Anyone with a new baby will remember the days when your peaceful little babe (who previously loved sleep) suddenly will not settle. Or if they do, they are easily disturbed by any small sound. Then you come across the most amazing thing. White noise.
It could be you notice the fact that they settle when you dry your hair. Or perhaps you suddenly notice that they quieten when you vacuum. Before you know it, you’re downloading white noise apps on your phone and living in fear of your battery running out. To all of you currently spending more hours of the day than you care to count walking with an unsettled baby. Come meet Ash.
Ash and his friends Pearl, Fleur and Filbert are part of the myHummy family.
WHAT IS A MYHUMMY?
The fact of the matter is that small babies do not like silence. They have spent 9 months inside their mummy’s tummy listening to her heartbeat and all the muffled noise of the outside world. Their world – up until now – has been a place of constant noise. What myHummy does is provide a comforting blanket of noise, transporting them back into the familiarity of a noisy womb. It helps to mask new and scary noises and keeps little ones feeling secure.
The myHummy humming heart is placed inside the bear through a discreet zip in the side and plays 5 types of noise. A hairdryer, vacuum cleaner, ocean waves, falling rain and amniotic fluid with heartbeat. Plenty of choice for your little one. With a quick click of the button, the sound of your choice plays for 60 minutes that – when finished – fades out to silence. If that’s not enough for your child though, then there is also a non-stop mode which will play the chosen noise for 12 hours. Enough for a full nights sleep (hopefully!).
What makes myHummy really special though is the Sleep Senor. This sensor triggers the sound to start if your baby starts to stir, or if there is an increase in background noise. This helps to keep your baby sleeping for as long as possible.
GETTING CONNECTED TO YOUR MYHUMMY
One thing I absolutely loved about myHummy is the Bluetooth functionality. To be able to use your phone as a remote control for myHummy is an amazing feature. At a tap of a screen you can adjust the volume of your myHummy as well as the type of sound playing. You can control the duration as well as switch the sleep sensor on and off. You can even set up an alarm to send notification to your phone when your baby starts to cry.
I can’t tell you how many times I was lent over a crib trying to discreetly recue a phone playing white noise or to reset a sleep aid toy. Now all of this can be controlled without disturbing your baby.
MYHUMMY – OUR THOUGHTS
First of all I love how Ash looks. Everything about him from the modern design to the muted colours. From the ergonomic design of his shape (perfect for grabbing and hugging) all the way to the beautiful soft fabric used.
The humming heart is easily removed making Ash machine washable. Something that is incredibly important when they’re hanging out with babies that like to poop and puke at an alarming rate. The app was easy to download and connect to our myHummy and the functions extremely intuitive.
Even now at 4-years-old and 2-years-old, both of my children adored Ash on sight. Darcie took him under her wing, introducing him to all the teddies in her room. A place that I had to rescue him from. Henry on the other hand just wanted to snuggle him. He is the perfect shape for a fabulous cuddle, something that Henry happily indulged in.
However, Ash and his myHummy family without a doubt come into their own with newborn babies. The comfort and security they can offer gives parents piece of mind as well as a little respite. The myHummy really is so incredibly easy to use.
The only thing I disliked about is that I didn’t have one when we were in the dark days of colic when Darcie was a newborn, or when Henry hit his 10-month sleep regression. I have a feeling that Ash would have been invaluable.
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DISCLAIMER: I was provided with this item in return for this post. As always though, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.