Do you use white noise machines in your house? I received our first Marpac White Noise Machine as a gift, and have since purchased one for each bedroom.
It doesn’t block out ALL noise, but I find it’s a nice buffer while the kids are sleeping – especially in a ranch house where the bedrooms are so close to all the household noise. We stuck one in the guest room so that visitors can sleep comfortably and soundly through footsteps, other people talking, or children up early. I even put one in my own bedroom!
I initially worried – would this be “addicting”? Would my children have trouble sleeping without it? I have not found that to be the case. We often stick one in the suitcase when we’re traveling if there is room, but have certainly successfully traveled without it as well.
Check it out here: Marpac/Dohm White Noise Machine