Tuesday, November 29, 2011

the sleep buddy.

POST EDIT: Sleep Buddy would like to do a giveaway. Enter to win one by commenting on this post! Giveaway will end December 5...Midnight.

A few months ago Rebecca was asking about a "ok to wake up" clock on Facebook.  How is it that I have been a Mom for 7 years, and never heard of this? It just so happened the following week I was asked to review the Sleep Buddy...and all my dreams came true. {wink, wink}

If you are clueless like I was...here is the 4-1-1
The Sleep Buddy is good for kids that are:
  • In the crib and moving to a bed withing a couple of months
  • Currently transitioning from crib to bed
  • Sleeping in a bed, but not staying through the night
Van has always been a really horrible sleeper, and still is.  What can I say?  I didn't know what I was doing with her. :)  I can think of a huge list of things that I did with her that I changed the 2nd time around with Devin...and guess what?  Devin is my rock star sleeper!  It is true what they say about the first being a guinea pig.

When we got the Sleep Buddy I wanted to try it on Devin first.  We have been using it for about two weeks, and I can honestly say I think it works.  I think he is a little young, and I don't think he fully 'gets' it...but I have noticed a difference.  Devin is a somewhat light sleeper. Since Van needs to be up for school at 6:30ish, Devin seems to always accidentally get woken up...which makes for a cranky pants.  I have his sleep system set up to turn on at 7:00 PM {sometimes he doesn't always make it in the crib at this time}, and turn off at 8:00 AM.  We also have his naps set up with the sleep system too.  The last few mornings he hasn't made a peep before 8:00 AM, which is a huge improvement.  I make a big deal when I get him out of his crib "yeah Devi, you waited until the light was turned off" {imagine my best baby voice}.  He also will point and "talk" to his light when you tell him it is time for bed.

I personally think this will work out great for when we finally decide to transition him to his big boy bed.  He will already be use to the idea, and I can implement the reward chart they have included with the Sleep Buddy.

As far as Van goes...I need a Sleep Buddy for her too...after 7 years that girl still can't seem to sleep a full night in her own bed. So help me people.

Have you used something similar to this with your kids?  What have you found works best, besides threats? ;)

Sleep Buddy is offering my readers $5 off this sleep system by using "momselect" at checkout on their website before December 31st.

Disclosure: I was given a Sleep Buddy through Mom Select to review.  All opinions are my own, and so are the sleepless nights I get.


Steph said...

I've always been partial to threats... I've got nuttin! LOL... but for reals... that thing is RAD.

Arianne said...

I think van and Anika are related. Anika is also the worst 7 yr old sleeper. I think she sleeps in our bed more than her own. :) that sleep buddy sounds awesome.

dust and kam said...

That is cool. I may need to look into one of those.

Alyssa said...

I've never heard of this either!! Sounds great though! Here in the next 6 months or so I'll be moving my daughter out of her crib. This would be perfect!

Amy W said...

We are a ways from moving into a bed but never hurts to be prepared.

Jamie Newman said...

Oh I want one of these! What a great idea for a child too young to read an alarm clock! You could put an alarm clock in Van's room and tell her she cannot get out of bed until it is 7:00 or whatever time you want.

Jessica said...

So I have wrote two comments and it isn't taking them, if they all go through I promise I am not trying to cheat the system but I must say that I NEED to try this so you should pick me. Sophia has slept her in own bed maybe 10 times in her almost 5 year old life, we bought the sleep training alarm clock from One Step Ahead and it wasn't the worst money spent but it certainly didn't help the situation any. I would love to find something that worked.

AubreyMo said...

I want to win one for my niece so my sister can FINALLY stop having a three year old in her bed every night! Pick me pick me!

jakell said...

I love things like this so we can get a little more sleep. Or at least pretend too. LOL Awesome..I'd love a chance at it too. Thanks! Hope all is well.

Angie said...

I've been searching online for a good system to keep my 3 yr old in bed and I found your blog! My husband is up super early every morning for work and my daughter has somehow made it her wake up time too. It's killing me. (and waking up my 10 mo old far too early too) I'd LOVE one!