I wish that back then we had of owned a gro hush baby calmer, You might be wondering what on earth a gro hush is and how it could of helped baby Jacob stop screaming all day long. Well the gro hush is a recently released product made by the rather fantastic nursery brand The gro Company, home to the must have grobags and clever gro clock. The gro hush is a portable white noise baby calmer, as we all know white noise is meant to help soothe newborn baby's. And we were sent a one to review and here is what we thought.
What we thought
When the gro hush arrived it was in a small box and inside the box there was a small case with the gro hush in. It was a lot smaller then i thought that it would be and it is very lightweight. In the box you get the actual gro hush device plus a clear storage case and a padded cover with a strap on so you can easily hold the device near your baby. The device is battery operated and they are not included so be sure to buy some or you will end up not being able to use the device until you remember to go out and buy some like me.
I found the gro hush so easy to set up and use you just put the battery's in and push a button and that's it. There is three different white noises there is the sound of a heartbeat which just reminds me of listening to baby's heartbeat when you are pregnant at the midwife's. There is also the sound of the ocean and the sound of rain falling on a tin roof. The great thing about this little device is that when it is turned on you can not actually hear the white noise, the baby can hear it but no one else can unless you put it right up against your ear that is. This is what i love the most about the gro hush as with a lot of white noise products everyone can hear the white noise and it gets really irritating after a while but with this you hear nothing at all.
The best way to use the gro hush is to put the padded cover on then turn the gro hush on by pushing one of the buttons and then the buttons will light up blue you then select which white noise you want to play. There is three buttons one for each noise and they have pictures on so you know which is which. Then you slip your hand through the strap and hold the gro hush up to baby's ear so they hear the white noise. It is so simple to use and it is really comfortable to use too as it is so lightweight.
When we first used this product Jacob was almost four months old and he did not like it and he was trying to turn his head to look where the noise was coming from. But after a few attempts he settled down and it did help to calm him down when he was getting irritated and crying when he was tired and it helped him settle down to go to sleep. And it also helps settle him when he is having naps during the day if we place it next to him in his cot. I think that if we had of used this from birth as it is recommend then we would have seen better results faster and i really wish we had of owned this when he was going through the terrible crying all day stage as i am sure it would have helped him a lot as i had tried a white noise app on my phone at the time and that use to settle him but it drove me mad.
- Soothing white noise for baby that only they will hear and it wont drive everyone else mad.
- Three different sound options to choose from
- Noise is pre set to a safe level
- Automatically switches off after 10 minutes
- Very lightweight and easy to use
- Suitable from birth
- Portable so it is great for popping in your changing bag when going out.
- Comes with a protective case
- Padded cover which makes it easy to hold and gentle and soft on baby's skin
- The cover is washable.
- It does not come with batteries
I think that this is a clever little device that will help sooth newborn baby's. I really do think that this would have helped us settle Jacob when he was going through his unsettled and constant crying stage. We did have success with the gro hush and it settles him now and helps him drift back to sleep if he is stirring during his daytime naps. But i think that i would defiantly recommend this to parents of newborn baby's as i feel that you would get more use from it and it would be more effective if used from birth. I love the fact that it does not emit a lot of noise and that you can not hear the white noise when you are using it. I also love how easy it is to use and how lightweight and portable it is too.
Would i recommend the gro hush baby calmer ? yes i would if you have a newborn or are expecting a baby as they do help to calm young baby's.
The gro hush is priced at £34.99 and is available to buy online from the www.gro-store.com or from many baby stockist.