It's still a bear;This is what the app is missing. Although right now Harrison may not know the difference between a cuddly toy and an iPhone, in a matter of weeks he will, and I know which one I'd rather have sitting in his cot with him. The bear is designed to be able to attach easily to the side of a cot, or a pram, whilst still being able to sit up on a flat surface, all due to magnets in the paw, which means it'll work for any nursery or bedroom, and can be taken travelling easily! The fact that it's still a bear as well means that in the coming months it'll be a comforting and friendly face for little H - somehow I don't think a little noise emitting box would have the same effect.
It's well designed;The Whisbear has that Scandinavian style - very minimal, but still child friendly, and it would fit in most colour schemes, if that was important to you. Each of the legs and the ears are also able to make rustling noises, so are good for sensory stimulation, as are the bright colours on the these. Again, this doesn't really help me at the moment, all my newborn wants is to be coddled and held, but in the future, it won't hurt. It also comes with a velour bag, fair enough I don't think I'll ever use it for the Whisbear itself, but it's a lovely extra to come in the box, and it's been great for keeping a change of clothes in in our changing bag! One key point for us with the Whisbear as opposed to the apps, was the noise level. I never realised how quiet our phones were until we tried the bear - psychologists suggest that to settle a baby, white noise that equals the level of the baby cry should be played, I don't think my phone quite reached the level of Harrisons lungs sometimes, so our little bear does the trick quite nicely.
In terms of negatives, it doesn't really have many. It's a bear that emits white noise, and it does that job very well, it's also very well designed and I can see Harrison relying on it heavily in the next year. For the sake of a balanced review though, if I could pick up on one thing I would change about this it would be the single button to control everything. It's not exactly that big of an issue, once you can work it, it's fine, but it took a good few tries for me to work it out, and during the night feeds was not the time to try and do this. Take note for when you pick yours up.. make sure you know how to use it before your baby starts crying, the pressure does not help at all!
£39.90 and comes in three different colours OR in the Christmas Edition.. bold and underlined there because we all know how much I love Christmas. If you are interested in this at all, the ladies over at Whisbear have offered to give away a bear to one of you lovely readers. We've loved our bear so far, so I can't recommend it enough - and if it's free, what have you got to lose? Good Luck!
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Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored, however it does contain an item we were sent for review! All of my honest opinions are included though and I would not share something I do not use myself.