Lottie has been on the planet for 10 months now and she is literally changing and doing more and more each day. We have recently hit the teething phase and whilst I don’t remember Mia struggling with it too much, Lottie certainly is. Which means we are too! She has been really good at sleeping though, just like Mia, and has slept through since she was about 8 weeks old however teething is having a huge impact on her sleep at the moment! And ours!
On average, Lottie is generally waking up about twice a night and will not go back to sleep. On a normal night, she would be easily soothed but there was a run of 5 nights straight last month where she was up ALL night! We were shattered! We had run out of ideas with what to do with her when we were sent a Slumber Buddy to review.
The Summer Infant Slumber Buddy Deluxe Bunny is one of a cute little range of musical and light-up buddies for babies and young children. The idea behind them is that babies can be soothed by the music and relaxed by the light displays.
The lights can be set to red, green, blue or to cycle through all three and create a lovely star and moon light display on Lottie’s nursery wall and ceiling. She is mesmerised by them and we often use them to calm her when it isn’t bed time, as a distraction!
The sounds include 5 nursery rhymes and some nature sounds that can be played in 3 different volume settings. For us the volume doesn’t go quite low enough, so Lottie seems to prefer the nature sounds as opposed to the nursery rhymes.
We have heard Slumber Buddy activate during the night and we haven’t had to go into Lottie’s room which is brilliant as she is learning to soothe herself without us helping her. What we really like is the fact it can also be set to cry activate and will come on when Lottie cry’s or makes a certain level of noise. The cry activation uses the last setting you had on and although we haven’t been able to get it to do this, I think it’s more user error than anything else! It can also be set on a timer of 15, 30, 45 minutes so you don’t have to go and switch it off once Lottie is asleep.
We think the Summer Infant Slumber Buddy Deluxe Bunny is really useful not only for helping to soothe Lottie at nighttime but also as a short distraction in the daytime and a cuddly toy for her to play with. For £24.99, it’s well worth it and I’m sure we will get lots of use out of it for the next year or so!