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Best Smart Sound Soothers for Babies

Here are six standout smart sound soothers to help baby drift off to dreamland.

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What to Know About Smart Sound Soothers

Soothing sounds help lull a baby to sleep, which will help your tyke and you get needed rest. Today there’s no shortage of high-tech baby sound soothers to add to your nursery. Here are six top smart baby sound soothers for all the tired parents out there to consider.

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Best All-Around

The award-winning Baby Shusher is aptly dubbed “the sleep miracle.” Amazon’s bestselling baby sleep soother features a real human voice continuously “shushing” for up to 30 minutes. “Shushing” imitates the noises in the womb to instantly calm baby. What’s more, the small, portable design makes it easy to help soothe your little one no matter where you are.

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Best Splurge

The six calming sounds built into the Project Nursery Smart Sound Soother can all be controlled by Alexa or an app that pairs with the device. You can also use WiFi to handle a host of other functions, such as changing the device’s night light color and brightness, setting timers and streaming your own music and lullabies.

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Best Budget Choice

Keeping a close watch on your dollars and cents? Then consider the super affordable MyBaby Soundspa On-The-Go. The official sound soother of the National Sleep Foundation comes pre-loaded with four relaxing sound options that auto shut off after 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Parents will also appreciate the clip that attaches to strollers, car seats, cribs and more for easy portability.

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Best Multipurpose

The WiFi-enabled Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine does triple duty as a sound soother, night light and sleep trainer. Use your phone to create a customized sleep program for your tyke by setting the night light color and brightness, sound and volume. Or keep it easy by choosing one of the preset sound and color combos recommended by sleep experts.

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Best Design

Little ones will love the floating fish, light effects and relaxing ocean sounds of the Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother. The sounds and the light display gradually lessen in volume and brightness, courtesy of the drift-off dimmer feature. The soother can attach to a crib or be placed on a nightstand. It also comes with a remote control so you can turn it on and off without disturbing your baby.

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Best Sound Selection

The Bubzi Co Soothing Sleep Unicorn plays 10 sleep-including lullabies as well as tweeting birds and a heartbeat. In addition to its extensive sound library, the Sleep Unicorn also features a night light projector that beams red, green and blue stars. Babies and kids will appreciate how it’s all packaged in a soft, plush stuffed animal, while parents will appreciate how easily washable it is.

Amanda Prischak
Amanda Prischak is a freelance writer based in Erie, Pennsylvania.