Harry has always fallen asleep feeding, when I was breast-feeding it was easy in the middle of the night I would lift him out of the cot, feed him and then put him back asleep.
Now that I’ve stopped feeing him and he has a bottle I’m keen for him to be able to fall asleep himself.
Recently he was sent a Sparkling Symphony Mobile by Fisher Price to try out and from day one it has been hit.
Our bedtime routine now consists of story, mobile on and a bottle and then if he is still awake I put him into his cot – now he may not always go straight to sleep however with the aid of this Symphony mobile it is getting easier to get him settled and re-settled in the night when he wakes for his night feed.
Music and Lights
Music and Motion
Music, Motion and Lights
We quickly discovered that while Harry really liked the lights at bedtime, watching and following them – when he woke in the middle of the night (3.20am every night for a bottle) that he couldn’t tolerate the lights as it woke him too much, and to be honest it woke me too. Now I could never remember to turn the switch to turn off the lights once he was asleep at 7.20pm so I quickly decided that we would use the mobile without the lights.
We really like this mobile and would definitely recommend it, I really love the way the movement stops after a while and how the music gradually fades away as it makes night feeding so much easier – I actually don’t even get Harry out of the cot, I bend over and give him his bottle in bed and turn the music on, when his bottle is finished I’m able to leave him and his music alone and he resettles, and I can hear the music over the baby monitor so it resettles me too!
Emmy has even been known to climb into his cot to watch the show because quite frankly she is bonkers!
This Sparkling Symphony Mobile has a RRP of £34.99 and is available from various retailers.
Disclaimer: We were sent this Sparkling Symphony Mobile for review purposes, all thoughts and opinions are my own unbiased. The above link is an affiliate link for convenience.