Baby has never been a great sleeper, although to be fair I have heard stories of kids who are much worse than her, sleepwise. Like most parents we have tried a few different things over the last three years, to either get her to fall asleep, or to encourage her to stay in bed longer in the mornings. At three and a half about 3-4 days a week she will wake up during the night, but currently it’s just to have a wee and she’s straight back to sleep.
Her issue is staying in bed, as she usually wakes between 5am and 6am. We were offered the opportunity to review one of the Golden Bear Sleep Tight All Night toys, I was so pleased as I had been thinking of using something to try to help extend her wake up time. I knew she would love having a new toy and was thrilled when the perfect toy arrived for her, a Unicorn.
She was so happy with her toy and after listening to him on Day Mode (which I will come onto in a minute), she misheard what he said and named him ‘Rudolf the Berry Cakes’….. yeah don’t ask.
When in this mode ‘Rudolf the Berry Cakes…’ can be played with. When his tummy is pressed, it glows green and he says various short phrases. Baby LOVED this, especially when he remarked he liked fairy cakes. That’s the part she *might* have misheard.
When it’s time for bed, you simply slide the button, on the device inside the toy, across to night and then press the button to increase the number of hours. It increases in half hour increments, up to 12 hours. Personally, I would love it if I could make it more than 12 hours, as I like to live in hope! Baby goes to bed at 6pm and so I need all the time I can get. I get round this by setting him at the very last minute before leaving the room; every second counts!
You can also select one of a few relaxing sounds, which can help children get back to sleep if they wake in the night. When the timer is set, the tummy glows red and the noise can be heard for 15 minutes, before the lift dims and sounds gets quieter before a few minutes later it turns itself off.
If Baby wakes during the night and gives Rudolf a cuddle, the red light will come on and the noise will sound quietly for five minutes to (hopefully) get her back to sleep. In the morning (as long as the time entered has elapsed) if he’s squeezed, the green light comes so she knows it is morning. Before Rudolf, she would always ask if it was morning yet whatever time I went in to her. so it is obviously something which was on her mind.
So far (fingers firmly crossed) Baby has slept through (apart from getting up early evening for a wee), but there have been no middle of the night wakings.
This video explains much more about the toys and shows the different characters you can buy.
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I am so excited that I have one Golden Bear Sleep Tight All Night Unicorn toy to giveaway. All you have to do is to complete the Gleam widget below.
Disclosure: I was given this toy and compensated for my time.