It took a long time for my boys to be willing to go to sleep without me in the room and even though I’ve finally reached the point that I can cuddle them for a few minutes and then leave before they’ve actually fallen asleep, they still both sometimes have nights in which they’re tossing and turning instead of settling down quietly. That is, until a fun new friend came to my rescue! Brobo, the huggable night-light is a plush toy robot that is perfect for cuddling up with at bedtime. I received two of the Brobo toys to review and I couldn’t wait to see what the boys thought of them.
Of the toys we received, Benjamin chose Brobo the Robot and Zackary chose Mumu the Mummy. The toys run on three AAA batteries and once I had the batteries installed, it took me a few minutes to figure out how to turn the lights on and off on the toys. To avoid accidentally turning on the light, the toys are operated with the help of a sensor that’s embedded into the hand of the robots. Simply touch the toy’s hand to its stomach and the light powers on. One more touch dims the light and a final tap turns off the toy. Because kids can be notorious for not turning off lights, I was happy to see that the Brobo plush toys also included an automatic shut-off feature after five minutes.