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The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine

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Product Description

An innovative good night sleep solution for baby and parent, The First Years introduces the Sounds for Silence™ Premium Sound Machine. Unique to this product, the machine features custom sounds developed by Pediatrician Dr. Harry Zehnwirth. Tested with crying babies, the sound machine continuously achieves a 90% success rate in soothing babies. When baby cries, Mom turns on the machine and quickly the sounds soothe baby's crying. Easy to use, it includes two sound settings, calming sounds or white noise, an MP3 hookup for custom music, an auto-off timer, nightlight, and Dr. Zehnwirth's Baby Settling & Health Guide. Battery option with 3AA Batteries (not included)

Features

  • 6 Pediatrician developed white noises to soothe baby
  • AC adapter
  • 6 Mozart melodies to help baby focus for feeding or massage
  • MP3 hookup to connect any MP3 player for custom playlist
  • 120 Page Complete Baby Setting and Health Guide book from Dr. Harry

Additional Info

810190

A9ED9327

071463073528

Y7352

3 AA batteries are required (not included)

2.2 pounds

9.8 x 8.2 x 3.6

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Average Customer Rating:

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The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine
 
3.1

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (37)

52%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (46)
  • Soothing sounds/music (30)
  • Comforting (24)
  • Easy to assemble (24)
  • Durable (14)

Cons

  • Poor quality (22)
  • Cheaply made (13)

Best Uses

  • Sleeping (38)
  • Infants (21)
  • Newborn (20)
  • Preemies (8)
  • Boys (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (75), Parent of two or more children (34), Grandparent (4)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Realistic Sounds

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.

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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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5.0

A mothers dream!

By Sleeping beauty

from Boston ma

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Assemble
  • Entertains Baby
  • Soothing Sounds/Music

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Infants
    • Newborn

    Comments about The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine:

    This machine is unbelievable!! I always thought music and sound was important for a baby and this helps my little one knkw when bedtime is and
    Soothes him :)for the price you can't beat it :)

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    2.0

    Sound quality

    By JWmom

    from Madison, WI

    About Me First Time Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Assemble

    Cons

    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine:

      Sound quality was poor, selections were ok.

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      3.0

      Average

      By Sound machine

      from SC, Charleston

      About Me First Time Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Works For Now

      Cons

      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

      • Newborn

      Comments about The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine:

      some of the sounds are pretty noxious sounding. I can only tolerate 2 of the white notices. The Mozart music is nice but the sound quality out of the machine is no good. I probably will return this product.

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      2.0

      TOO LOUD!

      By Stephanie

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      Pros

      • Comforting
      • Easy to Assemble
      • Entertains Baby

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine:

          I enjoy everything about this product except the volume. Even with the volume all the way down it was creating a disturbance for my baby. The only way I can use this product is to put packaging tape over the speakers to lower the volume to a suitable level.

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          5.0

          Love it

          By Lyn

          from Savannah, ga

          About Me First Time Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comforting
          • Entertains Baby
          • Soothing Sounds/Music

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fussy Diaper Changes
            • Infants
            • Newborn

            Comments about The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine:

            Puts baby to sleep and plays well

            Comment on this review

             
            1.0

            Bummed

            By mrsmetzger

            from Covington, Ohio

            About Me First Time Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine:

                  Our daughter has to have a sound machine going to sleep good, and this just started making weird noises and turning off, which wakes her up. Only been using it for 3 months. So not impressed!

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                  1.0

                  Worst White Noise I've Heard

                  By Leah

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine:

                        I registered for this product for my second thinking all sound machines were created equal. Once I received the sound machine, I plugged it in to test out the 6 white noise options. They sounded horrible! Not relaxing or soothing at all. I have since returned the product and exchanged for the Graco sound machine that is $10 more. The only noise we use is the white noise, but it sounds soooooo much better.

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                        1.0

                        Don't Buy. Horrible product

                        By Tired mommy

                        from Nantucket, Ma

                        About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine:

                              Great concept with the sound machine but needs some major changes. First issue is the volume. Normally one would want soft sounds to sooth their baby. The volume doesn't go low enough. Very loud in a quiet house at night. Second is with the music. Some of the songs are nice soft classical songs. Then every other song will jump to a upbeat classical song. Sounds like a dance party in the baby's room at 3am. This also goes hand in hand with the volume issue. Wakes my baby up every time. (Keep in mind I vacuum in the same room as the baby while she's sleeping) My third complaint is the "sounds". They are straight up creepy. The white noise and heart beat sound like a horror movie. I didn't even bother trying the ipod connection. Machine has gone right in the trash. I don't recommend this product to anyone.

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                              1.0

                              Excellent, Unpredictable, Disappointing

                              By kred13 the tired mommy

                              from Saratoga Springs, NY

                              About Me First Time Parent

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Assemble
                              • If It Works It's Great
                              • Soothing Sounds/Music

                              Cons

                              • Poor quality
                              • Unpredictable Sound Level
                              • Unreliable

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine:

                                We purchased this sound machine before our now 2 1/2 yr. old was born. It worked like a charm for us, right up until my daughter broke it (she pulled the cord out and broke the pin). So we purchased a replacement. What a HUGE disappointment. Not only was the sound level much softer, it completely stopped working after 5 days... 5 days! So, now we're in the market for another machine. I loved our original machine and really wish this product could be trusted to be consistent.

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                                2.0

                                Not great

                                By Kim

                                from CT

                                About Me First Time Parent

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Assemble

                                Cons

                                • Poor quality

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about The First Years Sounds - Silence Premium Sound Machine:

                                  I wasn't impressed with this product. The white noise sounded creepy to me, which wouldn't have been that big of a deal but it also didn't help in any way with my daughter sleeping. The lullaby music isn't bad to listen to, but also didn't help. Not worth it to me.

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