Hatch Baby Sound Machine and Night Light

Last updated date: February 5, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3

Hatch Baby Sound Machine and Night Light

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Overall Take

The Hatch Baby Sound Machine and Night Light is much more than just a night light and designed with little children in mind. Parents can choose a color, adjust the brightness and volume and select a specific sound. There's even an app that allows you to control the night light from your phone. In our analysis of 98 expert reviews, the Hatch Baby Hatch Baby Sound Machine and Night Light placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 5, 2020:
Checkout The Best Night Light for a detailed review of all the top night lights.

Expert Summarized Score
9.8
21 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
3,542 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It's synced to my phone via Bluetooth, so I can make adjustments as needed without stepping inside her bedroom.
- Popsugar
If your baby wakes in the middle of the night because the noise or song is no longer playing or no longer lulls them to sleep, you can change it from your bed with your phone.
- The Baby Swag
Offers fantastic value, combining features of various nursery devices and outdoing them by adding Smartphone controls.
- The Tech Buyer's Guru
Choose from 11 sound options that include lullabies and white noise, and pick your night light’s brightness and color. You can even program the nightlight and sound to turn on when it’s time for bed (so you can say, “The light says it’s time for bed!”) and to turn green when it’s OK for your toddler to get up in the morning.
- Baby List
The night light can be white or basically any color of the rainbow, and it has adjustable brightness. The sleep trainer aspect is a time-to-wake indicator for your toddler, which can be set to change night light colors in the morning after a certain time. We found this feature, especially with its preset colors and brightness, to be a life-saver in the mornings.
- Mommy Hood 101
Both night light and sound machine, Rest was created using clinically proven light colours that encourage healthful circadian rhythms and melatonin production using white noise to assist sleep. Rush is completely customizable, programmable, and commanded in the smartphone.
- Children for Children
You can control the light and sounds remotely with a tap of your phone, or set automated times for them to turn on, so no more tiptoeing around a sleepy baby!
- Verywell Family
As a sound machine, the Hatch Baby Rest is great. It has a plethora of options to choose from. Whether your baby enjoys traditional lullabies, the static of a television, or the chirping of crickets at night, you’ll have something to pick from. Personally, I go for the wind sound or sometimes, if I am feeling crazy, we’ll switch it up and go with the sound of waves.
- Dadly Reviews
This night light and sound machine is designed using scientifically proven light colors that promote healthy circadian rhythms and melatonin production with white noise to aid sleep. It is fully customizable, programmable, and controlled from your smartphone.
- Mom Loves Best
The Hatch night light's color, brightness, sound, and volume level can be personalized through the Hatch Android/iOS app. You can program for these features to turn on and off at a set time or adjust them remotely. This eliminates the need to sneak into your child's room to manually adjust the settings which may disrupt their sleep.
- Slant
It comes with a variety of colors, and you can make a selection as recommended by experts to enhance easy rest. Apart from sleep encouragement, this model also aids when feeding your kid as well as during the wake-up time.
- Z7 Premium
The Hatch Baby is all about ease of use. You can program it to match your tot’s sleeping pattern or family schedule. And, unlike any other unit on this list, you can control it via your smartphone. Or, you can tap it lightly without waking up your baby.
- Get De Best Pro
This easy to use crib soother is the total package when it comes to helping you calm and bring your baby to sleep. The Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine with night light and Time to Rise technology is multi-functional as it combines all the best bits that any parent is looking for: peaceful lighting at night, gentle white noise, and even allows for waking the baby up for easy routine building.
- The Tiny Mom
Baby wakes up in the middle of the night and you can turn on the soothing sounds of this sound machine with just a tap on your phone.
- What To Expect
What sets this one apart from many others on the market, however, is the fact you can control it all from your smartphone or tablet. The color, brightness, sound, volume — all of it can be adjusted from anywhere you have your device. That means no waking sleeping children if you want to make adjustments.
- The Spruce
The Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine is not only a nightlight — it’s also a sound machine, and can even function as an alarm clock. You can control all of the machine’s features from your phone, tailoring it to your family’s needs.
- Mattress Reviews
This machine can be programmed with an app from your smart phone, which allows you to change the volume, sound, color, and brightness.The Hatch sound machine is programmable to automatically turn on and off based on a set schedule, helping get baby on a set sleep schedule.
- Best Pickist
Baby Rest is fully programmable, customizable and controllable from the smartphone app. You have the ability to turn it on or off, change volume, brightness, color and sound right from your phone.
- Sleep Gadgets
Easy to program smart device.
- Sleep Insider
What is interesting about this device is how universal it is. It looks like an ordinary night light, so people of all ages will love it. Even you may get one for yourself. As mentioned before, everything is controllable via your smartphone. You don’t have to go into your kid’s room to dim the light or activate the alarm clock, making it ideal.
- Family Hype
Infants are not the only ones that can enjoy this nightlight. The Rest nightlight was created as one of the best nightlights to help parents get some rest. That is why it also features an alarm system that wakes young children and toddlers, thereby saving you the stress of the early morning room trip. With its intuitive app, you have the ability to remotely control the light.
- Sleep So Well
What experts didn't like
The machine itself is sensitive to touches. Even if you accidentally lightly touch it, there’s a chance it could shut off.
- The Baby Swag
Bluetooth functionality was hit-or-miss on our Android test phone.
- The Tech Buyer's Guru
The Hatch Baby Rest must be plugged in to work.
- Baby List
It uses Bluetooth rather than wifi to connect to your smart phone, which means that the range is relatively limited (about 30 feet indoors)
- Mommy Hood 101
Some users said the light was too bright.
- Mom Loves Best
The volume of the white noise tracks is still too loud to pass as background noise, even when its turned down to its lowest volume setting.
- Slant
The app collects information.
- Best Pickist
Delicate Micro USB port.
- Sleep Insider
It’s a bit of a price to buy it. It goes for around $60 for a new one, making some parents a bit hesitant.
- Family Hype

