In many of my blogs you have heard me rave about my love of Vtech and their educational toys that combine fun and learning. Recently I received a great big box of Vtech toys to review with Master 6 and Miss One and immediately there was one that really caught my eye, the Starlight Sounds Hippo. The Starlight Sounds Hippo is a clever toy that plays music and shines a fabulous starry night sky that’s perfect to put little ones to sleep.
Ever since Miss One was born she’s required noise and interaction to be put to sleep. If I were to put her in a silent room she would tear it apart, yet add some music and she falls asleep quickly and with ease. Mr Tink and I have a checklist as we put her down: we play white noise (full blast hairdryer, I’m hoping she takes this on-board as I’d love a live in hairdresser), then we hit the star light that shines stars all over the ceiling, next it’s onto her Eeyore who has an inbuilt nightlight, and to finish we press her bear’s foot 3 times and he plays lullabies for 15 minutes.
Yes, the kid has more going on in her room than an amusement park, she makes Dreamworld look bland and lifeless with her plethora of lights and music. Some may be reading this and asking, “Why? Wean her off it, that’s not necessary”. For those people, I have one word… Red head. Her red hair takes over and believe me, tapping a bear’s foot 3 times is easier than crying for hours on end. So Mr Tink and I have been doing this bedtime jig for close to 2 years now and we are so well rehearsed we could almost do it in our sleep (I do when she wakes up at ungodly hours throughout the night).
So you can imagine my Jiminy Cricket jump in the air when I realised that the Starlight Sounds Hippo does everything that we’ve been doing all in one!
Featuring 4 modes of play, a timer, and adjustable volume, this handsome hippo did it all just by pressing one button. Just one! My OCD did occasionally go into overdrive unable to cope with one push, but once I over came that it was easy breezy bedtime. And not only is he a ‘Super Hippo’, he’s also ridiculously cute and lures kids in quickly for a cuddle. Another brilliant idea from VTech that this mumma is giving a huge thumbs up to.
Would you like to add the Starlight Sounds Hippo to your little persons life? The amazing VTech team have given me one gorgeous hippo to giveaway. To enter simply share with why you would like to win? The judges will choose their favourite answer and announce a winner on the 8th of May at 10pm.
Good luck xx
Starlight Sounds Hippo (suitable from birth), RRP $49.95ea is available at Kmart
Soothe your baby to sleep with the Starlight Sounds Hippo. The cute, soft and cuddly
hippo features four modes of play with a 10, 20 or 30 minute timer, a light control
button and an adjustable volume dial. The hippo projects four different coloured
lights with the option of six different light displays onto the ceiling whilst playing
calming nature sounds and lullabies in the nature and lullaby mode; three soothing
songs and 60 relaxing melodies play in lullaby mode; and seven popular nursery
rhymes will be read in the story mode.