I recently came across the Miracle Baby Sleep System by a company called SmartWav.
I have to admit, my first reaction was scepticism…mainly due to the ‘miracle’ in the name. I gave up long ago on finding a miracle cure for colic, fussiness, and sleeplessness.
However I’ve been testing this system recently, and must say that I’m intrigued. I assumed it was just another white noise CD, however after receiving the system in the mail, reading through their literature, and trying it out myself, I discovered this is a highly credible product. And NOT just white noise.
The Miracle Baby Sleep System, newly released in 2011, is actually a highly accurate reproduction of the sound of the womb. As we know, especially with fussy and colicky babies, the transition from womb to world can be a difficult one. All the products and techniques we use to calm our fussy babies centre on helping to recreate the experience of the womb: Swaddling, bouncing, movement, and of course, white noise.
This is NOT a gimmick. That is often my first thought when I discover a new product that makes these kinds of claims. However this system has won all sorts of extremely reputable awards and accolades:
- The iParent Media Award
- The iParent Media HOT Award
- Deemed a ‘Top Pick’ by Parenting Magazine
- CD of the year by Creative Child Magazine
- Deemed “Astounding”, James Cameron of Titanic
- Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center
What Is the Baby Sleep System Exactly?
I was confused about this at first.
Is it a white noise CD? Is it a recording of the womb? Is it a compilation of lullabies?
The Miracle Baby Sleep System features Womb Effect technology which is a reproduction of the sounds of the womb, underwater. This is what your baby would have heard while in utero.
This is NOT white noise. It is a low frequency rumble sound, just like your baby heard in the womb. Their website describes the difference between white noise and the sounds used in this system:
“Static White Noise does not exist in nature. It is – by definition – NOISE. In fact, it is EVERY sound frequency combined together at the same time. If you turn it up loud enough, it sounds like a jet engine. Calming? Organic? Peaceful? Hardly. At best, it can do a good job of masking other extraneous sounds.
Perhaps more interesting is a relatively unknown fact that sound UNDERWATER (i.e., what your baby experienced in the womb) is almost ALL Low-Frequency rumble sounds. White Noise, by contrast, is loudest at the higher frequencies – completely NOT womb-like!’
Baby Sleep System Testimonials
When I buy a product, especially online, I HAVE to have positive testimonials. I have to say, I’m impressed with the testimonials on this one! These testimonials are not just from random anonymous people, but from physicians, NICU nurses, and celebrities willing to put their name and reputation behind the product:
We began using the BabySleep System audio track with one of our chronic NICU patients. To my great surprise,the infant began to sleep so much better and began to focus and concentrate during play. It seemed that since we began using the music, it unleashed his creativity.”
- Theresa Frasier BSN, RN – OU Medical Center NICU
“It’s astounding how our new baby calms, falls asleep, and stays asleep.”
- James Cameron & Suzy Amis
“The first night we used the CD! (still in our room), not only did our new daughter sleep through the night but I got the best night sleep since she was born! Thank you so much for putting out such a great product.”
- Kevin Russell, Graphic Designer for Deepak Chopra and Vikki Abrams
“For what it’s worth, I’m not a salesman – just a desperate parent! I had to go back to work this week, and last night I just started crying because the situation was untenable – for all of us. This morning, I bought womb sounds and music from the Baby Sleep System and put it on right by her crib and put her down. Of course, she started crying. But I waited in the other room, determined to give it at least the five minutes.At minute four, it was totally quiet. Of course, I rushed in to make sure she was still breathing. She was! Fast asleep! This is a baby who would NEVER sleep without being swaddled and binkied, and who is a determined crier!”
- Jan S., Baby Center.com Forums
“My God, if you can, take stock in this company! Harlequin was crying and nothing was helping (food, burping, walking, diapers etc.) so we put in the Baby Sleep System CD, and – I’m not exaggerating – within 10 seconds she was completely calm and falling asleep. It was absolutely astounding”.
- Michelle M., Editor of EContent & Intranets Online
The Technology Behind the Baby Sleep System
What You Get When Your Order the Baby Sleep System
When I received the system in the mail, I found not one but FOUR CD’s included. I was again, a bit confused (I guess I get easily confused ).
Turns out, this is why it’s called a system and not just a CD. Here is what the system consists of:
Research on the Miracle Baby Sleep System
This was one of the clinchers for me. There is actual, clinical research about to be done on this system.
Early observations from 3 US hospitals have shown:
- Deeper and more prolonged sleep in infants
- Accelerated growth and development in preemies
- Improved brain function in brain damaged infants.
Cost of the System
When I thought this was just another white noise CD, honestly, I thought the price was too high. $59.97 for a white noise CD when you can download them online for $2.99 obviously seemed steep.
However after learning about the technology involved in this system, the research being done into it, the success stories from parents and professionals, and the fact that this technology isn’t available in any other product or system, the price seems very reasonable to me.
Final Thoughts About the Miracle Baby Sleep System
As I mentioned before, I am always sceptical about new products claiming to be help with sleeplessness. I myself tried so many products when Sammy was a baby, and so many were quite frankly, duds!
However after spending a significant amount of time reviewing this product, the technology behind it, the testimonials from parents, physicians and NICU nurses, and the fact that clinical trials will be starting soon for this product, I have to say that if I were to have another baby I would definitely try this product.