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Ewan the sheep?.

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mummy80317 Sat 15-Apr-17 20:16:21

Does anyone one find that Ewan the dream sheep battery's don't last very long?its great at soothing my baby too sleep not so great when the battery's start to run out

RaeSkywalker Sat 15-Apr-17 20:18:21

Yep! I emailed them about it actually- apparently they expect it to be used twice a day (1 daytime nap and bedtime). Based on that, we massively overuse ours!

Have you turned the light off? That should help.

mummy80317 Sat 15-Apr-17 20:24:16

We over use ours too...only started using the light a couple of times this week so that's probably why. I use it when I put lo down after his bottle aswell as night time...

Ecureuil Sat 15-Apr-17 20:25:03

Agh that sinking feeling when you realise his batteries are going and you don't know if you have any in the house...
In the dark days (DD1 was a god awful sleeper) it felt like we were always replacing them. Now they both sleep semi decently it does generally get used twice a day (and maybe again in the middle of the night) and we haven't had to replace them for a long time.

Ecureuil Sat 15-Apr-17 20:25:26

We've never used the light on ours.

mummy80317 Sat 15-Apr-17 20:30:24

I know when u put it on in the sounds only last a few mins...hope I have some in the kitchen draw!. My lo is nearly 6 weeks old and have only had to replace battery's 2 times, he's generally a good sleeper I just like it to send him to sleep

Ecureuil Sat 15-Apr-17 20:31:51

We've been using ours for 3.5 years now blush

Ecureuil Sat 15-Apr-17 20:32:43

Twice in 6 weeks sounds quite a lot though, I don't think we've changed them for about 3 months.

FreeButtonBee Sat 15-Apr-17 20:41:43

We have two...

I don't use the light which I think massively helps. And Duracell batteries definitely last longer than crappy supermarket pen brand

BreatheDeep Sat 15-Apr-17 20:46:13

If the sound stops after a short while are you putting it on the trial setting? Probably a stupid question but when the batteries start going on ours the sound goes really slow and weird, it doesn't stop.

Agree twice in 6 weeks is a lot. We've only changed ours once and DS is 17 weeks. And I'm pretty sure the original batteries in it weren't fully charged.

Ecureuil Sat 15-Apr-17 20:47:26

Probably a stupid question but when the batteries start going on ours the sound goes really slow and weird, it doesn't stop

Yeah, ours sounds like Ewan has been on the wine rather than it stopping.

QuackDuckQuack Sat 15-Apr-17 20:51:54

Could you use rechargeable batteries? We ditched the sheep after a few weeks as DD2 was a very sleepy baby. But we found it ran through batteries really fast. 2 sets of rechargeables and a charger will probably be cheaper in the long run.

mummy80317 Sat 15-Apr-17 20:53:02

No it's defiantly on the normal setting, when it stopped after a few mins I double checked just to make sure. Hope it's not a faulty Ewan

TisapityshesaGeordie Sat 15-Apr-17 20:53:20

We have the Cloud B sleep sheep. In five year, two kids, used every night, we've changed the batteries twice.

BellyBean Mon 17-Apr-17 08:45:49

We used rechargeable ones, with a pair charged and ready to go at all times.

Littlelegs19 Wed 19-Apr-17 04:32:34

We found the first lot of batteries lasted a good few weeks then after that it seemed to eat them! Ewan is only used once a day so far and that's bed time as DS naps downstairs with me during the day.
When he does need his batteries changing it just doesn't last very long, it doesn't seem to slow down or make him sound drunk! 😅

SpikeGilesSandwich Wed 19-Apr-17 06:22:39

I am in complete agreement with OP, our Ewan eats batteries. It's one of the few baby things I bought new and really irritates me. Thinking of putting it on eBay tbh. I don't use the lights but it hardly seems to last any time at all. Even with full batteries, I don't think it plays for long enough. Loads of people recommended the stupid sheep but I'm not a fan.

Ecureuil Wed 19-Apr-17 08:28:06

Even with full batteries, I don't think it plays for long enough

It plays for 20 mins which is perfect for us now they're older (just long enough for them both to drop off) but when they were tiny I felt like I was constantly pressing it! I always wished it had a remote control so I could switch it on from another room!
Love our Ewan but only because my DC has developed strong sleep associations with it and will always drop off to him.

SpikeGilesSandwich Wed 19-Apr-17 12:42:17

Really? I don't think ours has ever gone as long as 20 minutes, I'm going to have to experiment with him now...

Ecureuil Wed 19-Apr-17 13:39:22

Ours is definitely 20 mins. After 3.5 years of using him with two initially very bad sleepers i know him very well grin

junglebookisthebest Wed 19-Apr-17 13:48:07

This is one of the few times my other half's obsessions with remote control toys has come in useful - he's adapted both children's ewans (older has a purple and we got a grey for younger one) to run on super duper rechargeable lithium batteries and I can't remember when they last needed changing... ;-)

Ecureuil Wed 19-Apr-17 13:50:59

We have a purple and a grey one too junglebookisthebest grin

SleepyHeadThisTime Wed 19-Apr-17 20:14:29

I've been using Ewan 5-6 times a night with the light on for the last 2 weeks and it's just stopped working. I thought it must be broken but reading this thread I'm guessing he batteries have just run out already confused

Time to have a dig through the cupboards for some fresh ones!

seven201 Wed 19-Apr-17 21:32:24

Our Ewan eats batteries too. We also have a 'whisbear' which is a dog shaped Ewan but without the light but with a sensor! And it doesn't eat batteries! If the baby cries when on sensor mode the white noise comes on. Amazing! Wish I hadn't wasted money on the Ewan. I don't work for whisbear btw! We also own a clip on standard white noise machine yes I buy anything if I think it might help sleep from Amazon that I use when I know there will be constant noise e.g. Fireworks night so I can leave it on for a few hours at a time. I've used that many many hours (over 100 I'd guess) and only recently had to change the batteries. That shows how shit the Ewan's are for batteries.

piefacedClique Wed 19-Apr-17 21:35:26

Bloody loved Ewan! Also then loved rechargeable batteries as ours was very well used. I still like the twinkly music.

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