S.C. asks from Troy, MI on October 08, 2008
White Noise Machines Questions
Right now and for yrs I have been using a fan in my sons room to block out noise. Well, the winter months are here and his new room gets too cold with a fan on in the winter. My other sons room gets hot when the heat is on. so to balance things out i am looking into buying a "white noise" machine. I need one that is loud like a fan (on high) and one that is just soothing. Im not looking to spend hundreds of dollars. CAN ANYONE give me some advice on where to purchase and what to be cautious of? I AM NOT ASKING FOR SUGGESTIONS ABOUT USING OTHER ITEMS I WANT TO KNOW IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS A WHITE NOISE MACHINE AND IF THEY LIKE IT WHICH ONE IS BEST. THANKS!!!
K.A. answers from Detroit on October 08, 2008
I hope you don't take this the wrong way but I wanted to give you some advice. It may be too late for your 3 yr old, but maybe not your 5 month old (but not sure). It is best if you can raise them to sleep through noise. I did that with my son and let me tell you....it paid off. Since he was a baby, he could sleep through loud music, thunderstorms, talking, tv's, etc. He's almost 17 now and is still the same (of course he sleeps through his alarm too much...that's not so great lol). Me, however, I need to sleep with a box fan to drown out noise. As far as what you're looking for...I am of no help. Sorry!!!
B.V. answers from Detroit on October 08, 2008
I got my girls' sound machines at Bed Bath & Beyond. I think they were $25-30. They feature 5-6 different sounds, but my girls prefer the "ocean" sounds. BTW, they are able to sleep without it (on vacation or at grandma's) but we live two blocks off a busy road and hospital, and it really helps block out traffic sounds at night.
J.L. answers from Detroit on October 09, 2008
I find that in the winter a humidifier works well because they buzz and also are a must during the dry winter. Good luck!
B.D. answers from Detroit on October 08, 2008
I am sorry I don't understand what you mean by "white noise" machine and what kind of noises you are needing to block out.
If you could possibly explain a bit more so as I could understand your request.