Monday, 26 January 2015

Review : Gro Hush

Anyone who follows me on social media or reads my blog will know that Jacob has not been the easiest of baby's. He cried a lot. From being two weeks old until he was three months old he cried from the moment he woke up in the morning until the moment her went to bed at night. We had no idea what was wrong with him as the doctors could find nothing at all wrong with him and it was just put down to colic. We were exhausted and if I'm honest it ruined those first few precious weeks with are baby boy as we had no time to enjoy him as we spent all the time trying to soothe him.


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.

Good points
  • 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. 

Bad points
  • It does not come with batteries

My verdict

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.



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34 comments:

  1. Sounds like you really had a tough time of it in the beginning. Well done for coming through the other side. Thanks for the review. We would def use one if/when we have another #TriedTested

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    1. It was so hard for the first few months but it seems like a distant memory now. If you have another baby you should get one as they are meant to be even better if used from birth x

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  2. This is so clever....When my two were little there was nothing like this about! I think it could have came in really useful x

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    1. I know when i had my oldest there was nothing at all like this about i use to just spend hours walking around the bedroom with her trying to settle her. It is such a clever little gadget and so easy to use xx

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  3. What a cool invention! Bit late for me but I'll remember this to recommend to other Mums! x

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    1. It really is so cool i highly recommend it xx

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  4. Do they work on 11 month old babies who have never slept through the night?! I'll try anything, this looks really interesting I've read a lot about white noise. I love gro products! X

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    1. Oh no i bet you have forgot what sleep is. They are meant to be used from birth but it works on my now five month old so it is worth a try as my 12 year old likes to listen to it as she says it is relaxing. gro products are fab xx

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  5. Gosh does sound like you had a hard time, glad this is helping him to settle. I don't think this was around when my kids were babies. I did buy a gro-egg from this company though to monitor the bedroom temperature. Expensive but was good initially but broke after a year which put me off buying other stuff from them #TriedTested

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    1. Thank you. I have never tried the gro egg before but i have seen them and they look good, its a shame your's broke xx

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  6. I love this concept and i so wish i would have had this with Joshua!

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    1. It is such a great concept and such a handy device xx

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  7. I would have loved this. Rose is a really light sleeper and needed the noise In the end I downloaded an app on my phone and used to leave it next to Rose for some white noise. I'm actually wondering if something like this might calm her now (19 months) as she doesn't seem to want to be left on her own to sleep at all lately xx

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    1. You should contact gro company on twitter and ask them, i am sure it might work as it works on my five month old . My 12 year old even likes listening to it as she says it is relaxing and makes her sleepy, it really is so much better then a phone app xx

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  8. This looks great! I always used to use my phone but the noise does get irritating and it's probably not good to have a mobile phone close to your newborn all the time so this is a good idea! x

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    1. The noise on the phone drove me mad after ten minutes but this is fab as you can not hear it and it is nice and padded so its safe to put near baby xx

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  9. I've never used white noise but love the sound of this. I probably would have bought this if it was available when my three were babies. #NEbrilliantbloggers

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    1. It is great such a brilliant little gadget. I know i wish they had of had this when my oldest was a baby too xx

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  10. I love the look of this so much. Elsie is constantly soothed by white noise but I use my phone as I have an app. Annoying when I get an email though! Fab review :) x

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    1. She would love this then, it is great and perfect for having near them in the cot as ot is padded and switches off after ten minutes. I hope she does not get a fright if the phone goes off and she is relaxing to white noise . Thank you for your lovely comment xx

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  11. ooo that looks like something that I could of done with when mine were little ;) #TriedTested

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    1. It is great , really wish they had of been out when my two girls were little too xx

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  12. Great Review!
    I love the idea of this, I wish that I had had one when Boo was tiny.
    The GroCompany always do such amazing products!

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    1. Thank you. They really do make such great products, love the idea of there gro clock and will be buying that soon xx

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  13. I do think this sounds like a really genius product - I have had friends who've had a lot of success with white noise in the past.
    Lovely to see you linking up with #TriedTested this week x

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    1. Thank you for hosting such a great linky. It is a brilliant product , i had never tried white noise until i had Jacob but baby's seem to love it xx

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  14. Pleased you got on well with it - as we've talked about previously, it helped with Baby L too but it is just an aid, not a miracle worker! :)

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    1. Totally agree it can help calm a restless baby but it will only work if baby is agitated or tired etc and wont work every time your baby cry's as sometime baby's just want a hug or have a pain. It is a great handy product though that really helps calm Jacob when he is fighting his sleep . I think the babby products they have these days are amazing.

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  15. It is a great little product, and given the noise is that low only baby can hear it looks like a winner... Developed 6 years too late for me though haha! #TriedTested

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  16. What a useful product, I can see it being handy for many parents.

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    1. It is so handy and so well designed too. xx

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  17. Omg I think I need to get this for one of my girls. F can be a nightmare if over tired. Xxx

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    1. There is nothing worse then an over tired child is there ? This is lovely and calming xx

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  18. This really intrigues me, I've used the slumber bear for my 2 daughters, but I am so tempted to get one of these for next baby due in September!

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