The top performers in our review are the , the Gold Award winner; the , the Silver Award winner; and , the Bronze Award winner. Here’s more on choosing a product to meet your needs, along with detail on how we arrived at our ranking of the top 10 baby sound machines.
One of the most important parts of a baby's early development is sleep, which makes baby sound machines vital if your infant struggles with sleep. Baby sound machines help babies fall asleep and stay asleep by masking noises with a constant and repeating sound. The repeating pattern is soothing and makes babies feel safe. Sudden noises and changes in environment are the most likely culprits to keep your baby from sleeping well and a good sound machine will take care of that.
Ideally, you should combine a baby sound machine with an or . A regular audio monitor might not easily detect a baby's cries over a sound machine. Of course, this also depends on how loud the sound machine is. Still, you never want to take chances with your baby. A baby video monitor allows you to check up on your baby with video and audio.
There are four key areas to consider when looking at baby sound machines: audio, helpful features, ease of use and support options. We evaluated and compared each of the products on our lineup with each other to determine which one was the best. We also considered many other baby sound machines, but they were eliminated for various reasons, such as not being an apples-to-apples comparison or simply not scoring well enough to fall in the top 10.