A lot of babies, toddlers, older children, teens, and even adults use sound machines for white noise while sleeping. When babies are born, the quiet of a room can be “deafening” when they’re used to all the sounds of being in their mother’s womb. For children who take daytime naps, putting on background noise can help drown out regular noises of the day that might interrupt sleep. Many pediatricians recommend noise machines for little ones and I even have adult friends who use noise machines — or simply download apps on their phones — to lull themselves to sleep. While I don’t need white noise to fall asleep myself, I am a very light sleeper so I can certainly understand how the consistent noise would help keep me asleep.
All that to say, I purchased a Dreamegg Portable White Noise Machine in preparation for Enzo’s arrival, I’ve used it every day (multiple times a day) since he was born, and I love it so much that I bought a second one recently… and decided to share. Here’s what I love:
- The machine is tiny — about 3.5″ — and therefore extremely portable
- Comes with a ring and a string for easier use to attach to a stroller or car seat
- Plugs into a USB port to charge and a light on the device indicates if charging is needed
- A single charge lasts for a full day of napping and bedtime through morning
- You can easily set the timer for 30, 60, or 90 minutes until shut off (for us, the noise turning off actually tends to wake Enzo so we don’t set a timer)
- There’s multiple sounds to include E’s favorite which is a babbling brook, along with traditional music, shushing, fetal noise, TV, the ocean, etc.
- The latest version I got last week has been slightly improved so that the buttons are actually glow in the dark to help a parent adjust settings without having to turn a light on
- The coil pattern on top of the machine is also a night light that has its own settings
- Adjustable volume from veryyyyy quiet to way too loud for me to ever sleep through
- There’s a lock latch on the back to keep the various settings in place for the next time you turn it on (and also so kids won’t change settings)
- And the cost — especially considering all the use I’ve gotten out of it — is really inexpensive at $29.50
So if I loved the first one so much, why did I get another? Well, I won’t lie… it started getting a bit glitchy. When the new one arrived I actually found out that it was the included charging chord that was having issues and not the sound machine itself, but even if I had to throw the whole first unit away, it would have been well worth the $30 I spent 2.5 years ago; we got an incredible amount of use out of it. But don’t take my word for it, this white noise machine has a 4.6 rating with over 6500 reviews on Amazon!
Whether you have a newborn or are an adult wanting to use a portable noise machine instead of your phone so as to not drain your battery, I couldn’t recommend the Dreamegg Portable White Noise Machine more.