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We bought this lightshow for our youngest daughter when she was a couple of months old as when she went in her own bedroom I wanted something to help her settle and also something to giev me a little light to check her by.
The light show is made by Tomy who have always been a respected company in the world of baby products and the character being Winnie the Pooh is also of course very well known and as we had decorated her room in Winnie the Pooh it fitted in perfectly.
The first thing that struck me about the product was how heavy it was, I had expected something much lighter to be used in a babies cot, this immediately limited the places I could put it on the cot as I was afraid of it falling off (it never did) and of course wanted baby to be able to see it. The product takes 4 x AA batteries for it to work and to be honest I cannot remember if these were included with it or not.
The lightshow is made of pale blue plastic and has a large circle in the middle which omits light and of course it has the characters from the show who are all raised from the main part. On the top of the lightshow there is a small circle which is actually a projector and then on the back there are two rubber straps which have a series of holes in them for connecting to the cot.
To connect the show to the cot you simply place the rubber straps over the cot side and then thread back through between the bars and place one of the holes over a plastic protrusion and pull into place. The straps do hold onto the lightshow really well despite the weight of it although it can be fiddly trying to get the straps in place through cot bars.
The lightshow lights has switches to use it on the side which are simple sliders so easy to use, the main circle in the middle provides a little light but not really very much and then of course like anything like this it plays a tune. Personally I think the tune was pretty loud for something which is supposed to help your child drift off to sleep.
The projector part of the device was also very poor in that it projects a rather small area of light and the pictures are just a blur and that is to adult eyes so for a child whose eyes haven't yet fully developed they have no chance of seeing anything.
We used this on our first daughter and she hated it, it never soothed her to sleep and the light wasn't enough to check her by so I still ended up opening her door with the landing light on, luckily she was a pretty heavy sleeper and the light never bothered her. We ended up giving this to a friend of course warning how rubbish we had found the item but leaving her to make her own decision.
I give this 1 out of 5 and I really wouldn't waste your money.
The Moonlight Dreamshow was given to us as a gift a few weeks after my daughter was born. I have to say, it is not something I would have chosen (I think it's down right ugly!), so maybe I was biased from the start....but never one to waste a gift I was prepared to give it a go.
We popped some batteries in and turned it on. I was quite horrified by how loud the music that came out of it was, and couldn't really see how this would soothe her to sleep! I actually quite like the tune (Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood), but I would not put it in the lullaby catagory - certainly not when played like this anyway! At this point she was still sleeping in our room and we certainly wouldn't be able to sleep with that racket on, so back in the box it went.
It was several months later when she was sleeping in her own room and we were having trouble settling her that we decided to give it another go. I attached it to the side of her cot quite easily using the rubber straps on the back. The unit is quite heavy so I have to admit I was a little paranoid about it falling off in the night and landing on her, but my husband assured me this wouldn't happen. (at least, not without little fingers fiddling with it and she was still too young to be doing that!) We turned the unit on, and although the pictures that were projected onto the ceiling were not very clear (even though with a blackout blind her room was pretty dark), the movement of the lights did distract and entertain her enough for us to make our exit without causing too much distress, and with a little grizzling (which would set the unit off again) she eventually nodded off. Only to be woken up again half an hour later when she grunted and out blared the music again! Aaaargh!!! Why didn't we see that coming! (I blame severe sleep deprivation!). Needless to say the unit was quickly returned to it's box.
It didn't come out again until I had my son two years later, this time although once again sleep deprived, we were now experienced users of this stupid machine, so didn't attempt to use it to settle him to sleep! But it did come in handy for distracting him during those middle of the night nappy changes when we desperatly didn't want his screaming to wake his sister up!
The Dreamshow never really got enough use for me to comment on battery life. My mother in law had bought it second hand from ebay (she knows me well, I'm all for buying second hand stuff!). Some of the paint had been scratched off so I'm presuming it had been used a reasonable amount by it's previous owners and was showing cosmetic signs of wear and tear, though mechanically it was fine. However, the fact that Winnie's eye's were now white did make him look a little bit scary and possessed!
