Newborn Hacks | MyHummy Snoozy Bear
I've made no secret of how much I love white noise for my newborn, so when myHummy offered to send Harrison a myHummy Snoozy, I jumped at the chance. myHummy are a The hummy bear is a sleep guard, a soft cuddly friend that has the added bonus of the soothing white noise which activates in response to babies movement. Newborns are not used to silence: they've spent nine months in the womb, encased within the muffled sounds of mummy's life and next to her heartbeat, dead silence is no comfort, in fact, for my baby especially, silence doesn't work at all. Previously we've used an app on our phones - Sound Sleeper - which by all means done the job, but at what cost? Although there's nothing proven as yet, something doesn't sit right with me about placing a radiating phone inside my babies crib.
The MyHummy Snooze bear has a little 'heart' which emits the white noise concealed within a sealed zip pocket in the tummy, this heart is a universal controller for every function, and this is something I would have realised had I read the instructions. Ever eager, before even so much as glancing at the pamphlet included, I ripped it open and quickly found I didn't have a clue what to do with it. Essentially, volume control, the type of sound, and the continuous setting are all controlled by either clicking once, twice, or holding in. In terms of type of sounds, there's 5 different settings, meant to replicate the likes of a hairdryer, the womb, the ocean, rainfall (not that we've ever made it past the hairdryer, we're creatures of habit.
It goes without saying that white noise is not the be all and end all of sleep, we definitely still have our night time struggles, but I'd be extremely apprehensive to go to bed without our myHummy, as I know there is no way Harrison would settle the same. This myHummy Snoozy retails for £44.00, which is worth it for the price of sleep with a newborn. If white noise works for your little one, then there is absolutely no price too high.