your kids sleep? Have you ever used or heard of a sound machine?
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