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My parents bought this cute little lamb for my boy when he was about 4 months old. We were struggling to get him to sleep, and my Mum's grand plan was that this little lullaby lamb would be the answer to my prayers!
The lamb was certainly cute enough to soon become a favourite with my boy. It has a big button on its tummy which you press to emit different coloured lights, supposedly to soothe your little one (or more likely to hypnotise them into sleep).
There are also 3 settings of tunes - play time, music time and sleep time. All of which have sweet little tunes, but are pretty tinny sounding if I am honest and far too brash to be soothing to send a little one to sleep. You can adjust the sound level as well as the type of music, but still I didn't have any luck with it sending my boy to sleep.
The lack of snooze inducing qualities don't mean however that my boy hasn't enjoyed this toy. I hung it above his change mat after deciding that it was much better as a distraction than a relaxation toy, and it was a great help when changing his nappies. Even now (he is coming up to two) he enjoys twiddling the lambs feet and hearing the tunes.
If you are after a cute little toy to keep your little one entertained for a while, this is definately worth considering. Don't however be sucked into buying it on the premise that the lullabies will send your wee one to sleep - the lights and the music are far too stimulating in my opinion and are more likely to make your little one too excited to sleep than drift off into sweet dreams.
You can buy this toy from Amazon for £8.99 - cheapest I have found on the net. You will also need 2 AA batteries.
This was a gift for my son when he was 3 months old. We have used it at every bedtime and naptime since and he's now 9 months.
The lamb emits a soft glow - just enough light to be able to find dummies without having to switch the light on!
It has 3 music settings - sleep time, play time and music time. The sleep setting has soothing music and bird sounds, wave sounds. There is a volume switch, so we turn it round really low and it helps my son get off to sleep in no time at all. I have found that if you don't switch the lamb off completely, your baby can knock it on accidentally in the night - quite annoying when you hear it over the baby monitor at 3 a.m. - so now I go in and switch it off completely before I go to bed.
The music and playtime modes are good and I can leave my son happily playing with the lamb for a good 20 minutes before he starts to get bored.
There is a strap at the back of the lamb sothat it can be attached securely to the cot. It takes 2 AA batteries which I have found last well. After daily use for 6 months I have only just had to replace the batteries it came with.
Overall a nice product, good value for money
My sons favourite!
This is the Lullaby Lamb by the popular toy company VTech. This baby toy is designed to soothe babies into sleep.
As you can see from the picture, this is the shape of a lamb. It is mainly white. The middle of the lamb or the stomach is a large round section which lights up. The feet can be moved for for various phrases and noises. There is a volume control and a lever section for off and what method of play you want on. There is an orange tab at the top which allows you to lock the lamb onto wooden cots and a section for the batteries which requires a screwdriver to operate.
*What does it do*
Lullaby Lamb has 3 modes of play.
Play time - sings upbeat versions of twinkle twinkle and other tunes which include sheep noises.
Music time - soothing and upbeat tunes for your baby to listen to.
Sleep time - lullabies and soothing tunes including one which sounds like an ocean.
Whilst the tunes or songs are playing, the lambs stomach glows and the light changes from delicate pinks through to yellow and red through to green.
This is suitable from birth to 3years. Whilst attached to the cot, your baby can simply listen to the gentle music or tap the stomach to go onto the next tune or noise. Once your child is older, they can set the mode of play to suit their mood aswell as the volume and dance around and have fun.
VTech products are available in Argos, Hamleys, Toys r Us and Early Learning Centre amongst others. The Lullaby Lamb is priced around the £10 mark.
2 standard AA batteries
screwdriver to open and close the battery section.
When my son was born, he was a brilliant sleeper but after a while became restless when it was bed time. I spotted this in Woolies when it was still open and paid £6.99 and received 20% discount as my Mum worked there. It was the best purchase I ever made. My son is now 22months and still plays with this Sheepy as we call it.
This is a well designed toy and as our son was in a travel cot, we couldn't attatch it to the sides but he was always safe with the lamb in his cot. As he grew older, we were subjected to him rattling it with his fist til he found the song he liked. We mainly used this on sleep time mode to help Boo drift off to a nice dreamland sleep and it did work.
