Ways to Soundproof a Nursery


It is but appropriate to have a peaceful and almost quiet home when there is a baby at home. This is to make sure that the baby would sleep well without being interrupted, and also for you to have more time to yourself. If you are having problems in this matter, you should check out the tips on how to soundproof your baby’s room.

Tip 1: Fill empty spaces in the room.

When a room is empty, the sounds tend to get intensified and echoed back. Make sure that the room where your baby sleeps would have an adequate amount of decorations, shelves, and other stuff in it. Install bookcases and shelves on empty walls and fill them up with books or toys. You can also add some dressers, cabinets or even a desk and a chair.

Tip 2: Position the crib right.

Where you place the crib is also important. If you put the crib against a wall that connects to a room where your older child usually plays, the noise from that other room would surely wake your baby up easily. Choose a wall that is connected to the least noisy room in the house. You could also choose to put the crib in the middle of the room if you want to.

Tip 3: Cover the floors.

Putting a rug or a nice thick carpet on the floor of the nursery would also help in muffling the sounds that come in the room. Opt for the thickest rug you can find if the nursery is on a higher floor and below it is a busy room. Tufted, wool rugs or carpets are more preferred because they contain sound better.

Tip 4: Hang artwork on the walls.

Hanging beautiful pieces of artwork would not only add aesthetics to the room, but will also make it quieter. Choose canvas artworks or paintings that are on fabric. You can also hang some quilts or decorative rugs. In addition, opt for heavier curtains to hang on the windows to block light and reduce the noise coming from the outside.

Tip 5: Block spaces on windows and doors.

You can actually choose to have solid-core doors installed in the nursery to make sure that there are no spaces where the sound could easily enter. If this is not an option because of its cost and the work that needs to be done, you can get some draft stopper and place it at the under part of the door. The windows should also be sealed properly so avoid outside noises from getting in. Tip 6: Take advantage of humming sounds. When your baby is asleep, or trying to sleep, you can play a soft calming sound to help him or her sleep. Set up a child-proof speaker in one corner of the room. There are many relaxing music that you can choose from. You can also bring in a humidifier or a fan that creates a humming sound when turned on. Having a sound inside the room itself would block or muffle the noise from outside.

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