Help! Which white noise machine do I want?

It’s easy to get confused over which white noise machine is best. Portable? Night Light? Shushing? 

We like to keep things simple here at Mom, so we only stock two types of white noise machines [the best ones in our opinion].

The Hushh Portable White Noise Machine

Basically, the highlighting feature of this machine is that it is portable, meaning you can clip it to the pram or capsule and use it while out and about to keep your little one asleep. The Hushh features three sounds - white noise, deep white noise and gentle surf. It has an inbuilt rechargeable battery that can be charged via USB. The Hushh also features a small night light built in and a child lock to prevent it being turned off by accident.

Pros – Portable, rechargeable, nightlight and child lock.

Cons – No timer, only three sounds, not designed to be used while plugged in for prolonged periods of time as this can damage the battery


The Nod Sound Machine & Night Light

The soft glowing dimmable night light is a huge feature of The Nod Sound machine. It makes night wakings or feeds easier as you can find your way around baby’s room without the harsh glow of a phone light or main light. The Nod also features 20 sound options including white noise, pink noise, shushing & womb sounds. It has a higher decibel rating than the Hushh making it slightly louder as well. The Nod also features a built-in timer that you can set to turn off after 45mins, 90mins or 8 hours.

Pros – Nightlight, 20 sounds, louder machine, designed for overnight use.

Cons – Cannot be used as a portable machine, no child lock.


We have used both the Hushh and Nod sound machines ourselves and love both of them for their individual features. If it is within your budget, I highly recommend getting both the Hushh for out and about, and The Nod for at home.

If you have questions about either of these machines, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist.