Power settingsBaby2.0 has 4 power settings. Sleep, awake, awake screaming and awake feeding. However, in order to activate sleep mode the user must hold Baby2.0 and do squats or what is known as 'the chicken walk'. This is good for our thighs but ultimately impractical for day to day living. We enjoy the 'awake' setting but would be better when we can download some new expressions, such as smiling or laughing. Current expressions limited to 'slightly perturbed' and 'bored'.
FuelFeeding Baby2.0 is much easier than the original model but could still be improved. While Baby1.0 needed feeding 2 different types of milk with alarming frequency, 2.0 runs on breastmilk alone. While we welcome this development, we would suggest manufacturers think about changing feeding frequency from 12 times a day to perhaps 3 or 4 for user convenience.
MessAnother improvement on the original is that this model only appears to need to explode with yellow emulsion paint once or twice a day compared with the original Baby's 12 times. Suggestions for next upgrade: make one that doesn't explode at all? Or change expulsions to a less stainy colour, perhaps beige or white?
Night timeHappily, Baby2.0 spends the majority of night time hours feeding or sleeping. However, there have been occasional blips where the 'scream and pinch' mode has been activated for an hour or so around 2am. We are not impressed by this function at all and don't know how to disable it.
Audio outputAs Baby2.0 is considerably larger than previous model he has been fitted with much louder speakers. We are yet to find the mute button. Any help with this would be appreciated.
Cost efficiencyBaby2.0 is dressed entirely in handmedowns and (so far) doesn't vomit all over his clothes so is saving us on washing too. Combined with lack of bottles or formula milk and fewer dirty nappies, he is proving much cheaper to run than the original.
User-friendlinessBaby2.0 is much more user friendly than the old model but we are still flummoxed as to why he doesn't come with any sort of manual or even a helpline to call.
Fitness App: A very loud alarm alerts users that they have entered a building or sat down. The alarm stops only when you return Baby2.0 to the desired state of chicken walking and being outside. We can only assume this is some sort of inbuilt fitness app to help new parents lose weight.
Sprinkler system: Every single time you remove Baby2.0's nappy, the sensor activates a sprinkler system to alert users to the lack of nappy. Would prefer an audio alarm myself.
Claws: I can only assume that the lethal scratching claws on this model are for self defence. No matter how short his nails are, Baby2.0 can claw chunks out of any accessible body part. I don't like this feature at all, but am pleased that, unlike the original Baby, he only damages us and not himself.
Accessories: One big development in accessories and special parts is the new "wetness sensor" in nappies. No more attempting to decipher if Baby2.0 has wee'd, his nappy has a yellow line that goes blue when wet! Excellent reassurance for anxious users. This is one of my favourite improvements since the previous model.
|10/10 for snuggliness!|
Overall we are pretty happy with our new addition but both very much looking forward to upgrading him to the crawling and laughing version later this year.
*We were given our Baby2.0 for free from the manufacturer (Stork Inc.) but all views are our own.