I would never recommend this product to anyone. In my opinion it is a perfect example of something that is made with very little thought put into it - and most likely by someone who hasn't had a baby! The music is not soothing, it ends abruptly which would most likely wake the baby and the sound sensor is a such a badly thought out idea! Anyone who has slept in the same room as a baby will know that it is similar to sleeping in a stable full of farm animals! The stupid machine is going to be on more than it is off! And baby is going to be woken up by this thing more times than they are soothed to sleep!
We were given this night light as a gift by my partners nan (I believe she got it from a charity shop for a few pounds) although it can be purchased from various retailers from around £15 onwards.
The light itself is made of strong plastic that is predominately blue in colour and features pictures of all the winnie the pooh characters, the front part has a gentle light and at the top is a projector that has a cycle of images going round that are projected onto the ceiling. It attaches to a cot via two plastic straps located on the back of the night light, they have several holes so they can fit various size cot frames.
It uses batteries, 4 x AA, so no wires to worry about..these do tend to run out pretty quickly though and it does affect the lullaby, it quite frankly sounds awful as soon as they start to run low!
The night light features an off/on switch on the back, when set to "on" it picks up on any movement and the lullaby and light show starts which can only be stopped by switching it off completely.
The images projected onto the ceiling were extremely faint no matter how dark the room was and the music was incredibly loud and there is no volume control, every time my daughter shuffled about in her cot it set the night light off and woke her up. Unfortunately I had to remove it from her cot which upset her greatly but we both really needed some uninterrupted sleep! We managed about a month with it on the cot!
All in all this was definitely not a night light for us, I would have been VERY disappointed had I paid full price for this. If you have a baby that shuffles a lot in their sleep I would not recommend this, every movement sets it off!
My son is only 5 months old so he still doesn't sleep through the night, but i wanted to buy something for his cot that would at least help settle him a little bit so that he gets off to sleep a bit better. Winnie the Pooh has always been one of my favourite childrens characters so i was keen to buy this Tomy moonlight which features Winnie the Pooh himself along with Tigger & Piglet.
It plays a lovely little Winnie the Pooh tune which is slow and light so it's good for relaxing my baby, the night light is also very soothing. If your baby is wide awake in their cot then this light will even provide them with some entertainment because it projects lovely pictures of Pooh bear and his friends on the ceiling. Watching the characters go by above him often sends my baby back to sleep if he has woke up early.
The best part is that it has a voice activated sensor which you can have on or off and it means that the music and light will kick in if your baby wakes up crying. The light comes with a bracket which allows you to attach it to the side of the cot, my son has loved this from being a newborn baby right the way through til now, i'm so glad i bought it.
It requires 4 x AA batteries but they seem to last for a long time. This light cost me £18 when i bought it but i've noticed it has gone down in price and you can now get them new on Amazon for £10.
When my son was a baby he loved Lights and would spent his time staring at the TV whether it was on or off and so I thought that the Winnie the Pooh night time dream show would be ideal for his cot. IT was made by Tommy which is a well known brand and battery operated so no risk from wires. It does take 4 AA batteries.
He was seven months old when he moved into a cot in his own bedroom though his nursery had been prepared since before his birth.
It does look very baby friendly with a pale blue outer casing and imaged of Pooh and his friends: piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore. There is a large circular white area in the centre which displays images of Pooh and friends. The top has a small projector which aims the images at the ceiling.
To attach to the cot it has simply two plastic straps which has graduated holes so should fit any size Cot. Each graduation will either heighted or lower the dream show. The lower the dream shows the larger the projection on the ceiling. It also does have a flat base so can be placed on the side out of Little one's reach.
The dream show plays one tune over and again which will be familiar to most with the words:
Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood Where Christopher Robin plays, You'll find the enchanted Neighbourhood Of Christopher's childhood days
A donkey named Eeyore is his friend and Kanga, and little Roo
There's Rabbit and Piglet, and there's Owl but most of all Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff
He's Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, Willy nilly silly old bear
The biggest downfall for me was the song not only did it get on my nerves and I found myself singing the song as I was trying to get back to sleep but also it was very loud. It seemed unreasonable loud for a product designed to get a child to sleep.
