Product Type: VTech baby toys
Newest Review: ... nature sounds, lullabies or a mixture of the two and they are all really calming and relaxing for baby. There are also switches to contr... more
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VTech Baby Bear Sweet Dreams
Member Name: yani1
VTech Baby Bear Sweet Dreams
Advantages: Calms babies and toddlers, introduces babies to natural sounds, cute pictures.
Disadvantages: Uses batteries like mad! A bit heavy.
My parents bought this for my son when he was born, as a present that I had asked for. I thought the picture on the front was so cute and friendly and there were lots of things to stare at. The item itself is quite heavy, is made of plastic, and can be attached to the crib/cot using two blue plastic straps that tie at the back of the unit and around the cot.
It has various modes, which are adjustable by the blue switch at the front. It has an off setting; lullaby only; nature sounds only; and nature sounds and lullaby combined. Then, at one side there is a button which you press a number of times when the unit is on, for the different light modes. It automatically comes on with the lightshow (shines up onto ceiling), then you can press the button for the lightshow to go off (saves battery!) the lights at the front to come on, then the lights at the front to gently flash, then background lights, and lastly no lights at all.
There is also a time selector switch above this, where you can select how long it plays for, and a volume dial. On the other side there is a focus dial, for the lightshow. The lightshow is a scene of animals going round, including sheep and others, and is very nice).
The unit has a sensor for when the baby cries, and the lullabies come on (if unit is not switched off). There is also a yellow musical notes button at the front to change the lullaby. Later on, the baby can also press this.
The picture on the front is of a sleeping bear on a moon, which moves up and down, and stars which circle around, with a night-time scene at the back.
I think it cost about £20, although i'm not sure where it was purchased; you can wipe the unit over, so fairly easy to clean, but the batteries can run out quite quickly, if you have the unit on the lighshow a lot. I would suggest using rechargable batteries. It takes four C size batteries.
I used to put this on for my son when it was time for bed at night, and he loved the lullabies, I think it used to relax him. I also put it on when doing a nappy change, onto the nature sounds mode, and tell him what each sound was (there is the sound of fire crackling, wind blowing, crickets/toads making soft noises, and waves gently splashing). He loved these also, and I could see him really listening to these sounds. I thought this was good, as it gave him an introduction to the sounds of nature. later on, he loved looking at the bear, and continued to be fascinating by this lullaby unit until he was about 16 months. He also still likes the lightshow, and did from day one!
This unit is so cute with lovely music and sound, that you will like to listen to it yourself! The lightshow is great too, even for calming toddlers down! It is well worth the money and lasts a long time too. Only thing I would say is that it is a bit heavy so I would make sure to secure it extra tight to the cot, or just hold it in your hands/prop up securely.
Summary: A value for money unit that helps babies and toddlers settle down and think about sleep.
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