Cloud b Sound Machine Soother, Sleep Sheep

Cloud b Sound Machine Soother, Sleep Sheep

Designed for babies and adults, Sleep Sheep is the perfect night time companion to help soothe the whole family to sleep in a safe, calming and effortless way. A sound box tucked safely inside of Sleep Sheep lulls you to sleep with soft sounds from nature and the reassuring sound of a mother’s heartbeat as well as other sounds from Nature. Sleep Sheep’s soothing sounds are an audio pacifier that can calm even the fussiest babies to sleep. When babies sleep better, parents sleep better.

Main features

  • 4 Soothing Sounds: Mother’s Heartbeat, Spring Showers, Ocean Surf and Whale Songs
  • Velcro tab to secure Sleep Sheep to the outside of a crib
  • Removable sound box with adjustable volume and on/off controls
  • Automatic time out after 23 minutes
  • 4 Soothing Sounds: Mother’s Heartbeat, Spring Showers, Ocean Surf and Whale Songs
  • Velcro tab to secure Sleep Sheep to the outside of a crib
  • Removable sound box with adjustable volume and on/off controls
  • Automatic time out after 23 minutes

Verified reviews

★★★★★

Wonderful idea…but imperfect execution

This item is a WONDERFUL idea, but it has two key flaws:1) there isn’t a continuous play mode!! There are only two timed options (23 and 45 min), then the sound turns off. My newborn needed the sound maintained continuously to STAY asleep, not just to FALL asleep. Thus, we would have to keep pressing the button over and over, waking up ourselves when the sound would turn off to keep her from waking up – beyond annoying.2) the full-size model is enormous – you do not need anything larger than the “on-the-go” or travel model, so why make this so big? To charge more, that’s why.I gave it two stars because it has so much potential to be a fabulous product:–the sheep is adorable, soft, and it is great to be able to hang it from ANYWHERE with the velcro loop. Plus, it is battery operated, which is a huge blessing (batteries are pre-installed, and are very long lasting – we did not replace ours over three+ months of use).–the way the sound “machine” is removable from the body of the sheep is ingenious. This way, you can wash the sheep and reinsert the machine when dry.–LOVE the volume control: it’s a dial, so you have complete control (not just low and high like so many children’s products today).–The rain sound is the closest to generic “white noise.”–This model (the original, or larger model) has the heartbeat sound, crucial for newborns.This product would be perfect with a 1) continuous play mode and 2) a smaller size (e.g., the travel “on-the-go” size). The latter, of course, would bring the price down equal to the travel size, which is what this product is worth, imo.Due to these factors, you are better off with Brookstone’s sound machine, which has not only timed settings, but also continuous play, AND all the sounds you really need: heartbeat, in-utero (weird sloshing sound with “glub-glubs”), white noise, automobile and more. It’s not cute and plush (and you have to plug it in w/ battery backup), but is WORKS.

Francis Wellston, OH
★★★★★

BOX ARRIVED DENTED / DAMAGED

I purchased this to give as a gift; Sadly, the box arrived dented, and now I can’t use this item. Disappointing. This is just one of several packaging problems I’ve had with amazon over the last month (amazon has not been packaging my items carefully, leading to damaged items). Ugh.

Nelly Babb, MT
★★★★★

Horrible waste of money!

Horribly crappy product! I don’t know what all the hype is about cloudb products and I’m disappointed I bought into it! I expected a quality gund-like stuffed animal. Nope! Such a CHEAP stuffed animal. The soundmaker is supposed to fit in a hole in its back – but it doesn’t fit at all! It’s not meant for cribs, so where or why would you use it??? Absolute waste of money, I will be returning it!

Rosanna Chadbourn, NC
★★★★★

Couldn’t even get the battery box open due to cheap screws

We bought this item to use in our nursery. The sleep sheep arrived in what appeared to be great condition and was really cute. Unfortunately, the screws used by the manufacturing company are so cheap, we stripped them by lightly applying pressure with the screw driver. We were able to get one out, but not the other. I can’t comment on how the item works since we weren’t able to gain access to the battery compartment.

Beverly Safety Harbor, FL
★★★★★

Absolutely adorable!

I LOVE this sheep! It’s very soft and fuzzy, and you can pick four different soothing sounds. The whales were a little disturbing and not my daughter’s favorite, but the other three are great. I love that you can attach this to a crib, or when your baby gets older they can simply snuggle it. The batteries seemed to last for a while, and you can set the volume and the length of play. Loved it!

