Munchkin Voice Activated Crib Light (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Voice activation mode provides light, sound, or both light and sound when your baby cries
- Colored lights help soothe your baby
- Actual recorded womb sounds provide a familiar soft, rhythmic transition to the real world outside the womb
- Stands on it's own for use away from the crib, or during travel
- 0+ Months
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It is a simple product, with switches that you can easily find even fumbling in the dark with a baby in your arm. It is safe - it attaches firmly to the side of the crib. The lights are soft and soothing, but just bright enough to see the baby. The sound is just like the sound of mom's heartbeat that you hear in an ultrasound. That sounded gimmicky to us at first, but it really works. The sound stops after about 10 minutes - plenty of time for her to drift back off to sleep.
The only con I can think of with this crib light is that, by design, it stays on while in voice activation mode and drains batteries a little. It isn't "idiot proof". You have to remember to turn it off when not being used. We kept forgetting to turn it off and it drained the batteries in about a month. If you remember to turn it off, they will last much longer.
Overall, I highly recommend this product for any new parent trying to help their baby sleep through the night.
We use it as soon as we put her down in her crib every night, whether she's fast asleep or half-asleep. It works very nicely. Of course, we have to do some of the other techniques described in "Happiest Baby" first, like swaddling and swinging to calm her down enough to respond to the crib light and sounds. During the night, it's great on voice-activation to calm her so we don't have to get out of bed if she wakes herself up and doesn't need to be changed or fed. After feedings, though, it's great to put her down to and she's usually asleep within minutes. There's enough light so I don't have to turn on the lights in the nursery to put her down.
One of the reasons I got it was we have musical toys that also put her to sleep, but since we have a child monitor, I got really sick of hearing the same songs over and over again as my husband and I were going to sleep. At least hearing the white noise over the monitor is easy enough to tune out, and also doesn't drown out her crying when she needs us.
We have used this every single night for the past 8 weeks. Some nights it has to come on 5+ times from our son waking up, and sometimes it only needs to come on once. We always turn it off in the morning so it does not stay on 'auto' all day long and drain the batteries. It also went through the week long 'cry it out' stage and ran for long periods of time. That being said, the batteries just died for the first time this morning - therefore, it has a 2 month battery life if you remember to turn it off every morning (Note: we do not use the crib lights; only the sound).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We ordered a couple of these for use in our Nicu - they are great! The colors are very mild and perfect for eyes of babies that are old enough to start looking around and needing... Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by TDunc
I would like to give zero stars since it didn't even work! I thought this would be a great item for our baby. Read morePublished on February 29, 2012 by jason mong
Recieved this item as a gift, worked great for about a week. Out of the blue it just stopped working. Switched to new batteries and reset the device. Nada. Read morePublished on February 24, 2012 by gutlass1976
When I received the first crib light it did not work. My husband even hooked it up to a volt meter. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Jennifer Kurtin
Okay, I agree that this light does not turn on when baby cries, so if that is why you are buying it then maybe this isnt the product for you, HOWEVER, we have a very fussy baby on... Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by Meghan
I received this as a gift when our daughter was about a month old. We have hardly used it, but it has still drained through 2 sets of batteries (4 AA) very quickly. Read morePublished on November 13, 2011 by anonymous
Unfortunately in the interest of "being green," I recycled the box some time before I actually put batteries in this thing. Read morePublished on November 6, 2011 by Nikki
as first time parents we wanted the perfect nursery set up for our baby and we got caught with the description for this light: "on... Read morePublished on October 4, 2011 by Carlos De Cunha