If you’re reading this, then chances are you’ve had a few rough nights with your baby and are looking for a solution. When my wife first told me she spent £40 on a MyHummy, it was because of this exact reason. She told me that it simply made some white noise, and it’s safe to say I was pretty sceptical. Like you might be thinking right now, I was wondering whether it was all a load of hype, or whether there was some actual truth to the claims that it works. So here I am, someone who stared as a total skeptic, writing a review about the MyHummy Sleepy Head.
MyHummy Sleepy Head Review – The White Noise Sleep Aid for Babies
In my opinion, MyHummy products were something that were 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 £28.88 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!
I’ll admit that Spotify did work a little. The only problem with that is having your phone play music all night. If you’re happy leaving your phone in a cot or bed all night whilst on charge, then you can go for that. But using MyHummy would be much, much easier.
It also has a sleep sensor. Something that is so helpful. If it hears the slightest noise after going into standby mode it will start back up again and last for another hour. It is quite sensitive too. It’ll pick up your baby fussing in their bed, and of course things like you coughing, sneezing or even when you get up in the night for the toilet. Not that I see a problem with this heightened sensitivity as it’s probably needed to ensure it activates when your baby moves.
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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. Of course the 12 hour mode will leave you changing the batteries a little more often, but if you’re fine with that then go for it.
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 £28.88 to potentially get a better nights sleep isn’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. The mere fact you’re reading this probably means you want a solution. If you can find something that gives you even the slightest benefit, then that really is worth it. Perhaps this rings a little true right about now:
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. It’s another one of the main white noise products on the market. You might have already looked at Ewan and are now taking a look at MyHummy to see which one to buy. Well if you’re wondering which one is better out of the two, then I’ve done a comparison to help you out.
So does it work? Yes. Should you buy it? Well that’s entirely up to you. But I personally feel, despite being so skeptical at first, that it really is worth a go!
All in all, I give this 9/10.