I purchased this product when my baby was around 9 weeks old and i was struggling to get her to lie peacefully in her cot without crying, let alone settling herself to sleep. I can honestly say that coinciding with her ability to suck her thumb this soother has worked wonders! We now put the music on for every nap and at bedtime and the music is both comforting and familiar to my baby, such that she will put her thumb in and drift off to sleep. This product has therefore assisted in reducing the previous hours that were spent rocking our baby to sleep and meant we were able to get her out of our bed and into the cot. The music is repetitive but pleasant and the scene is sufficiently interesting to hold baby's attention. I am giving this soother four rather than five stars due to three small criticisms as follows; firstly the volume could do with being slightly lower (we have to cover it with a towel or t-shirt which partly obscures the picture) and secondly, it would be good to have a continuous setting rather than it automatically turning off after 15-20mins. That said, the music stays playing for a decent length of time which is necessary for hard to settle babies! The third issue is that i found it slightly tricky to attach to the cot, though my partner managed without too much trouble. We have been using this for around a month & the batteries are holding out, so no complaints there yet. All in all an effective baby soother that i would recommend to anyone who has a har to settle baby.