Disclosure: I received the Munchkin products for review purposes only. All opinions and experiences are 100% my own.
Munchkin has recently come out with 2 new products that I had the opportunity to review. Since 1991, Munchkin has consistently made reliable, easy-to-use and very functional baby products. It will be no surprise here that these 2 new products are just as great!
The new Lulla Vibe Vibrating Mattress Pad is an award-winner (winner of the 2012 JPMA Innovation Award). Slip it under the crib mattress and gentle vibrations will soothe your baby to sleep. With 2 speeds and and a 30 minute timer that gradually shuts off so baby is not startled awake, the pad is a fantastic way to help a baby settle down and fall asleep. The battery operated Lulla Vibe has a soft neoprene cover that is durable and easy to clean. With the single push of a button, your baby will enter a soothing sleep environment.
The Lulla Vibe looks like and is the size of a ping pong paddle. While my daughter has an easy time falling asleep at night, she is a terrible napper. I placed the Lulla Vibe in her crib and started using it during the day. I have only used it a few times but all those times she has calmed down and fell asleep faster than she would have without the vibrations. I only wish I had the Lulla Vibe 5 1/2 years ago when my oldest son was born. He slept so well in the vibrating bouncer that I bet a vibrating crib mattress would have done the trick to help him fall asleep and sleep longer. I can only imagine if I had the opportunity to turn on a vibrating crib when he woke up in the middle of the night instead of rocking him. It would have slept better and he probably would have too! Well since I did not have the Lulla Vibe when sleep training, hopefully you can benefit from this with your baby. Instead of middle of the night car drives or hours of rocking, the Lulla Vibe is the answer to your sleepless nights! $29.99
The Light My Way Portable Nightlight is an owl-shaped hand held nightlight that helps your child navigate the dark during those middle of the night awake times. Designed for kids, the Nightlight, has an easy to grip handle, turns on or off with the push of 1 button and made with LED technology so it is cool to the touch. Battery operated with a 20 minute timer, Light My Way will turn off automatically. The Light My Way has become a fun toy for my boys. They both want to play with it at night…even holding it or having it right next to their bed when falling asleep. I have a feeling we will be using the Light My Way often – a “flashlight”if the electricity ever goes out. So many practical and fun uses! $11.99