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To want to chop of Ewans front right leg (the harp)

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Jellybabie3 Tue 23-Jan-18 09:19:21

My son is currently going through the 4 month sleep regression and waking every hour. Every feed and settle is a battle. At 4am this morning i successfully got DS to sleep with Ewan doing his thing with DS's preferred back right leg. I was in the process of lifting DS back into his bed when Ewan decided to go to sleep. In sheer panic I grabbed Ewan and hit the blasted harp. DS wide awake for another hour. I may as well of shook a tamborine in his ear.


I get there is a certain degree of operator incompentency going on but as all babies have a preferred leg I do feel there needs to be a safety lock or something on the others. In the mean time I am considering scissors.

Rant over.

Chienrouge Tue 23-Jan-18 09:21:03

Both of mine have only liked the front right leg! And with a 20 month age gap, it means I’ve been listening to that bloody harp for 4 years solid.
I don’t think I can sleep without it now!

whataconundrum Tue 23-Jan-18 09:21:20

YABU. That sounds always sends me straight back to sleep....the baby too!

Chienrouge Tue 23-Jan-18 09:22:05

Also, do you agree that Ewan needs to play for longer? Or be remote control operated? The amount of times I’ve had to stealthily sneak into a bedroom to press his leg again without making eye contact...

Jellybabie3 Tue 23-Jan-18 09:23:39

Lol I get that some may like it but the jeopardy of hitting the unfavoured leg is all too much.

Jellybabie3 Tue 23-Jan-18 09:24:30

I do agree about the length of time. Atm especially as DS is struggling to sleep so much. 20mins is not enough!

Elledouble Tue 23-Jan-18 09:27:24

Oh, I’ve always thought it was a piano!

I swear the legs on ours swap round. So often I press it thinking “this won’t be the music” and it always bloody is!

FizzyGreenWater Tue 23-Jan-18 09:34:32

Off topic, but TheUnfavouredLeg would be a great username.

Worlds0kayestmum Tue 23-Jan-18 09:36:19

My DS prefers the back right leg too, I've accidentally hit the front right before and wanted to shoot myself. Nothing worse in the middle of the night

balalalala Tue 23-Jan-18 09:37:17

We switched to a myhummy at 4 months - best thing we did!

Pickleypickles Tue 23-Jan-18 09:38:08

My dd also likes the back right leg OP and ewan has nearly been launched out of the window many times from me accidently setting the bloody harp off and making the baby go from just dozing to wide awake

MyOtherProfile Tue 23-Jan-18 09:40:17

I genuinely have no idea what you are talking about but I feel like I really want to know!

CheeseGirl4 Tue 23-Jan-18 09:43:23

Few threads have made less sense to a non-parent grin

tattiehat Tue 23-Jan-18 09:59:18

I feel your pain!

My DD is now 2.5y and we have 2 Ewan's! Original Ewan's electronics gave up due to DD using his legs as dummies so the saliva got inside them 😢
She rubs his ears which are almost threadbare now, she got a new Ewan last year who she also loves for the music. She's never really been bothered which sound plays though

Chienrouge Tue 23-Jan-18 10:14:04

When mine were tiny I used to gauge how bad my night had been by the amount of cycles Ewan did.

Deploycharitygoats Tue 23-Jan-18 10:18:00

Our Ewan died over two years ago and just the mention of the harp setting (the only one that semi worked) has made me twitch. Totally agree with measuring the shitness of a night with how many times the button was pressed.

Jellybabie3 Tue 23-Jan-18 10:20:43

Well the way things are going it wont be my DS that wears the fluff of his legs it will be me from pressing it every 20mins for 8 hours hmm

I looked at a myhummy. Is it a similar heartbeat noise? They are quite pricey though arent they.

ElspethFlashman Tue 23-Jan-18 10:22:34

We usesd the back right leg for years but now it's died from overuse (cries) so we have to use the front left leg now.


OuchBollocks Tue 23-Jan-18 10:23:30

DD never ever fell asleep before the 4th cycle of the fucking harp angry it still baffles me that DS nods off within 10 minutes.

MyOtherProfile Tue 23-Jan-18 10:24:00

Few threads have made less sense to a non-parent

I am a parent! Clearly missed the boat on whatever Ewan and his annoying leg is!

midnightmisssuki Tue 23-Jan-18 10:26:35

YABU. The harp is THE BEST! smile

hope you and DS are ok this am. My son is teething and had an awful night. sad

Jellybabie3 Tue 23-Jan-18 10:36:09

@MyOtherProfile and @CheeseGirl4 its a ewan the dream sheep. It makes white noise to help your baby sleep. There are four noises to choose from - one for each of his legs. 3 are heartbeat/rain sort of sounds, the other is a harp which has an anti sleep effect

MyOtherProfile Tue 23-Jan-18 10:40:39

O my goodness it sounds horrific!

JudgementalSquirrel Tue 23-Jan-18 10:57:48

Front right leg is our go to leg. Has been for 3.5 years now <twitch>

We have a back up Ewan as well.

Now I can't sleep without that damn sheep.

RainyDayBear Tue 23-Jan-18 11:09:14

YABU for not using the front left leg quite honestly! That leg got us through the first six months (then we realised DD slept much better if we had white noise all night and the kindle took over).

One of my jobs today is to give Ewan a bit of a wipe down and some new batteries ready to be on standby for baby 2!

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