I am constantly on the lookout for new baby and children's products, and now that we live in a larger home, and Mason has his very own room (something the twins never had until they were 18 months), I am loving the chance to decorate it and "Mason-ize" his room!
I have been familiar with Summer Infant Products for several years now, since the twins were born, really. They have an array of baby gear, nursery products, feeding gear, and so much more!
From their website:
Our company has a long-standing tradition of dedication to infants and children. In 1985, William Lockett III sought a safe place to place his baby girl Summer while his hands were busy elsewhere. Out of this father’s desire to protect and nurture his sweet baby, the original Bouncy Seat was born and so was our company, Summer Infant.
Our products speak for themselves. Just ask other moms, or better yet, check out all of the amazing awards we have won.
You and your baby are important to us. Go on…have the best time of your life. We’ll do the rest."
For my review, I received something that goes along with Mason's nursery theme just perfectly...
When Connor and Merasia were babies, we got them each a seahorse glow in the dark soother. Essentially, a glo-worm, only it's a seahorse. We got Mason the same thing when he was much younger than he is now, and it has worked great. But when I saw this product, I HAD to have it! First of all, it's a monkey!! That alone was reason enough to need it! Second, I love that this product attaches on to Mason's crib, so there is no losing it and no throwing it out of his crib when he gets mad at mommy. :-)
This monkey is easy to turn on, and Mason can even do it himself. With a light push on his belly, it's on. Another favorite part of this product that I love is that there is the option to have the belly glow and play sound, or just play sound. If I just want a lullaby to soothe Mason to sleep, I leave the belly off from glowing. But most of the time, the belly is on and the lullaby is on too. That seems to be his favorite tune. There is also the option of ocean/water sounds.
With the seahorses we have used in the past, they only play for about 5 minutes. This lullaby soother plays for 15 minutes! I love this, as usually it takes longer than 3-5 minutes to fall asleep, especially for little ones! So this soother doesn't shut off before Mason is asleep, and I don't have to go in to his room over and over again to turn it back on to help him get to sleep, like I would with his seahorse.
The only downside is that because we use it ALL the time, it definitely takes a toll on the batteries, so we go through a lot of them. But, it's worth it for the result I get from using it (Mason's sleep!), and Mason just loves it. Every time we put him down for a nap or bedtime and turn the monkey on, he just lays there and looks at it, and I am sure that's what puts him to sleep.
Other than that, I have absolutely no complaints, and this product comes HIGHLY recommended from this mama (and Mason!)!
To purchase: You can purchase Max the Monkey and other lullaby soothers or products at Summer Infant's website HERE.
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