Getting children to sleep and helping them stay asleep can be so difficult. Just when you think you’ve established a great routine and your little one is sleeping great, something ruins it like teething or an ear ache. Maybe you have a child that goes to sleep like a champ, but is ready to party for the day at 4 a.m. Whatever the issue may be, sometimes you just need a little help.
Cloud B Stay Asleep Buddies Sleep Trainer
Cloud B is a company founded in 2002 and is now the world’s leading manufacturer of products that help children sleep. Their sound and light plush animals sooth babies based off of pediatric research showing the calming effects of such sounds. Their products are recognize and available nation-wide.
Most recently Cloud B has developed Stay Asleep Buddies, to help little ones who have a hard time determining sleep time from wake time. This plush Hedgehog is a sleep trainer, sound soother, and night light all in one. A battery-operated device fits inside the plush that will allow you to set the desired length of sleep time. A soothing musical melody and a soft glowing light play to help lull children to sleep. When it’s time to wake (based on the hour increment you set), a green light goes on, and a happy tune plays.
So far, my 17 month old has responded really well to the Hedgehog Stay Asleep Buddy. He grabs for it when it’s time for bed every night, and cuddles with it while we read books. It goes down with him in his crib every night as well. The glowing light is bright enough for my son to notice but not too distracting. The soothing melody repeats for 45 full minutes, so I don’t have to worry about it stopping before he has fallen asleep. Once the melody stops, it will go on again anytime my son attempts to pick it up or if he is moving around in his crib in the middle of the night. I really think it has helped him get himself back to sleep during those random middle of the night wake ups.
Waking too early in the morning hasn’t been a common problem for us, but with two older siblings I know that time will come. In the meantime, we will continue to use the night light and soothing melody that has worked well for my son so far.
The Hedgehog Stay Asleep Buddy can be purchased for $30.95. They would be a useful gift for newborns all the way up to toddlers. New parents would definitely appreciate this product as well. To learn more about the Stay Asleep Buddies or other musical soothers by B Cloud, check out their website at www.cloudb.com. Follow Cloud B on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with their news. Check out their YouTube channel to see their products in action.
Do you have any problems getting your littlest ones to sleep or keeping them asleep? What tips do you have for other parents going through the same thing?