I always think that getting to sleep is the hardest part of the night time routine, not forgetting the 4am wake up of course, as it's something that you usually can't change. If you can't sleep, you can't sleep, it's that simple. I find that babies struggle with this even more as they're not used to a routine whereby they have to try and get to sleep, usually opting for falling to sleep where ever their head lands.
I was lucky at first as Joseph was a great sleeper to start with, that was until he started teething. I think once the pain come, he was kind of frightened to sleep as he understood that this was time time that he pain was more prominent.
So when Whisbear got in touch telling me about a new bear on the market that will help babies to drift off to sleep, I just had to try it out. When it arrived in a beautiful soft, velour bag, I peered inside to find this miracle product. Inside was a super cute bear and a device which makes the magic happen.
Whisbear makes it possible for you to soothe your baby easily. The shushing device emits white noise, a sound that the baby remembers from their foetal life, which soothes your baby into a deep sleep.
The Whisbear operates for 40 minutes before gently fading off and in this time your baby should drift off. In the unfortunate event that your baby does wake in the night, the CRYsensor recognizes the cry of your awakening baby and will immediately respond with the calming sound for an additional 20 minutes before entering its standby mode.
Not only is it said to be a perfect sleep aid but it is a sensory stimulation toy too as it has rustling ears and paws as well as long legs, sewn from colourful and contrasting fabrics to provide your baby with a lot of entertainment. The legs also are magnetic so can fasten around the cot frame and also to a pram handle, changing bag or a car seat for use whilst out and about.
Joseph has taken to it like a duck to water, loving the sound that it emits and cuddling the Whisbear to sleep on an evening. I love the design and Joseph loves playing with it during the day which I think also helps with the settling at night as it is something that he can associate with.
The device does a great job of soothing Joseph and he does settle with it, not always sleeping but it does calm him down which is also great. I like the CRYsensor as it has helped to get rid of his 1am wake up by easing him back off to sleep without me having to feed him.
It has been great trying the Whisbear with Joseph and I think that it has helped immensely with settling him down for sleep on a night, making him drift off to sleep and the white noise is soothing to him and then also does help when he wakes during the night.
For more information, pop over to the Whisbear website.