I found it easy to apply the straps and they did seem quite secure. I was a little worried as once the batteries were inserted it did feel quite heavy if it was pulled off and landed on my precious son.
We did use our lightshow in the cot once he moved into his room. My son was breastfed and went to sleep on my breast so initially the purpose for us was that hopefully if he stirred it would soothe him back to sleep and hopefully reducing the amount of times he needed me during the night.
However the results for us were very poor. I struggled to even get him into bed without activating the light show and then the tune simply woke my son up further. I found that when he was shuffling about in his cot it would wake either my son, I or both. The only time I found any benefit from it was when I was sorting out clothes in his room and he would watch the lights with fascination.
I eventually removed it from the cots and let him play with it as a standalone toy. He did like the music in the day and would stare at the images in circular screen which held his attnnetion.
I do wish this had a volume control or was simply set at a quieter level as this is far too loud for sending a child to sleep.I also do wish I could of simply turned the music off as I do think we may of persevered more with it had this been the case.
I sold it on eBay before my son was one year old as it was a very disappointing product.
This is one toy I wish I had not purchased.
The Tomy dream show is available in the style I owned and pictured above from Amazon brand new with prices starting at £11.99. I have also found and updated model in mother care for £24.99
This is not a product that worked for use and you may find it is more beneficial to your child it is not a product I am able to recommend based on my experience.
We bought one of these for my daughter whilst I was pregnant. Her nursery (which she ultimately didn't go in because I ended up wanting her cot in our room once she was born!) was decked out in Winnie the Pooh - Winnie the Pooh curtains, cot, drape for the cot, bedding, stick-a-rounds for the wall - you name it, it was something to do with Winnie the Pooh! Anyway, when I saw this, I wanted her to have one. I think we paid £19.99 for it at the time but it appears to be quite a bit cheaper now.
The dreamshow before it is working is very nice to look at. It is made of plastic and has a a nice little scene of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger looking over a bridge with trees, clouds and grass. When you touch it, the images is 3 dimensional which is nice for when you baby touches it. The back of the dreamshow has two plastic straps attached so that you can secure it to the end of the cot. The best thing to do with this dreamshow is move it around in the cot abit to see where will be best for your baby to see it as the go to sleep.
I had never seen a dreamshow in action before and I had to try it out before my daughter was born, you know, just to see if it was enjoyable (LOL). I wasn't disappointed. The front of the dreamshow lights up and you can see the image on the front clearly. The same image is then projected on to the ceiling via the projection on the top of the dreamshow. The projected picture on to the ceiling is also really clear which was surprising. You see Winnie the Pooh being lifted up into the air, holding balloons. Whilst watching the visual display, soothing music is also played (this function can be turned on or off). There are two lullabies if I remember correctly which are played. One of the Winnie the Pooh theme and the other is just a lullaby.
The music and the light show lasts for around 10-15 minutes when it assumes your baby has fallen asleep. To be honest, when my little girl used it, it actually kept her awake because she wanted to watch the dreamshow over and over so I don't know if it really serves its purpose! Remember though that if you child does fall asleep to the dreamshow, you will need to go into the room and switch it off completely otherwise if your child knocks it during their sleep then they will turn it back on again and it could end up being a very long night!
I think this item needs 4xAA batteries.
My mum bought this for my son when he was around 2months old as he always seemed to be attracted to lights and generally anything which lit up or glowed so she though this would be a great buy and she was right. The idea of this toy is to help send babies off it a dreamland and effectively fall asleep but the first time we put it on my son stayed awake for ages to watch it then any time after that he was sleeping within a few minutes.
