Review of Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse
Reviewed on: March 21, 2013
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Pros & Cons
The Ocean Wonders Soothe & Glow Seahorse in pink or blue is the new age 'security blankie' and cuddle companion for your little ones as it lulls them to sleep with soothing melodies and soft glowing light. The mesmerizing light creates a peaceful environment along with the classical instrumental music that the seahorse performs when activated. When gently pressed in the middle, this nighttime buddy plays 8 lullabies along with relaxing ocean sounds that can calm even the most fractious meltdown in minutes. After sleeping with this huggable musical toy, Bach and Beethoven might just be the first two words your baby says!
This bedtime favorite is machine washable as the inner mechanics are removable leaving the plush horse to get clean in the washer and dryer. Once the batteries are back in place, the party resumes. But, moms and dads beware! The music can put you to sleep too! The melodies are timed to play for just over five minutes and slowly fade away into the night. Though many parents appreciate the two volume control, a few feel that a longer running time would help; if not they might need to press the horse's tummy a couple more times before their infants reach the Land of Nod.
But there are no instructions in the package on how to stop the music, if needed. Upon trial and error, many consumers found that one needs to press and hold the middle to stop the songs. Though priced well within one's reach, this horse might just eat through your wallet, as it consumes batteries like a vacuum cleaner gobbles dirt! Some reviewers also make an alarming observation - while changing the three AA batteries, the chambers give out sparks and smoke and can become a fire hazard. One customer advises everyone to use regular alkaline batteries instead of rechargeable batteries to overcome this issue.
Overall, the Soothe & Glow Seahorse might just become a favorite sleep partner for your kid, and your most important tool for the nighttime routine...as it's perfectly sized for tiny bodies to hug and hold, has silky fins and tail for tactile games and is a melodious, glowing addition to any crib. And here's the deal that might just cinch this for you - this toy can wind down your energizer bunny (2 months or 20? Bring it on!) within minutes!
Review Group #: 1
Plays soothing music helping baby to calm down or go to sleep • Emanates a soft glow
Review Group #: 2
Music plays for longer intervals • The toy has two sound levels • Need to press and hold the horse's belly to stop the music • Plays quality music
Review Group #: 3
Helps babies to sleep alone in their room • May put adults to sleep fast too
Review Group #: 4
In some cases, the battery chamber had a spark and smoke during battery replacement • Needs battery replacement every two months
Review Group #: 5
Good looking toy with a plush body • Light and music are at the right intensity
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