Nichole Lewisville, OH
★★★★★

Doesn’t seem to make a huge difference

Baby doesn’t seem to care either way. Some days it seems like it helps him fall asleep. Other days he doesn’t care. I think had I started it earlier it would help. Wish there was a plug-in option that allowed it to play all night.

Jacklyn Schererville, IN
★★★★★

my favorite baby item

I received this as a gift at my baby shower. It has become my favorite baby item (rating up there with my Aden and Anais blankets!). First, the sheep itself is adorable. However, more importantly, it has four buttons with soothing sounds for baby. The best sound for a newborn: the heartbeat. I put my (now 2 months old) baby in his basinet and immediate turn on the heartbeat. It creates a peaceful environment for him and allows him to fall asleep without hearing my heartbeat (mommas and dads need sleep too!). The other sounds are lovely as well (rain and whale).This sheep hooks right on to the outside of the crib (important because you don’t want anything in there for risk of suffocation). Someday, when my child is older, you can take the hard sound box right out, zip the sheep back up, and voila – he is a soft little stuffed animal.If you are registering for a baby shower or attending one, this is truly a top notch gift.

Adeline Samnorwood, TX
★★★★★

Great product except for major design flaw

The Sleep Sheep is a great product, except for a huge design flaw. The buttons to turn the music on and off are on the back, which makes it difficult to reach them because the animal is meant to be strapped to a surface such as a crib or swing. You have to move it every time you turn the music on or off. **The on-the-go Sleep Sheep has the buttons on the side rather than the back, which is a perfect design. It has the same great features as the regular size but without the design flaw of button-location. It is just a little smaller in size. If you are interested in this product, I highly recommend you buy the on-the-go version to save yourself a great deal of frustration.

Nona Casco, WI
★★★★★

No complaints…

I love the sleep sheep. My baby turns to it whenever he actually decides to stay in his crib. There are a variety of soothing sounds to choose from to help calm/soothe baby. Not the mention the sheep is pretty cute as well. This is also a perfect neutral item.

Mitzi Westboro, WI
★★★★★

Turns off after 45 minutes!

This thing turns off in 45 minutes! I highly recommend one without a timer! Your baby will most likely wake up when the sound turns off!

Kaitlyn Barnwell, SC
★★★★★

Super Cute but no white noise sound!

The stuffed animal is super cute but it’s not as practical as I had hoped. It has several noises and I thought one of them would be similar to “white noise” which is what I use at night to help my baby sleep. Not crazy about the sounds.

Kara West Chester, PA
★★★★★

This was a lifesaver.

This sheep is not only adorable, it is a lifesaver. Our newborn son woke at the slightest noise. Our neighbors downstairs could slam their front door and he would be startled awake. We ran a fan in our bedroom for white noise but needed something else. This sleep sheep came in! What an amazing little sound machine. Our son preferred the rain sound to anything else, but there is also a whale setting that sounded a little like creepy aliens to me, but he liked that one too. I would get him to sleep, lay him in his bassinet, and turn the sheep on the 90 minute setting…and I was assured 90 minutes of peace (at least!). Plus it is adorable and looks very cute hanging on the side of a baby’s crib. Worth the buy! Also makes a great baby shower gift.

Lucy Mendota, VA
★★★★★

Good idea, better options out there

Fortunately my son doesn’t wake when this shuts off but I could see that being a problem for many parents as it is an abrupt end to what was a constant sound. My son does love the Giraffe, more so than the sheep – makes different sounds but the only one like white noise is ocean waves, he will cuddle up next to it at night and fall asleep. It doesn’t get very loud especially when the batteries get low but is enough to comfort my son.

Esther Ancramdale, NY
★★★★★

Love it!

I am very happy with this sound machine. It is super soft and way up there on the cuteness factor. The sounds are nice and my son seems to enjoy them, while cuddlying with the giraffe, although I think he would have enjoyed the dolphin sounds more (I did not discover they had a dolphin until after I had purchased the giraffe.) The giraffe seems to be very well made, no loose pieces or strings anywhere that I could find. Fur is really nice and soft. I gave it four stars because the sound box was extremely difficult to get into the giraffe but at least you know it is secure and will not come out, I just dread changing the batteries. =)

Jodie Michigan City, MS
★★★★★

cute

cute but another waste of money. it got dirty and once your child is old enough it is no use. plus if your child get’s use to listening to this then they wont be able to sleep without it.

