|Ocean Wonders Aquarium
|List Price: $29.99
Our Price: $29.99
Put your little one to sleep with this soothing aquarium. It calms Baby with softly glowing light and bubbling motion. Plays 2 lullabies or water sounds, including ocean waves, falling raindrops and more. Plays for approximately 7 minutes. Attach to crib rail or set on dresser top. Requires 4 D batteries (not included). Colors and decorations may vary. Imported.
This toy will make you want to take a nap. Equipped with straps that attach it to a crib, this play aquarium and music maker is the perfect thing to amuse a child or soothe them to sleep. There are three settings, depending on what kind of stimulation is needed: music only; music plus soft glowing lights; and music plus lights, bubbles, and moving fish. There are also three music options, the best one offering soft and melodic New Age fare, the other two somewhat odd, spacey versions of familiar lullabies. The music combined with the lights creates an instantly peaceful, soothing ambiance. There are a couple of buttons and doodads for baby to bat around that make the fish react in various ways. If these buttons were a little more responsive, this toy would be near perfect. --David Stoesz
- Where does the water go???
I received this product as a gift when my son was a few months old. After having it in storage for a couple of years I took it out this morning to put it up for my daughter and there's barely any water left. I called the consumer number on the back and I was told that yes, sometimes the water evaporates but no one knows where it goes. I was told it was a mystery. And there's no way to replace it. I expected a little something other than an "I'm sorry" from the very nice woman I spoke with, but no. We liked it very much for my son and would have given it a four star rating, but based on the fact that it does not survive the test of time, I give it only one star.
As far as discarding it, I was told to bring it to an electronics recycler. There goes a few more bucks on a toy that has no use to me. Sigh....more info
- We love this toy!
My neice and nephew loved this toy and so when we had a baby it was the first thing we wanted! Our son LOVES it. We like the original version...the newer one isn't as cute and we like the music from the original one too. I cannot say anything negative about this toy! A must have!
Helps put my son back to sleep! He's used it since he was 8 months and has used it every night...he's now 2.5 yrs old! LOVE IT!...more info
- get TWO!
This was the BEST thing we got for a baby shower gift. The motor gave out after being played over and Over and OVER and **OVER** again every night for 5 years. He wanted a replacement one but we finally convinced him it was for babies and he was too grown up for it. As another reviewer said, it would be better if it played longer - our son would just be drifting off and it would shut off, then he would pop back awake & start it over again....more info
- GREAT Item
We bought this item about a week a go. It was easy to install and absoulutely beautiful to look at and listen to. My husband and I decided on this aquarium instead of a traditional mobile because traditional mobiles will have to come out of the crib by the time our son is able to pull up/stand in his crib. I would recommend this Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium to other parents.
- MUST HAVE ITEM!!!!!!!
We had the ocean wonders aquarium since my son was a week old. He is not 15 months and still loves it! He falls asleep to the melody every nap-time and plays w/ the buttons when he is awake. He turns on the music by himself and absolutely loves to spin the star-fish and watch the bubbles. The melodies are great for putting your baby to sleep. This item was recommended to us by numerous couples and I give it a perfect 10! ...more info
- An obvious must have with a couple annoying features
What kid DOESN'T have one on their crib these days? Rotton pain in butt to put back on crib after changing the batteries. HEAVY. Good side... our son learned to operate the thing himself around 9 and 1/2 months old... he'll now wake up at 3am, turn it back on and go back to sleep. We're expecting again in 3 months and she'll certainly have one, too. It's also a neat altenative to a nightlight....more info
- LOVE THIS!!!
my God-daughter got this toy when she was 3 months.. she is now 4 and still has to have it on everynight so she can go to sleep. not that i am expecting i will have to get my own since i know this is one thing she isnt going to let go of anytime soon...more info
- My Baby Boy Loves It!!!
I purchased this after my son outgrew his mobile. He loved to watch his mobile and I didn't know if I could find something to take it's place. When I first put this in his crib, I turned it on with the bubbles and everything. I think that kinda freaked him out at first. Then I adjusted the settings to where it is just the lights and music. Now he lays there and stares at the lights and fish and goes off into sleepy-land. Another perk is the songs aren't that annoying (like many other baby toys). They are are calming and relaxing. I highly recommend this item for anyone looking for something to lull their child to sleep. It works!...more info
- Question for owners
I am very interested in purchasing this for my 3month old. He loves all the Ocean Wonders things we have already. We have a sleigh top crib (where the rim is slightly curved out) and I am wondering if this will still attach? ...more info
- Very soothing toy!
