What is white noise?
White noise is a soothing hum of low, medium and high frequency sounds playing at the same time at the same intensity level. The effect is that it masks other sounds making it especially useful if you live in a loud neighbourhood to help you fall asleep. As white noise blocks out other sounds, it can be reminiscent of being in the womb for babies and help to put them to sleep.
White noise baby machine
If you’re looking for a sleep aid for your little one, you’ve come to the right place. Browse our curated edit of the very best white noise machines for your baby that just might change your day! Whether you’re looking for a human voice baby shusher, portable white noise machine or the holy grail of sound machines we really do have them all! Choose from best-selling brands including Yogasleep and Baby Shusher for the best white noise machine. Or discover our other sleep aids like the pram rocker from Rockit.
Our top choices for the best white noise machines
Need some help choosing the right machine for your little one? Let us help you with our top choices:
Portable white noise
If you’re often on the move and want something that you can easily take with you and bub wherever you go, opt for the Yogasleep Portable White Noise Machine. It can easily be attached to your pram so you can even put your bub to sleep while walking them and it comes with 3 different sounds so you can experiment with what they like best. Choose from bright white noise, deep white noise or gentle surf sounds. The USB charger can keep it going all night long and also comes with a nightlight, perfect for helping bub have a good night’s sleep.
Holy Grail White Noise
If you’re after a permanent machine fixture to live in your baby’s bedroom, then go for the Yogasleep Whish Continuous White Noise Machine. This is serious gear to help your baby have the best night’s sleep, so it’s able to play continuously all night long. You can choose from sixteen different sound options, including a fan sound, nature sounds, sleep songs and even meditation soundtracks. Keeping your baby asleep for longer, will ensure they have a more restful and deeper sleep so they can start the next day in the best possible way.
The non white noise machine
Emulating a human voice humming shhhhh, this is a non traditional white noise machine that can help to soothe your baby. It uses ancient (but medically tested) techniques to help calm down a fussy baby and lull them to sleep with similar tones to the sounds in the noisy womb. It’s also portable and very easy to use!
The pram rocker
This one isn’t a white noise machine, but it is a sleep aid! Ultra portable, you can clip this onto your pram when you’re out and about to give your baby a gentle uninterrupted rock. The rocking motion can be very calming to babies and help them to stay asleep. For longer. It’ll save your arms from rocking constantly and keep your baby satisfied and asleep.
When to stop using white noise for your baby?
If you’re using a white noise machine for your baby it’s important to make sure you place it far away from their ears and to keep the volume on low in order to protect their hearing. To avoid your little one becoming too dependent on the machine to fall asleep, alternate days using the tool.
How to use white noise for your baby?
It’s important to make sure you’re safely using any white noise machines to protect your baby.
To use a white noise machine, follow our tips:
- Place the machine at least 200m away from your baby and never put it in the crib
- Try to make the machine work at the lowest volume possible so you can still hear your baby's cries and their hearing is protected
- Experiment with the different sounds on the Yogasleep machine- it comes with 16 different ones so have a play to find what your baby likes best!
Your baby and sleep
We’re sure we don’t need to tell you how important sleep is for your baby (let alone for you!) All babies are different but generally newborns to three month olds, will sleep on and off for most of the day in short cycles to allow for feeding and nappy changes. Up to six months’ old, you can normally expect your baby to sleep for 14-15 hours still with daytime naps of around 2 hours at a time. As they get a little older from 6-12 months, your bub will likely reduce the amount of time they sleep with about 13 hours’ a day and a couple of daytime naps. As your child gets to their first year of age, their sleep routine should become easier and sleep 8-12 hours a night. It all depends on the baby though and it’s important to try and not compare yours to others, as everyone is different. If you want some more tips, be sure to check out our guide to establishing a good sleep routine.
Blackout blinds baby
Once you’ve chosen the right white noise baby machine, it’s time for another essential sleep aid; blackout blinds! Blackout blinds help to keep a room dark and remind your baby it’s time for sleep and not play. We love the Easyblinds blackout blinds as they’re ultra portable so you can take them with you when you travel too. Keep it in your car so you’re never left empty handed when sleep time calls.
How to buy white noise baby machines
If you’re looking to buy a baby white noise machine, shop at the memo for the best quality and experience! When you buy your sleep aids at the memo, you can enjoy free delivery over $99, click & collect if you live in Victoria and a flexible 30 days free return policy. We really want you to feel good about your purchase, which is why we offer a trial period!
Shopping at the memo is super easy too- simply select your favourite machine, add to your cart and proceed to the checkout. To give you the ultimate convenience we also offer a range of payment methods including PayPal, AfterPay and Zip as well as the regular debit and credit card options. Using a buy now, pay later service can be really convenient if you’re on a budget and want to space out your spending. You have the option to pay in 4 interest-free installments over 8 weeks when you use AfterPay.