I’ve always been a big fan of white noise to help babies get to sleep. Ava had a certain shifty looking sheep when she was a newborn, he served us well and she still takes him to bed every night. The sheep was the only sleep aid available when Ava was born, there are a few others on the market now though, one being Ollie The Owl from The Gro Company. I have always been a big fan of the Gro Company and use their sleeping bags currently for Poppy. As Ollie is made by a company that I love and trust we decided to test him out. I love the fact that he has a cry sensor on him to easily settle Poppy off back to sleep if she starts stirring rather than us having to go and turn him back on. It also helps that he is super cute and snuggly soft too!
Key Features Of Ollie The Owl
- Cry sensor
- Light with 3 levels of brightness, the light automatically turns off after 30 minutes
- 4 different sounds – lullaby, white noise static, heartbeat and rainfall. All play for 20 minutes.
- 3 volume levels easily altered by clicking his foot.
- Velcro loop to attach him to the cot, car seat, stroller etc.
We love Ollie! Poppy is so good at self settling with the help of Ollie The Owl. At nap times and bedtime we simply pop Poppy into her bed, turn on the light (at bedtime) and the heartbeat sound and leave Ollie to work his magic. Poppy is usually asleep 5 minutes after we put her in bed, you can read our bedtime routine here. The heartbeat sound is our current favourite, I personally find it very soothing. We use it on the medium noise level which is just perfect. Ollie is a really good size and so soft, I often find Ava walking around cuddling him. I also really like the fact that Ollie is in fairly neutral colours too, personally I’m not a fan of bright colours so Ollie is perfect for us. We are going on holiday soon and Ollie The Owl will certainly be coming with us to help settle Poppy in an unfamiliar room.