the best white noise machine for babies and kids (and me!) #serioussleep

January 31, 2014

(Disclosure: I am a sleeping-with-white-noise addict, and so is my entire family. This is our true White Noise Story. This story is  compensated by Marpac via the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. It is true and in my own words.)



We’ve been using fans for white noise to help with sleep ever since our firstborn came along. Sometimes I worry that it was a bad habit to start, but it got us through, and we do what we have to do, right? In the baby stage, one has to do what works and white noise was essential to our getting the sleep we so desperately needed. So, our only regret is that for most of these years we used fans, sucking money from our bank account using too much electricity and drying us out as the unneeded blast of air blows around the room.

For all these years, I hadn’t found a white noise machine that was affordable and didn’t only play sounds like running water or birds chirping. (Too brain-engaging for my liking.) Until now, that is, because I’ve found the solution for helping my kiddos sleep well with white noise without drying them out with a fan. (Which also saves me from hearing, I’m thiiiirstyyyy! in the middle of the night.)


Unlike using a fan or other white noise devices, the Dohmie’s sound is seamless and continuous because it uses electro-mechanical technology to create the natural sound of rushing air, unlike other white noise machines that work on a digital loop and cut off after a set period of time. And with a twist of the top, you can change the way the sound is released, thereby changing the deepness of the white noise tone. Not only that, but the Dohmie has two settings for overall volume. We use the highest setting to be sure to block out household noises that might keep Elsie overly interested in what she might be missing and therefore, awake. NO AWAKE, NO!!

Yes, it’s true. Elsie is a handful at bedtime and needs routine desperately. The Dohmie helps with that routine because it acts as a signal for her, to start getting ready to sleep. And that, is a good thing.






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Lynda M O February 2, 2014 at 12:43 am

Love my fan noise so much that when I am not home I don’t sleep well. Hadn’t consider the drying effects here in the land of little moisture anyway. Hmmmm….
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White Noise Machine March 24, 2014 at 2:43 am

I use white noise for myself. I have to have a fan or something running at all time or I get very nervous. (Yeah, I guess I am just weird). I have a very hard time sleeping without some form of background noise. I use a fan in my kids’ room mostly because they go to bed before my husband and I do so it masks the sound of us talking or the TV or whatever. As long as you are not using it at a stupidly loud volume, I don’t see how a white noise machine will damage your baby’s hearing.

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