The other night my Mother-in-Law babysat the kiddos so that Hubby and I could have a date night. When I returned home she said, “You could have told me about the night light.” I was confused and asked her which light she was referring to and then it hit me that she was talking about the SleepBuddy Light System, which looks like a night light. I laughed and explained that the SleepBuddy is a sleep system to help keep the girls in bed through the night and she said that the girls came running out of their room about 8:30 telling HER that it was time that they went to sleep since their light was on, ha, ha, ha!
This is such a cool system as it is more than just a night light. It starts when you receive a gift-wrapped box in the mail. You give the box to your child to open and when they do, they will find their SleepBuddy, a colorful reading book, reward chart, and stickers.
Now, I know you are thinking to yourself, what exactly is a SleepBuddy? The SleepBuddy was created by a former teacher and mother of 5 and is the only complete sleep system for babies and toddlers. In simple terms it is a light that comes on and stays on the whole time a child sleeps, kind of like a nightlight, but it is set to a timer to stay on all night and through nap time, then turns off at the time you would like the child to get up.
Little Miss was super excited to open her box and was even more excited to find out what exactly it was.
We began the system with Hubby sitting and reading the book, “A Bedtime Surprise” to the girls while I set up the SleepBuddy in their room. It was very simple to set the current time, as well as the “sleep” and “wake” times. We then brought the girls into their rooms and explained about the SleepBuddy.
Watch this short video clip to see their reactions –
The first week though they understood the idea of the SleepBuddy, they didn’t really get it. You see, I was struggling with two issues, one was getting the girls to GO to sleep and the second was getting the girls to STAY in their beds. Week one was still filled with long bedtimes and sleepless nights of taking one or the other back to their bed. Each time I would explain over and over that their SleepBuddy was still on and therefore, they should be in bed.
Finally about a week or so later Little Miss came in our room after staying in her bed all night. She was smiling and ranting and raving telling me to come to her room. She then pointed to her SleepBuddy and said, “Look, the light is out, we can get up!”
I was so happy I could have jumped for joy, but instead I smiled and gave her a hug and told her that she was exactly right, that since the light was out, that she could get up.
Since that date, both girls get very excited when seeing the light turn on and off. It has been about two months of using the system and I can tell you that nap time is now a breeze, thanks to the SleepBuddy… we still struggle getting them to GO to sleep, but that is just because they are still getting used to being in the same room and enjoy talking and playing. But it is really, really nice that once they go to sleep they do stay in bed all night until it is time for them to get up.
All in all, the system has worked for us. Oh, and did I tell you that the SleepBuddy is a Parent Tested, Parent Award Winner and has received the Mom’s Choice Award, as well.
Watch the short video clip below to see what the girls have to say about their SleepBuddy.
To learn more about the SleepBuddy System – click HERE!
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