Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cloud b Tranquil Turtle {Review & Giveaway}


With the action-packed days of summer flying by, it's hard for me to believe that school will be starting up before I know it. Where does the time go?

While we have had a busy schedule up until this point (a combination of sports, activities, play dates, events, vacations and more) I'm pretty certain that my kids would both agree that it has been fun. However, to ensure that our on-the-go days are more likely to be filled with laughter and joy rather than exhaustion and tears, it has been clear that they need to begin with a good night's sleep.

Although the girls have always had their favorite blankets and stuffed animals, there is a new addition to our home that has been helping increase the number of relaxing nights around here: the Tranquil Turtle from Cloud b.

Cloud b Tranquil Turtle

Cloud b, the creators of amazing products such as their Twilight Turtle, Sleep Sheep and Gentle Giraffe (as well as On the Go versions of each one) already knows how to help soothe babies and children to sleep with lights and sounds. This year's new innovation for a happier bedtime routine comes in the form of a lovable sea pal, the Tranquil Turtle.

Combining both sight and sound features in one soft, soothing character, Tranquil Turtle is a unique and attractive way to provide comfort from a calm and relaxing environment. Whether you're at home or on vacation, bringing along this underwater friend can lead to better sleep for the whole family!

When it arrived, this turtle had us all in awe even before it was out of the box.

Tranquil Turtle review

Available in the aquamarine that we received or a pretty amethyst color, this turtle arrived in all of its cuteness with a sweet little storybook.

Cloud b Tranquil Turtle

After admiring how this toy is part soft and cuddly and part crisp and hard, it was ultimately its adorable face that kept drawing us back for more hugs. How can anyone resist this cute grin?

Cloud b Turtle

Although we were already happy with the attractive design, when it came time to put the Tranquil Turtle to use, it wasn't long before we were all a bit enthralled with the magical underwater light and sound display that it contains.

I appreciated that Cloud b provides access to the battery compartment on the bottom of this turtle, while also covering it with a soft piece of fabric (that attaches with Velcro) so that it doesn't irritate skin when being hugged.

Tranquil Turtle batteries

Due to three AA batteries (already installed), we simply had to utilize the easy buttons on the shell of the Tranquil Turtle to begin the soothing options.

Tranquil Turtle buttons

Featuring a power button on the left, a music button in the middle and a wave button on the right (and increase and decrease buttons underneath for volume control), the Tranquil Turtle is extremely easy to use — whether by parents or children.

We immediately took this into a dark bedroom, pressed the power button and were amazed. The shell lit up with a beautiful blue light...

turtle nightlight

...and, upon looking up, our jaws dropped. It looked as though there was water flowing across the ceiling!

water nightlight

By pressing the water button on the back of the shell, it stops the movement of the waves and the blue light stays illuminated on the ceiling. Along with the option of the gentle wave motion, the music button switches between the soothing sounds of ocean currents or undersea melodies (or no sound).

Finally, on the bottom of the Tranquil Turtle there is a small dial that controls the brightness of the light, in case having the blue light a bit dimmer is better for the young user.

Altogether, the total effect is a calming, relaxing, somewhat-magical environment that is perfect for sleep (including an automatic shut-off after 23 minutes so that there is no worry of running the batteries down all night long)... and we love it! The Tranquil Turtle has become a fast favorite with both of my girls and they adore having it nearby whether they are awake or asleep.

Cloud b Tranquil Turtle reviews

As well as providing a soothing atmosphere around the house, I love that the Tranquil Turtle is easily portable and would be great for any family travels. No matter if you have a baby that uses this plush pal as a part of a bedtime routine or if you have a toddler that is sure to get more sleep if they have an item that provides a familiar environment, Cloud b has ensured that the whole family can get a better night's rest no matter where they are.

Combining the senses of sight and sound into one fun, high quality, peaceful product, the Tranquil Turtle retails from Cloud b for $54.95 (or quite a bit less on Amazon.com). This cute, gender neutral item would make a wonderful gift for any young child or mom-to-be, as it can take the place of a night light as well as a sound machine for years to come.

And, thanks to the generosity of Cloud b, one person will soon be able to provide a gentle, soothing atmosphere for the child in their life as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Tranquil Turtle from Cloud b!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big thank you to Cloud b for providing a Tranquil Turtle for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

314 comments:

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J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

Probably my daughter! :) She would love this!

Katrina said...

this would be for my 2 daughters to share

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

mommy2luke2008 said...

My son would love this!

KatieO said...

My first little one!

Tishia said...

I've never heard of this, I bet my little girl would LOVE it.

Start To Finish Supplies said...

This would be a great gift for my best friend's little girl. She is turning 4 in a couple of months.

katie at coverbutton dot net

Elizabeth said...

ummmm....me I love turtles and still use a nightlight

chadro said...

