Fisher-Price Discover & Grow Story Book Projection Soother – Review

We are huge Fisher Price fans in the Innocent Charms Chats family and we don’t hide this, we already have a Fisher Price Projection Mobile which Grayson got from his Pop’s when he was 1st born, we had wanted to move this onto Addison’s cot as it includes a mobile but due to Grayson loving what we call his “pictures” before bed we hadn’t been able to do so, so when we were sent the Discover & Grow Story Book Projector to review from Fisher Price we thought our problems were solved.

Basic Description of the Fisher Price Discover & Grow Story Book Projector.

“This cot attaching soother brings four favourite rhymes to life with eight colour projections and up to 20 minutes of music to soothe baby. Baby can enjoy Hey Diddle Diddle, Hickory Dickory Dock, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Rockabye Baby, followed by a lullaby and classical music. Parents can join in the bedtime stories as each turn of the page changes the images projected onto the ceiling, or use the handy remote control to start the story without disturbing baby. As baby grows and develops and learns to sit-up, he can activate the stories himself with the simple turn of a page.”

So initially the Projector was put onto Grayson’s bed, its simple to install, just a couple of batteries and then you clip it onto the bed, even I can do it.

Addy being kept awake by the Precious Planets Mobile

We had hoped that the story and music would relax him to sleep whilst he watched the image on the ceiling, what we hadn’t realised was the pictures are completely static and flick between 2 images per story, Grayson’s Projector Fisher-Price Precious Planet 2-in-1 Projection Cot Mobile has moving pictures that project onto the ceiling and heartbeat sounds to soothe him to sleep.

We tried for over 2 weeks to get Grayson interested in the Storybook, he did not like that the pictures didn’t move and although he could sit up and touch the unit the concept of turning the pages was too complex for Grayson.

Attached easily to Grayson’s Single Bed

We thought all was lost, then one day whilst I was at work the hubby decided to swap the projectors over (as to be honest Addy had not been interested in the mobile part), Grayson was pleased to have his unit back and instant smiles appeared, but how would Addison get one with the Storybook Projector.

Teddy Bear Night Light

Well she loved it, unlike Grayson she liked the fact the picture was static, it did not seem to bother her at the young age of 6 months, she likes the story aspect but when the lady sings and then plays classical music she smiles with delight (the lady has a very calming voice), she also loves the fact that the little Teddy lights up as a night light whilst it’s on and lays there and strokes it.

There are 4 stories, including my favourite Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the unit attaches to the cot incredibly securely and I have no fear even when Addison bangs it that it will come off, there are no parts which she could choke on or swallow, I can’t wait till she is a little older and can turn the pages herself as this is one of the only downsides that I have to go in the room and change them, but it does continue to play pretty music after each story.

Safely secured onto Addison’s Cot along with her toys

Twinkle Twinkle – Picture Projection

I think as proved in this review every child is different, although Grayson from 6 months took very well to his Fisher Price Projection Mobile and has continued so, Addison did not seem interested in items moving around, they would just keep her awake where as the story book with its more basic features works well for her.

I do think Projection units from Fisher Price are fantastic and have kept both my babies happy.

The Fisher Price Precious Planets 2 in 1 Projector RRP is £45-55
The Fisher Price Discover & Grow Stroybook Projector RRP is £35-40

Both can be found at the following retailers – Tesco/Amazon and Mothercare.

Disclosure – We were sent this item from Fisher Price FOC for our views and opinions.

About Innocent Charms Chats

Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.