Monday, 11 April 2016

Gro-Hush Review

I've mentioned before that Ophelia sleeps very well. In fact most of the time she sleeps all through the night. However, one thing she can't do is self settle. If she's in a sleepy state, I can't just put her down and let her drift off. She wakes up as soon as you put her down. She also struggles to sleep during the day. This may be due to her sister being incredibly noisy and distracting all the time.

I was contacted by The Gro Company and asked if I would like to review their Gro-Hush. The Gro-Hush is a portable white noise baby calmer. At first I wasn't sure whether we would benefit from using this due to Ophelia sleeping all through the night but I thought it would be good to see if it will help to settle her during the day. 


The Gro-Hush is unique in that it is portable and plays calming white noise sounds to your baby without disturbing others around them. It has 3 different sounds which are rain falling on a tin roof, ocean waves and a heart-beat. All sounds are set to a safe volume to protect babies ears.

It arrived in a small box and was very easy to assemble. You need 3xAAA batteries (which don't come in the box). They are easily slotted into the back but you do need a small screwdriver to remove the panel. It's very simple to use. You simply press one of the 3 buttons and that's it. It also switches itself off after 10 minutes.

When we first started using it Ophelia wasn't keen. I think it was the feeling of having something against her head that she couldn't get used. However, after about the 5th time of using it, we started to see it working. I won't lie, it's not a miracle worker so please don't expect to use it and it send your baby to sleep immediately. It is designed to calm them down and this is what it does for Ophelia.


I like the fact that it's handheld and small. It fits neatly into your hand. I love any baby products that are small as normally they take up too much space. It fits easily into a change bag if you wanted to take it out with you everyday. The size of it makes it ideal for travelling and it comes in a handy travel case. We actually took it away to Australia with us and we found it an ideal solution for the plane journey. It was great as we didn't disturb any of the other passengers as no one could hear the noise. 


The fact that no one else can hear the noise is definitely my favourite feature. I know there are similar products on the market but the noise of those fills a room. I spent a week on a shared ward after having Ophelia and there were a couple of people using the others ones and they were so noisy. It was highly annoying to say the least. 


The sounds are realistic. Ophelia likes all 3 of them but I think the rain falling is her favourite.

The cover is made from cotton and it is soft against Ophelia's head. It can be removed and machine washed which is always an essential feature on a baby product.

Overall, I would recommend this product to new parents. It can be used from birth and I think the earlier you can start using it, the more effective it will be. It would make a unique, helpful gift for a new baby. You can buy it here, Gro-Hush







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33 comments:

  1. Wow this looks great and what a brilliant idea. I wish I had known about this when my children where babies.

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  2. It looks interesting. Mine had a easidream when they were little that did a similar thing with white noise that they responded to well

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  3. My daughter is five and doesn't really sleep well, perhaps, this is the answer? I've been googling for products/cds that can help, might seriously consider this too.

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  4. I've loved the look of this for ages, and wish it had been around when I had Max! We used white noise from our phones, and then the Ewan the Dream Sheep, but I think I would definitely invest in one of these next time. We seem to have nearly every other item the Gro Company have produced I think!

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    1. The Gro Company have such fab sleep products. They're my go to brand x

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  5. Blake had this and loved to think it was the rain sound the most. We had this from when he was a couple of weeks old and we really liked it.

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  6. I haven't seen this before it looks fab! Gro Company are a great company and you know their products are going to be great. x

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  7. My little sister has one and it is brilliant. It helps her relax especially on days that she does not have a bath.

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  8. I think these are great - we got one to review as well, although my daughter's a bit older, and I would have loved it when she was a baby for exactly the same reason. Even now it seems to calm her a bit. And such cute photos of Ophelia!

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  9. I love the look of this, my babies all loved white noise :O) Ophelia is so beautiful xx

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  10. What a fantastic product. It's amazing how much the baby market has changed. So clever how they can encase the clever stuff in something so soft for baby. Glad your little one found it soothing.

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  11. I love the sound of this and wonder if it will work for an adult as well as a child x

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  12. I love the sounds this product makes - I had a shushing shell when I was a baby and (apparently!) it always soothed me straight to sleep! H x

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  13. Really like the sound of it. I agree it would be better from birth to, most babies don't like change. Does it work for adults too?? lols xx

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    1. Yes defo better to have it straight from birth I think x

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  14. What a great idea, I wish this had been available when mine were tiny!

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  15. This is such a good idea, I really like the sound of it! I remember using the hairdryer to sooth Tyler as a baby, so to have it as a handheld device is great, much more practical! X

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  16. I read about this just after I had Lewis. Luckily he's a pretty chilled baby otherwise I would have definitely invested in this xx

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  17. Oh bless look at that sleepy face! I'm going to tell my friend about this. I've been there with those nights when they just can't settle themselves and sometimes that's still the case now. My friend is absolutely exhausted because of this with her gorgeous boy so I'm pleased to hear it's gradually working for you! X

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  18. What an excellent product and well reviewed. This must be a must for all mums with toddlers

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  19. What an excellent product and well reviewed. This must be a must for all mums with toddlers

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  20. I've heard alot of good things about this. I have been thinking of buying one for our next baby

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  21. Sounds like an interesting idea, although not sure about holding it against their heads for long, your arm would ache!

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  22. This sounds amazing, Lucas is 14 months and doesn't self settle or sleep through the night so could be worth a try x

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  23. That sounds like a very interesting product, I like that it isn't noisey for everyone else too. I think I could do with it to help me settle!

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  24. This looks great for travel, think we might invest before we fly to South Africa later this year

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  25. I love the Gro Company - this looks amazing. Little Ophelia is absolutely adorable! Kaz x

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  26. This looks amazing. My little one has an umbilical hernia at the moment and is really struggling to settle due to trapped wind. I wonder if something like this would help x

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  27. Thanks for the review

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  28. We bought this product when my boy was really young. It is really easy to use, we can simply slip the grohush over one hand and hold it gently against baby's ear which means we can walk round rocking them too. It is very soft material making it even more comforting.

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