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    Default How do you play music in baby's room?

    Hi ladies, in the process of setting up our bubs nursery and wondering how you're playing music for sleeptime. With my daughter, we had a music player and mobile (combined) where you can remove the mobile. The music plays lullabies for 40 minutes and it was perfect, in fact we still use it every night for music and she's almost 4. But I've bought a different mobile this time purely because it matches the theme of the nursery but the music only plays for a couple of minutes and I'm looking for at least 20 minutes. Anyone have a product like this that they can provide details to for me? Or are people using an MP3 player and speaker, if so, what are you using? I'd be interested also if you're using a music player that's also a light projector but none of the ones I have seen play music for more than 10 mins or so.


    Oh and also another related question, is there some reason the music shouldn't go for a long time, with 95% of products on the market only playing for 2-10 minutes?

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    I use an old iPhone with an app called sleepy sounds. It has lullabies and white noise sounds and I use the heavy rain white noise option. It plays continuously for DDs nap and overnight. She's always been a sensitive sleeper and the white noise is amazing for her. For her it's about blocking out the house noises like Siamese cat meowing at the top of its lungs outside her door all the time, DH getting up for work at 6am etc.
    We had a sleep consultant when dd was 2 months old and she told us to have it up loud and leave it on. I guess commercial mobiles/music players are just about providing a bit of music more of a toy/gimmick type thing which is why they turn off - I don't think there's any problem with having it on constantly especially if you're in our situation where it really helps. I have it louder during the day and quieter at night. If it ever turns off for some reason dd wakes up straight away. She is reliant on it as a sleep association but it requires no intervention from us and I consider it quite benign and it's a godsend to be honest!
    I now plug it into a docking station/speaker thing in DDs room as it gives better sound and doubles as a charger.

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    We also use an old cracked phone & play lullabies from it- I just connect it to wifi & choose a lullaby track on youtube, although an app seems smarter! We dont use a speaker, the phone is plenty loud enough - I play it for her whole day nap & the first 1-2 hours of night sleep.

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    I've got a mobile that plays for 30mins and switches off. Rainforest sounds, Bach, Beethoven and Mozart aswell. It has a detachable twirly thing on top. I also have an iPod with sleepy sounds on it which we use in the car when ds gets really cranky it literally calms him down instantly

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    My daughter room shares with us but I've always listened to music on my phone while feeding her and then leave it on while she naps. Sometimes I put it on during the night.
    So I agree a phone or iPod with your choice on there is a great solution. I find the speakers in the phone are a good level.

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    I got a sound spa off gumtree for $10.It runs off batteries, plays white noise or 3 choices of music, options of just leaving it on or timer for 15, 30 or 45 min.
    I think it's great - I saw them at the local baby shop for about $25. I just put the white noise on for all DS's day naps and leave it on.

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    Thanks ladies, I had thought of a phone or MP3 player but I've sold my old ones so I'd have to buy a new device.


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    I got a sound spa off gumtree for $10.It runs off batteries, plays white noise or 3 choices of music, options of just leaving it on or timer for 15, 30 or 45 min.
    I think it's great - I saw them at the local baby shop for about $25. I just put the white noise on for all DS's day naps and leave it on.
    Thanks for this suggestion @rosey82, I had a look at the sound spas and they have an awesome "sleepy snail" one which does exactly what I want so I think I'll go with that one :-)

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