How to Help Baby Sleep: VTECH Snooze & Soothe Elephant Review
Regular readers of our blog will know that we have just welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world & he is settling in really well. He sleeps well during the day, taking regular naps. However, like many babies, night-time can be an anxious time for him. He wakes every couple of hours for his feed & can take a long time to settle. Therefore, when we were asked to review the V-Tech Snooze & Soothe Elephant, we were excited to see if it would help him settle for his sleep.
V-Tech Snooze & Soothe Elephant
This adorable elephant, which is suitable from birth, is perfect for babies! It is primarily designed to help & comfort baby when it is time to go to sleep. Although just 6 weeks old, Charlie spent a lot of time staring at the elephant, showing his approval.
Under supervision, I placed the elephant on Charlie’s tummy for him to explore. The toy is made of out of variety of soft & textured fabrics for little ones to cuddle. These also provide comforting tactile stimulation.
On the elephant’s tummy there is a star shaped light up button. When pressed, the soft glowing tummy plays a selection of:
- 2 gentle sing-along songs
- 20 calming melodies
- Relaxing nature sounds &
- Loving phrases all designed to comfort & reassure.
Each song can be played & paused by squeezing the button – something older babies can do to stop & start the music from the comfort of their cot. Although Charlie isn’t able to do this yet, he certainly seemed comforted by the various tunes. He particularly liked the nature sounds.
As parents, one great feature of the Snooze & Soothe Elephant is that it can be hand washed. Simply remove the electronic module before doing so! Being a newborn, it didn’t take long before the elephant had various ‘stains’ on it so this was a big bonus.
The 2 x AAA batteries required to use the elephant are included in the box along with an instruction manual.
We have always been big fans of VTech toys & Sophie has many of them in her toy box. As a world leader in innovative and educational electronic toys, VTech has sought to enrich children’s learning and development through engaging and challenging play. Their central mission has always been to produce original, high-quality products while minimising their impact on the environment and ensuring sustainable value for the community.
The Snooze & Soothe Elephant certainly did its job & often helped soothe Charlie to sleep, both at nap times & after his initial bedtime feed. Sadly it didn’t make him sleep any longer (wishful thinking) but then that isn’t what this toy is designed to do!
As this toy is V-Tech, we know that, not only is this toy helping soothe him to sleep, but is also promoting sensory & auditory development.
**We received this V-Tech toy in return for this How to Help Baby Sleep: VTECH Snooze & Soothe Elephant Review. All thoughts & opinions are our own.