Disclaimer: This is not a paid review or a sponsored post. I heard about The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep and didn’t think it would work so I decided to try it out and see.
I have two 6 year olds who HATE bedtime. This is nothing new…I’ve been dealing with their loathing bedtime for years. I’ve written tips about getting your kids to sleep. I’ve written about how much sleep kids need. And yet, it’s still a battle. Every school night is a fight…there’s begging and pleading and whining and crying. And that’s just from me!
Kidding…it’s really all coming from them. Most of the time.
Why does Ethan get to stay up longer?
I don’t want to go to school tomorrow!
I want you to sleep in my bed.
Why can’t we stay up for one more show?
I’ve created monsters, and I’ve hated bedtime with a passion. Until tonight…
I do social media management for Smart Moms and also manage their Mom Videos site. While uploading videos there, I came across a video about a book that will make your kids fall asleep in just minutes. No way, I thought…not possible.
So I checked out The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep: A New Way Of Getting Children To Sleep on Amazon and read the reviews. I went to the author’s website (Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin) to research there too. It seemed legit, but also too good to be true. I had no choice but to buy the book and try it on my girls for the sake of research and to prove it was BS. BUT IT WASN’T BS! It worked, you guys! It really worked!
I bought the Kindle version of The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep on Amazon. The girls were not happy about it. They like reading from “real” books. But I didn’t want to have to wait for the book to get here; I wanted to to try it immediately.
How does it work? From the author’s website: The book is written with a specific language pattern based on psychological techniques that will help your child to relax and fall asleep. If you analyze the language and the structure of sentences you will soon see a pattern emerge. It’s all about giving the right suggestions to the child, to help it focus on relaxation and falling to sleep. I did notice the pattern quickly, though the girls did not.
I read it just as the author had recommended. In the introduction of The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, there’s are instructions for how to read the story. For instance, when you see words in bold, you read them with emphasis. When you see words in italics, you read them slowly and calmly. I also read them quieter.
When I started reading, I didn’t think it would work because the girls kept talking. They were mad that there were no pictures in the book (there are some, but not on every page.) They asked a lot of questions like how their names were in the book. I just said that they are part of the story and the book said to include their names with Roger the Rabbit. Nope, this wasn’t going to work.
Unbelievably though, within five minutes Lila was already asleep. Mia was yawning and complaining about being really tired. I couldn’t believe it was working!
I don’t play around with luck, so even though they both ended up falling asleep within 10 minutes, I finished reading the entire book.
At the end of the book, I looked at them both and they were completely out. I was shocked! I started to move out of the bed, and Lila said “Mama.” I told her I was going to the bathroom and that I would be right back. She never woke up again. This book is amazing!
The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep really made my girls fall asleep quickly. They liked it enough that they asked me this morning to read it to them again tonight so that they can hear the rest of the story.
You can find The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep: A New Way Of Getting Children To Sleep on amazon.com, or you can download the free e-book directly from the author’s website!
Have you tried reading The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep to your kids? Did it work?
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