For all of you parents out there who are worried about their baby’s health, especially when it comes to the noise, this is rather a common question: How loud is too loud for my baby?
In the world of noise pollution, we are surrounded by the noise anywhere we go. Transportation, parks, even staying in your own home is sometimes too loud, especially if you happen to be living in a big city.
Babies in general are quite sensitive, and so are their ears, so it is of utmost importance to take good care of your infants and their ears, in this matter.
Being unable to take care of its own self, your infant depends solely on you to take care of him/ her and protect him against harmful and loud sounds from all around him. Your purpose, when it comes to this topic, would be to be a guardian against unwanted damage to his/ her delicate ears and hearing.
Therefore, it is highly important to understand the levels of noise that can be harmful and know what they can do.Continue reading
Are you sick of that outdoor noise and loud traffic on a Sunday morning? Or your unpleasant neighbors’ loud talking and fighting? Or those students above your apartment that are constantly having parties?
If the answer to these questions and other similar ones is “yes” then you are in the right place.
However, if you are new to soundproofing, it must sound over complicated to you, and you might not even be sure if it is worth the effort.
But, trust me, it is.
I found out how easy it can be, and how proficiently I can soundproof our little nest with the simplest of tricks, and how cheap it can be.
Read on to find out what I did.Continue reading
For the few lucky parents, getting their babies to sleep is an easy task. But for most parents, their babies take hours to get to sleep, and even when they do, they hardly go for a few minutes before they are up and wailing once more. This can be frustrating, especially if your baby keeps you awake most of the night.
Since you and your little munchkin need the sleep so as to rest, a white noise machine could be just what the doctor ordered for you! The white noise from the machine is incredibly soothing and will have your baby sleeping in a couple of minutes.
What’s more, white noise machines ensure your baby has a long uninterrupted sleep. This means uninterrupted sleep for you too.Continue reading
For most homes, a washing machine is a must-have appliance. However, the amount of noise from the machines is certainly something that gets on most people’s nerves.
I have had a variety of washing machines over the years. Unluckily for me, I have never lived in a big house with a utility room. As such, it is very important that I get the quietest washing machines that I can.
Since their inception in the 1940s, there has been a revolution in the brands and designs of washing machines. Because of the changing technologies, there are now a couple of machines that are able to get the work done with minimum noise.
Choosing the best quiet washing machine can be a tiresome task. Well, with this article, you should be able to get quite a head start on the same.
So, take a look at what you need to consider when buying a quiet washing machine as well as my top picks.Continue reading
There are a couple of reasons why you would want to soundproof the bathroom. For one, the flushing and showering can be really distracting to your guests especially if you have the bathroom right next to the living room or dining area.
Unfortunately, modern construction does not really take care of the issue of soundproofing. You can, however, come up with a couple of ways to ensure that the sound in your bathroom does not come out.
Of course, the soundproofing tips can range from really cheap ones to some that are a bit more expensive. Ultimately, you will have to decide on what works best for you.
Here are a couple of things that you can do to soundproof your bathroom.Continue reading
You are probably wondering whether you really need to soundproof the basement. Well, yes! You actually need to.
For most people, the basement may not be a special room. But there are quite a number of unique ways in which you can use your basement for.
You can turn it into a home office, or even just a chill crib. You can also decide to turn it into the kid’s study room or if you are a bookworm like I am, make it your library!
However you decide to use the basement, it may be just as necessary to make it soundproof as any other room.
Of course, I wasn’t about to spend a lot of money soundproofing the basement since I was only going to be in there for a couple of hours.
The best news about it is that soundproofing your basement does not have to cost you a fortune. With a couple of dollars and a bit of energy, you can turn your basement into a quiet and peaceful haven. Here’s how to do it.Continue reading
CPAP machines or Continuous Positive Air Pressure Machines are machines that are used in therapy of sleep apnea.
Patients would wear a face mask that is connected to a pump that provides a natural flow of air into the nasal passages during sleep in order to keep the airway properly opened.
There are a lot of people who suffer from sleep apnea these days but are not diagnosed or do nothing about it. There is much less of those people who actually take some action and use a CPAP machine.
One of the reasons could be that these machines can be very loud and sometimes they don’t just affect you, but your partner or roommate as well.
All of the sucking noises and whistling noises coming from the air in a CPAP machine can be very unpleasant when you want to sleep at night.
Since these machines are meant to help you sleep better, but they are not due to the noise, here are a few tricks that you can use to make them quieter.Continue reading
There’s nothing as annoying as having to deal with noisy neighbors. Of course, you could always move, but what if it only gets worse at your new place?
A few years ago I moved houses and at first, I was excited. My joy was, however, shortlived.
It took me about a week to realize how huge of a mistake I had made. The noise from my neighbors was just unbearable. Seeing as I had just recently started working from home, I needed to find a solution.
I considered moving out, but I had just moved in and I still had a whole year on my lease contract. The only viable option, it seemed, was to find a way to block all the noise from the neighbors.
I have always loved DIY projects, so I got into this wholeheartedly. I had so much fun doing it and most of all, it solved the problem. I can now work peacefully, without worrying about all the noise from the neighbors.
Noisy neighbors can get on your nerves, especially after a hard day’s work and all you want is to relax. So get your toolbox out and try some of these things. You will love the peace and quiet that comes with it.Continue reading
Tower fans are great at cooling large open-air spaces, as compared to air conditioners. They work in a simple and straightforward manner by moving the air around a room in order to create a wind-like effect.
Using a tower fan will definitely make you feel cooler, especially during summer. They provide you with the same kind of breeze you would experience if you were to go out in nature on a windy day.
What fans do in general is to cool you, instead of cooling the environment, and the air circulates around the room decreasing the temperature, which is not visible with the naked eye unless you use a thermometer. For this reason, they are appliances that every household should have.
If you are like me, and the temperatures skyrocket especially in summer, nothing gives me more joy than spending my days enjoying a good book while the fan gets rid of all that hot air. Of course, an ice-cold drink is never far away from me.
Now, I have tried many different types of fans, and for years I used the standing fans which I would keep very close to me, but, they were way too noisy, plus, I would almost always end up with a bad cold. I decided to try out the tower fans, and after a long search, I found what I needed. I love it because it keeps me extremely cool, is very quiet, and I never have a runny nose afterward.
For this reason, I decided to do a review of some of the best quiet tower fans in the market today, so you can also be enlightened. I hope you will love this review.Continue reading
Are you short with money? Do you lack some peace due to outdoor noise? Then, this is the right place to be.
As a mother of two, I was once short with money, and I needed some fast solution to my problem. The problem was thin walls of my nursery room.
My baby couldn’t sleep due to neighbors’ noise, therefore, neither could I. It was devastating and annoying to wake up in the middle of the night every single night for about 2 weeks.
Whenever I complained to my neighbors about being so loud, they would apologize and promise not to do the same thing again. Of course, that didn’t happen.
Luckily enough, I knew some tricks about soundproofing the walls and when I realized that they don’t give a damn about waking up my baby every night, I decided to act.
Since I was short with the money, my potential actions were limited. I started digging and found some solutions worth mentioning. Read on to learn more.Continue reading