Patti Seffner, FL
★★★★★

Cute stuffed animal, but not the best sound machine

Cute, very soft & cuddly stuffed animal. And nice that it can be set on timer (23min or 45min) or continuous play (middle setting).But the sound machine is not as great as I’d hoped.1) Not loud enough, even on highest volume setting. Not sure if I just got a lemon.2) Only 4 sounds (rain, ocean, heartbeat, whale) .. I only really use the rain one, and sometimes the ocean one .. I don’t think the heartbeat one is useful after your baby grows out of the newborn stage, and I really don’t find the whale one very relaxing so I never use it. Wish it had some music/lullabies too.I used it on and off for the first 4 months of my son’s life, and I don’t think it had any noticeable effect on my son’s sleep patterns, maybe because it just wasn’t loud enough.Because I was dissatisfied with the Sleep Sheep, I just bought the new, highly rated Munchkin machine, which features a much wider range of sounds (not just nature sounds, but also lullabies, Mozart, pure white noise, etc.) as well as 3 different projected images. The music is louder, more varied, and more appropriate for an older baby. The timer also has more options (can be set to 15, 30, 45min, or continuous). I’ve already noticed an improvement in how long it takes for my son to fall asleep with the Munchkin. (No, I don’t work for Munchkin. I’m just a satisfied customer!)Overall I recommend the Munchkin or another similar dedicated sound machine over the Sleep Sheep. Just buy your baby a different stuffed animal of your own choosing later!———–EDIT: I contacted Cloud b customer service and they are sending me a new sound box. They think the one I have (which does not play the music loudly enough) is defective. It was purchased at least 9 months ago and they said it is still under warranty. So if anyone else has the same problem, I highly recommend contacting customer service. They responded to me within an hour!

Madge Toms Brook, VA
★★★★★

Limited to 45 minutes – useless for night time

I loved this item and if not for this one flaw it would definitely get 5 stars. The longest you can set the white noise machine is for 45 minutes! My son (and I hope yours too!) naps for longer than that to say nothing of his sleep overnight. I cannot imagine why they did not include a simple “on” setting that would play continuously until shut off. Their attempt at saving my batteries has severely curtailed the product’s usefulness. If you want a white noise machine that will go all night, or at least until the end of your kid’s nap, you will have to hold out until they release an “all night giraffe” or else find some other product. What a shame.

Brandy Ruby Valley, NV
★★★★★

Didn’t Fool My Baby

These things are neat, but my baby refused to sleep for the first three months without me. He wasn’t fooled by it, but I know others that were very happy with this product. I think as he gets older and starts to transition into his own room that it will be very useful.

Lynne Horse Cave, KY
★★★★★

Not loud enough

…and also the fact that it has a timer it’s horrible…I mean if it also had the possibility to stay on longer than 45min it would be great…I finished buying one that you could leave on and plug in and I am using the insert in the sheep for the stroller naps when I am in the stores and the noises would wake up the light sleeper baby 🙂

Antoinette Port Orange, FL
★★★★★

Sheep grew on me

I bought this sheep out of desperation when my girl was a newborn. She ignored it completely. Now that she is 8 months old, I tried it again, and it is amazing. The noises captivate her as I am petting her and trying to get her to sleep. She concentrates on it instead of on freaking out (she really just does not want to sleep, ever). It helps me get her to sleep. One of the weird things is the timing on this.. instead of a half hour and a full hour, it gives 25 minutes and 43.. it seems like it is just random. I like that it turns off so that we can save batteries, but I almost wish that there was an option not to. In the afternoon, once the sound goes, she wakes up.It has a great velcro feature in the back, so we can secure it safely to a crib or bassinet, for newborns.A great thing, this sheep.Heck, it puts ME to sleep while I’m holding her. An adult with insomnia might even consider owning it.2 YEAR OLD UPDATEMy daughter is STILL using this sheep. I have put it through the wash (though it says not to, sometimes you just have to), and she listens to it -every night-. She can’t go to sleep without it. The only thing that has changed is that it runs through batteries a little faster than it used to, but it is still going strong.