This would be for Ann!

Elizabeth Pyo said...

for bean #2 on the way in a week!

Summer said...

My sweet little girl! :)

Janet W. said...

This would be for my grandson!
janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

Laura Miller said...

The lucky recipient of this adorable turtle would be my baby girl, Ivy, on her first birthday!

Diane Zielinski said...

I have 2 girls who share a room so this would be for them.

Colleen M said...

This would be for my 2 year old grandson - he loves turtles!

colljerr at comcast dot net

mummytotwoboys said...

My youngest son would be the recipient
mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

My niece would get this!

jodi lasher said...

I would give this to my niece if i win. Thanks so much for the chance

Kelly said...

My youngest son, Luke would love it!

mywildcrazylife said...

probably my son Mika. He is still co sleeping with us and it would be nice to get him in his own bed at bedtime

wigget said...

me, i've been eyeing them for a while now

Andrea said...

This would be for my daughter Angelica. She is going through a big "fear of the dark" stage and this would be a tremendous help to her.

Chris said...

My son! I'd bought an off-brand one a few months back, and it never worked which upset both of us!

sherylssg said...

This would be for my nephew.

sflickinger at rocketmail dot con

NwHome steader said...

My youngest daughter!

Linda W. said...

My 9 year old who still uses his crib music box to help him relax and sleep. He hides them when his friends come over- maybe this will help him transition.

katychick said...

this would be for my son
tcogbill at live dot com

Teh Doll said...

My little guy!

Lisa ellis said...

My 3 yr old son would love this!
lisae819 at yahoo dot com

Kelly R. said...

My little Girl.

Kristen said...

This would be for the kids at Ronald McDonald House.

Rebecca said...

For my 8 month old!
rebatink at gmail dot com

Kim said...

My daughter would get it. She would love love love this!

jmajor4870 said...

i have a granddaughter due September 5th. i would give to her

Jennifer T. said...

If I won, it'd be for my one year old son but I guarantee my four year old daughter will steal it :)
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My little boy would love this!
info(at)mijalphotography(dot)com

Sylvia said...

My grandaughter
sylviawhit@gmail.com

KJ Skib said...

My daughter Maggie would love this!

Brooke T said...

my little man

blue65829 said...

my nephew!

darce said...

My daughter (but which one!?!?)

Sarah said...

This would be for my 5yr old daughter.

MzMeg said...

My 2 month old son jaxson

Jenny Stanek said...

My daughter Layla!

orangestar17@hotmail.com

Andrea Kruse said...

I would love to give this to my daughter. She is almost ready to move over to her own room and this would be a great help!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

This will be for my new granddaughter

owen.darlene@gmail.com

KPort207 said...

my daughter

kport207 at gmail dot com

marymichelotti said...

My niece, Claire!

Julie said...

I'd give this to my daughter. She would love it!

callbr549 said...

This would be for my nephew. :)
vgsaxon(at)gmail(dot)com

s said...

My little one.

Sandy VanHoey said...

I would get this for my granddaughter

SueZH said...

I think I would give it to my niece Haley

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I'd give this to my grandson.
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

Jennifer Kochert said...

I would love to win this for my daughter Sophia, it looks fantastic!

Tanya White said...

My five year old son will love this he is scared of the dark this would be perfect for him

Kira said...

My 26 month old!!

Jenny Sims said...

We already have the Twilight Turtle, either he'll get a buddy or my friend's new baby will have a Cloud B friend!

aperry said...

my son!!

Mrs. Van Dyke said...

We have the twilight turtle for my son and he loves it! We would love the tranquil turtle for our daughter!

Chelsea Saulpaugh said...

My friend's daughter is afraid of the dark and would love to have this to ease her fears.

Jessica said...

My nephew, because my daughters would just fight over it.

Hippie4ever said...

this would be for my son :)

Jennifer said...

This would be for my sweet baby boy!

Lexigurl - Alexandra O said...

This would be for the baby girl I'm expecting in a couple of weeks!

nickieisis3 said...

My son would love this. He loves water creatures.

nancy said...

This one would totaly be bor my baby boy:)

amanda hoffman said...

my son

April said...

This would go to my 2 year old son, he has an underwater theme room

ssgsweeps @hotmail .com

April said...

This would go to my 2 year old son, he has an underwater theme room

ssgsweeps @hotmail .com

MamaStace said...

It would be for my 1 yr old son

nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

RealtorSD said...

My son would be the lucky one :) Sarah at realtorsd.con

freddie said...

This would go to my grandson. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Carrie Phelps said...

The Princess who stole my heart; my nine month old granddaughter!

CAMWinters said...

