Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother Review

Editor's rating:
9.5
Nela Cvetanovska
Reviewed by Nela Cvetanovska
User's rating:
5.0
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We like

Enchanting aquarium toy with charming sea animals

Versatile electronic components that relax and amuse babies

Gentle volume and soothing visuals that won’t disturb the infants

4 different modes that provide different sonic and visual scenarios

Remote control, timer and crib attachment that provide mobility

Easily squeezable buttons so toddlers can self-soothe

We don’t like

Frequent battery replacement which requires using a screwdriver

How it works

It comes a time in every infant’s life when it needs to get a good night sleep in its own baby crib. Transitioning from co-sleeping with parents can be a very scary experience for our little ones so products that help them stay calm and distracted from the thought of being alone are truly a lifesaver. Adults need to get up early in the morning for their regular job which is why there are many toys on the market that comfort and nurture your children while you are getting your well-deserved rest.

We’ve seen many mesmerizing toys on the market that will enchant the most sensitive members of the family by providing a visual and sonic experience with its multiple electronic components. It can be quite hard to make the right decision since we are constantly bombed with versatile baby products however there is one that makes it an obvious choice with its adorable design. Meet the Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother. Even the name sounds relaxing since we all love secretly dream about being surrounded by the sound and smell of the soothing sea waves.

Design

Design

When you first get the product, you will find a little tab on the back which needs to be removed in order to unlock the toy’s full potential and take it off demo mode. The crib check switch is a large orange button placed near the infrared sensor in the middle of the top. The sensor works at an angle of 360 degrees all the way around as long as you have a clear line of sight. Sunlight or room lightning might interrupt the projection, however, it should work pretty fine when the room is dark. It has a low battery indicator on the side which lights up whenever the unit is about to go out which is pretty convenient since you want to be notified on time and replace the batteries for further amusement.

The Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother comes with 3 different main components. It is equipped with the main unit, a remote, and a crib attachment. You can actually leave the attachment on the crib and remove the unit since the monitor is meant to be mobile. The main unit requires 4 C batteries while the remote needs only 2 AAA batteries to function. On the top of the white base, you will notice an orange button which allows you to choose from 2 different volumes so you can adjust the sound. There is another button just like it on the right side of the base so you can explore the 4 different melodies and sea sounds.

The base is white with adorable little sea animals that move once the toy is turned on. The main characters sticking out in this baby sea world are a cute green sea turtle floating in the middle, a blue octopus, an adorable clownfish and a smiling red crab at the sand bottom. The background scenario is colored as an enchanting underwater environment with several sea plants and tiny little fishes carelessly drifting in the water. The surrounding blue frame is decorated with multiple bubbles and a starfish switch. It almost seems as if it’s a mini TV that plays ocean themed visuals with captivating background noises.
Calming

Calming

Almost every relaxing scenario involves sea sounds, classical music and nature inspired themes. Even adults ease the stress from everyday life by playing whale sounds or enjoying some vivid documentaries of the vast underwater life. The blue planet is undeniably captivating for out little companions since they are naturally curious and love being comforted by the enchanting and unusual characters of the sea.

Psychologists even recommend playing these sounds while the baby is still in the womb since it can feel the soothing atmosphere and feel more connected to the mother. The whole design is meant to relax your newborn by providing a safe comfort zone when its parents are not around and fall asleep easier when placed in the baby bed. The crib light fades in and out so it won’t disturb your baby’s sleep with unexpected brightness, which is very convenient so parents can have their fair share of uninterrupted sleep as well.
Sizing

Sizing

This product is very intelligently made in order to make it more mobile since you will most likely want to take it out of the crib and transfer it to your car or another room, so the child can be entertained by it wherever you are. It is designed to fit almost any crib rails with a circumference of around 10.5 inches. It weighs 3.64 pounds and its dimensions are calculated at approximately 10.2 x 3.2 x 9 inches. It's sized conveniently so parents can pick it up with one hand while carrying the baby in the other, and it's lightweight so toddlers can hold it in their lap during a long car ride and explore its components.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

Installing the crib attachment is incredibly simple and can be done with a single step. All you have to do is make sure the white plastic component is facing the inside of the crib, while the blue strap is tied on the backside of the fence. Just snap it in, adjust the tightness of the strap so it stands firmly on the baby bed and it’s ready to be connected to the white base. The base is also attached with ease since it slides conveniently to its stand.

