on June 24, 2013
I love this little ladybug! I prefer it to DreamLites, which I think the ladybug is much cuter looking with their legs sticking out like a stuffed toy, rather than the pillow effect of DreamLites. You can't really use the pillow part anyway because of the hard center. The heads of the ladybug (and other characters) I think are cuter too and much slicker looking. The eyes and tail lights light up on the car one! I bought the ladybug one for my daughter for Christmas rather than another DreamLite and we both enjoy the many stars and constellations on her ceiling. The light also comes with a little story booklet of the little ladybug plus how to identify the consellations. The constellations were tricky to pick out, but I only tried it once, so I can't give a true opinion of this. The light produces only stars, not a face with stars surrounding it, as the DreamLite does. My daughter has the giraffe DreamLite and was a little scared of the face, asking if he is a nice giraffe or a mean one. I love how the whole shell lights up with the ladybug (which produces more stars plus constellations to talk about) and not just a rectangular patch with less stars and additional face. Both lights have different color stars to choose from: red, green and blue, (each button is assigned a color with the ladybug and the DreamLite has just one button to press - no preference for me, just pointing out the differences), both also have timers (DreamLite has option switch, ladybug built right in).
So my breakdown is:
Ladybug Pros: bigger shell = more stars, no face on ceiling which may cause fright in some children, cuter plush faces (although it does rival the DreamLite butterfly one), stars show constellations so identification guide is included plus story about the ladybug, whole shell lights up for a prettier effect, slicker looking characters and colors (my opinion)
Ladybug Cons: color names on buttons hard to read, light will turn off automatically after 45 minutes (no option to override this), more expensive, not as many variations to choose from
DreamLite Pros: can turn light into a standup toy or keep as a pillow (but hard center makes it difficult to use in this manner), timer option, less expensive, more character variations to choose from
DreamLite Cons: only small rectangle of stars light up not the whole back so = fewer stars, no constellations, character face on ceiling, animals aren't as cute or slick (my opinion).
So even though the price is a bit higher, to me the light is still worth it. Very cute and fun to have! Also, great to use in tents on camping trips! Makes atmosphere less scary.
on December 2, 2013
I got this for my little one when she was only a few months old. She loves looking up at the ceiling and seeing the moon and stars. She is one year old now and sleeps with this every night! It is great as a night light because it has an automatic shut off yet stays on long enough for her to fall asleep even on those restless nights. It is really quite perfect on the blue light, the green is pretty good but the red you cannot see. Over all I have been extremely happy with this product and even bought one for my sweet little niece (17 months old)!
on December 27, 2012
My daughter opened it Christmas morning,and it did not work.changed batteries and ,it was a no go..........I luckily had purchased a unicorn dreamlite as well.so ,at least that worked.I will try to return it for a replacement or refund.I will re- post with a good result hopefully .