Can you feel the
love slumber tonight?
As a new parent, there are two things I have figured out thus far: Babies will never sleep when you want them to sleep and I do not know nearly the amount of lullaby lyrics that I thought I did. The Disney Baby Lullabies Tonies figure from Tonies helps with both, but especially the latter.
If you’re unfamiliar with Tonies, the Toniebox is a soft-sided speaker cube that kids place a magnetic “Tonie figure” on top of. The figures come in multiple themes, including Blue’s Clues, Pocahontas, and many more familiar names that kids love. Each one plays either stories, music, or both.
The Disney Baby Lullabies Tonie figure is shaped like a castle and contains magic within its walls. It plays a mixture of classic songs you’ve probably forgotten the words to and slower Disney tunes. It features a run time of 26 minutes, which is helpful for setting up the right environment for a nap or bedtime, without playing too far past when they fall asleep.
A Toniebox only needs WiFi for the initial set up, so this Tonie is also a great option for the car ride. It provides a relaxing atmosphere that will hopefully help them drift off into napland on the way to your actual destination. The Toniebox itself is 5-by-5 inches, making it small enough to throw into a bag when not in use on your travels. (And you don’t have to give up your phone for music time!)
Whether they induce slumber or not, the songs are a thoughtfully curated mix. You may not remember the lyrics to “All the Pretty Little Horses” now, but give it 5-10 repeats from a happy toddler and you’ll be singing it in your sleep. Some of the other songs include “Brahms’ Lullaby,” “Stay Awake,” and “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”
It should be noted that Tonies are intended for kids ages 3 and up. So while you might want to stick it in the crib with your newborn and hope for a four hour stretch of sleep, it’s better to keep it out of arm’s reach for younger ones when left unattended. That being said, you could leave it somewhere nearby for the smaller Disney-loving babies. The volume of the Toniebox is adjustable and can become quite loud if you want it to be.
New parents — and seasoned ones — often try everything to get their kids to drift to sleep. Maybe a touch of Disney magic is all you need. At the very least, the Disney Baby Lullabies Tonie figure is a calming, joyous, *screen-free* way to spend 26 minutes.