One of the most common childhood fears is the fear of the dark. You can imagine, for a little one in a big, big world, even the smallest noise can be mistaken for those creepy (imaginary) creatures that go bump in the night. With monsters that reside under the beds of unsuspecting small children and the Boogey Man hiding in a dark closet, it's no wonder that bed time can be a very stressful time not only for children, but for the parents who love them, too.
My 11 year old is still afraid of the dark and refuses to sleep with his light off. (Shh...Don't tell anyone!) My toddler also hates being in the dark. That's right, Little Miss Fearless herself does not like the dark. At all. So when I first heard about the Twilight Ladybug in pink by the nice folks at cloud b, I couldn't wait to test it out for myself. If you haven't heard of cloud b before, they specialize in amazing products that help children get to sleep by creating a soothing, comfortable, HAPPY environment for a child to drift off to. They have TONS of life-saving products for parents, like a complete sleep system for the smallest of babies, to sleep sheep and friends for kids of any age! They also have a mimicking monkey that is ADORABLE and can play customized voice recordings so your child is soothed by the voices of his or her parents as they fall asleep. They even have the cutest puppy, the Lavender Lab, which is infused with lavender, which is a top aromatherapy solution for sleep issues, to help soothe your child and send them off to dreamland.
Check out this video highlighting all the awesome features of their Twilight Ladybug!
How cool is that? I love how the Twilight Ladybug projects actual constellations onto the walls and ceiling, perfectly mimicking a starry night sky. I received the Twilight Ladybug in pink. It is a soft, plush toy with a harder, plastic shell. This shell has little star and moon "cut-outs" that make the night sky illuminate on the walls creating a truly magical effect. There are also 3 different color settings: Ruby Red, Emerald Green, and Sapphire Blue that can be changed with the push of a button. We love the blue stars, since they are a very lovely color. To me, the blue looks more purple, but this may just be in reaction to the pink of the ladybug's shell.
The cloud b Twilight Ladybug also comes with a constellation guide to help you and your children identify different constellations that are projected onto their bedroom walls and ceilings! This is a wonderful addition, because it provides a fun, relaxing, and educational bedtime activity for parents to share with their children. This is a perfect activity for after story time, but before the child is ready to pass out for the night. It can be done in the darkness of the room with only the gentle light and stars of the Twilight Ladybug illuminating its soothing glow. Your child can be lulled to sleep while locating the Big Dipper or Orion's Belt, or several other constellations that have been replicated in the shell of this wonderful night time companion. It even has a 45 minute sleep timer so it will automatically shut off after your children have fallen fast asleep.
Here is Sophie enjoying her Twilight Ladybug. She is just completely in awe of this toy! She loves staring at the stars, and even tries to reach out and "grab" them! We have been putting this to bed with her, and it does seem to help lull her to sleep gently and quickly. Even my 3 month old was in awe, just staring at the ceiling and at the ladybug's friendly glow.
The place where this has proven to be the most useful has been with my 11 year old. We had him try it for one night, even though he protested due to the fact that it's pink. He is very interested in all things space or science related, so he did think it was very cool to be able to have the night sky accurately shown on his walls. He did make it to sleep that night with the help of the Twilight Ladybug, and didn't need to turn his light on at all that night. When he fell asleep, he stayed asleep. I am seriously considering getting him the Twilight Turtle, which is the same concept of its Ladybug cousin, but in a more masculine looking sea-turtle design.
Overall, we LOVE this product. I would highly recommend cloud b products for your child's night time routine. Especially those little ones who may have a hard time getting to sleep due to fear of the dark. I am looking forward to trying more of their wonderful products!
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***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and my opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
4/30/2011 09:45:54 am
What a neat idea. I must admit we leave a light on to help our daughter sleep. Just stopping by from the Alexa Blog Stop. Have a great weekend.
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