It can be set to play a short or long cycle and is also activated by voice or sounds which can be a good thing but on the other hand when my son was in his own room sleeping half way through the night if he rolled over and knocked against the side of the cot it would set it off and would tend to wake him up and we had to try and sneak in every night to switch it off to prevent this from happening. When turned on it plays the Winnie the pooh theme tune and woodland images slowly move across the front of the light which babies can watch or alternative they can watch the projected images which show up on there ceiling when the room is dark enough.
One thing I was worried about before we put the light on was that it might be too bright and keep my son up but it has a faint glow which is enough to see the images perfectly and is not to bright to keep babies up. The moonlight dream show comes with straps which can be used to attach it to a cot but we always left ours free standing on the floor as we felt the projection was bigger when on the floor as the closer it gets to the ceiling the smaller the images become. The batteries came with ours and last for a long time but then one night my husband and I got woke up with a funny sound which we did not no what it was then eventually we discovered it was the light and the batteries were just about empty in it and it started playing the winnie the pooh theme very slowly and it was creepy to say the least! We never have the light turned on any more as my son is 3 and goes to sleep no bother but we do still use it to keep his door open during the day as it is very sturdy and his door constantly closes over if it is not there. Overall a great light projection and soothing music to help ease babies off to sleep, would definitely recommend it.
Winnie the Pooh Moonlight Nightlight
One of the first things we bought before our first child was born was this Winnie the Pooh nightlight dream show. I wish back then I had read reviews before purchansing it as it was one of those bits in which we felt was a useless buy.
We bought this from Mothercare at £20.00 which even then I wondered whether it was a little too much though we did look at similar products and found they were all the same sort of price so went ahead with the purchase.
This nightlight attaches to the side of the cot and it is recommended that it be taken off as soon as the child is more active as (as we soon found out) a child can easily pull it off. This, I feel, is a bad design as really it needs to be a lot more secure. Luckily, though, it never fell off on its own accord. It is attached by two plastic straps found on the back only.
Appearance wise it is lovely - the only plus point to it, with its light blue colour surround with a beautiful scene of Pooh and friends on the front. To be honest this is the aspect in which made our decision to buy it which goes to show - never judge a book (or in this case a nightlight) by its cover!
So what does it do? Or should I say what is it meant to do?
It states that it is meant to sooth and relax the baby and help them sleep with the music and the image projected onto the ceiling.
Unfortunately it does the complete opposite to what it states!
The music is too loud and distracting to be soothing and it seems to run the battery down so quickly that after a while the music is inaudible so really instead of soothing music we get two complete ends of the scale. The projective image is also a huge let down. On the box it shows beautiful images on the ceiling yet in truth there is a tiny area of circular moving images which are so faint that even I can not see them properly let alone our little one.
This is a great idea though certainly not a great product which is a shame. Everything which could be wrong with it is wrong with it. We hardly used it before throwing it into the attic and getting a plug in night light which did the job much better and cost far less!
My older daughter had the moonlight dreamshow when she was born and we all loved it. Its perfect for newborns as the music is soft and soothing. There are two points of interest to keep baby entertained, the amazing light show on the roof and the moving pictures on the actual product screen. Our daughter quickly began to associate the music with going to sleep and would drop off in no time. It is sound activated so will go off if your baby wakes up in the night and cries. It is quite sensitive though and will go off at even a fairly quite noise in the room, like me trying to sneak out usually! Its lovely though and despite the fact that the projection is quite basic and repetative i would reccomed it. What newborn is going to realise that the picture is on loop or that there is only one song? I think i just spent far too long watching and listening to it. Its well worth the money and works wonders at bedtime.
I had wanted a dream show for my daughter from being pregnant however i am rubish at making decisions so i didn't get one and my friend recently gave me this tomy winnie the pooh moonlight dreamshow for my daughter - she is now nearly a year old and i think it may be too late!
I put it on her cot and put it on after her bath and she would usually settle quickly and go to sleep however this kept her awake and she then screamed for twenty minuites!
I think if i had of got one earlier then it would have been part of her bedtime routine she would have settled however it was too late to introduce it for her. As nice as the idea is i think that as she settles to sleep very quicky then i should just be happy and not bother about having a night light of any sort!
