I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to review a great product from Cloud B! If you've never heard of this company before, they create products specially designed for children to help with any kind of sleep problems (or if your kids don't have any problems, they do look cute in their rooms!). You can read more about Cloud B
on their website.
My daughter, Harper, is close to 6 months old. She is what many would call the quintessential perfect baby (I'm not tooting my own horn, she really is perfect!) She slept her nights from the first day home in the hospital, and rarely (if ever) cried. What more could anyone ask for? It wasn't until recently that she started to develop sleeping problems. She would start waking up in the middle of the night, not hungry or teething. She just wasn't falling asleep soundly. We had slowly transitioned her from being swaddled at night, but she still slept with a pretty bright lamp on in the room. If we tried to turn it off, she would have an absolute meltdown. I needed to come up with a solution (my sanity depended on it). I was then approached with the opportunity to review the Cloud B Dreamz To Go Octo Pinkle
. It was an absolute lifesaver
Why It's So Great:
First off, there is absolutely no assembly required, which is a great feature in and of itself. It already comes with 3 AAA batteries so you don't even have to worry about taking all the batteries out of your remotes to use it.
As for it's use, it would definitely be great for any child! Whether or not they have issues with either being in a dark room, or need help falling asleep. As for Harper's case, she didn't like being in a dark room, so this product was perfect! It's really simple to use! There are two buttons on the back: one turns the light on, and the other changes the light color from blue to red. Pretty simple, right? It projects little stars, fish blowing bubbles and circles on the walls and ceiling. I turn it on when I start reading her a story and it definitely has a calming effect:
This product is also very durable! Your child wouldn't be playing with it directly so there's no way for it to get broken. I've dropped it a few times on our laminate flooring, and it hasn't even scratched it. There is also a 45-minute timer on the light, so your batteries aren't wasted with the light being on all night - plenty of time for your little one to fall asleep!
This product retails for $24.99. In my opinion, it's worth every penny! In a week, we've gone from rocking Harper for almost an hour to get her to fall asleep to her self-soothing and out like a light in 15 minutes, max. I wish I had received one from my baby shower!
~ Ashley L
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Dreamz to Go Octo™ - Pinkle & Bluee
The dreamy lites collection is great décor for any bedroom, a charming on-the-go companion and a compact solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands. Based on the original Twilight TurtleTM, these ‘dreamy lites’ octopuses come in two fun colours that project stars and friendly little fish blowing bubbles, while illuminating in soothing shades, helping ease fear of the dark.
Light timer and other features:
45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during children’s deep sleep, as recommended by pediatricians
Dreamz to Go Octo™ Pinkle projects in soothing blue and red colour options
Dreamz to Go Octo™ Bluee projects in soothing blue and green colour options
Requires 3 AAA batteries (included)
Available now at independent toy, gift and baby stores across Canada