Fisher-Price Soothe & Glow Seahorse Review

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We like

Easy to clean fabric

Durable design

Volume control

Affordable

Comforting

Only weighs 1 pound

We don’t like

Has a slight chemical smell when it first arrives

How it works

The Fisher-Price Soothe and Glow Seahorse will be your child’s best friend and warmest, sweetest companion as they grow and experience the world. This sweet soft seahorse sings 8 beautiful soothing lullabies to your little one, plays quiet music, plus gentle sounds from the big blue ocean to gently soothe and calm your baby. It has a gentle light that glows as your little one cuddles their seahorse and listens to the soft music that plays for a long time which will calm your baby and soothe them as they fall asleep at bedtime, naptime, or anytime. Sometimes your little love can use a little assistance to fall asleep, but this sweet friend will surely help them to fall asleep and enjoy a restful sleep. Your child will be in wonder and awe every time they play and cuddle with this sweet toy.

Design

Design

The Soothe and Glow Seahorse are designed wonderfully. It is a small soft stuffed animal with a plastic belly. In order to make the seahorse play lullabies and ocean noises, all your little one has to do is hug the belly. The plastic area glows and the music will play for 5 minutes after the 5 minutes is over the light and music will slowly fade away so your little one stays asleep and nothing abrupt happens. The seahorse also has a volume and power button inside the back so that you can turn down the sound or shut it all the way off if you would like to. The seahorse is small and soft, so it is easy to hold and cuddle for your baby.
Materials

Materials

This seahorse is made out of two primary materials, most of its body is a soft fabric with stuffing inside like a traditional stuffed animal so your child can comfortably snuggle it. On the seahorse’s belly is a hard-plastic shell that can be compressed in order to turn on the light and sounds. Both the plastic and the fabric are very easy to clean as well. Your seahorse comes with the batteries needed to make it light up and sing. The plastic does not get hot when the light is on or if your little one is snuggling it. It has no sharp edges or corners either.
Durability

Durability

This seahorse will certainly be your child’s perfect sleepy time friend and the good news is that their friend will last a long time. The fabric it is made from is very durable and easy to clean. The plastic that the belly is made from is also sturdy and durable and easy to clean. This toy is also machine washable as long as you remove the electronic part from the back of it. Thanks to fisher price’s quality product your Fisher-Price Soothe and Glow Seahorse will certainly last your child a very long time and provide endless nights of a soothing companion to sleep with.
Age Range

Age Range

This product is recommended for use by children who are 6 months old through 5 years old; however, if a parent were to press the belly for a younger child and place it out of reach it could easily and safely be used for a younger child. Many parents who love this product have also used it for their children older than 5 when they are having trouble sleeping on their own or are afraid of the dark.
Calming

Calming

Lullabies have been proven to be beneficial for children for a few reasons. They can be helpful in associating positive emotions with bedtime by creating a safe and soothing environment for a relaxing bedtime experience. Lullabies can also help a little one to create a bedtime routine, by performing the same actions or listening to the same sounds every night at bedtime it can help a child make the adjustment from playtime during the day to quiet time at naptime or bedtime. The Ocean Wonder Glow and Soothe Seahorse can also calm your child with the sounds of the ocean. Ocean sounds simulate sounds that your baby heard while in the womb which makes them feel very safe and calm because they are already familiar with those sounds. This wonderful friend is sure to help calm your little one as they sleep and make your bedtime routine that much easier.
Comfort

Comfort

Children are very frightened of being alone which is part of the reason it can be very difficult for your little one to sleep through the night without interruption or getting upset. The soothe and glow seahorse provides the feeling of not being alone which can be very calming especially in an infant who has yet to develop object permanence. Fuzzy, warm, and soft objects bring about a sense of comfort as well, cuddling with the seahorse is reminiscent of the warmth of moms embrace. The soft simple colors and cuddly design make them friendly and easy to handle so as not to be disorienting or frightening to a child. The soft, gentle light from the seahorse’s belly and gentle music is also very comforting to look at and be soothed by.
Emotional

Emotional

Music, lullabies, light, and soft objects are all very beneficial in establishing positive emotions for a child. Having a friend in an otherwise uncomfortable or scary situation is also very helpful to create happy, feel good emotions. The pastel color the seahorse is made with helps a child to feel safer and happy. Children use color and sound to express emotion before they acquire the ability to communicate more effectively. It is important for a child to have a space where they feel safe and happy and are surrounded by things that influence good emotions. The wonder and soothe seahorse is the perfect friend to make any space feel warm and safe, and the music and light it emits are so valuable in creating an environment to fill your little one with happy positive emotions.
Entertainment Value

