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.