Having said that it is very pretty and we do sometimes play with it in the day time.
Has a soothing nightlight to help babies to sleep (in some cases!)
Voice activated so if your child wakes in the night they can make it comeon themself and then in theory get themself back to slaap though we didn't get this far!
Projects images onto nursery ceiling - very calming!
Soft glowing image on front of nightlight
Plays the popular Winnie the Pooh theme tune
4 x AA batteries required
Manufacturers recommended age: birth onwards
It is possible to use the music part without the lights and the other way round and you can preset it to play for five or ten mins - i guess with the hope that they will have settled by this time!
It costs 22.99 at the moment on Amazon which i think is a lot but for other parents who sucessfully use it to make their child sleep on their own i would imagine the price is well worth it!
I was given this second hand from a friend just recently and attached it to my son's cot via the straps at the back.
I'd never heard of these sorts of things but this dreamshow is really impressive! The front of the unit lights up with moving images of winnie the pooh and friends with winnie being lifted into the sky by a balloon. This same moving image is projected onto the ceiling which, if you place it in the best spot in the cot, can project right above the cot so your baby can watch it as they go to sleep. Music also plays - there are two tunes that repeat one after the other - one is a gentle melody, the other is the winnie the pooh theme - both instrumental and quite soothing. The music does stop after a while - I guess in expectation of your little one having drifted off. You just have to remember to turn the unit off once baby is asleep as a small wriggle in the cot can be enough to knock the button into action again!
A great find - even better as it was free! - but seriously, had I known about this item before, I most certainly would have bought one a long time ago!
this was bought as a present when our son was born and we used it pretty much every night when he was a newborn, it straps onto the cot with two plastic straps at the back or it can also stand. It takes 4 AA batteries and if it is used regular it does go through them quite quickly, think they last 2-3 weeks. The picture that is projected onto the ceiling is shown on the side aswell. Im not sure how much attention our son actually piad to the unit but he liked the lights on the ceiling and the characters are recognisable. The tune is plays in the winnie the pooh theme in a kind of melody, xylophone type music which he seemed to like. It is noise/touch activated which is fine if baby is awake and wants it on again, the slightest cry will set it off, it does become a pain in the middle of the night if you need to cough or baby turns over and bangs it etc and it sets it off, we used to creep into the room and turn it off before we went to bed. You really do feel like putting the pillow over your head when it starts going off in the middle of the night and the batteries are dying lol
I think that dream shows are a must for babies. When I was pregnant with my daughter I decided to buy one as they had been recommended by lots of friends. On my search I came across the Winnie the pooh moonlight dream show. The box made it sound lovely so I purchased it.
The dream show is made from very strong plastic. It has a circle on the front where the light and the show can be projected. This circle is disguised as a moon. Also on the front are the characters, winnie, piglet. Eyore and tigger. The characters are standing on a bridge and some near a tree. The dream show comes with 2 plastic ties. You can use these to attach the dream show securely onto the side of the cot.
A soft soothing nightlight to help baby to sleep. The light is just right so that you can see the baby but not too bright so that it disrupts parents sleep.
The light and show will also come on if instructed by voice or babies cries. I thought this was a great idea as when the baby begins to cry the light and show can kick in and gently calm the baby back off to sleep.
Images are projected onto the ceiling to create a lovely calming mood. My daughter was amazed by the projected images. If I'm honest, any parent will know that new born babies are tiring and on a night time I used to lie and watch the dream show with my daughter and was amazed at how relaxed I felt after it too.
Not that my daughter would have recognised at the time but this plays the actual winnie the pooh theme song. There is a volume control on this aswell so you can play the sounds quieter if needed but even still the dream show seems loud and I can imagine it may disrupt light sleepers.
The age range:
The dream show is advised as available from birth on wards.
At the time I paid about £20.00 for this but looking now it seems to have come down to about £16.00.
I would have liked this show to have a few more features. I think the sounding could have been a little quieter but I did love the relaxing images. I don't think that this will be the best dream show available but it is OK for the price and it is most definitely not the worst.