From The Manufacturer

Both night light and sound machine, Rest is designed using scientifically proven light colors that promote healthy circadian rhythms and melatonin production with white noise to aid sleep. Rest is fully customizable, programmable, and controlled from your smartphone. As your child moves from bassinet to big kid bed, Rest grows with your needs - first providing soft light for middle of the night diaper changes and nursing sessions, then alerting your toddler when it is ok to get out of bed in the morning. Reinventing bedtime to get your family a better night’s rest. From the Manufacturer Play Video Create the ideal sleep environment for your child Encourage a better night’s sleep for your baby, toddler or big kid by customizing hues, brightness and sounds, and save them as favorites for future use. Simplify baby’s nighttime feedings and diaper changes with gentle lighting and white noise. Comfort and reassure growing toddlers with a nightlight that can safely stay on all night. Set and control programs from the device or remotely from your phone - no need to disrupt a sleeping baby. • Color • Brightness • Sound • Volume Establish healthy sleep routines Create programs to help get your family on a healthy sleep schedule. Favorites include: • Set a time-to-rise to let your toddler know when it's time to get out of bed (so mom and dad get a little more rest) • Set a bedtime program with fun colors and music to turn on in the evenings, alerting your toddler that bedtime is near FOR THE MODERN NURSERY Modern design with night light and sound machine in one smart device. Coordinate styles with your child’s room using coverlets in fun patterns and colors (sold separately). REMOTELY FROM YOUR PHONE No need to disrupt a sleeping baby. Turn Rest on and off and change the volume and brightness remotely from your smartphone. Or, set programs to run each day to help your child get on a healthy sleep schedule. WITH CUSTOM COLORS AND SOUNDS Create the ideal sleep environment for your child’s unique sleep needs by choosing from a range of custom colors and sound choices. Night light feature helps children feel secure. Option to stay on all night and stays cool to the touch. Night Light, Sound Machine, and Time-to-Rise Our mission at Hatch Baby is to make raising babies and kids a little bit easier with smart technology. We believe that modern design and thoughtful function can come together to create solutions for the toughest job out there: parenting. Our suite of products, Rest, Grow, and Listen, help give parents the peace of mind they need that their babies are growing into happy, healthy kids. About the Startup Describe your product in 3 words. Modern. Simple. Personalized. How did you come up with the idea for this product? At Hatch Baby, we’re parents of kids of all ages, and we know how hard it can be to help our children fall asleep and stay asleep. After trying just about everything to help get our kids to sleep, we built Hatch Baby Rest, rolling all the functions we know help little ones sleep best into one modern, functional and beautifully designed device. More than just a night light, sound machine, or OK-to-wake alarm, Rest is the smart, fully customizable and remotely controlled solution designed for babies and kids that grows with their changing sleep needs. What makes your product special? Rest is the all-in-one sleep solution that parents have been wishing existed for years. We know from personal experience how frustrating it is to have a sound machine that can only be controlled from the device itself, or a nightlight that shuts off after a set period of time, only to require sneaking into a sleeping toddler’s room to turn it back on. There had to be a better way than needing multiple gadgets to help create just the right atmosphere to encourage babies and kids to sleep through the night. We knew there was a better way, and that’s why we created Rest. By combining all the functions of a night light, sound machine, and ok-to-wake alert into one beautiful and simple design, and better yet, making it totally controllable from a smartphone, we knew we had the product that so many parents have been asking for. What has been the best part of your startup experience? Hearing from parents who use and love our product has been, hands down, the most inspiring and exciting part of this start-up experience. We knew that we had a great product when our beta testers asked if they could keep their Rests because they had become an integral part of their child’s sleep routine. It’s so rewarding to be building the products that make life a little easier for parents.

