Two of the most lucrative and most competitive segments of the market are weddings and baby products. As a new parent, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer range of baby products that simultaneously seem exactly the same and utterly different. When I put up my video review of the Graco Travel Lite Crib, I had the intention of continuing with a series of videos to help other new parents get a handle on some of this stuff.
It may have taken me a few months to get to the next video review, but here we are today with my take on the Sleep Sheep Sound Machine Soother from Cloud b.
The version of the Sleep Sheep that we received plays four “soothing sounds” that are meant to soothe and lull the baby to sleep. They’re all of the white noise variety: mother’s heartbeat, rain, ocean, and whale song. It also comes with a sleep timer option and a Velcro strap.
Several other versions of the Sleep Sheep are also available, including one that has a total of eight sounds, adding lullaby melodies to the mix. They also come in the form of other animals, like Bubbly Bunny, Frankie the Fox, Gentle Giraffe, and Marvin the Monkey. These all provide fundamentally the same experience, just in another physical form.
As I say in the video review embedded above, the Sleep Sheep hasn’t been particularly effective in convincing Adalynn to fall asleep. She still wants to be cradled in my arms. The “white noise” created by extended shushing on my part seems to work better than the white noise that this Cloud b product emits from its speaker.
Using the Sleep Sheep to continue the white noise after Adalynn’s down for the count, though, has been handy. It saves me some breath.
You can find the Sleep Sheep by Cloud b, along with its other plushy counterparts, for about $30 each on Amazon.com. Up here in Canada, the standard price is closer to $40.