Q&A Soundproofing 101

How To Soundproof A Baby’s Room

Soundproofing a Baby's Room

Can there ever be a sight even remotely as angelic as a sleeping newborn baby?

And then they wake up and start bawling their wee little heads off.

This is why it is absolutely essential to create a peaceful environment for your little ‘bundle of joy’. After all, getting a good night’s sleep is really important for them and for your own sanity as well.

Here are a few tips that can help you go about sound proofing your baby’s room.

The viability of using adequate decorations

Of course, one of the very first things that new parents do is to buy a crib and heavily accessorize it by stocking up on stuffed animals and the like, so that the baby feels comfortable in his or her new surroundings. However, few people are aware as to how such decorations can be used to actually help soundproof the nursery or bedroom where the infant sleeps.

The thing is sound tends to echo a whole lot more in empty spaces than a filled room. In other words, once the child starts wailing and screaming, her own voice will bounce around and come back to haunt and scare her, thereby forcing her to scream all the more and drive you up the walls in the process.

This is why it is important that you commence your sound proofing activities by effectively filling up the little one’s room. One way to do this is to rely heavily on bookcases. This is due to the fact that they not only help fill up all that empty space but also form an added layer of heavy insulation to prevent noise from bouncing around as well, and thereby prevent it from reaching the rest of the house. Ameriwood Home’s Mia Kids is ideal for this purpose and is available at Amazon at a highly affordable price. Another suitable bookshelf for noise reduction purposes would be the Sauder Barrister Lane Bookcase in Salt Oak, also available at Amazon.

Another easy way of muffling all kinds of ambient sound with interior décor items is through the creative usage of canvases paintings or even hanging up different kinds of decorative quilts.

There are many different acoustic panels available on Amazon that can also get the job done for you. The most popular one by far would be Loobani’s sound proofing weather strip.

Sound proof the doors and windows

This is arguably one of the best ways of ensuring that the baby’s room is as serene and silent as possible. Once the doors and windows are sound proofed, it is very easy to get that coveted good night’s rest. And best of all, it is possible to do so without changing the existing doors and windows that you already have installed in your home.

Monika’s Marketplace Handmade 37-Inch Under-Door Draft Stopper comes equipped with a hanging cord as well as storage bag and you can easily remove it in case your little one is not feeling well and you want to make sure you can hear their cries at night. Apart from that, it is also important that you soundproof the windows as well in a manner that sound proofing installation can be easily removed, as and when required. Thermalogic Ultimate Window Liner is one solution we’ve had success with as are the Lohascasa Sound Absorbing Blackout Curtains.

Conclusion

In the light of the above discussion, we can say that soundproofing your little one’s room is not really that much of a difficult proposition and does not require a whole lot of time and effort. Rather it needs a bit of creativity as well as the ability to think out of the box. Many people resort to heavy and permanent insulation techniques, in a bid to keep noise to a minimum. However, that may not always be the best of solutions since, a baby has many needs and wants and can only cry to get the desired attention, especially if she is not well. This is why it is absolutely imperative that any sound proofing measures should be temporary and could be reversed easily and with a minimum of effort.

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