There is a tiny green button that allows for the base to be quickly released from the holding mechanism within a second, just by clicking the latch and sliding it straight out of the crib. This is undeniably helpful in case you want to change the batteries or take the soother with you on the go. Having a remote device is also very convenient since you can monitor the toy from afar and it is adorably designed so even children can press it and enjoy the soothing benefits. In fact, the whole product is meant to be easily comprehended by toddlers so they can self-soothe once they are old enough to practice their motor skills.
Entertainment Value

Entertainment Value

The Baby Einstein Sea Soother plays music. It has 10 different classical sounds combined as a medley. It has versatile amusement options which allows you to discover your favorite mode of entertainment. For example, you can turn the lights and sound, play the sea sounds on while the lights fill out the ceiling or just the sea tunes without any type of lighting. There are multiple ways to operate this toy and it kind of operates itself. It is equipped with a timer which makes it very convenient for parents as well so that when the baby falls asleep, they won’t have to get up and turn off the toy.

After 10 minutes, the light will go off while the music will continue, after 20 minutes the volume of the music will reduce so about 25 minutes later the product will go into standby mode. If the toy turns off and the baby isn’t sleepy yet, they can press the starfish on the side and play with the toy over and over again. You can also easily turn it on without approaching the crib by using the remote since children can sometimes sense the presence of their parents and wake up expecting to be nurtured. By using a remote control system, you can control the whole unit without disturbing your infant with just a click of a button. It is also quite amusing for children to observe these colorful animals drifting around their sleeping area. They will gaze at it with amazement until they finally fall asleep.

The different modes make sure you are equipped with multiple scenarios so your child doesn’t get easily bored with the predictable nature of the toy even when it grows as a toddler. Moreover, by allowing children to push the buttons by themselves, they can self-entertain in case they wake up before their parents. In fact, many toddlers are eager to reach the knobs by themselves and will practice moving their arms and using the legs in order to fulfill their quest and say hello to their little sea pets.
Portability

Portability

Taking the unit of the crib without removing the crib attachment is incredibly helpful since you sometimes want to take the toy with you in the car or to another living area while still being able to place it back on the crib when it's time for a good night sleep. The crib attachment has a blue strap for adjustment and the removal system is very handy since you want to avoid the frustration that comes along with readjusting the whole mechanism over and over again.
Age Range

Age Range

This product is meant for newborns and infants since it provides a calming and soothing experience carefully adapted to the baby’s needs. The volume and calming sounds, as well as the gentle visuals, are perfect for the youngest generations and even though older children might find themselves enjoying the whimsical components of the toy, they might be easily bored with its nature. It is, however, a great toy for toddlers as well and it is specifically designed so they can reach the switch and operate it in a very simple manner once they are old enough to reach it. In fact, it is quite charming to witness your little ones growing with its new companion. First they will be captivated by its powers and later on, they will develop their motor skills by trying to press and operate with the easily bendable and squeezable buttons.
Price Range

Price Range

You might find this soother as a cute adorable toy that resembles many other sea-themed baby products, however, its benefits make it a treasure box when it comes to entertaining the baby. In fact, it is made of durable and BPA materials which is very reassuring when investing in any type of baby product. It’s also composed of high-quality electronics so your child can use it for many years to come. There are no additional expenses except for a regular change of the battery supply, however, it is quite worth it since there are many various scenarios that will keep your child amused for hours. When it comes to investing in relaxing toys, you are really investing in your own peace of mind which is priceless during the first years of your child’s development. Therefore, this product is actually quite fairly priced if you consider the many versatile features that make the Baby Einstein Dream Soother truly a genuine toy.

Conclusion

The Baby Einstein manufacturers seem to have figured out the needs of both babies and parents. We all know that if the baby is sleeping, everybody is sleeping. It is also very convenient to be able to bring your new helper with you in another living room area so you can keep an eye on the infant while it's sitting in its rocker or baby chair, so you can finish some chores around the house.

It is a very charming toy since it looks like a crossover of a TV and an aquarium with adorable sea animals that move gracefully in their natural habitat. Many parents play calming videos for their babies on their tablets, however, this kind of technology can be too much for the infant’s sensitive eyes and it can damage their sight if they spend a lot of time in front of the screen.

Therefore, it is always better to purchase products that are specially adapted to your fragile little bean so it can grow in a healthy and peaceful environment. Having a Sea Dreams Soother is granting your child its first aquarium without worrying about the maintenance that comes along with it. Forget about the mess and stress and embark on an enchanting sea adventure in your own bedroom.
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