They lurk under beds, in the closet, and just outside the door. We're not talking bedbugs here, but monsters! Any parent who's heard the middle of the night scream knows just how terrifying they can be. Regardless of the frequency with which mama tells her tot they aren't real, it often takes more than a few comforting words to rid kids of their nightmares. Before heading off to sleep, consider these options to give kids a sense of security.
Goodnight baby . . . maybe? Most parents say that sleep is one of the biggest hurdles that comes with having children, but every youngster has a different slumber cycle. From sleepwalking to bed wetting, many things can happen once a wee one hits the hay. Chime in with your own experience!
Monsters beware! A new gang of six plush animals are ready, willing, and able to ward off the scariest monsters that lurk in a lil one's room at night.
Any mama that has been called into her wee one's room to search for offending creatures in the middle of the night will want to meet the Scare Me Nots ($25 each). Led by Defender Dave, the six plush dolls are designed to help tots sleep worry free through the night. Each Scare Me Not has its own unique personality and means for keeping monsters at bay, like Watchdog Wally who uses his high-tech nose to sniff out the troublemakers. With extra-long Velcro tails, the Scare Me Nots can be fixed onto a doorknob or mattress springs, allowing them to keep an eye out for monsters throughout the night (especially those that hang out under the bed)!
I'd heard horror stories about babies who were light sleepers, kids who slept walked, and nocturnal tots, but nothing prepares a mom to be jolted awake by a blood curdling scream.
In the past few months, my son's guttural wail occasionally sounds and there's no getting used to it.
It began when he was around eight months-old and started eating a larger variety of foods, so I worried he had an allergy, stomach problem or something of that nature. Since he appeared to be in excruciating pain with tears streaming down his face, I took him to the pediatrician. To find out what the problem was, read more