Whisbear // Review
Traveling with an infant is easy. It’s once they are out of that infant phase and have an opinion that things get crazy. Our Little Little is a great sleeper, once you get him settled. With two older brothers he doesn’t want to miss any of the action.
He has always found white noise soothing, so traveling with a white noise machine has become standard. We’ve tried a number of white noise machines but nothing was a perfect fit until we found the Whisbear.
We were largely happy with a white noise app on the iPad. It produced the desired sound but had two large setbacks. First, we used a loud volume so that our Little Little wasn’t right on top of the iPad. This often disturbed the other kids or just annoyed mom and dad. Second, the iPad would run all night, or if it shut off and the Little Little woke up someone would have to fumble with a lit screen to turn it back on. The Whisbear addresses these issues, plus it has some added features.
The Whisbear has a noise machine in his stuffed head that turns on it if hears crying. We place the Whisbear in the travel cot with our Little Little. He enjoys playing and cuddling with the Whisbear. When our Little Little starts to cry the Whisbear turns on the white noise. This plays for a few minutes and then shuts off if the crying has stopped. Genius! Often our little guy is soothed right away by this and if he isn’t then I know he needs my attention.
You can also adjust the volume by pressing and holding Whisbear’s head. This is perfect. Even at its loudest because it’s intended to be right by baby, it does not disturb the whole room. This also means that you can use it on the go. I’ve turned it on in museums and other quiet places, placed in the stroller with our Little Little and no one noticed anything.
Whisbear has magnetic front paws so he can stick almost anywhere. We love to stick it to the stroller but we’ve even stuck it to our baby carrier.
Whisbear’s long paws are all different colors which kids find fun. We like to make him play high five and peek a boo with baby. One of the long back legs is also crinkly which our Little Little loves.
The Little Little is obsessed with socks, so for some entertainment we put socks on all of Whisbear’s legs and let him pull them off one at a time. This is great fun and can be repeated over and over. It is the perfect game for the airplane or in the stroller.
I love that the Whisbear combines several functions into one, something I’m always looking for in gear I travel with. If your little one likes a little white noise this is a great option for short or long trips.
I received a Whisbear for free in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. I only recommend products we found worked for us in hopes they help you travel a bit easier.