Shhh...baby is asleep! Sound and white noise machines are a must-have for little ones and light sleepers. They're an excellent tool to help develop sleeping routines and provide soothing sounds while blocking loud noises to quietly calm your child. Backed by pediatricians and certified sleep specialists, the benefit of introducing a sound machine early on to your infant is to create a, "womb-like white noise that actually activates a calming reflex in the baby, which helps promote sleep," says Dr. Harvey Karp, founder of Happiest Baby and creator of the SNOO Smart Sleeper. "It also reduces waking from outside distractions like noises and lights and internal disturbances like gas and mild hunger."
When shopping for the best machine, parents should be on the lookout for a unit that blocks disturbing sounds, especially during naptime. "Sound machines help drown out the noise we can't control, this is especially important during the daytime when most outside noises occur (i.e. cars driving by, dogs barking etc)," observes Certified Child Sleep Consultant Susete Pinto. However, doctors and sleep professionals caution against keeping a loud sound machine near your sleeping baby. Always maintain the noise levels at 50 A-weighted decibels while never keeping the device too close to the crib. "I generally recommend a noise level similar to what a hair dryer or vacuum might produce," say Dr. Karp.
Sweet as a lullaby and the best method for blocking out boisterous household and outdoor noises, our top picks of sound machines will work to calm even the most restless little sleepers. Get ready to make some noise! Wait, on second thought, let's sound off on comforting white noises to soothe your sweet babe.
A quality, reliable diaper pail is one of the less exciting but totally important parts of planning your baby's nursery. It's key to find one that fits your space, has a design that works with your style and keeps dirty diaper odors from overpowering your precious baby's room. From top-of-the-line hands-free diaper pail options to diaper pails for cloth diapers and economical, eco-friendly diaper pail options, we've found one that's sure to work for your family. Check out our top picks from trustworthy baby brands like Playtex Diaper Genie, Munchkin, Baby Trend, Safety 1st and more.
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If becoming more eco-friendly is on your list of resolutions for the new year, cloth diapering is an excellent step in sustainability. Featuring pail liners, a wet bag, cloth diapers, and more, here's everything your nursery needs to set you up for success.
This past year has brought us tons of great nursery trends from bold, unexpected colors to soft, neutral palettes, and from woodland-inspired motifs and natural materials to mid-century modern statement-furniture. Whether your preferred aesthetic for your little one's special space leans toward simple, sweet, and shabby chic, or edgy, sophisticated and contemporary, with vintage touches, or all of the above, we're here to help you pull together the on-trend nursery of your dreams.
For such little people, newborns need a lot of stuff! With so many must-have items to check off your list, it's always nice to save on much-needed gear. Now is the best time to take advantage of the Walmart.com Best of Baby Month with super savings online on big-ticket baby essentials like car seats and cribs. This month, save on hundreds of baby items and nursery necessities available online at Walmart.com. Here are just a few top picks to add to your shopping cart during this popular, purse-friendly promotion!
We are so excited that some of our favorite luxe baby brands are now available at Walmart. These mom-loved brands are now at our go-to store. This means everything just got that much easier, which is great considering life with a new baby is just that much harder. Plus, not only can current parents shop for these amazing items, expecting parents can now create one registry that includes everything they need from low-to-high price points, all in one place. Whether you're shopping for nursery items like cribs or something for yourself, like a chic diaper bag, Walmart has got all your needs covered!