Cloud B Tranquil Turtle Review
Many children are scared of the dark, and many children struggle to get to sleep at night. You can purchase many items now which are a night-light, and you can put music on to help your child sleep but these can sometimes use more electric. Cloud B created a range of sleep aids which enable your child to slowly fall asleep naturally. I was thrilled to be asked to review the Cloud B Tranquil Turtle, one because it looked super cute but predominately to see if it would help Jack fall to sleep any easier.
Cloud B was founded in 2002 by Linda Suh and Jeff Johnson. Cloud B is now the world's leading manufacturer of products and accessories which help parent's and children sleep. 'We hold the honor of being internationally recognized as the number one company in the sleep niche category - thanks to high-quality designs, exceptional safety standards and products that are proven to help children sleep safely and soundly through all stages of development.' Cloud B have also been awarded Toy Of The Year 2013 award for their Tranquil Turtle.
We have been using the Tranquil Turtle at bedtimes for just over a week now, and we even use it for afternoon naps. Jack was used to having music on for bedtime but sometimes he would listen to the whole CD and still not be asleep, in return we had to go in and turn it back on for him to think it was playtime as he saw us. The Tranquil Turtle combines both sight and sound to transform your child's dark room into a peaceful oasis. The Tranquil Turtle we received was in Aqua and it has a soft head, arms and legs with a harder shell which glows when the light is turned on.
The Tranquil Turtle has 2 light options and 2 sound options and you are able to use it with or without sound. The 2 light options are either fixed or moving; when the light moves it projects an underwater effect with gentle wave motions. I found this very relaxing so I'm sure children do too. If you choose to use it with sound, which we do there is the option of a tranquil melody or ocean waves. Jack much prefers the tranquil melody, however I think if he was younger he would prefer the waves as a form of white noise. There are 6 adjustable volume levels which you can choose to suit your child best, and also adjustable settings for the brightness and movement ensuring the Tranquil Turtle is suitable for a variety of environments. Tranquil Turtle is fitted with a 23 minute timer, ensuring complete darkness and silence once your child's in a deep sleep which is highly recommended by paediatricians. Referring back to the electric and money saving, the Tranquil Turtle requires 3 AA batteries to operate, which are easy and cheap enough to come across these days, and as it's got an auto-timer you don't need to worry about turning it off to save battery life.
In with the box you also get an illustrated storybook, adoption certificate and endangered sea animals guide.
Since using the Tranquil Turtle Jack has gone to sleep a lot easier and calmer than he previously would, we also don't need to go and turn it back on, generally he's always asleep before the 23 minute mark however if he has now worked out which button to press for more music. We have found the Cloud B Tranquil Turtle to be a perfect sleep companion, I would definitely recommend this product to all parents, especially as its suitable for all ages. My only downside is they don't make one for adults, I could certainly do with one of these to help myself to sleep.
I have seen the Cloud B Tranquil Turtle for sale on Amazon for £43.53, and although this may seem a lot of money, it will definitely be well spent.
Here I have a video showing the lights and also the two sounds from the Tranquil Turtle.
Please Note. I received this product from Cloud B for the purpose of this review, all opinions and wording are my own