I have 2 toddlers. My daughter, Sophie, is 3 years old, and my son, Xander, just turned 2. So needless to say, bed time in my home can turn into a sticky situation rather quickly. Especially lately. You see, we all came down with whatever mutant cold/flu virus has been going around, and this has greatly disrupted everyone's sleep schedules. The babies had such a hard time sleeping because once they laid down, they started coughing. So of course they woke up and were absolutely miserable, and I woke up to care for them.
To be completely honest, I am still running on very little sleep because 3 weeks of illness has really wreaked havoc on our internal clocks! Rather than falling asleep at decent, normal hours, the kids have become night owls. I have been trying everything to encourage them to go to sleep at a more acceptable time. That's why I was so excited to learn about Shushybye Baby.
On Sunday, January 27, BabyFirst, America’s television destination for parent-child interactive entertainment will debut the new season of its popular music-centric series Shushybye Baby. (BabyFirst is available on DirecTV, Dish Network and Comcast.)
Shushybye is an original preschool entertainment and lifestyle brand, encompassing a national television series, national radio show, Video On Demand programming, series of bedtime storybooks, toys and plush dolls, music CDs, DVDs and sleepwear. Shushybye is all about dreams…dreams made especially for children by the Shushies who live in Shushybye villages such as Nap Valley, Snore Shore and Slumber Heights. But children have to go to bed on time in order to get their Shushybye dreams (i.e. when Mommy tells them!). Children make their Dream Wish before they go to sleep. The Shushies make all their dreams then place them in Dream Boxes. Conductor McCloud puts the Dream Boxes on the Shushybye Train and transports them to children as they fall asleep on time.
Do My Kids Like It?
I admit, this is our first experience with Shushybye. I had never heard of this series before! (We don't watch a whole lot of TV, so I am horribly behind the times in some respects!) So one evening, I popped it into the DVD player, and my toddlers instantly sat nicely and watched...and watched...and watched some more. While there is a lot of music, much performed by rock stars like the late Davy Jones, and upbeat fun, the stories are all centered around bedtime, and by the end of the episodes, sleep is encouraged. (Hooray!)
Are my kids magically falling asleep as soon as the Shushybyes come on? Well, no. Of course not. But they do settle down and pay attention, and with a blankey and a stuffed toy in their arms, it definitely helps to set the mood for bedtime, especially on nights when they're resistant to the idea! They really like Shushybye, and I am so glad we've discovered them!
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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