Fisher Price Discover Storybook Projection Soother
I bought this crib soother after my pediatrician insisted I stop nursing my nine month old back to sleep after she woke up throughout the night. She claimed that continuing this practice would only lead my daughter's body into thinking she needed to eat in the middle of the night, and she would continue to wake up throughout the night unless I stopped. Now, in the past I had tried the old "go in and comfort her, pat her back a little and she'll go back to sleep" method, but this only infuriated her since she very well knew I was capable of picking her up, and not knowing what else to do, my doctor told me a crib soother with a remote control might be a good solution. She was SO right.
The first night with the crib soother, my daughter woke up twice. The first time, I remotely turned on the soother, she calmed down a bit but started crying again. It played for it's standard 12 minutes, and she was still whining a bit by the end, so I turned it on again, and she fell back asleep. The second time she woke up, I again turned it on remotely, and she went right back to sleep. For about a week, she continued to wake up once or twice a night, but this product put her right back to sleep each time! After a week of use, my little girl stopped waking up in the middle of the night, making me one thrilled (and rested!) mama! She now absolutely loves this "toy" (we've had it for a month) and will usually turn it on herself (another great aspect) before she goes down for a nap.
My only little qualm is that the remote has been a bit finicky at times. For instance, if I don't use it for 24 hours, sometimes it seems to shut off. Obviously, there's an easy fix for it though - use it more often! I now turn on the soother using the button on the product when I put my daughter to bed at night, and then use the remote to turn it off for a split second and then back on for the full 12 minutes.
Overall, I am very satisfied with this product and it's price point. (I really didn't want to fork over that $100 for another model!) I'd recommend it to for those who need to stay out of view when they comfort their babies back to sleep and for any caregiver who wants a little bit more shut eye - may you have the same success I did!