I have 3 children, and 2 of them have been relatively good sleepers. They went to bed (or co-slept with us) with minimal battles. BUT, my 2 year old has been on a battle against sleep for months. She’s still young but after weaning her from the breast and trying to reduce the hours we spend co-sleeping (in preparation for our next baby due in September) we have spent most nights loosing sleep. Last weekend, when attending The Baby Show at Birmingham NEC, we found a solution and it’s worked 100% so far. Welcome to my Ewan The Dream Sheep blog review.
Hours rocking, driving her around town in the car, putting her in the ring sling and going for late night walks, laying in her bed, singing and generally begging her to sleep has resulted in months going to bed late, and waking up tired. It would then be 3 am where she would wake up and climb into bed with us until 6:30am when my family then start our day.
I wanted to buy a Ewan The Dream Sheep for a while, but never got around to it. At The Baby Show at Birmingham NEC last weekend, I decided that was my chance to purchase a Ewan for our new baby. Most of the items for baby are second hand and I really wanted to buy something nice and new for them- and to see if the rumours surrounding Ewan were correct. Apparently this cuddly sheep can get kids of all ages to fall asleep, in their own beds… with ease.
I originally planned on keeping Ewan pristine, kept within his secure and clean packaging until baby arrived. We joked with the lovely lady on the Ewan The Dream sheep stand that my toddler would probably steal Ewan before her sibling has a chance to use it. I wasn’t wrong. We got home from The Baby Show with an exhausted toddler, who was over tired and refusing sleep, and screaming LOUDLY. 3 AAA batteries later (and around 15 minutes) and our nightmare sleeper was… A-F*****G-SLEEP. OK, first night, she was tired anyway, it could have been a fluke.
Second night, she went to bed with a bottle and she fell asleep in 5 minutes. She didn’t finish her bottle.
Third night, she brushed her teeth and I asked her to get Ewan. She took herself off to bed ON HER OWN with Ewan, and fell asleep ON HER OWN.
*continue the epic pattern of easy bedtimes*
OH. MY. GOD. IT. WORKED.
Who Is Ewan The Dream Sheep?
So, you know that it works but what exactly is Ewan The Dream Sheep? Ewan is a soft cuddly toy with a Grey or Purple head and legs. He’s fluffy, cuddly and freakin’ adorable. Look at his eyes… Awee!
What Does Ewan The Dream Sheep Do?
Well obviously he helps your little sleep-dodger get the F to sleep. But this only works due to some clever little features. The sheep glows a gorgeous deep pink colour, plays white noise and slowly lulls your child off into a peaceful slumber. Ewan softly plays sounds of real womb recordings, which makes him perfect for babies from newborn. A mothers heartbeat can be played, as can the sound of a fetal heartbeat (like what you hear when your midwife puts a Doppler to your bump), gentle music, vacuum cleaner and rainfall- all real life recordings, and not computer generated!
The combination of sounds are activated by pressing buttons situated in Ewan’s legs and plays for 20 minutes. The actual recordings are all recorded at a low base frequency which babies hear in the womb, which is why Ewan works so well at getting babies and toddlers (older kids and even adults too) off to sleep so well.
Ewan has even been proven to help babies who suffer from colic to be relieved of their pain, and fall into a gentle pain-free sleep. Something I am sure all parents of babies who have had colic would have loved to see to help their babies sleep.
Ewan has a Velcro tail to easy attach Ewan to cot bars, moses baskets, prams etc. It is recommended that Ewan is attached safely out of babies way until baby is 12 months of age, this is for safety reasons.
Where to buy a Ewan from
You can buy Ewan The Dream Sheep from the SweetDreamers website, for £29.99. Ewan comes in purple or grey, I have also spotted Ewan’s in John Lewis, Argos, Boots and Tescos (all online).
I purchased our Ewan at The Baby Show, so if you plan on attending any of the shows keep your eyes peeled for the Ewan The Dream Sheep stand.