I’ll admit, when my wife first told me she spent £40 on a MyHummy product that simply makes some white noise, it’s safe to say I was pretty sceptical. Yet here I am writing a review talking about whether or not it actually works.
In my opinion, MyHummy products were something that was simply being sold to overly panicked parents who wanted a quick fix for an easy nights sleep. It was something that I felt took a little bit of the parenting away if I’m honest. Rather than actually comforting your baby, you could just use this. Also, I have a Spotify account, so I have plenty of white noise albums for babies. Why spend £40 on something that I already have on my phone?
But, just like Jerry Orbach says in Dirty Dancing, “when I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong.” And it’s actually working!
Before purchasing this, however, I would recommend that you play some white noise to see if you don’t mind falling asleep to it. Obviously if your baby is in a different room to you it’ll make no difference. But we still co-sleep with Isabelle, and luckily we both don’t mind the noise, in fact, this actually helps me sleep too. Even if you don’t have a baby I’d actually recommend a MyHummy!
Features of the MyHummy Sleepy Head
When the sound starts up, it lasts for 60 minutes, which is plenty of time to drift into a deep sleep. You can also set it to play for 12 hours straight in their non-stop mode, which I thought was a little excessive at first, but it’s currently the setting we use as we’re happy waking up to the noise.
There’s also the usual stuff you’d expect: volume control, removable device so it’s machine washable, a strap to attach to a cot or pram and then a few different sounds.
In total, they offer five to pick from. They are: ocean waves, rainfall, amniotic fluid with heartbeat (likely ideal for newborns), vacuum cleaner and hairdryer.
They’re all slightly different, but you’ll likely find one that suits you and your baby, and if not, and if it doesn’t even work at all, well then they offer you 30 days to decide if you don’t like it, in which case you can simply return it for a full refund. So if you’re sceptical, like I most certainly was, then feel free to give this a crack and see for yourself. If it doesn’t work, then just send it back.
Does MyHummy Work With a Toddler?
We originally bought the MyHummy Sleepy Head when Isabelle was roughly 21 weeks old. She’s currently 14 months old, and since she’s toddling about I’d argue that she’s a toddler. Does it work now that she’s a little bit older? Yes, it still does. And it still works rather well for us too.
Should You Buy a White Noise Product?
At the end of the day we all waste plenty of money on a daily basis, so spending £40 to potentially get a better nights sleep ins’t the worst thing you could do with your money. Let’s be honest, the night time with a baby is the time you want to be as easy as possible. If you can find something that gives you even the slightest benefit, then that really is worth it.
Of course, MyHummy isn’t the only product on the market. But in terms of value I think it’s the best one. There’s also Ewan the Dream Sheep. If you’re wondering which one is better out of the two, then I’ve done a comparison to help you out.
Does Isabelle sleep through the night? No. But she’s a 21 week old, breastfed baby. We don’t exactly expect her to sleep through the night. But does it settle her down when otherwise my wife would be alerted to comfort her? Yes it does. All she does now is wake up when she actually wants a feed, and that’s all we could ever ask for.
So does it work? Yes. Should you buy it? Well that’s entirely up to you.
All in all, I give this 8/10.
To buy yourself one of these and try for yourself like we did, to see if it helps, head over to the MyHummy website here.
I’m also giving away a MyHummy Snoozy – a different product in their range – via an online charity raffle. You can enter that and win one here.
If you want to watch an unboxing of the MyHummy Teddy Bear, which is another similar product in the MyHummy range, with a review, then here’s a video: