You’ve heard the tales of brand new parents using a hairdryer to pacify the incessant cries of their babies because of the commonly known fact that you can sooth an inconsolable newborn with familiar sounds like songs he heard while in utero. It’s that white noise that calms them right down. I’m a firm believer.
We’ve always credited parents for coming up with the most inventive and innovative solutions!
Two moms with a combined 5 children among them found an automatic solution to having to put on white noise emitting sounds to soothe a baby in the middle of the night: Whisbear is a plush bear that emits the same swooshing sound that surrounds a baby while in his mom’s tummy.
The super soft grey humming Bear is also considered an intelligent toy that helps new parents overcome one of the biggest challenges of early stage parenting — lack of sleep.
The bear is inspired by creatures in children’s books. It has a cute big old bobble head and four long legs lined in crinkly material that a baby can pull and tug on. It’s a Bearhead. The crinkly legs make the bear a sensory toy as well that promotes both fine motor and sensory development skills.
Two magnets sewn inside the forefeet connect over a crib, car seat or stroller so the bear itself doesn’t’ become a suffocation hazard and can do its job safely from above.
Sisters Zuzanna Sielicka-Kalczynska and Julia Sielicka-Jastrz came up with Whisbear in late 2014 and quickly brought it to market in their native Warsaw, Poland starting with their own family and personal circle.
“We have used Whisbear with our own children, the children of our friends and many more people. Whisbear really works,”
They even gifted a bear to Princess Charlotte when she was born. Kate thanked them personally when she formally presented the sisters an award for their invention a few years back.
How Does It Work
Insert the innovative circular disc holding the shushing sound inside the bear and it shushes for 40 minutes straight. If you push the on button until you hear a beep, you activate the CRYsensor mode. In that mode, the bear only comes on when it “hears” the baby fuss, wail or cry. To adjust the level of the shushing, press and hold until you get to just the right volume of the humming for you and your baby’s comfort, then release the button. It gets it just right!
In 2016, after winning numerous toy awards, the sister makers of the toy took their success to the United States when they were selected by Google-backed Blackbox.vc Accelerator for international start-ups in Palo Alto, California and now the bears are available to American moms too!
We were generously gifted a complimentary bear to review. My sister’s in law got a bear for her brand new boy, Micah, born in January and she loved it! Mom Tashae said, “miraculously, it works!” Whisbear calms him right down when he wakes in the middle of the night and gets him to go back to sleep before she can even get up to check on him. So it turns out this toy is a sleep saver for moms and dads too!
T’s sending us a photo of it in action to share soon. We’ll post it on our Insta when it’s ready! Although we didn’t pay for ours, Micah’s mom said she would gladly pay the $49.99 retail price. She said the bear gave her peace of mind and is actually cost-saving for the amount of productivity she (and dad) got when they could sleep for longer periods of time, thanks to the bear.
Another great plus is that the bear comes with a lifetime guarantee! (when you register your purchase) Sweet! The toy also has excellent reviews over on Amazon.
And remember recently when we blogged about how the top beauty bloggers are becoming moms and are switching up their online social media content to include baby-related imagery, news and reviews? It turns out a few have even used Whisbear for their little ones and found success. We say this based on the pics we peeped on Whisbear’s Insta:
Find the makers on Instagram. Follow them on Facebook too!