It wasn’t too long ago that I was moaning at my wife for buying a MyHummy Sleepy Head when we had a few rough nights of Isabelle waking and refusing to settle. I said it in that review, and I’ll repeat it here. I thought “It was something that was simply being sold to overly panicked parents who wanted a quick fix for an easy night.” Something that you didn’t really need as you can get white noise on your phone via something like Spotify. Of course, that last part is technically right. But what your phone doesn’t offer is a cuddly, comforting teddy bear that resumes the white noise if your baby is aroused. Here’s Isabelle looking pretty happy at the arrival of Pearl, something you won’t get from a phone:
So Why Get Another One?
I guess I should probably start off by answering a little question of why get another MyHummy product when we’re already successfully using the Sleepy Head? So let me just talk a little bit about our current situation with Isabelle.
As it stands, the only comforter Isabelle uses are my wife’s boobs. We’ve never given her a bottle, we’re not really fond of giving her a dummy, and Isabelle tends to only be able to nap whilst being on you, preferably whilst feeding. Not that we see this as a problem.
But as you can possibly imagine, these habits will make for a difficult transition when my wife goes back to work and I, or a family member, find themselves with a baby missing her comforter, and more importantly, her sleep buddy.
That’s when I had a little idea. Why not combine the idea of having a teddy as a comforter, and put that with something that already helps her sleep in regards to the white noise. Introduce Pearl, the MyHummy Teddy Bear:
Does it Work?
At the end of the day, it all comes down to whether having the white noise built into a teddy actually helps your baby to sleep. Well, I can gladly confirm, via both words and the picture above, that it does in fact help.
I will admit, that I think the reason we’ve had such quick success with this is because Isabelle has already had a good few months of associating the white noise with going to sleep. So all we’ve done is transferred what we’ve done in the bedroom, to her nap time. If you’ve never used white noise before for sleep, then chances are this will take a little bit longer for the association to be built. But it should come. I think people are too quick to put down a product like this because they don’t see immediate results, and I understand, it can be frustrating when you pay all that money and don’t get any benefits. I only ask that you give it time. If you do, then there’s a strong chance you can reap the rewards. And if you’re still unsure, then simply try your baby with white noise via your phone and see how it goes, then maybe you can invest in something like this if you feel like it works.
I’m incredibly happy by the results we’ve seen thus far from using Pearl. Not only is she a teddy that Isabelle has genuinely shown affection too (which hasn’t happened since she met Flounder in Blackpool), but it actually helps her nap in the day, and that was the main purpose. Usually, when it’s around time Isabelle looks like she wants a nap, Rachel gets comfortable, settles down, and lets her sleep feed. But now, I can take Isabelle off and hold her and Pearl until Isabelle drifts off. I honestly think that this will make our life that little bit easier when Rachel does return to work, but only time will tell for that one. All in all, I give this 4 out of 5 stars.
Want to watch me unbox this and then review it? Well do I have the video for you!
If you want to buy yourself one of these, then here’s Pearl, the one that we currently have, which you can get from Amazon, or even MyHummy directly at their shop.