|Graco Sweet Slumber Sound Machine--this is the sound machine we use|
This is ultimately the way I see it. Sleep is important. Using white noise allows the noise of family members to be drown out. Then the family can move around normally and the child can sleep. When you visit family--let's face it, some of them are loud!--you can bring along white noise. Then you can relax and enjoy yourself rather than stress out about the noise going on.