Anybody with a newborn is all too familiar with the act of hushing or shushing their baby in efforts to calm them. While this may seem like a basic requirement for baby care, The Gro Company makers of the every popular Grobag, has a nifty new product that can help parents with this task. One may question whether something like this is really necessary, but most new moms are pretty tired, possibly frazzled and those who are nursing may be dehydrated and not keen on making their dry mouth worse.
The Gro-hush has three sounds to pick from: heartbeat, rain and ocean waves, which sounded most like traditional white noise. The sound level is preset at 75 decibels (mom or dad’s voice in a baby’s ear is around the 80-90 decibel range) and can’t be changed, so you know it is a safe level for newborns and babies, which is a great feature. The noise can only be heard by baby and automatically shuts off after 10 minutes, which is handy. The cover is a very soft, washable jersey cotton and it comes in a small hard-sided travel case that is ideal for tossing into a diaper bag for calming on the go.
The Gro-hush requires three AAA batteries (which are not included) and retails for approximately $49.95 Canadian. It’s widely available at major baby boutiques and various online retailers.
This may not seem like a must have item, but it would make a fabulous shower or baby gift for a mom who already has all the big ticket items or is the “mom who has everything”. We tried it out when our newborn was pitching an epic fit and she calmed down almost immediately. Our son has been sleeping with white noise for over 4 years and we swear by it. I think the Gro-hush is a great new product and suspect it will be used quite frequently around here in the coming year.
Have you received or given a baby gift that wasn’t necessarily something you would have purchased yourself but turns out to be an item you or the new mom just can’t live without?
Gro-hush Demo Video:
Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my post. All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.