Dear mummy, this is the first review I’ve ever done! I’ve seen a few Blue Bird Twitter folk review products, so I thought I’d give it a go.
You all know my fondness of my Turtle, so imagine my delight when a family friend presents me with a Twilight Turtle Night Light from Cloud B. Mummy’s had her eye on one of these since I was born. I’m not scared of the dark as I’m still too little, but I love looking at lights and patterns.
The Twilight Turtle is presented in a beautiful box, ideal for a new baby, christening or baby shower gift. I love the packaging and if definitely looks expensive and well made. You can buy Twilight Turtle from sites such as Amazon, Zulily (who often do discounts) and toy retailers. Inside the box is the turtle and a little information booklet which talks you through the star constellations which the Twilight Turtle projects from his plastic shell. The instruction guide is easy to understand (even for a baby!) and has simple diagrams explaining how to use the Twilight Turtle. It also has several languages in the instruction booklet…wow mummy this cool night light is sold across the world!
Twilight Turtle complies with U.S and international safety standards and was only created in 2012, so is still a fairly new product to the kids market. It’s not intended for use inside my cot so mummy puts Twilight Turtle on the rocking chair so he projects his star lights onto the ceiling above my head. He’s even attractive and colourful when not in use and I love the purple coloured shell and soft purple textures.
You will need to buy AAA batteries to bring him to life and these are found in daddy’s desk drawer……shhh don’t tell daddy! (I hope he doesn’t mind me nicking some) I have to get mummy to do the adult bit of unscrewing his hard shell to insert the batteries, she uses a small Philips screwdriver to remove the screw on the battery door and replace it back again (just make sure small hands are far from reach) Twilight Turtle has big control buttons at the back of his shell, which makes it easy for little fingers to switch on and change the colour projections of light. The choice of colour he displays are Green, Blue and Orange. My favourite is the green light.
The main purpose of Twilight Turtle is to act like a night light for children, he’s suitable from birth onwards but I suppose I was too young to fully enjoy him this time last year. Twilight Turtle projects star constellations on the wall and ceiling in dark rooms, just make sure you position him on an even surface so he doesn’t fall over and hurt himself. It’s also good to position him in the centre of a dark room for an optimal star-gazing experience. It is truly amazing the clarity of the shapes that are projected onto the ceiling, so much better than what mummy though!
Twilight Turtle also has a soft plush body, which makes him huggable, the only thing that is plastic is his hard shell and even then it’s not that hard, more a lightweight thin plastic. So we try and test his ‘break ability’ if that’s a word! I throw him across the room and squeeze him to death and still no breaks and the lights work perfectly. I even stand on him and he survives.
It’s fascinating looking at the star constellations and Twilight Turtle would make a great present for budding Astrologers. I can’t wait till I’m old enough to understand what mummy is showing me. It’s great to run my small fingers across the hard shell and feel the textures and materials, he doubles up as a nice sensory toy. One thing that perplexes me us that when I go to bed I watch the stars, but when I wake up in the morning they are all gone…..hmmmm mystery. (Mummy knows something I don’t know…..it has a 40 minute timer!)
All in all, a very good nightlight which doubles up as a toy. At around £25 per unit it’s not a bad price for what you get and the years of enjoyment it will bring. I hope you enjoyed reading my review 🙂