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Wonderful idea...but imperfectly executed,
This review is from: Cloud b On The Go Travel Sound Machine Soother, Sleep Sheep (Baby Product)
This item is a WONDERFUL idea, and the on-the-go model is the perfect size for home (I don't know who would need the size of the original, larger sleep sheep - it's enormous) and travel, but it has two key flaws:
1) there isn't a continuous play mode!! There are only two timed options, then the sound turns off. My newborn needed the sound maintained continuously to STAY asleep, not just to FALL asleep. Thus, we would have to keep pressing the button over and over, waking up ourselves when the sound would turn off to keep her from waking up - beyond annoying.
2) the travel ("on-the-go") model does not have the heartbeat sound like the full size model does - why? Otherwise, the sounds are the same as the full size model (waves, rain and whales). As the heartbeat is a KEY sound to have for a newborn, why on earth would THAT be the sound they substituted out on the travel model for a redundant "gentle stream" sound (could it be to get you to buy both sizes?!?)?
I gave it two stars because everything else is so wonderful and it has so much potential to be a fabulous product:
--the sheep is adorable, soft, and it is great to be able to hang it from ANYWHERE with the velcro loop. Plus, it is battery operated, which is a huge blessing (batteries are pre-installed, and are very long lasting - we did not replace ours over three+ months of use).
--the way the sound "machine" is removable from the body of the sheep is ingenious. This way, you can wash the sheep and reinsert the machine when dry.
--LOVE the volume control: it's a dial, so you have complete control (not just low and high like so many children's products today).
--The rain sound is the closest to generic "white noise."
This product would be perfect with the 1) heartbeat sound in lieu of the 'gentle stream', which is redundant to the rain, imo, and 2)a continuous play mode.
Due to this, you are better off with Brookstones sound machine, which has not only timed settings, but continuous play, AND all the sounds you really need: heartbeat, in-utero (weird sloshing sound with "glub-glubs"), white noise, automobile and more. It's not cute and plush (and you have to plug it in w/ battery backup), but is WORKS.
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Initial post: Apr 29, 2011 7:08:12 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
My on the go model has the Heartbeat.
Posted on Mar 2, 2012 5:56:49 PM PST
I too need a continuous sound button - other than that I do love these - we have two for the stroller naps & I do have to keep punching the button every 30 - 45 mins.
Do you know of one the is continuous???
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 9:51:13 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 5:40:50 PM PDT
all toys are max 45 mins. I will return this sheep. I just bought Dohm Sound Conditioner. It's pricier, but it's so cool! Received it today and have it on for few hours, so far i like it very much!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 6:32:23 PM PST
an I pod is continuous all I use is a plush player and baby einstein sleep music.
Posted on Dec 14, 2012 8:47:19 AM PST
K. Groves says:
My son will only sleep with the 'gentle stream', the rain is too constant a noise for him. He likes the fluctuation of sound with the water.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2015 12:17:38 PM PDT
Nathan Beach says:
I came here to post something like this... this thing would be perfect if we could just leave the damned thing on until the batteries ran out if we wanted to. Our entire nap time and evening schedule revolves around going in every 45 minutes to reset the sleep sheep!
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