Summer Infant Slumber Buddy – Review and Giveaway!


We have always been big fans of noise machines to aid sleep – both of our children haven’t been the best sleepers, but we’ve never had problems in getting them off to sleep. They’ve both loved noises in their different ways – Max absolutely loved white noise, while Ben is more a fan of music, so I jumped at the chance to review the Hippo Slumber Buddy from Summer Infant – a lullaby playing nightlight in the form of the sweetest sleeping hippo you’ll ever see!ย Routine is such a huge part of a smooth bedtime, and a few cues can really help to let your baby understand that it’s bedtime now and soothe them to sleep.


The Hippo Slumber Buddy

The Summer Infant Hippo Slumber Buddy has 3 lullabies and 2 nature sounds to choose from, and a nightlight which you can set to red, green, blue, a lightshow, or simply have it set to Off if you prefer no light. You can choose how long you want either the light or the sounds to remain active for by moving the power button switch to either 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or 45 minutes, depending on how quickly your baby is likely to get to sleep. Once the time limit is reached, it automatically shuts off.


Close up of face of blue cuddly toy hippo with sleeping eyes


It couldn’t be simpler to use – the hippo has three buttons set within the speaker part on it’s back – one for the light, one for the music, and once to adjust the volume. To change the music or light setting, you simply press the button multiple times, cycling through until you find the one you want.


Close up of speaker and buttons for operation, set into shell in the back of hippo Slumber Buddy

Summer Infant Hippo Slumber Buddy in nursery on chest of drawers with globe, rainbow bookends, and stack of 3 red, blue and yellow suitcases behind


The light projects stars onto your ceiling and is lovely and calming as they don’t move like some do, they remain static. Personally I much prefer that – a moving display seems quite stimulating to me, and not the bedtime environment I want to create.

I love having a bedtime routine where we play a certain piece of music during our bedtime feed to signal that it’s time for sleep, so something like this is ideal. The fact that you can select either sound, or music, or both, depending on your preference is perfect for me. I don’t tend to use the light function much at the moment, but I know that as Ben gets older, he will want the comfort of a nightlight, which makes this the perfect toy to grow up with him.


Ben in cot looking up at camera, with Hippo Slumber Buddy behind him


Need to know

The Hippo Slumber Buddy takes 3 AA batteries (supplied initially) and is surface clean only.

Summer Infant have a whole range of different Slumber Buddy designs to choose from, including a ladybird, bee, bug, lamb, elephant, butterfly and frog.



I’m really pleased to be able to offer my readers the chance to win a Slumber Buddy from Summer Infant for themselves – you will be able to choose your favourite from the Slumber Buddy range. You must be based in the UK and over 18. Just enter using the widget below before 10th December 2017. Good luck!



Disclosure: I was sent the Summer Infant Slumber Buddy for the purposes of this review. All words and opinions are my own.

Summer Infant Slumber Buddy Giveaway

  • Tracy K Nixon

    I’d love Luna the Lamb please!

  • Stuart Edwards

    The Hippo

  • Lucy Bean

    We would love the Luna the Lamb please xx

  • Clara Bee

    The hippo

  • Rachel Craig


  • Angela Treadway

    the dozing hippo x

  • David Waterworth

    this is the one I like SLUMBER BUDDIES FRANKIE THE FROG

  • Michelle Ferguson

    I would love to win the hippo

  • Solange


  • Fay Norris

    I think I’d have to choose Eddie the elephant

  • Lindsey Stuart

    Aww I would love to win the little Hippo please very cute!

  • Rachel Bustin

    The Hippo would be fantastic thanks x

  • kim neville

    I like Luna the Lamb

  • Kirsty Ward

    Id love the Butterfly!

  • emma walters

    my little girl would love betty the bee ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sarah Elizabeth Dunne

    Elephant or Hippo, tough choice!

  • Graham Ross

    The hippo

  • Katie Skeoch

    Between Betty bee & the hippo, but I’d have to choose the hippo ๐Ÿ‘

  • sallycollingwood

    Slumber Melodies Lamb is so cute, I would choose him

  • Margaret Gallagher

    Luna lamb so cute

  • Angie McDonald

    I’d love Luna the Lamb!

  • Jackie Chapman

    Eddie the elephant

  • Shannon

    We love hippos, but the lamb is cute too ๐Ÿ˜

  • Tanya Deliyska

    I’d love to win the SLUMBER MELODIES LAMB!

  • Laura Jones

    lamb please

  • Lisa Jackson

    I love the Hippo x

  • Ruth Harwood

    love the hippo

  • Lara Davis

    The hippo is lovely

  • ray


  • Diane Carey

    Eddie the elephant

  • Kelly Ann

    Eddie the elephant please!

  • Kirsty Hosty

    Butterfly please

  • a.e.adkins

    Frankie the Frog please

  • Mandy Betts

    The Bee

  • Violet Perkins Phillippo

    Eddie the elephant.

  • ruby spiteri

    Luna the Lamb

  • Kev Cannon

    The Frog looks good but I prefer the Hippo

  • Saz Add

    Eddie the elephant

  • Donna Large

    The hippo please

  • Ursula Hunt

    Eddie The Elephant would be my first choice

  • Laura Pritchard

    The ladybird please!

  • Adeinne Tonner

    Has to be Eddie the elephant i love it!

  • GCforever

    I love the little lamb. It is so sweet.

  • tracey mitchell

    If I was lucky enough to win I would love to have the lamb.

  • Julie Ward

    The hippo one or the lamb, baa baa

  • Rachel Heap

    Love the Elephant


    Well my 2 little terrors (my great-niece and great-nephew) would love the Hippo (Phoenix) and the Frog (Maxx).

  • Beverley Cousins

    Love the Ladybird

  • Julie

    I’d love to win the wee lamb!

  • curtis linda

    i actually love the hippo its so cute

  • i love the idea of the SOOTHING TURTLE with white noise so cute and natural

  • Rebecca Phillips

    I’d love the turtle.