Nowadays he still plays with it though has thrown it at the wall a few times when he couldn't find twinkle twinkle as he kept skipping past it! Lets just say this is one tough little lamb! It is perfect for soothing babies and for older babies to interact and dance along to the tunes in play time or music time.
I would highly recommend this Lullaby Lamb to all parents, it is a must have item in my eyes.
Thanks for reading
The Lullaby Lamb is a multi functional toy used for play, learning or to help your baby drift off to sleep, another great from Vtech designed for aged 0-3 years.
** The Product **
The actual design is in the shape of a lamb, it is made out of plastic, but its feet are made from material. The front of the lamb is where the major functions are, to the left (where his tail would be) is the volume control and speak, there are 7 volume settings, and these are controlled by plus and minus buttons, and these are bright orange in colour. The middle of the lamb is where the function settings are.
To the left is the off button, you then slide this to the right to get to the different functions, the first one is a picture of a baby, when moved onto this setting the lamb will say "Its playtime" then will play the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle little star. The middle of the lamb is a big button which is clear, it lights up when the lamb sings or talks. On this is the Vtech Logo and more colourful musical notes When this pressed it sings another nursery rhyme either Twinkle Twinkle little star, Hey Diddle-Diddle, or Mary had a Little Lamb.
At the bottom of the lamb are its feet, as stated before these are made from material, the left one is green and has a star on it, the right one is blue and has a moon on it, when the left one is pressed the lamb will say "Have Fun" will make a star noise or will say "I Love You" the right one will either say "I Love you" make a lamb noise or "It's play time"
The second setting on the lamb is a rainbow. When the lamb is turned to this setting it will say "its music time" and will then play a musical tune. If the middle of the lamb is pushed on this setting it will play one of 6 musical tunes. If the left foot is pressed you will hear wither a frog sound or the sound of running water the right one makes the sound of the wind blowing or insects.
The last setting on the lamb is a baby sleeping, when turned to this mode, the lamb will say "Sleep Well" and will play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, very slowly and middle light changes softly form greens to reds. If the toy is then left, it goes through different sleep time sounds, included sounds of crickets, Rock a By Baby Lullaby, the sound of crashing waves, Little Donkey Lullaby, Frere Jacques lullaby, and the sound of running water. If you press the middle button, it changed the noise to the next one, if the left foot is pressed the lamb will lay "It's Lullaby Time", "Sleep Well" or "Close Your Eyes" the right foot will say "I Love You", "Its Lullaby Time" or "Sweet Dreams"
On the back of the lamb is a yellow strap which is where you attach it to the cot, above this is a lock so it keeps it secure to the top. Below this is where the batteries are which are 2 X AA, finally below this is a yellow string, which then also ties around the cot to keep it secure.
** Thoughts **
My daughter enjoyed this when it was bough her at aged 6months, she really liked the noises that the lamb made and the fact that it lights up when it is pressed. There are lots of functions and for £9.99, its really good value for money as you can play twice as much for the Sleep Time mode alone!
It is quite light so she was able to pick it up with little problem, and its really durable so if dropped, its not likely to break easily. Volume control is good especially if using it at night because you don't want it too loud that it keeps your child awake.
The difficult things I found about this product is that its very hard for your child to change its functions as it is small and quite fiddly, so if you want to change it, particular a small child, the parent would have to do it.
The other thing is that because the volume button is on the front, your child can turn it up or down, so I was forever getting up to turn it back up because she could here it. My daughter never used the sleep mode, so I cant really comment if it worked, we did try it once, but she just lay there staring at it for hours! I actually found it was keeping her awake so we have never used one for night time. However saying that, some people find them successful so don't be put off because of that.
** Summary **
All in all a great toy, lots of functions, activities and sounds, I don't think that its useful up to aged 3, I think they would get a bit board of it but defiantly from birth up to about 2.
Positives definitely outweigh the negatives, I would recommend this toy as a good all rounder and good value for money.