Ewan the Dream Sheep, or rather Ewan the Sheep of my Dreams as I’ve now come to call him. He is quite simply, fantastic.
He sends our five-month-old off to sleep in two minutes flat. It is nothing short of magic. A magic that was unknown to me with our first baby, a terrible sleeper that fought and refused sleep and still does at three years old.
I think I have just accepted that not sleeping may just be her thing. We tried anything and everything. Her favourite places to fall asleep for months were in her pushchair and in the car.
Three years down the line it feels like we are only just starting to make progress on creating better sleeping habits.
But this little one, our second is completely different in temperament and in his nocturnal sleeping habits. We may have had a bit of a bumpy patch recently, I suspect as a result of trying to wean him off of his Cocoonababy mattress. But otherwise, this one seems to quite like his sleep.
He understands that day is for napping and night is for sleeping which I think is as much as you can ask of them at five months old. Louis has relatively clear and obvious sleep cues and generally drifts off to sleep in arms when he is tired. We still need to work on the self-settling thing, but that is for another month I think.
When he is overtired it’s a slightly different thing. Because if you miss his oh-so-obvious sleep cues which occasionally happens (naughty mummy and daddy) then he has a tendency to get overtired.
Getting him to sleep then is an entirely different matter. He will winge and he will moan and he will generally fight his sleep, and it’s at this stage that he needs a little extra help. Some soothing if you will.
Which is where our lovely friend Ewan the dream sheep steps in.
Introducing Ewan the Dream Sheep
Ewan has not one but four different soothing sounds to lull babies to sleep.
The first is the heartbeat and womb. Next the heartbeat and vacuum cleaner. As well as heartbeat and rain and Louis’s personal favourite; heartbeat with a sweet little melody. All played at a low base frequency. The same frequency babies can hear in the womb.
When our little one gets so worked up because he’s so tired he doesn’t know how to get to sleep, Ewan knows exactly how to placate him. There’s no rocking him till our arms go numb. No pushing him in his pushchair like two people who have lost it, or driving around in the car like there’s no tomorrow.
How long it takes him to drift off depends on how tired he is, but the very first time we introduced the little one to Ewan he was asleep in two minutes. No exaggeration.
Some of the things we love about Ewan, besides him helping our little one sleep:
- The playtime of 20 minutes doesn’t feel too long or too short
- The sounds aren’t jarring
- You can easily stop playtime mid-way through once baby falls asleep
- He has a clever velcro tail you can attach to a cot, pushchair, car seat or anywhere else you can think of
- The snuggly comforter is super soft and cuddly like Ewan
The best news, particularly for anyone that doesn’t have a newborn is that we haven’t been using Ewan since birth and yet he still works which is amazing.
So for anyone contemplating getting Ewan the dream sheep for their little one, newborn or otherwise we would completely and totally recommend him. 100%.
Disclosure; we were sent an Ewan the Dream Sheep in exchange for this review. However, as always, all thoughts and options are my own. You will only ever find reviews of things we love on our blog.
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