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An Overview On Night Lights

Whether you want to avoid tripping on a toy in the hallway on your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night or you want to give your child a little extra security at bedtime, a night light is the way to go. Before you purchase a set of night lights, you’ll want to keep the following features in mind.

Check how energy efficient the night light is. Night lights that use LED lights last a long time and tend to cost just a few cents per year to run. The Sycees Plug-In LED Night Light, 6-Pack is highly efficient and also costs a few cents per year to run.

Determine the size of the night light. Many models are so large that they take up the space of both of the receptacles in the outlet. The eufy Plug-In LED Night Light, 4-pack is compact, and only uses one receptacle, so the other is left free for charging a tablet or table lamp.

Look at the product packaging to find out whether the night light is manual or automatic.  Some models are equipped with a “dusk to dawn” sensor. As soon as the lighting in the home begins to dim, the night light automatically comes on. The opposite is also true. When the light brightens due to the sun or interior lighting, the night light will shut off.

Consider a night light that has extra features, such as the Hatch Baby Sound Machine and Night Light. This model allows users to choose a color for their light, as well as set a background noise to either soothe a child to sleep or gently wake a child in the morning.

DWYM Fun Fact

You know that light travels from the sun to the earth, but did you know it takes 8 minutes and 17 seconds to get here? Here are a few more interesting facts about light:

  • Once sunlight hits the ocean waters, it can be seen as far down as 80 meters.
  • When light shines on selenium, it is able to conduct electricity.
  • Located in California is the Centennial Light, which has been burning since 1901. It’s the longest-lasting light bulb in the world.
  • While Thomas Edison was the first to patent a light bulb back in 1879, it was actually Humphry Davy who discovered the first electric light in 1802.

The Night Light Buying Guide

  • If the night light comes with a product warranty or a satisfaction guarantee, you need to check the length of the coverage. Some of these protections only last 90 days, while others are good for up to a year from the date of purchase.
  • Night lights are not waterproof and cannot be used outdoors.
  • Look for any third party testings or certifications, such as a CE certification, as this lets you know the product is of a higher quality.
  • When comparing night lights, make sure you take a look at how many lights are in the set.