My eldest daughter is 8 and has always struggled to “turn off” at night, ever since she was a baby we have had to rock her until she is totally settled, or sit with her, or put up with her climbing up and down the stairs asking for: cups of water, another story, more light, less light, to put a fan on, that she’s bored, her head hurts etc etc etc a million excuses, which just boils down to her not being able to unwind and go to sleep.
We have tried everything from night lights, to white noise and from the radio to the “sleep fairy”. So I was very excited to try something new, but not really expecting much. The main idea behind Sleep Stories is that it is a combination of hypnotherapy techniques, cute characters and soothing audio story lines, which sounded like it actually had a bit of basis behind it.
I downloaded the MP3 and transferred it onto Bethany’s iPad (the best way to do this is to download it onto a desktop and email it to the iPad/device required). When it was time for bed we settled her as usual and I put the story on, after 8 years of her taking 2 or more hours to settle I was amazed that she was actually asleep within 15 minutes.
I still wasn’t convinced, so I tried it 5 nights in a row and every night she settled without complaint. So I decided to trial an ordinary audio story book and she appeared downstairs like she used to do. That was it, I was sold! These Sleep Stories work brilliantly and I will be buying the rest of the series for her.
The stories are suggested as being for children aged 3-6, I guess the age is really for the story line not for the technique. Bethany is 8 and it works fine and I have even tried it for myself when I was having trouble settling at night.
*please note this item was sent to me to trial for free, however this did not effect my opinion and all words are my own.