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Every new parent will tell you: a good night's sleep is everything. The Sounds for Silence Nursery Premium Sound Machine quickly soothes crying babies with two sound settings: calming sounds or white noise. When tested with crying babies, the sound machine had a success rate of calming more than 90%.* Sound machine features six Mozart melodies and an MP3 hookup for custom music. Also includes custom sounds developed by Pediatrician Dr. Harry Zehnwirth, along with Dr. Zehnwirth's Baby Settling & Health Guide. Your "good night's sleep" solution!
Manufacturer #: Y7352
Product Weight:2.2 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):9.8 x 8.2 x 3.6
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 235 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Helpful Positive Review
DISREGARD ALL NEGATIVE REVIEWS STATING THAT THE HEARTBEAT SOUND IS NOT REALISTIC. As a physician and a mom, I can assure you that one of the sounds is precisely what your...Read complete review
DISREGARD ALL NEGATIVE REVIEWS STATING THAT THE HEARTBEAT SOUND IS NOT REALISTIC. As a physician and a mom, I can assure you that one of the sounds is precisely what your little angel has been listening to for the past 40ish weeks. The sound mimics the mother's aorta/iliac arteries, and if you've ever listened to a vascular doppler, you'll appreciate it. Just because there are some parents who don't like the "harshness" of the sound doesn't mean that your little one doesn't feel right at home because of it. Your infant is not used to a manufactured "lub dub" heartbeat that adults consider a "normal" heartbeat sound. I have used this product for the past 21 months with my daughter, and she was sleeping 10 hours through the night by 6 weeks old (thanks also in part to the book 12 Hours Sleep by 12 Weeks Old), which I HIGHLY recommend as well.
Most Helpful Critical Review
Do not waste your time or money
I bought this for our newborn baby to help drown out the noise of our house, etc when she was napping or sleeping at night. The good things about this noise maker are that...Read complete review
I bought this for our newborn baby to help drown out the noise of our house, etc when she was napping or sleeping at night. The good things about this noise maker are that it's small and portable and that it takes batteries and doesn't have to be plugged in all the time. That being said, those positives pale in comparison to the negatives. The volume of the sound is low and barely even gets loud enough to negate the sounds I make when leaving the room, let alone the other sounds outside the room or house. The power button has a blue fluorescent light that is on all the time that is fairly bright and flickers to the beat of the sound that's on. The center button is the "night light" which is actually a blue fluorescent light that also flickers to the beat of the sound that's on. I have no idea why they made this feature because when the machine is on (and/or the "night light") my baby just stares at the flickering light that illuminates the dark room!! I had to tape a piece of black paper over the lights to stop this from distracting my daughter. I will be returning this as soon as I can make it back to Babies R Us :(
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Awesome noise maker!
from Houston, TX
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Comments about The First Years Sounds for Silence Premium Nursery Sound Machine:
My son has always fallen asleep easier to white noise so this noise maker was a great choice. Its really cool cause it has a little aux cord so we can also use it to play little baby songs. I would highly recommend this product :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I love this sound machine and have grown to depend on it. The sound aspect is a requirement for getting my baby to sleep but the light is what I really depend on. It's bright enough to see in a dark room, but the light doesn't wake you up.
I would not buy this product again
By Mother of 1
from Detroit, MI
About Me Casual Driver
We use the night light, which we love Bc it's not too bright yet it illuminates our sons room well. We also enjoy the timer aspect for the music/sound.Other than those we have nothing positive about the machine. The sound quality is very poor and we have not found a music setting with all slower soothing tunes.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great for light, volume is too loud, needs Bluetooth
from Miami, fl
About Me Commuter
I was gifted this machine off my registry, and am overall happy with the product. The music is all different variations of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star piano only. Unfortunately, my baby would cry or cry harder if she was already crying when I would play the music. The heartbeats mimick the sound inside the womb, but did not soothe my baby at night. You can hook up your iPhone for additional music, and there is a blue nightlight on top. I use the nightlight the most! I LOVE the blue light, I think it relaxes my baby and is something familiar for her to see when we travel. My baby is only 3 months and is just now starting to like music, so I will try to use the sound again to see if it helps her sleep longer, and I like being able to hook up my iPhone. The only negatives are the volume doesn't go low enough, and it would be easier if it had Bluetooth. I feel like the volume was always too loud and maybe that's why she didn't like it??
Great for the price
from Mountain View, CA
This works great in my sons nursery. We moved to a busy street and this helps keep the road noise down (or at least distract from it). The music is nice. The white noise sounds are a little weird, but they do the trick. I like the nightlight and the fact that I can connect an Mp3 player to it. Great price on sale!
My granddaughter loves it!!
from Lancaster Ohio
My granddaughter loves to turn it on as part of our nap and bedtime routines.
Very practical and soothing
By 1 with 2
from Fontana CA
My kids both like this item. The music is very soft and soothing, good for adults too. The timmer is a plus.
Returned Day We Received It
By Boy mom
from Oconto, WI
We had high hopes for this product after our Homedics one died after 10+ years. Oh my. This one was awful. My 10 year old had a good laugh. We agreed many of the white noises sounded like laser guns, car horns, and trains. Not soothing at all. Returned immediately.
Great sound machine
from charleston, sc
About Me First Time Parent
Nice and Loud! Aesthetically pleasing - simple and white. I like the musical sounds for playtime and the white noise choices for sleeping.
Best sound machine!
from Lansing, Michigan
We use this in the baby's room every night. Helps drown out the neighboors even if they are right outside her window. She has also slept through thunder storms with loud claps of thunder. We like the white noise type sounds but the music is cute and we LOVE that we can plug in our own music. We dont use that feature often but like that its there. We also like the soft light it puts out when you use the nightlight. It is just enough to menuver around baby's room without needing any official light.
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