Entertainment Value

Sometimes your child needs to be entertained and soothe when you are busy or simply can’t safely access them, for example when taking a long car ride, or on an airplane. The wonder and soothe seahorse is perfect not only for soothing your child to sleep, but it also makes a wonderful companion when travelling or just when your child needs to be entertained for a while. When stuck in a car seat their seahorse can play them music they have learned to associate with being calm and prevent bored screaming and tantrums. The seahorse can be a friend as your child grows and begins to use their imagination, they can go on underwater adventures anywhere they are. By giving your child this seahorse to play with as opposed to a cell phone or tablet they are still invested in the world around them rather than being distracted, they are using their imaginations and stimulating their touch, sight, and sound senses all while being just as amused as they would be watching a show on your phone.
Annoyance Factor

Annoyance Factor

Sometimes the toys you get your children, they love, but they are so annoying you just can’t stand to listen to them. The good news is that the wonder and soothe seahorse will not drive you to the point of insanity. The little seahorse has a volume button inside, so you can choose how loud or how quiet you want your child’s toy to be. It also plays an assortment of songs, not the same one over and over so you might enjoy listening to it as well. The glow from the light is also not too bright or too dim, it is the perfect soft balance so if you co-sleep with your little one you won’t be kept awake while their seahorse plays. Moms who purchased and loved this product often said that even though most toys annoy them, this one did not bother them at all.
Portability

Portability

The actual dimensions of the seahorse are 5 x 5 x 10.5 inches which allows it fit perfectly in the arms of your little one. The actual toy only weighs 1 pound, so it is light and small enough that a child can easily hold it and carry it wherever they want to go. It is compact and light it would make a wonderful companion on any trip, it can easily ride with your child in their car seat. It can travel with them to grandmas or aunt’s or uncles. It is the perfect portable toy to take with your little one any and everywhere without it becoming a burden to lug around. Plus, if the volume is down it is quiet enough not to distract while driving.
Sensory Stimulation

Sensory Stimulation

The Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse is not only comforting and calming, but it is also stimulating for children. Sensory toys are usually created to engage a child’s attention mentally as well as physically, they do this by triggering one of the senses. This seahorse specifically stimulates sight, hearing, and touch with its soft fabric and hard belly, the sweet music and ocean sounds, and the pretty soft glowing light. When a child engages in play with a sensory toy they receive an advantage emotionally, socially, and creatively. This toy becomes a tool to understanding cause and effect and encouraging positive emotions.
Weight

Weight

This seahorse only weighs 1 pound which is wonderful for use with a child, there is no fear of them hurting themselves with it or their playmates either. They can very easily carry it without help allowing them the opportunity to be more independent. The lightweight also makes this toy so easy to take with you anywhere your little one goes and wants their friendly companion to accompany them.
Price Range

Price Range

The price of this toy may be one of the most attractive things at first glance. This wonderful, stimulating companion can make bedtime so much easier and provide your child a friend for a very reasonable price. Fisher Price has been known to design great, fairly priced products that people love and this Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse is no different from anything else, people love it and say what a great price it is. It is surely a good investment for your child’s development and positive experiences as they get used to a changing world. It is wonderful that any family can easily purchase this product without breaking the bank and provide their child a wonderful toy.

Bottom Line

The bottom line for the Fisher-Price Soothe and Glow Seahorse in blue is that it is a wonderful investment for any family for all of the incredible things it can bring to your child for such a fair and reasonable price. This sweet and soft seahorse plays 8 beautiful lullabies accompanied by gentle and soothing ocean sounds and emits a soft glowing light to comfort and soothe your child as they fall asleep for 5 minutes, and after the 5 minutes the light and music slowly fades away so as not to disturb your little one. The inner mechanical components remove easily so you can toss the seahorse in the laundry when it becomes soiled for easy cleaning. It comes with batteries so your little one can enjoy its company right away. It has a volume setting so that you can choose how loud or how quiet you would like the sounds to play. It can be easily activated by a hug on the belly or a light push. This seahorse also provides positive emotional stimulation which encourages bedtime to be easier for baby and mom, it also only weighs 1 pound so your little one can easily hold it and carry it without help. At the end of the day, this little seahorse is invaluable to a child and to a parent, by providing soothing, calming comfort to encourage your fussy little one to a deep and restful sleep.
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