It’s no secret that we have been suffering when it comes to Archie’s sleeping patterns during the night. What I first suspected as being his four month sleep regression has now turned into a full-blown sleep rebellion and we’re now into our second month of trying to get him to sleep better at night.
I’d heard about white noise devices in baby magazines and on other blogs, but I wasn’t entirely sure of their benefits and whether they were just another gimmick parents were lulled into purchasing.
But then it occurred to me that Archie does in fact enjoy the gentle sound of background noise. There’s been times where I’ve popped him in his pushchair and positioned it next to the washing machine and he’s drifted off to sleep. So that got me thinking that maybe a white noise device would be the solution…
The humming bear to help newborns & infants get to sleep
When I was asked to try out the Filbert teddy bear by myHummy with Archie, I felt like someone had answered my prayers. Finally some hope of getting my baby to sleep peacefully on his own.
Within the beautifully presented box, you will receive your teddy bear, a white noise sensor along with detailed instructions on how to use your myHummy product.
Just look at his adorable checkered ears, arms and sweet little dicky bow.
Are you tired of your little one not realising the difference between night and day and wishing you could get a few extra z’s each night? If the answer is yes, then you must give a myHummy product a try.
No matter how small the murmur, move or cry, the myHummy kicks in to action and settles your little one back to sleep.
For us, Archie had begun waking every hour or so, either wanting a bottle, a cuddle or to just break free from his cot. It was beginning to make no sense and it was causing us endless sleepless nights. Since using Filbert at night, he sleeps from 7pm to around 11-11:30pm, waking for a bottle, and straight back to sleep for another few hours, where he’ll wake for yet another bottle but will then lay in till around 7:30am – sometimes even later!
We hear him stir a few times during the night, but Filbert does his job of settling him back to sleep perfectly. It’s like we have our own personal nanny on standby watching him as he snoozes and is on hand to settle him instantly.
Filbert requires three AAA batteries to work, which need to be inserted into the sleep sensor. Once the batteries are loaded into the sensor, this needs to be placed into the zipped compartment in Filbert’s tummy.
He has the sweetest features, making him a beloved toy for your tot. His embroidered face and cute bow are just some of the details that make this white noise toy the perfect companion.
Of course, if your little one outgrows the requirement for a sleeping aid, then Filbert will become a treasured toy instead. He could even be used for storing secret treasures for an older child inside his zipped pocket.
Why white noise?
White noise resembles the sounds your baby experienced while in the womb, such as your heart beating, blood flowing, breathing and even the muffled sounds of you talking. These womb-like sounds become comforting for your little one, reminding them of their safe place. It is particularly comforting for newborns who are not yet used to the noises of the outside world.
Filbert offers five types of white noise to choose from in total including; hairdryer, vacuum cleaner, ocean waves, falling rain amniotic fluid with heartbeat. These can be activated with just one simple click and the sound will gently fade away after 60 minutes.
If you’d like the white noise to be played continuously throughout the night, triple-click to activate this non-stop setting.
You can also control the volume of the noise emitted too, to ensure you’re able to find the best setting for your little one.
A sweet companion
Above all, Filbert is a new friend for your little one to cherish. He doesn’t need to be restricted to bedtime or naps in their cot. You have the freedom to take Filbert wherever you need him to be, whether that’s in the car, in the pram or away with you for the night.
Archie loves cuddling up to his bear during nap times as well as during the day when he is playing. I’ll often walk into his room and hearing him giggling away to himself holding Filbert in his arms.
Caring for your teddy
Made from silky-soft fabrics that are machine washable, it’s easy to care for your bear.
If he becomes dirty then he can be washed at 40 degrees, but make sure you remove the sleep sensor before placing in the washing machine.
This device was like a dream come true, a miracle, an answer to all of my sleep-deprived prayers. Archie only wakes when he is actually hungry, and if he starts to stir beforehand, he is quickly settled and back to sleep thanks to Filbert.
We often hear Archie shuffling, but then instantly Filbert springs into action and we’re left listening to the murmur of white noise rather than a restless baby.
Up until now, that good old saying, “just sleep when they sleep,” would fill me with rage because it was near impossible to sit down with a cuppa or a good book without Archie waking within a few minutes. Now, I have no excuse not to get all of the housework started and finished while he naps because I’m guaranteed a few hours to myself – I even manage to finish a hot drink while it’s still warm – something I haven’t been able to do since Archie was born!
I love how adorable Filbert looks perched inside Archie’s cot – he matches the decor perfectly! If you’re worried about placing a soft toy inside your little one’s bed, then you could try the Sleepy Head which attaches to the cot instead. Alternatively, you can place Filbert, and the other soft toy versions beside their bed.
For anyone who is tired of being tired, this really could be your answer – let me know once you’ve finished up soaking up those extra z’s thanks to your myHummy sleeping aid.
Buy yours now, £59, shop.myhummy.co.uk
But of course, if Filbert isn’t quite what you’re looking for, there are plenty of other designs and colours to choose from on the myHummy website, so be sure to check out their full range.