My niece came along over 6 years ago now and she was the first baby in our family for a while. My brother had discovered some soothing white noises on his phone and around the house that would calm her down during fraught moments. It was all very fascinating. Static type noises worked best with her and her sobs would disappear within a minute or so.
Roll on 6 years and we’ve been reviewing the clever little Ewan the dream sheep. A very cuddly sheep soft toy that has some inbuilt soothing sounds. It’s suitable for use right from birth so we’ve been testing it out on Little Baby E.
2. Heartbeat sound
3. Lullaby / Harp sounds
4. Womb noise
My personal favourite is the heartbeat one and ocasisonally the rainfall one. I always find the sound of rainfall is lovely when you’re in bed so that one at night time is very calm and soothing to me. Obviously it’s not really meant for me though.
(I’ve since seen this little tag on his bottom so I retract that above statement!)
Little E seems to enjoy the lullaby one the most. I thought he may like the womb one the most but he likes the gentle tones of the music so we’ve stuck to that particular one. Ewan comes with a pink glowing heart when switched on and it makes a very nice addition to the calming experience. And at just over a week old I discovered when Ewan works best for us….nappy change time!! Little E has an excellent set of lungs on him and will go from silent to screaming his head off in about 10 seconds, usually at the point when the nappy comes off and he’s suddenly cold and threatening to wee all over the place (I forgot babies did that!). So I usually have a screaming red faced baby who is cold and sometimes wet. Ewan has calmed that experience down for us a lot. There is still the occasional wee but a lot less red faced screaming now and he’s a much needed sheep during those times.
And night time?
Whilst it doesn’t lull him straight into sleep it does keep him very calm and as the mum of a new baby this is fantastic. Ewan has a Velcro looped tail which is great for attaching to his crib. It looks slightly mean on Ewan but he doesn’t seem to mind too much; he just smiles a friendly smile.
I’d recommend this to a parent of any baby or newborn especially if they are soothed by white noises. It would make an excellent present for a new baby and it actually does work on adults too. I think overtime I’ll see if Little Baby E takes to heartbeat noises. For now though the lullaby noises are perfect for us.
Sweet dreamers are giving away a Ewan the dream sheep in his newest grey fleece to one lucky winner.
All you have to do is leave a comment below via the Gleam form to say who you would like to win a Ewan for.
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