I’m not quite sure how we ended up in our current sleep situation. Braylen is vibrant and full of life and she has such a difficult time shutting everything off and falling asleep at night. There aren’t meltdowns or fits, she just lays and tosses and turns, sings songs, talks to her stuffed animals, she just has a hard time settling in and drifting off to sleep.
As a former kindergarten teacher, I recognize the importance of reading. Letting your children see and hear you read, letting them read to you, it’s a foundation for all other learning, so we are sure to emphasize reading in our house. We always read several books before bed, but they certainly don’t lull her to sleep. Instead, they usually come with a million questions and silly comments.
When I received the book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, I was a little skeptical about a book helping with our sleep routine. It truly seemed like we were probably just dealing with difficulty winding down and she may be one of those people who takes a little while to finally get to sleep. I’ll happily say I was so wrong about this book. It was amazing. It follows the story of a rabbit who can’t fall asleep, so he goes to visit his uncle and on his way meets a few friends who help fall asleep. It is more than just reading, it actually teaches the child how to fall asleep. I have to admit, I had a hard time getting up out of the warm and comfy bed when the book was over, and by the fourth page, Braylen was fast asleep.
The next day she said, can we just start in the place we left off because I’m afraid it will make fall asleep again before we finish. I can’t tell you what a game changer this simple book was for us. We read a few favorites first and end with this book and she is always fast asleep before the book is finished. I love that she is getting in bed at an earlier time and not struggling to fall asleep. The craziest thing happened last night, she brushed her teeth and I went to grab a few books to read to her from the playroom, when I returned she was sleeping soundly.
My husband and I are were both shocked and super impressed. I have a few sweet friends who will be getting this book for Christmas. I feel like I need to share the stress-free nights with the people I adore. If you’re in search of a way to get your children to sleep peacefully, this book is the ticket. Share your bedtime nightmares.
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