When I was just over 8 months pregnant with my son, I was ready to leave work to rest and prepare for the arrival of my baby, my work friends gave me a voucher to use in Mothercare as a leaving gift.
So I went to Mothercare and had a good look around, I didn't need anything because I had already bought everything I needed for the arrival of my son. So I had a look at what other things would be suitable for a newborn and decided on a cot mobile, I then noticed The Tomy Winnie the Pooh Lullaby Dream show. It was priced just under £20.
Tomy is a trusted manufacturer this made purchasing the item easier, the Lullaby night light features Winnie the Pooh which is recognisable and favoured infant character. This product is suitable for newborns and should be taken down once baby is mobile, it doesn't specify what age it goes up to but my son was able to pull it off the cot once he could reach it.
It is a nice size; it has two plastic straps on the back to attach to a cot. The main body is a light blue colour on the front is a Scene of Winnie the Pooh and piglet standing on a bridge and Tigger and Eeyore are on the picture too. The image is raised.
The description for this says it will help to soothe and calm your baby, and the pictures on the box shows pictures being projected onto the ceiling.
Once my son was born I strapped the night light onto his cot ready for use.
When I put my son down for a sleep, I put the nightlight on to see if it would soothe him or help him go to sleep. I noticed straight away that the volume of the music that was played from the nightlight was quite loud and just distracted my son rather than soothe him; he was more interested in where the noise was coming from. The front of the nightlight has images scrolling across it, which are projected onto the ceiling, I was also disappointed with this feature too, as I was expecting the ceiling to have single pictures of butterflies and stars, but the pictures were displayed in a small area on the ceiling in a circular motion nothing like what you are led to believe from the box - it is very misleading as the box shows the night light in use with beautiful pictures being displayed on the ceiling. They are quite faint and the room would need to be very dark in order to have the full affect of the night light pictures. My son didn't even notice the pictures even months later he has never noticed the pictures as they are not very impressive.
Once baby is asleep the nightlight is supposed to help soothe baby back to sleep if baby happens to wake up so you don't need to rush to your baby. Yet again this was another feature that was disappointing, the slightest noise like my son rolling over would activate the nightlight which actually meant my son was woken up and startled from the music being played. So if it is left on you need to creep about and also creep over to it to be able to turn it off in hope of not making any noise to activate it. Even if it got knocked it, it would start up. Not great for when baby has just got off to sleep!
Although I didn't like the product as it didn't meet up to the expectations and it didn't serve its purpose. I usually put a lot of thought into purchases, as I like to spend my money wisely and know that what I have bought is going to be worthwhile and will have a good amount of use out of it. However in the final stages of pregnancy I was feeling tired so I blame the bad decision on this...hehe!
Even though I didn't actually pay for it myself, I still wanted to get some use out of it. I used it for the first few months and it got left on the side of the cot and it was rare that it would be switched on; it got taken off the cot when my son had almost pulled it off from the cot. It is not very secure as it is only attached by two plastic belt like straps. It takes 4 xAA batteries and it goes through them pretty quickly!
I didn't think much of this product and I found the music became irritating quite quickly, and I can usually tolerate these kind of things, but not with this one. The short lullaby that is played over and over can become quite tiresome. My son showed no interest in this nightlight at all other than trying to find out where the music was coming from.
I also don't think the idea of this toy/product is very good, as I don't think it should be used every time baby is put down to sleep as they will come to rely on having music on to get to sleep. Also the same for when they wake up, babies need to learn how to soothe themselves back to sleep; this is an important life skill for a baby to learn from a young age.
Personally I would not recommend this nightlight.
Although other babies may like the music and it may soothe them as each baby is different. Some parents may like this product, but it wasn't a good choice for me.
For a nightlight a simple plug in the wall night light which provides a gentle light is much better in my opinion.
Switch it on and once the baby starts crying or making a noise, a soft glowing moving image will move across the front screen, including images of Pooh, flying bees and butterflies. These images are also projected onto the ceiling of the nursery, so the baby is visually stimulated too.