The myHummy Snoozy has been our sleep saver!
Having a newborn is very sleep depriving. Everybody knows that. The countless night feeds and changes its hard on parents especially new ones as were constantly worrying if we’re doing things right, or thinking that we’ve done something to make her not sleep right, but at the end of the day were all arents in the same boat, just trying to get a good nights sleep to be able to deal with those busy hectic days ahead of us. Not only that, but some dads have to juggle work and university alongside parenting, so sleep is definitely a must in their busy lives too.
On top of being a baby, Primrose, unfortunately, suffers from cows milk protein allergy (cmpa) and reflux. She is on medication and a diet change to help make these better but we often get bad nights when she’s up all night unsettled and in pain with her tummy.
myHummys were designed by a new parent for new parents. So they completely understand the troubles of sleep deprivation. And they’re highly recommended by midwives and psychologists.
As you’re probably already aware newborn babies are not used to silence. Having been inside our bodies for 9 months listening to everything that’s going on on the outside and all those weird sloshy noises from our insides no wonder they struggle to sleep when they’re born.
This is part of your baby’s ‘fourth-trimester’ parenting technique as proposed by Dr Harvey Kemp, who advises that parents treat themselves as a ‘walking uterus’ in the first three months after birth to help babies adjust to the outside world and white noise has a major contribution to this.
The white noise from the myHummy can help recreate those in womb sounds for your baby. The waves of blood whooshing through the placenta, the sounds of mums heartbeat and just the general white noise of inside the body. Babies feel safe when surrounded by the right amount of white noise because they remember it from the prenatal life
A friend of mine who also has a newborn recommended myHummy, as it helped her little one adapt to life outside the womb and sleep almost the entire night, so I had to give it a try. Luckily for us, myHummy agreed to send us out a Snoozy to try and I am so very excited about this!
Fresh out the packet the Snoozy was so gorgeously silky smooth and soft, the pastel pink was such a lovely colour too. The big round body with long arms and chunky dangly legs is perfect for little tiny hands to grab hold of and the Snoozy face was nice a big for babies to focus on easily. One of the main things I absolutely love about the Snoozy (apart from the extra sleep) is that the fabrics used are environmentally friendly. Its lovely to find brands that care about the environment as much as I do.
The Snoozy has a little heart that consists of one button and some speakers that goes neatly inside a zipped up pocket within the teddy, so assembly was very easy. We did need a screwdriver to put the batteries in but once they were in, we popped the heart into the Snoozy and was off.
To start the Snoozy you press once on the tummy for 1 second and it will turn on.
The Snoozy plays 5 different types of sounds; a hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, ocean waves, falling rain and amniotic fluid with a heartbeat.
To turn the volume up or down simply press and hold the tummy until the desired level is reached and to turn off the Snoozy press and hold the tummy for 2 seconds.
Some of the unique features of the myHummy compared to other brands is that after the 60 minutes, it goes into standby mode for 12 hours and uses the Smart Sleep Sensor. This means if it detects baby starting to stir, whimper or if there’s an increase in background noise it switches itself back on again to soothe and calm baby again. If your baby cannot sleep without the Snoozy playing, you can put it into the non-stop mode, which doesn’t fade out and stays on until you turn it off again. The Snoozy is machine washable which is extremely handy when you have a sicky baby with reflux or even a dribbling teether (remember to take the sound device out before putting myHummy in a washing machine!) It also has a little loop to attach it to the cot, pram or dummy clip on the buggy to avoid losing your teddy.
We’ve been using the Snoozy for a week now as we thought a day or two could have just been luck.
Primrose still sleeps in our bedroom, in her Next to me crib with a Sleepyhead inside.
Before the Snoozy
Primrose used to fall asleep after her last night feed at about 11:30 pm and sleep until 2 am. She would then be awake for an hour and a half whilst feeding being changed etc.
She would go back to sleep from 3:30 am ish until 6 am, she would feed and be changed and go back to sleep from 7 am until 8:30 am and that’s when we’d get up for the day.
So in total, I’d be getting 6 hours sleep. This varied on how she felt; if she had tummy ache because of her cmpa then I’d only get about 2hours sleep and the same if she was up with her reflux.
After the Snoozy
Primrose falls asleep at 11:30 pm after her nighttime feed as usual. We put her to bed and set the Snoozy playing the waves sound as it’s our favourite one too.
Instead of having night feeds, we now wake up to her making happy gurgling noises between 6:30 and 7:30 am ready her feed and bumchange. Then with the Snoozy playing, she went back down for another 2 hours sleep! We actually get a lay in.
So now in total, we get between 8 and 10 hours sleep a night. Which is amazing to have, especially with a 7week old baby. This week we haven’t been woken up by her cmpa or reflux which is probably down to her stomach adjusting to the medication and my diet change her but I’m sure if she doesn’t wake up not feeling great, the Snoozy will help soothe and relax her.
For us, the Snoozy worked wonders and now we’re all having better days as we’re all a lot less sleep deprived. I would recommend trying a white noise app on your phone first because if your baby doesn’t like white noise, it’s a fair bit of money to have technically wasted.
Primrose still has her usual amount of naps during the day and I think we will buy her the Sleepy Head for when we’re out and about in the pram or round families as it means she’ll have a deeper sleep.
We felt that the Snoozy actually really helps us sleep too. You really grow to love the white noise whilst you sleep. So it’s not a nuisance or annoyance if baby is still in your bedroom, like Primrose.
We were sent the myHummy Snoozy for purposes of this review, all thoughts are my own.
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