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Product Review of iCrib Sound System

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Product Review of iCrib Sound System

iCrib Sound System

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The Bottom Line

The makers of iCrib clearly understands that each child is different. If you are looking for a product that will help introduce your baby to music while giving you the freedom to customize the music to your baby's needs and taste, the iCrib is for you. Whether it's nap time, play time or if you're traveling with your little one, the iCrib can be easily attached or stand on its own and can adapt to any situation and location.

Pros

  • You can tailor it to suit your child's needs.
  • Built-in night light with soothing colors.
  • Three play modes.
  • 15, 30, 60 minutes timer selection.
  • Reasonably priced.

Cons

  • You will need an MP3 player, iPod or a compatible player to use it.

Description

  • Product of Munchkin Inc.
  • Received the 2006 JPMA Innovation Award
  • Compatible with most MP3 players, also iPod, iRiver and Rio
  • Child resistant cover
  • 1 year limited warranty
  • Recommended for infants 0-6 months
  • Needs 4 AA batteries
  • Retail price is $29.99

Guide Review - Product Review of iCrib Sound System

The iCrib Sound System is a cool, new product from Munchkin Inc. which received the 2006 Innovation Award from the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JPMA). JPMA is a national trade organization which helps guide parents in choosing safe products for their children.

The iCrib allows parents to choose the type of music that will soothe their baby to sleep. I think this is a great idea since every child is different, including their taste in music. Parents can store music selections in their MP3 players (or iPod's, iRiver or Rio) and then attach the player to the iCrib Sound System. The product is equipped with an MP3 player holder that is compatible with most MP3 players. The adjustable velcro straps allows the iCrib to be attached to any standard crib and positioned at a safe hearing distance.

What makes iCrib stand out is that it is customizable. Aside from choosing your own music, the iCrib has 3 play modes: music only, light only or music and lights. It also has a built-in volume limiter assuring that the music plays at a soothing volume. The timer allows parents to choose how long the music will play; 15, 30 or 60 minutes, before it automatically shuts off.

Another plus is that Munchkin is offering free music downloads from their website. The Musical Soup - Mozart Wombsong Collection and the Musical Soup - Mozart for Toddlers have been arranged by Dr. Norman M. Weinberger, a neurobiologist, and Grammy winner Jimmie Haskell.

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