Marpac Lifesounds 440 Review

This Marpac Lifesounds 440 has a nice design, and looks good. It is intended for use in baby and toddler rooms, for naps and during the night. The unit is small and can be placed close to a bed, on a night-table, quite easily. In fact, we could argue that it’s the best portable white noise machine.

Most parents, at some time or another, struggle to ensure there is sufficient quiet in the house for a youngster to sleep. Whether it is brothers or sisters, or the parents themselves, waking a sleeping youngster is frustrating. To combat this, place the sound machine inside the room of the infant, and let it cancel out noise, and play more relaxing sounds. This should help create a better sleeping environment, and allow the little one to sleep better and longer.

The Marpac Lifesounds Is Great For Filling Rooms

The unit is easy to operate, and has good volume controls, and more importantly, there is no crackling or other background noise from the machine itself when playing on a high volume. To be used effectively, in a youngsters room (who are notoriously light sleepers, and wake at any noise) it needs to play …

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Guide to Choosing a Toddler Bed

If it’s time to move your baby into a “big girl’s bed” but she’s hardly a “big girl,” a toddler bed is the way to go. These pint-size beds are perfect for small children. They’re a great transitional bed between the crib and a twin or full-sized bed. Toddler beds are designed to sit close to the floor so it’s easy for short legs to climb in and out of them. Many toddler beds come equipped with built-in side rails for added safety.


Imagine any style bed, from an elegant metal one with a tall headboard and decorative spindles, to a traditional sleigh bed and chances are there is a mini-version. Toddler beds are available in a variety of styles and finishes. Most are manufactured of metal, wood or plastic. The best toddler beds feature favorite cartoon or storybook characters to reflect your child’s interests.


Although most toddler beds are basically the same, there are some important features to look for and consider before buying one. Does the bed have built-in side rails? Many beds do offer this safety feature, while others require an additional side rail purchase. Look for beds that are certified by the Juvenile Products …

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