Tania Cottage Hills, IL
★★★★★

Wish it played continuously

This sound machine is great, I own the travel one as well. By the way the sound box is the same size in both and can be switched out for those who need the heartbeat sound that doesn’t come in the travel version. The only downside, and I’m sure it’s mentioned a lot, is that there is no way to keep it playing longer than 45 min other than restarting it.

Verna Trail, OR
★★★★★

My son LOVES this!

He loves the playful sounds the most but the waterfall keeps him settled when I first lay him down. It seems to run for a long time before turning off too which is nice. And I LOVE that it has a Velcro strap so that if we take it on the go, he can’t throw it our of the stroller.

Sheila Clay, AL
★★★★★

love it

One of the best baby gifts that I received. It is a cute little white noise machine.

Delores Paris, ID
★★★★★

Cuddly and soothing

Can take out the sound machine and use as a soft toy as well. Baby enjoys this, but doesn’t fall asleep. It seemed to help him sleep longer when he was a newborn, but since around 5 months he didn’t react to it. He still loves to play with the sheep and snuggle with it. Definitely would recommend a crib soother once your baby stops reacting with this.

Evangeline Powhatan, WV
★★★★★

Must have for a good night’s sleep

Must have, I received this as a baby shower gift and it helps my baby sleep soundly. The company gives great customer service as well! I recommend the on the go sheep as well 🙂

Abbie Cowgill, MO
★★★★★

Great Gift!

We received this soft, cute sheep as a gift for our newborn. I never realized how much I’d like the noise as well–it helped me concentrate on something other than every little grunt and snort she made, helping me get some rest too. The Velcro strap allows me to place it near her but not worry about it falling into the bassinet. The batteries have a great lifespan. I would only change one thing: I wish it had a continuous option because it sometimes bothers me when it shuts off and I wonder if it might disturb baby too. I recommend this to any parent, especially first-timers who might need some help relaxing while baby gets to sleep.

Bonita Hayesville, NC
★★★★★

The travel one is better

We have both sizes of the Sleep Sheep and the smaller travel version makes more sense. After two months of using the big guy next to the bassinet, we finally just ended up buying an ipod dock sound machine to run all night. LO would often wake up when the noise turns off at 45 mins. Also, we would only use the rain setting. The heart beat sound is a weird echo-y booming noise and not very soothing in my opinion. The travel sheep has a babbling stream noise instead of the heart beat, which I think is a good trade off. The whale sound is only a few seconds long before it repeats and it kinda sounds like a ghost. (I’m not impressed with the whale sound on the travel sheep either.)The stuffed animal itself is adorable and so soft. We have only washed it once so far (the sound box comes out of its slot so you can wash the sheep) but it’s still just as soft.

Estella Bethesda, MD
★★★★★

Very useful for a newborn

I have given this sleep sheep as a gift to several new mothers now. I got the “on the go” Sleep Sheep when I had my son, and the rain noise really had the ability to help him settle down in those early weeks/months when nothing else would. He had pretty bad colic, so we were overjoyed to have something–anything–that could calm him down. This product is also adorable, in addition providing the white noise that new babies like. I recommend it for first time parents, whether as a unique gift, or for yourself!

Letha Worcester, VT
★★★★★

AMAZING

Not only is this Sleep Sheep super soft the sound is great!! Volume is easily adjusted and gets pretty loud even tho the speaker is inside the sheep. I really like the different timers you can set but for our little budndle of joy I wish it were longer. Regardless our 4mo old sleeps so much better with a little sound and we use the Rain and Ocean regularly. This is a must buy for light sleepers since it really does a great job of hiding outside noise from cars and neighbors and even if your baby sleeps like a rock this Sleep Sheep is a great for calming down those fussy moments !!! <3

Amelia Salemburg, NC
★★★★★

I guess I’m alone in thinking this but…

We weren’t that impressed. Yes, the sheep is cute and it appears to be well made. However, the sound effects were lacking. The heartbeat sound wasn’t that great and the whale sound effect was just plain freaky sounding. It creeped me out. I tried this sheep for two weeks but my son still doesn’t like it. Now we just play a rain sound track on the ipod we put in his room. It works MUCH better. He likes the sound better and we can have it repeat the track as often as we want, unlike the sheep which turns itself off. Plus, no batteries are required for the ipod. I think this is more for parents who just want to buy something cute.

Gena Blandburg, PA