For our house sleep was not something we had once our son was born, for the first few days (maybe weeks) he would only sleep on someone, either me or my husband took it in turns to stay up in the night. One day my husband said to me if only their was something that replicated our heart beat that we could put with him! Little did he know, that this had been thought of already by Lynda Harding who had expanded on this idea, developing the easidream® soothing system and ewan the dream sheep™!
Now for us it is a little late for the soothing system but we have been using ewan the dream sheep™ for a a few days now and he is already a hit, the soothing harp music is brilliant to listen to as part of the bedtime routine and the pink glow from his belly is very calming.
Many people are sceptical of this idea but for a parent who has experienced a sleepless child as we did, the opinion may be very different!
So how do they work???
ewan the dream sheep™ emits soothing sounds at a low base frequency and a calming pink glow, which when combined, help settle your little one into a peaceful sleep. The heartbeat and womb sounds are actual recordings, not computer generated and these really do have a calming effect. For those children who are slightly older, there are ‘pink noise’ sequences – similar to white noise, but more effective with babies, combined with the heartbeat recording. Hoover, rain and harp recordings together with the womb sequence, provide 4 different calming sound tracks to choose from. The sounds were trialled on 30 different babies to find the most effective ones and these were then included in our final ewan the dream sheep™. He seems to be going down a treat and is even calming older children too… up to age 7yrs so far! ewan the dream sheep™ can be used at home – cot, moses basket etc and also when out and about too, as he can be secured to the pushchair or car seat by his Velcro tail.
The easidream® soothing system is a revolution in baby care. A new baby sleep product that is proven to soothe your baby to sleep safely and effectively. The easidream® system is unique. A simple but clever device that sits under any cot mattress to mimic the soothing environment of the womb, combined with ewan the dream sheep™, a toy with sound and light, to calm your baby and help them drift off into a long and peaceful sleep. easidream® can be used from birth in almost any cot and helps your baby establish a healthy sleep pattern .
A slim line ventilated platform fits under your baby’s cot mattress. Air tubing links this to a control unit that operates the functions. The platform can either rock gently from head to toe or roll gently from side to side. There is a timer for up to 40 minutes and a choice of 2 speed settings, one in time with mum’s resting heartbeat and a slower speed setting that can be used for weaning off at a later stage. The platform is pneumatically powered so there are no worries about anything electrical being in the cot. In the early stages of your baby’s life easidream® can even be used in a moses basket. You just place the platform on the floor and place the basket on top.
Working together, the platform and ewan the dream sheep™ provide soothing motion with calming sounds and glow and in a short time you can create the perfect combination to help your baby drift off into a long and peaceful sleep.
The University of Brighton have carried out extensive research trials. They showed that by using easidream® average crying time was reduced from 18 minutes to less than 1 minute and babies remained happy and safely ‘self settled’ on their back. Equally impressive was that time taken to settle was often reduced by an amazing 90%!
Positive feedback from grateful ‘well rested’ parents has been overwhelming; for a great night’s sleep easidream® really can provide the precious ‘gift of sleep.’