Product Type: Tomy baby toys
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Baby Sshh - keeps baby entertained temporarily
Tomy Baby Sshh
Member Name: martinelucy1981
Tomy Baby Sshh
Advantages: Keeps baby entertained
Disadvantages: Tunes could do with being a bit longer
My daughter received this toy as a present for her first christmas when she was 5 months old. When I first saw this toy I was rather skeptical as it claims to have scientifically designs tunes and sounds which help sooth baby and stop them from crying. This seemed rather far fetched to me as I couldn't imagine a toy like this distracting my child so much that she would stop crying.
The Tomy Sshh comes in 2 designs - a green frog or a yellow bee (we have the bee design). The toy is approximately 5 inches tall with a soft colourful body and dangley legs with different coloured feet. His head contains the sound box which can be accessed via a velcro flap on the back of his head. He also has a large green velcro strap on top of his head which enables the toy to be attached to puschair, pram or cot etc. There are two buttons which activate the sounds and music which are located underneath the little pink crosses on his cheeks. The button on the left cheek plays different sounds and music each time it is pressed and the button on the right plays a longer tune when it is pressed and held. The toy takes 3 batteries which are located in the head and sound box can be fully removed from the toy when you want to wash it.
So the big question is ... does it work? Well in a way, yes it does work. The first time we put this toy to the test my little girl was a little grisley and unhappy as we had been travelling in the car for a little too long for her liking. I put the toy onto her car seat and pressed the buttons to play the songs and noises - she was instantly drawn to the toy and stopped cyring. I pressed and held the button on the right so that it would play the longer tune and she sat and watched it throughout the whole song without even a whimper. The only problem is that as soon as it had stopped playing (the long song lasts around 1 minute) she started to cry again. This resulted in me having to twist round in my seat for the duration of the journey so that I could keep pressing the buttons for her every few seconds. We did however, go through a stage of taking this out and about all of the time with us. I found it very useful in the supermarket as it was just loud enough for my daughter to hear but not so loud that it annoyed me and my fellow shoppers. The long tune also lasted long enough to keep her entertained in between me picking things up off the shelves etc.
My verdict - a great little toy to entertain bored or restless babies temporarily. However, it is not suitable for babies who are screaming the place down! We never actually tried it on our little one when she was very upset as I don't think she would have even heard it over her own cry (she was rather loud as a small baby!). We got plenty of use out of the Baby Sshh as have put it away for the time being ready for when our next little baby comes along. I do however, think that it is a little overpriced for what it is but would still recommend it.
Summary: 7 out of 10