Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Juna Schwarz says

    I found this site and it helped me a lot! They have multiple playlists and you can pick the sound you like best to put on replay!
    Sounds that make my baby sleep it’s called!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Thanks for sharing @Juna!

  2. marpac sleepmate says

    I love these things. I can’t get to sleep at night unless I have one.

  3. Collin says

    We started using white noise when my son was only a few months old (2, I think). It was the first time he slept for more than an hour at a time. He is 17 months now and we just run white noise in his room all the time. It calms him down right away when we go to put him to bed for nap or night.

    We use the TM Soft White Noise App ( on our iPod Touch and my wife’s iPhone. It works great. In his room, we run it on a stereo, but we’ll stick it in his car seat or travel bed if we are not at home. He has and will sleep without it, but he is much more likely to wake up in the middle of the night and we have to be much more quiet after we put him in bed.

  4. Stephanie says

    Our daughter has slept with white noise since she was born 21 months ago. I did have the concern that she would become overly reliant on it, so a few months ago, I decided to eliminate the white noise at nighttime only. I turned the volume down just a tad every week until it was silent. She has adjusted fine. I still keep the white noise on during naps because I like to be able to move around the house and get things done. I also know that she won’t be napping forever, so I don’t mind having this sleep association at nap time.

  5. Angela says

    I too am a very light sleeper, every little noise wakes me up. For years I have slept with a fan running to drown out street noise, the cat running around etc. When my husband’s snoring got worse I tired the Marpac sound machine, and it works GREAT. I got a second one for my babie’s room, and though I don’t use it always it is great for when we have people over while he is sleeping, the noise never wakes him up. I highly recommend it. Marpac also has a smaller sized travel machine, great for noisy hotels where people are stomping up and down the hallways at all hours.

  6. Stephany says

    We started using white noise when our little girl was about a month old. She was colicky and would cry enlessly at night. One night I decided, out of desperation, to try something that our doctor had suggested (why we didn’t try it sooner I don’t know). I went into her dark room where she was crying in her crib and just plugged in my hairdryer and turned it on. She IMMEDIATELY got quiet and was asleep in about 30 seconds. It didn’t always work like magic, and it definitely didn’t end all of our sleep and/or colic problems, but it was definitely a great tool to have. I found a website that sold all sorts of whtie noise MP3s (including the hair dryer) and that’s what we still use to this day at night (she’s 14 mos now). Sometimes we put it on repeat, and sometimes we don’t. I think by now it’s a sleep association with her, and it helps her fall asleep and it helps to keep her asleep when there is noise in the rest of the house, but she doesn’t need to have it on all night long to sleep.

  7. Shelly says

    I bought a Graco sound machine from Target for my daughter when she was about a month old after fighting with her to go to sleep and stay asleep daily. That thing was amazing! We swaddled her up tight and turned it on top volume and she was out like a light! When we moved her to her own room, it took me awhile to adjust to sleeping without the noise. 🙂

    She is 14 months old now and very alert and interested in everything that’s going on. So, we still use that sound machine in her room to drown out all the noise. Otherwise, she would probably wake up at every sound. I don’t care if it’s a “sleep association” if it helps us all sleep through the night. 🙂

  8. Mel says

    I use a white noise/ocean waves mp3 for my little boy. It hasn’t fixed his sleeping issues, but we recently had 8 weeks of building work going on in our house and it was so effective at drowning out the noise he only woke during one nap.
    For me the only down side is how annoying it is hearing it through the baby monitor!