Initial thoughts I was very excited to receive Ewan! He is so cute and cuddly and a very pleasing round shape. When turned on he emits a lovely red glow from his belly and plays 4 different versions of ‘pink noise’ supposed to replicate sounds that the baby would have heard in the womb. We had been having trouble with Piran sleeping so this came at a good time.
We liked The shape and feel of the sheep are great. I love that the tail has velcro so that you can safely attach him to the side of the cot. Piran loves him, the sounds definitely soothe him as he goes silent when I turn it on if he is restless in the night. He gravitates towards him in his cot at night. The sounds are great, not annoying at all and we actually found that it helped us go back to sleep as well!
We didn’t like The only issue I have with this product is the fact that the batteries run out very quickly (in my opinion). It takes 3 x AAA batteries and I have found that these only last for approximately a two weeks when it is being used around 5 times a day. I will purchase some rechargeable ones which will help.
Overall We are very keen on the sheep indeed. We took it with us to Cornwall for Christmas and everyone was very impressed. It meant that Piran slept happily wherever we put him down to sleep, and we had no issues at all with his sleeping. We even used it when he started crying on the car journey home.
I really liked having the sheep when we moved Piran into his own room last week. It made me happier that he had something familiar with him that helped him sleep, and he can actually turn the sounds on himself if he wakes up (not sure if it is by accident or if he knows what he is doing). Now our only problem is we miss it in our room! I am due to become an Auntie again this year and I will be purchasing one as a newborn gift.
The official blurb
From the Easidream website:
Ewan our dream sheep
We also went to great lengths to make sure that we used the best possible sounds in our dream sheep to accompany the movement in the soothing system. With the help of the UoB’s foetal monitoring equipment, the actual womb sounds and heartbeat of a pregnant mum were recorded by the team. These sounds were then combined with household, musical and natural sounds at low bass frequencies of 125hz to produce ‘pink noise.’ This is the type of noise that babies predominantly hear when in the womb, which is why it is so effective. Again, parents were asked to trial a selection of sounds at home to find out which ones worked best with their baby and from these results, the top 4 most popular sounds were selected to be used in our dream sheep, ewan.
The final ingredient to the mix was the soothing pink glow that is emitted from ewan…. research has shown that babies are comforted by certain aspects of the womb, so a pink ambient glow was the natural choice for our dream sheep’s tummy.
Can be purchased from the Easidream website.
Disclaimer: We were provided with a Ewan free of charge for the purpose of this review.