I bought this toy for my 10-month-old son once he started grabbing at his mobile and I had to remove it. It seems to soothe him to sleep very well. He loves the lights and bubbles! The only reason I didn't give this toy 5 stars overall is because the baby can turn the toy off by himself. I wish there was a setting for the parent to be able to control how long the toy is on (in other words, my son turns it off before he's fallen asleep). All in all, I think it's a good toy and worth the money....more info
- Can't live without it!!
I'm almost speechless about how great this aquarium is. I got it for a shower gift and my daughter is almost 2 now and we still use it every night. I take it with us when we go out of town for over night trips as well. She can now turn it on and off on her own now which is a great help during the night, puts her right back to sleep.
Don't know what we would do with out it. We may buy another for back up or for when we have another child. ...more info
- Baby is so happy
This was a baby shower gift for my baby girl. And I did not really know if I would ever use it since I already had a mobile. But my baby seems to enjoy this aquarium better than the mobile when she turned 5 months.
It really keeps her in good mood when she should fall asleep. With the light you still see the baby in a perfect dark room.
And now, with baby turning 8 months, she is able to hit the on and off button herself with either hand or feet. This toy really keeps her occupied!
I highly recommend this soother!...more info
- Love it!!
We received this toy as a gift when our son was six months old (he's almost 2 now). He quickly learned to use it, and it was much better than the mobile, because he could turn it on himself at any time. We have used link-a-doo's to connect it to a pack-n-play when traveling. Since he is now in a twin bed, I have again used link-a-doo's to connect it to the headboard, and he still loves it. I think that we've only changed the batteries twice in a year and a half--wonderful!!
- Both my kids love it.
Actually I bought this toy second hand. When I received it, it was in perfect condition. My children have been pretty rough with it but it still works. Both of my children have loved this toy. This is one toy I'm happy to have bought....more info
- A MUST HAVE FOR ANY CHILD
I DID RECIEVE THIS FOR A BABY SHOWER GIFT IN 2002 MY SON IS NOW 3 1/2 AND IN A TODDLER BED AND STILL USES IT TO PLAY WITH AND LISTEN TO THE MUSIC WHEN HE WANTS QUIET TIME. I HAVE HAD A SECOUND SON IN 2003 AND WANTED THIS FOR HIS CRIB BUT MY SON WOULD NOT GIVE IT UP SO I HAD TO GO OUT AND BUY ANOTHER ONE FOR HIM, HE IS A LITTLE OVER 2 AND ALSO IN A TODDLER BED AND ENJOYS THIS AS WELL. I FEEL IT'S NOT ONLY FOR A CRIB BUT TO BE ENJOYED BY YOUR TODDLERS. ...more info
- Wonderful little thing
This is a great nighttime soother for my daughter. She's now big enough to press the button to start it herself if she wakes up during the night and feels a little lonely.b...more info
- Entertainment for a hard to please baby
Fabulous toy for the crib. My baby loved and still does love this toy. Fantastic settings for adults (volume control, music choice, lights or no lights, bubbles or no bubbles). Great soothing music to settle down to at night. Fun to play with when they wake up. It is very easy for a young baby to push the button to turn it on.
This received my 5-star rating for educational because my toddler learned how to reach around and adjust the settings before she was a year and a half. She changes it to the settings she prefers!...more info
- The one thing that soothed my cranky son
If I had to choose only one toy for my baby from all that he had in the first three years, this would be it. Hands down. He was facinated by the sights and sounds and UNLIKE so many baby toys that have music, this music was actually pleasant and easy to listen too. Beautiful classical music (Brahms Lullaby) and a very nice rendition of 'twinkle twinkle little star' Twinkle Twinkle was so smooth and calming it took me awhile to realize what I was listening to because it wasn't blaringly annoying. My sons crib was in our bedroom for the first 6 months and listening to this crib toy play music was so calming and pleasant, even for me. It is a definite must have for your little gem. It is the gift I ALWAYS give at baby showers....more info
- Would never go without one!!!!