I'd like this for my brother in laws kids. Those kids have been through a lot!

Elizabeth G said...

My oldest is a little afraid of the dark so he has lots of night lights in his room This would be a great addition!

Kristin said...

This would be for my beautiful seven month daughter Brooklyn! She would love the light and music :)

Anonymous said...

This would go to my grandson Remy. Remy is still not sleeping thru the night, and this may help.

wildcat32 said...

This would be for son.

monster6236 at gmail dot com

Nd said...

My little girl who is suddenly afraid of the dark.

B. Wilson said...

My son. He. won't. sleep.

latanya said...

my son

dannyscotland said...

My turkey of a 6 month old who will NOT sleep!

Katie Rose said...

My son! He needs a little light to sleep or he panics

Terri said...

I would love to give this turtle to my granddaughter for her birthday.

Anonymous said...

my son! scg00387 at yahoo dto com

Anonymous said...

I love plushes so much this would be for me. I also love the ocean.
rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

Tim Stephens said...

My daughter Ivy who will be born in November

gohanxavier@yahoo.com

Brandi Elam said...

This would be for my son

Franknstacey Sanchez said...

We are expecting, and.... our nursery is ocean theme, so the new baby gets it!

SolDucky said...

My adorable daughters!

Jan Messali said...

This would be for my grandson. :)

leanne_mac said...

my daughter

leannemacg at gmail.com

Patricia said...

My 4yr old grandson

Brittany said...

We're expecting our first (a girl!) so I would give this to her!

Tracey said...

I hope to win this for my youngest granddaughter.
traymona[at]aol.com

fancygrlnancy said...

This would be perfect for baby on the way. (Nancy Partin)

Sippy Cup Mom said...

My son! He wants one of these so bad!

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I'd give it to my great grandson.
gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

kdkdkd said...

for my youngest boy, his older brother had the star turtle and loved it

Mama Zen said...

My daughter!

xivyx said...

My daughter

Tracy said...

my two kids, they keep wanting one of these for at night, they are scared without a light

kibbyster said...

for my daughter gilly
gabbflabber at live.com

Raising My Padawans said...

I would love to give this to my youngest son!
-Heather S
raisingmypadawans at gmail dot com

nicole said...

if I won this would be a great birthday present for my daughter

nicolemb2010@yahoo.com

Connie Gruning said...

I would love to give this to my Granddaughter Alice.
Connie Gruning
CGruning at aol(dot)com

MELINA said...

my daughter has been asking for one of these turtles, so this would be for her if I won

Kendra Warstler said...

My daughter would be absolutely thrilled with this!!

Jana said...

My daughter would love this!

dropcqueen at yahoo dot com

Nicole B said...

my son.

Anonymous said...

a most adorable little fellow! My grandson would love him!

Heather McDougle said...

i would give it to my oldest son.

taralieb said...

I'd give it to my son he'd love it

Stephanie Buchanan said...

I'd give this to my nephew

Jodi Kershuk said...

I would love to win this for my son.

Candice said...

For my oldest son. He is ready for the bright night light to go off, but not quite ready for the full dark yet. This would be perfect
thank you

jenniebean said...

Thank you for your helpful review! You have helped me
Make a choice for my daughter's nursery. She is difficult to get to sleep, hopefully this will help with the soothing process.

Anonymous said...

I am a foster parent and I would love to have this for the kids room. Some have bad nightmares, afraid of the dark and I think this may be helpful

janetfaye said...

My grandson would receive this.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Grandma to Twins + One said...

My niece just had a baby; so, this would make a perfect Christmas gift for him.

ladystingray72118(at)gmail(dot)com

Larry said...

This will be perfect for our new grandbaby due in December as the parents are planning a sea motif room for him or her.

llamacrow(at)yahoo(dot)com

Charlene S said...

My very special little girl.

VJ ~ vantalee said...

It would be for my kids :)

Rochel S said...

This would be perfect for my 3 year old son!

Janice Crespo said...

My daughter for my first grandchild that is on the way :)

kelly1980777 said...

my two sons
kellycurtis@rocketmail.com

Mrs. Camera Happy said...

My daughter would absolutely LOVE this. :)
victoria s
vschilke at gmail dot com

Helen Keeler said...

This Tranquil Turtle would be for Dorie.

Stephanie Neely said...

My 18 mth old little girl!
ehes15@gmail.com

Jessica B. said...

my son would love this! jj250@aol.com

nica said...

my little one!

Lara N. said...

My twin 5 yr olds. One's hyper at night and needs help settling down, and the other's stressed from her sister's hyper shenanigans! They both could use this :)

lara at twiceblessedlife dot com
(Lara N.)

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

my 2.5 year old. Tooo cute!

Courtney at happyheaths at gmail on rafflecopter

kellyr78 said...

