Saturday, 26 September 2015

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep

Mr C has always been a nightmare to go to sleep, he has never really settled at night. At the age of 4 he his still in my bed most nights. I have never really minded I like to cherish my cuddles while I can still get them, but as he gets older, he's gets bigger which means less space for myself and Mr RTR in the bed. The trouble isn't staying asleep, its going to sleep and more importantly going to sleep in his own bed.
I saw an opportunity with Mumsnet to try out the Number One Best Selling Book The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep.
The author Carl-Johan Forster Ehrlin is a behavioral scientist with a bachelor's degree in psychology and teaches communications at a Swedish University. He is also a life coach and leadership trainer. He has combined all these skills and experiences in developing the techniques in this book. His goal is to help all parents out there who are struggling with getting their children to sleep at night or nap time. He wants the book to help children relax and fall asleep faster every time they hear the story. 
Before you read the book for the first time its a good idea to take a read of the front inside cover. There are some instructions about reading the book and expansion about some of the text. The best place to be reading the book is when your child is ready for bed and lying down relaxing. Sitting up and looking a the pictures is to distracting and doesn't let them fully absorb the words, so get them to lie down if you can. Its says the most important thing to do is to take your time reading the book and I would suggest reading it through yourself before you read it first and practice the techniques.
The story is all about Roger rabbit who cant fall asleep, Mummy rabbit takes him to see Uncle Yawn, who knows just what to do. I had told Mr C that we had a lovely new book to read at bedtime, but we could only read it if he got into his own bed to read it. Luckily he agreed to get into bed a lie down so I could read the story. He listened intently to the story, I had to pay attention to the story as I read and do the nectary actions so couldn't see his facial expressions. I did notice though that everything I yawned as I was told to do in the story, Mr C yawned also. We managed to get all the way to the end of the book and Mr C was still awake. However he didn't attempt to get out of bed, I stayed quiet and sat on the floor next to his bed and within 5 minutes he was fast asleep. For the first time in a long time he stayed in his own bed for the whole night, he did come and climb into ours at around 5.15am but I can deal with that. I have read the book to him each night since and the time its takes him to fall asleep is getting shorter each time, we are now in night 5 and I only get half way through!
This book has transformed our bedtime routine and I can't believe it took something as simple as a book to do it. I think the technique is amazing and definitely recommend it to ALL parents.
You can get your own copy from Amazon available in hard back, paperback, kindle and audio with prices starting from £3.99 dependant on what format you want.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
xx
*I was sent this book for review as part of the Mumsnet bloggers network.

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