Ewan The Dream Sheep and I are old mates. We go way back. About two and a half years in fact, to just before Elsa was born and I came across this miraculous little sheep whilst searching out the must have baby products. He was bought for Elsa as a gift and was ready and waiting for her from the moment she was born.
Fast forward to now and shiny new baby Ted is here. I knew that we would want to try out Ewan’s sleep inducing properties with him and was thrilled when we were sent a Ewan to review.
For anyone not familiar with Ewan; let me introduce him.
This little purple and cream fella has magical music and light features to soothe the smallest and biggest of babies. Press any of his four legs to hear a different soothing sound from heartbeat and womb noises to heartbeat and rain, via the harp and the vacuum cleaner! He also emits an ambient pinky/red glow from his chest.
Our new Ewan was put to work the day that Ted was born. Ted’s first night was spent listening to womb noises – not from me but from Ewan!
Let’s remember that Ted is a newborn baby so I am under no illusion that hanging Ewan the Dream Sheep from his moses basket is going to have him sleeping through the night from birth! But there is no denying that Ewan does work to soothe and calm babies and make for less screaming. Ewan also sends this Mama to sleep, although not much help is required with that these days
I do know from my previous experience with Elsa & Ewan that babies love him. At two and half years old and firmly into toddler-hood Elsa is on her second Ewan and still takes him to bed every night. And if Ted is a good a sleeper as Elsa was for her first two years I will be shaking Ewan by the paw and thanking him.
For us, Ewan the Sheep is pretty damn perfect but there are two things I would change about him. The first is that he gobbles batteries like they are going out of fashion. I have tried every kind of battery going, from the cheapest of the cheap to the eye wateringly expensive and all seem to be consumed at the same rate.
The second thing is that I would love it if the electronics were removable so that Ewan could be given a good and proper wash, preferably in the washing machine. Elsa sucked on Ewan’s legs. This made him stink like nothing I have ever smelt before. It would have been lovely if we could have popped him in the washing machine to stop him from honking.
But overall we love Ewan, the fact that both children have a Ewan and Elsa also has his good friend Russell The Sheepdog speaks volumes for the quality and effectiveness of these products. Ewan the Sheep is one of my ‘go to’ baby gifts these days and I would recommend him to anyone. If he doesn’t help your baby sleep he’ll certainly send the Mama’s & Daddy’s on their way to the land of nod!
*We were kindly sent a Ewan The Dream Sheep for the purpose of this review. Other Ewan and Russell products have been purchased by ourselves. All words and opinions are my own.*