Sound Masking Machines for Kids

When it comes to your child getting sleep, you don’t want to take any shortcuts, because you know if they don’t sleep, they get cranky. If they get cranky, you don’t get anything done. And then, you get cranky.

That’s one cranky house full of people.

Don’t worry, we totally get it. No one likes a cranky kid. That’s why we’ve got you covered with a list of the best sound making machines for kids, helping them get a more restful nights sleep.

And we know that every kid is different. This list makes it easy for you to make a choice about which sound machine will work best for you and your child.

The Best Sound Masking Machines for Kids:


With 10 non-repeating unique fan sounds and 10 non-repeating unique white noise sounds, adjustable volume, a USB power source, a simplistic design, exceptional speaker quality, a sleep timer, and outstanding support, this is one of the best options available to you.

One thing is for certain, the LectroFan is the best of the best when it comes to sound masking machines for kids. Why? Let other parents tell you:

E. Coles says, “THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We moved into an upstairs apartment and our downstairs neighbors have 3 barking dogs... I decided to look into a noise machine to see if something could minimize the sound at least until we moved. I read the reviews on this little machine and I said what the hey lets give it a try. Let me tell you, this machine was sent from G-O-D himself. This machine blocked out every single solitary noise. My husband and I have slept like babies. It's the best thing ever.”

There are two product options to purchase: the LectroFan Original and the LectroFan Jr., both coming in at less that $50 each. Not bad, right?

You can find out more or purchase it here.

Adaptive Sound Technologies Sleep Therapy Machine

The SOUND+SLEEP Therapy system was designed to provide one of the most realistic, natural sounding environments, the kind that is best for sleeping. This state-of-the-art system listens and responds to background disturbances, giving your baby the best night’s sleep she’s had since she’s been evicted from the womb.

How does it work? Patented technology from Sound+Sleep, Sleep Therapy Systems and Novo, Smart Volume Control devices allows the machine to adjust volume levels automatically, in real-time based on ambient noise levels in the background.

Suzy says, “I purchased this for my daughter who has barking dogs and lots of outside noise that prevent her from sleeping. She said she tried the Sleep Sound noise machine and was very surprised at how well it works - she has used it every night since. It blocks out the little yappy dogs and all but some lawn noise. It adjusts to the level of noise also.”

Marpac Dohm

With over 50 years of experience, this is the original, most popular sound machine around. It has been named the Official Sound Conditioner of the National Sleep Foundation.

What makes it so special? They call it the “Marpac Signature Sound.” Their white noise sound isn’t artificial like most others. It’s a true natural white noise made by a fan inside of an acoustic shell. It’s continuous. No loops, no recording, just the real thing. What’s more is that its tone and volume are totally adjustable, and there are none of the qualities that comes with an actual fan, such as low portability, airflow, and drying effects.

Ester says, “This product is great. It makes a very fan-like sound, but with no mechanical or cycling sounds, or rattling. This is just a constant whoosh. It has two speeds and you can change the sound of the whoosh by changing the position of the vent holes on the device. It has a switch right on the side of it, not on the cord so it's easy to use. It's even padded on the bottom to make sure it doesn't vibrate.”

Find out more or purchase your very own Marpac Dohm Sound Machine here.

HoMedics Sound Spa Relaxation Machine

This is the most affordable option of all, but don’t let that confuse you. It still packs a pretty decent punch. The SoundSpa allows you to choose from six soothing, natural sounds, like white noise, thunder, ocean, rain, summer night, and brook.

No parent can underestimate the power of an auto-off timer. This may make your baby’s transition to sleeping without the sound machine in the future much easier.

There is even a portable option called the SoundSpa Mini, that’s even more affordable than it’s parent counterpart.

Daniel P, says, “A fine little machine. Does what it says it should do and does it well. There are a variety of quality sounds all relaxing.”

You can find both of them here.

Final Thoughts

You can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep for your baby and yourself. That’s why we’ve put together this list for you to decide for yourself, which option is best for you.

Whatever matters most to you, these machines are your best bet, in all aspects of a sound machine.

Sleep on, friends. Sleep on.

About the Author Samantha Baird