The Twilight Sea Turtle by Cloud b, makers of the Sleep Sheep and other products to help your baby sleep, is like an observatory for your child’s bedroom. I was really intrigued by the product and was thrilled to have a chance to review it.
About the Twilight Sea Turtle:
Enjoy a peaceful night sleep under Twilight Sea Turtle’s starry night sky. This fun and educational nightlight is designed to help children sleep easier and also help bring awareness to endangered sea animals. Twilight Sea Turtle’s beautiful shell illuminates in 3 soothing colors, while also highlighting 5 endangered sea friends…the Blue Whale, California Sea Otter, Knysna Seahorse, Leatherback Turtle and Vaquita Dolphin. The Twilight Storybook includes a Twilight Sea Turtle story that teaches children about endangered sea animals, a helpful Star Guide and an adoption certificate. A portion of the proceeds from Twilight Sea Turtle will be donated by Cloub b to an international conservation organization.Features:
- Night sky projection on ceiling
- Stars project in Ocean Blue, Emerald Green or both colors together
- Shell illuminates for a calming nightlight effect in Blue, Green or Aquamarine
- 5 endangered sea animals pictured on shell; each individually illuminates
- Auto shut-off – 45 minute sleep timer
- Star Guide to help identify constellations
- Twilight Sea Turtle storybook and adoption certificate
- 3 “AAA” batteries included
- Measures 14″L x 4″H
I used the Twilight Sea Turtle with my son, who is over a year old. I had really wanted to try it right after he was able to pull up in the crib, hoping the ceiling show would keep him laying in bed, but I didn’t make it out to get it by then. While I will never know, I believe the turtle would have kept his attention to the ceiling long enough for him to fall asleep.
I am going to be honest, my son has sleep issues. He only began sleeping in his crib at 13 months. Prior to that he slept in our bed, but he started out in his crib. We were able to get him sleeping in his crib after a lot of work, and began a very specific routine. When we got the Twilight Turtle we altered the routine slightly and included it.
Our routine is PJs, teeth brushing, light switches off (he loves turning the lights off), books, milkies, dream whispering, and bed. I have been foregoing the nightlight for the Twilight Sea Turtle.
- The lights show very well on the ceiling. My husband doubted the ability of the lights, thinking there was no way the stars would be bright enough. They lit up the ceiling with lots of stars!
- There is an option for green or blue stars, or both. The shell glows in green, blue, or aquamarine.
- Light is strong enough to work as a nightlight in the bedroom.
- No cords needed, uses batteries.
- Battery life is good. The Turtle lasted for over a month before the stars were too dim to see on the ceiling, and each night I turned it on 2-4 times. If only using it once a night it should last a few months before needing a change.
- The biggest con was that it only lasts for a certain amount of time (45 minutes) before it cuts out. This is to spare the batteries, but if you use this as a nightlight and baby wakes at some point they might be afraid in the dark. You could sneak back in to turn a regular light on, or crack the door to let in the hallway light… what we did.
- Stars are stationary, it would be fun if they moved around the ceiling, but that would require bulky mechanics and more power.
- The 5 animals that illuminate don’t seem to add much to the turtle, I could live without them and buy the less expensive Twilight Turtle, which does not have them.
I know my son has enjoyed the turtle. At night there were a few times I heard him talking, and knew he was looking at the stars before bed. In the day he found it a few times and had fun hitting the buttons and seeing the shell glow pretty colors. The turtle would be perfect for babies after a few months, giving them something soothing to look at while falling asleep, all the way up to young children who would love the nightlight and starry sky.
Cloud b, who sponsored this review, would like to offer readers a 10% discount for most of their regularly priced items. Use code DDL310. Good until 3/23.
I was not paid for this review, however Cloud b sent a Twilight Sea Turtle for review which was kept. Opinions expressed are my own.