When it comes to white noise sleep aids, there are two main products that first come to mind. MyHummy and Ewan the Dream Sheep. The next question is which one should you buy?
I’m going to break this into a few different categories and then pick which one is the winner. At the end of it, I’ll tell you whether I think you should go with MyHummy, or Ewan the Dream Sheep. This is basically a little review of the two products. Let’s begin:
Ewan the Dream Sheep vs MyHummy: Cost
For some, this decision is simply going to come down to which product is the cheapest. As of this writing, Ewan the Dream Sheep comes in £10 cheaper at £29.99. And that’s just comparing it to MyHummy’s cheapest option of the Sleepy Head, which is £39.99. MyHummy does in fact get as expensive as £79.99 for the Teddy Bear with the Bluetooth feature.
This is a nice simple one to pick a winner as there’s not much in the way of judgment. Ewan the Dream Sheep is the cheapest, so Ewan gets the nod.
Winner: Ewan the Dream Sheep
Just to ensure the price is still accurate for Ewan the Sheep, here it is on Amazon*
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Ewan the Dream Sheep vs MyHummy: Features
As you might expect, they both have very similar features. Of course they’re both basically white noise sleep aids. And as such, they both have an array of sounds for you to pick from. Ewan the Dream Sheep having four, and MyHummy having five. Not that it really makes much difference. We use MyHummy regularly and pretty much use the same sound all the time. But it is nice having the options and seeing what works for you.
I do find the sound better on the MyHummy, and every single sound on Ewan has a heartbeat. This does get a little more irritating than just having a constant white noise. It might be fine for the baby having a heartbeat, but when we have to listen to it all night too, I’d much prefer something that we also like.
Time Length of the Sound
The big difference maker for me with this one is the length in which the sound is made. Ewan the Dream Sheep lasts for a mere 20 minutes before shutting off abruptly. Meanwhile, MyHummy lasts for an hour, before gradually fading out. It also has a built in sensor that will restart if it hears a noise. It also has a 12 hour continuous mode. Something I originally saw no point in, but is something we now use every night. This is a very small thing to be added, but something that makes quite a lot of difference.
Ewan the Dream Sheep also has a light, which MyHummy does not. But I don’t massively see the purpose of this. I understand that it’s to mimic the womb environment in some sense, but I wasn’t aware the womb had a pink glow to it. And if you’re using this to help your baby get to sleep, then I don’t really see the purpose of a light.
MyHummy do also have a bluetooth version that enables you to control the white noise via your phone. It’ll even send you a notification if your baby whimpers or cries. It’s quite a useful feature, but one we wouldn’t need as we co-sleep. But I can certainly see the benefit of it.
Winner: Easily MyHummy
Ewan the Dream Sheep vs MyHummy: Design
I’m not going to lie, this is a tough one to call in terms of the look of the products. There’s a small part of me that should go with Ewan the Dream Sheep as I’m Welsh. So having a toy sheep only seems to make sense. But then I do really like all three of the MyHummy designs. The Sleepy Head is extremely simple, and if you’re after something small to attach to a cot or car seat, then it’s probably the best option. But if you’re after something a little more like a teddy bear, then they even have that option too, and with more choice.
With Ewan, it’s either a white sheep, or a purple one. So there’s not really much to offer in terms of variety of product.
MyHummy also has the added benefit of being machine washable. You can just take the sound box out and wash the Sleepy Head itself. But with Ewan, all the wires are built in, so it would be a very bad idea to throw him in the washing machine. We’ve yet to actually wash our MyHummy in the 7 months we’ve been using it, but still, the option is there.
Ewan the Dream Sheep vs MyHummy: Overall
Ultimately, there’s not a massive difference between these two products. It’s a little hard to compare them fully as MyHummy are almost cheating by having three to pick from, all of which have variants. If you broke it down to just the Sleepy Head vs Ewan the Dream Sheep, then I’d still have to pick MyHummy though.
But the 20 minute shut off that Ewan the Sheep has really does hold it back. And I also prefer the sound of MyHummy, which is a massive part.
We actually have both products, and on top of the Sleepy Head, we also have the teddy bear. We very much love our white noise!
For me, I’m happy to pay the extra bit of money and go with the MyHummy Sleepy Head. It’s what we use every night, and to be honest, we use it less for Isabelle and more for ourselves these days. I really do fall asleep quite quick when this is turned on. If you want to read my take on the Sleepy Head, then I have in fact reviewed it.
Overall Winner: MyHummy
Well that’s it. For me MyHummy comes out on top. But there isn’t a great deal in it. If there was a larger price gap then I might suggest you go with Ewan the Sheep purely on a cost basis. But that extra £10 really is worth it.
Ewan the Dream Sheep: Which you can purchase here*
MyHummy: Via the MyHummy online shop
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