I purchased one for my now six year old when he was born and he loved it. So when we were expecting again it was a must have. My 1yr4mnth still doesn't go a night without it...my parents even bought one for there house so when we visit bedtimes are a breeze! We are now expecting our third and we will be getting another one!!!It has been worth every $$$$$. This crib toy is highly recommended. ...more info
- we love this aquarium
our daughter wakes up in the morning and reaches for it. It keeps her entertained while we ready to get her up out of her crib. She also falls to sleep with it! We had the older version for our first child and she also loved her "fishies". I plan on giving it to our little neighbor for her 1st birthday!...more info
- Needs to stay on longer
The sound is very nice and our baby loves it - except it doesn't stay on nearly long enough. It says up to 10 minutes, but I swear it's more like five. I apparently didn't read the description well enough, because I wouldn't have bought it had I remembered/known about the time limit. If I had it to do over, I would get the Baby Einstein version that stays on longer and has a remote to restart it....more info
- Finally, a full nights sleep!
I had this set up in my daughter's crib when she was a baby. It would light up the room just enough for her to feel comfortable but not so much that it kept her awake. The music is very soothing and not as cartoony as you would think. The unit would turn itself off after a period of time so I wouldn't have to creep back into the room hoping not to wake her.
This is a wonderful crib toy. I would recommend it for any newborn, especially those who have a hard time falling asleep....more info
- Very happy
This is the second Ocean Wonders Aquarium I have bought. My son took the first one for his second child's crib. My first grandson won't go to sleep without the Ocean Wonders Aquarium playing its soothing music! It is the best!! I wish I had one for my four children in the '70's!!...more info
This is the best. My daughter is now 17 months old, & she still uses it every day. She has a hard time falling asleep, & the music & light seem to be soothing to her. I love it because she is able to turn it on when she's upset or is having a hard time falling asleep, & it turns off on its own. She enjoys spinning the starfish & turning the ball that opens & closes the clam's mouth. Now that she's tall enough, she also gets a kick out of being able to reach up & change the song herself by moving the switch at the top....more info
- very versatile
We received this acquarium at a baby shower. At first I was concerned it was going to be too TV-like. However, it's very interactive and is appropriate for a broad range of developmental levels. My daughter is 8 months old and still enjoys pulling the lever and spinning the ball.
As far as being a soothing instrument to aid in falling asleep, I can't say this provided anything like that. However, often in the mornings she will wake up and play quietly for 5-10 minutes....more info
- MY FIRST AQUARIUM
THIS AQUARIUM IS REALLY CUTE FOR NEWBORNS AND FOR $15.00 IS NOT A BAD GIFT. THE FISH DO NOT LOOK TOO REALISTIC BUT IT'S CUTE THE WAY THEY SWIM AROUND AND TURN AND TWIST AND MAKE BUBBLES. BABIES GIGGLE AND LOOK AT IT FOR HOURS - IT DOES CAPTURE THEIR ATTENTION....more info
- Great Buy
Put this one on your baby registry. We tried the mobile thing and they were all a disappointment. This was in Hannah's crib from the time she was three months old until we passed it on to another baby when she was 18 months old. A great buy for the time it can be used and the price. It has many adjustments including sound and sights. Very soothing and easy to listen to through the baby monitor. ...more info
- Not happy
All this aquarium did was disturb my son's sleep. It seems to be made pretty well, but I don't see the benefit of having one of these in my child's crib. The amount of times he would switch it on and play with it therefore waking himself up was crazy! In the end I removed it. Total waste of money!...more info
- Great but it shuts off way to soon!
IT should have an option to get it on for longer 20-30min! it only last like 5 and it is annoyong to restart it when the babe is trying to sleep!...more info
- Great fun
The music on this is so soothing, and the lights fading in and out are nice too. I'd skip the swimming fish as that just eats the batteries up!! And it has a volumn control!! ...more info
- Maybe he loves it too much!?
Our son is eleven months old and this is by far one of his favorite toys - and has been since he was just a couple months old. We can always tell when he's awake after a nap - he turns it on immediately! It's very soothing and I like that you can choose from several music or nature sound selections. But it also keeps him entertained when he's not sleepy!
The only complaint I have with it is that it burns through batteries pretty quick. You can select music only, or music and bubbles only - but with all three (music, bubbles, and lights) this thing can use up 4 DDs really quickly! (I imagine being played with non-stop contributes as well!)
To the reviewer who asked about sleigh top crib attachment - we also have this kind of crib and it attaches just fine. It might sit on a bit of a slant, but it still works. If that bothers you, I'm sure you could always move it to the front side of the crib which is flat on ours. ...more info