This would either be for my son or daughter.
KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Hound Girl said...

This would be for our first baby that is on the way!

kari@houndgirl.com

Selinda said...

My godson that just turned one month!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

mogrill said...

My sweet little niece Jayla.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My nephew would love this
marypopmom@yahoo.com

Lorri S said...

This would be for my nieces and nephews

Crissy Durst said...

I would give it to my daughter, she is obsessed with turtles

Sandra Davis said...

my son wants one bad!!

Ashleigh Hoffman said...

My twin daughters would love this in their room! They like to fall asleep to music, I think this would be nice and calming for them!

Cinderella10383 said...

I would give this to my 2 yr old son. He loves things that light up and he would use this at night in his crib.

Jamie Brigham
PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

Shauna said...

Great giveaway thanks :)

Danielle said...

I would give this to my newest baby.

The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
Ldsmom2201 (at) yahoo (dot) com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

my littlest son. :)

Anonymous said...

My granddaughter would be the lucky one.

SamneneD@aol.com

Alicia said...

My son, he's having nightmares :(

Danielle Davis/Grady said...

My 3 year old son! :)
Thank you!
Suchaproudmama @ yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

My daughter Bethany
kims2312@verizon.net

amy beth marantino said...

it would be for my nephew

Anonymous said...

My 6 year old daughter. She loves, loves, loves plushies and also still needs the comfort of a nightlight to go to sleep - this is both!

Carmen Q
nemesis_33012 at yahoo dot com

Tracie Brown said...

my daughter, she would love it

apple blossom said...

nephew

Christine Jessamine said...

if i won this would be for my daughter!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

amyorvin said...

Me!
2dogs5catscrew@att.net

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I would love to win for my daughters

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Kimberly said...

This would be for my son!
Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

Melissa said...

I think my cousins child would really enjoy this.

Taylor White said...

If I win this would go to my best friend's 3 yo daughter who I babysit and teach preschool to.

LaurKnotter said...

My son would love this!

Ledford Land said...

My daughter, she would love it!

cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

Julie said...

this would be for my daughter

hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My grand daughter rkmarsh at aol dot com

Teresa Thompson said...

My granddaughter.

Shannon Palmer said...

This would be for my son.

palmersf at gmail dot com

Kate said...

I'll say my daughter, but I'd probably enjoy it myself too!

Kathy Davis said...

My granddaughter Nellie would be the winner of this fantastic turtle.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Kathy Davis said...

My FB fan name: Kathy Newsom Davis
Kathy Davis
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TinyTyrant said...

I'd give this to my kids... I think it would be a great addition to their nighttime routine. - Kris

David said...

My little Gwen :)

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Frugalista Mama said...

My son :)

Mariee said...

Olivia.

Amanda Boerst said...

My son would love this! Thanks for the great giveaway!

serenityspeaks at ymail dot com

Nicole Larsen said...

My daughter would love this!

pittsy82@hotmail.com

petalcove said...

I would give this to my son, but since we share a room at the moment, I would be enjoying it as well :)

garygreen said...

I would love to win this prize.

Kristy Thiel said...

my daughter would love this!

Audra Weathers said...

This would be for my daughter. She would love it. :-)

Amy Green said...

I would give it to my mom, because she love stuffed animals!

Bethany said...

I would give this to my baby girl.
bethanyg153@gmail.com

Brutus Duffy said...

if i won this it would go to a friend's little girl. She has trouble sleeping and maybe this would help.

Tamara said...

I would probably use this as a baby gift for my sister, who is expecting in Feb. :)

Sunnymay said...

My infant grandson will like the designs this turtle makes on the walls.

Alicia said...

My sister's little girl would love this turtle

Holly S. said...

My 5 year old daughter. She would LOVE this! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

annemarie562000 said...

My boyfriend's daughter!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

to a family friend who has a little girl.
-Lynn

Lloyd Family said...

my 2 year old. we purchased one for my 4 year old and he loves it but so does his brother and they fight over it at bedtime
jenny lloyd

Kari Cu said...

My Little niece Katelyn would get this turtle!

dfraley3 said...

My grandson or maybe one of my granddaughters.

Lentil said...

My daughter would get this

Nikki said...

This would be for my daughter, Miss O, when she transitions out of her crib -- we've been debating which cloud b item to get her and I think I love this one even more so then their twilight (which is also pretty cool!)

cw said...

my daughter

Anonymous said...

ds!
adinatm(at)aol.com

April G said...

My twins (they turn 2 in a few months). :)

ellie said...

I would love to win this for my little grandson.

Sarah said...

My baby girl!

mugsymcg46 at yahoo dot com

Holly G. said...

My son would be the happy recipient!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

My younger son
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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