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Up to this point, I’ve been using a VTech whale mobile (all the mobile parts removed now, of course). The downside of that is that as we still share a room, I found it difficult to fall asleep through the higher-pitched sounds if I turned it on for Dafina.
The AuCuTee machine is portable, light, durable (Dafina has dropped it on the terrazzo and it survived), and has a timer in case the surrounding sound reaches above 70 decibels. This has been very helpful, as it soothed her back to sleep without me having to get up.
There are six sound settings, of which Dafina’s favorites seem to be the rain and wave sounds. There is also a fetal heartbeat setting, especially helpful for newborns. The machine charges fairly quickly via USB.
The downside of the AuCuTee is that it is very easy for 10-11 month old hands to adjust the sound level. The AuCuTee does get quite loud. Very handy for people who live on noisy streets, not so much when a baby starts blasting a man’s voice going “shhhhh, shhhhhhhhhhhh” in the middle of the night.
Overall, I liked the product. I wish I had this months ago, as I have frequently gotten out of bed to soothe her to sleep (no cry it out here). I don’t think it shaved any time off of rocking her to sleep, but saving me from getting up at 2 am is enough for me to recommend this product.
Feel free to comment and tell me what products made your little one’s life easier!