Not as nice as I thought it would be, May 4, 2010
I was looking everywhere for a stuffed animal to put in the crib that mimicked a mother's heartbeat. This one does have that feature, however it does not sound true to a real heartbeat. The rain and ocean sounds are nice, the whale sounds are like something from a scary movie though. I will probably not use it as much as I would have liked. Also, the fuzz comes off very easily on the lamb. It would not survive being washed or even spot cleaned very many times. It does look cute in the crib though. I will still continue to look for a better one and will send this back if I can find a new one in time.
should have bought this a year ago, May 2, 2010
We have an autistic grandson (30 months old)who spends most weekends with us. Bedtime was a nightmare until we got this sleep sheep! He would be so sleepy he could barely hold his eyes open but would scream if we put him in his bed. We tried everything: rocking him, milk in a bottle, rubbing his back and nothing would soothe him until he was allowed out of the bed. Ordered this and tried it out. He will still scream when you put him in the bed but as soon as he hears the raindrop sounds, he will be quiet and listen and in 5 minutes he is asleep. Best money we ever spent for him (and us).
One of baby's earliest toys, May 2, 2010
I found this is a wonderful item to have for a new baby. There is not much that can provide comfort or sensory stimulation at such a young age. They are still developing their vision and are too young to play with toys. We used this with our daughter every day for the first two months of her life. It provided her comfort, especially the heartbeat sound. Now that she is three months old our use of it has tapered off a bit, but I bet when she gets big enough to hold dolls it will definitely be put back in heavy rotation.
The fleece is soft, the ivory color is pretty and neutral, and I found the velcro especially helpful. We had a very sparse and bare crib for safety, and velcroing the sleep sheep out of reach on the top of the bars, but still in view of baby, softened up an otherwise barren crib without any of the dangers associated with SIDS. The volume is easily controllable and the batteries last forever. We never had to change them once. Because it was one of her earliest toys, we have such fond memories of sleep sheep. Its a great item and would be a lovely gift for any baby.
Sleep Sheep, April 26, 2010
The sleep sheep arrived as promised and in good condition. The sounds are not quite what I expected but the baby likes it so all is well.