When new parents or parents to be ask me what they should get for their baby, this is the only thing I recommend... It’s literally been a lifesleep saver for all 3 of us in the last 16 or so months and anyone that is in need of a little sanity needs this little guy in their lives.
Ewan the Dream Sheep is a sleep aid for babies and children that mimics womb and heartbeat sounds to give them a peaceful sleep or to help calm them if they are stressed. It has 4 different sounds: heartbeat, heartbeat plus womb noises, a lullaby tune and a vacuum type of noise; all these things are classed as ‘white noise’ which typically helps to calm and relax (and it even works with adults) which all run for 20 minutes. He also glows a lovely red colour so he actually doubles up as a nightlight too! He takes 3AAA batteries that go into a little control pad that’s hidden within him which has a ‘Loud/Quiet’ switch and a switch that lets you turn the glowing red light ‘on' or ‘off’.
We got Ewan when Millie was around 4 months old as we used to use a White Noise app on our phones which wasn’t ideal and from the first time using it, it was our absolute saviour. Millie wouldn’t scream and cry when we put her down to sleep and it seemed to soothe her a lot faster than what we did if she was overtired. When she was younger, we’d put it on the heartbeat and womb noise and it’d settle her off in no time but when she started to figure out how to press the paws herself, she always went for the lullaby tune - something that she still does to this day.
Ewan can be secured to the bars of the cot with a velcro fastening or can sit at the end of the cot/bed depending on what your baby likes. We’ve seen Millie with Ewan underneath her, snuggling up to him, holding him with one hand... She adores him and sometimes brings him out of bed in the morning too! I definitely think it’s her comforter as she hasn’t ever been attached to anything else! Saying this, we’re on our 2nd Ewan, not because the first one broke (he actually lasted us over a year!) just because he looks a little worse for wear, has now gone a dingey grey colour rather than the lovely clean cream colour he once was and we’re afraid that he’s on his last legs and may give up on us but have no fear, he is still with us - tucked away in the toy box with his other friends!
So, if you’re struggling with a tiresome baby that just doesn’t seem to give in when it comes to naps, your toddler just won’t go. to. sleep. or you know someone that is due to give birth but seems to have everything they need, Ewan is the perfect solution. You can buy him from several retailers including Boots, Amazon and from the SweetDreamers website for £29.99 and I recommend that you buy 8 rechargeable batteries so that you have a set ready for when the others run out! We’ve found that fully charged batteries last around 10 days depending on how much Ewan is used (Millie naps once a day but often has him on in the night and when she wakes up in the morning).