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Twilight Turtle Nightlight
This Is The Nightlight They All Want
Cloud b is excited to bring you Twilight Turtle, the latest accessory to the prize winning Sleep Sheep & Chums Collection.
Twilight Turtle, the first and only plush planetarium ever made, carefully transforms nurseries and bedrooms into a starry refuge that comforts and calms youngsters and adults alike. From inside his plastic shell.
Twilight Turtle projects a complete starry night sky onto the walls and ceiling of any room. Twilight includes 3 calming color options blue, green, and white to form enchanting, tranquil environments that are perfect for helping children of every age go to sleep simpler.
Twilight Turtle is more than a relaxing bedtime companion, also he is an interactive and academic toy. In the star pattern are eight real constellations. Folks can sit with their kids and identify these significant constellations using the splendidly illustrated Twilight Turtle Star Guide.
The life size Twilight Turtle is fourteen inches head to tail and stands five inches high.
A perfect present for every age. Float away in tranquil slumber under Twilight Turtle's pretty star-filled sky.
Why A Nightlight Helps!
Night lights for children can help soothe bedtime fears. After the monster sweep to prove to your child that you've checked under his bed and looked in the closet, after tucking your child in and handing him his all American teddy bear, you'll want to flip on his little light. Night lights are perfect for when the child wakes in the middle of the night and needs reassured or when he has to get up to go to the bathroom. No more stumbling around in the dark!
How The Nightlight Works
Now for slightly older children this could work as a night light. Or you could try what we did and put it in the family room to light up the stars while you're watching a movie on family movie night. It also serves as a soft light when little ones get up in the middle of the night and wander through the room to the kitchen.
They can press down on Twilight Turtle as they pass through the living room and he'll light up for 45 minutes, giving them plenty of time to get a drink and head back to bed.Twilight Turtle comes with a constellation guide to help you learn about the stars you're seeing, an adoption certificate and even includes the necessary three "AAA" batteries. You've got your choice of three light color settings blue, green, and white.
If you have colored walls I recommend using the white setting, and if you're walls are white then the green and blue work pretty well.One of the quirks about Twilight Turtle is that the higher up he is, the better result you're going to have. And if he's near a wall you won't get to see a full constellation. If you're like most people you probably don't have a tall dresser sitting in the middle of the room to put this little guy on for your child. Putting him in the middle of the floor gives you blurred bits of light
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What Children Have Night Terrors?
Night terrors are a common sleep problem among children. By some estimates, about 15% of younger children have occasional night terrors. Although most common in children between the ages of 2 and 6 years, they can occur at almost any age.
Help If Your Child Has Nightmares
Turn on the light. If a child wakes up with a nightmare and comes running to your room, be prepared to listen and find out why the child is afraid. ''Most kids want their parents around,'' says Dr. Dahl. ''Some don't need much more than your reassurance that everything is all right.'' But sometimes, you may have to go back to the child's room, turn on the light and show him there's nothing there. ''The child really needs to spend more time with you until he winds down,'' says Dr. Dahl.
Break the rules now and then. Your child may want to spend the rest of the night in your bed, even if it's not usually allowed. ''It's okay to occasionally break the rules if the child is badly frightened,'' says Dr. Dahl, ''though you may have to nip that behavior in the bud before it becomes a bad habit. Most kids will go back to their bed without protest the next night if you remind them of the rule.''
Give the child a nightmare protector. A flashlight or a ''protective'' stuffed animal can be very soothing to a child plagued by nightmares, says Sheila Ribordy, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist specializing in treating children and families and professor of psychology and director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology at De Paul University in Chicago.
''For a child, it's important to feel he has some control over his nightmares,'' she says. ''Children need to have a sense that they are powerful people so things aren't so scary for them.''
Have a bedside chat. ''If a child is having a lot of nightmares, you may need to help him relieve some of the stress that comes up during the day,'' says Dr. Howard. ''Children these days are under enormous stress. Often they're watching violent movies or TV programs. Sometimes they're subjected to a bully at school or at day care. Or they're being asked to toilet train or deal with a new sibling or give up their room.'' Since these stresses can lead to nightmares, it helps if you can talk to your child about what's happened during the day, according to Dr. Howard.
Follow a calming bedtime routine. '' Your child's experience at bedtime should be a calming one,'' says Dr. Howard. She suggests including a story, a song or cuddly animals in the routine.
Children who are having nightmares may develop a fear of falling asleep, and a bedtime routine that includes books or music can help. ''Playing music or story tapes gives them something to focus on other than the fear of nightmares that might be coming,'' says Dr. Ribordy. ''Often these activities are distracting enough to help them fall asleep easily.''
This was given as a gift and is the best night light!!! It fills the ceiling with stars and soft colors. Very relaxing......everyone asks about it. Best gift idea for anyone with a baby/toddler. Been using it for 2 plus years with no problems at all and there are less nighttime problems.
Turtle demonstration, be amazed by a turtle and the weird voice.........
Do turtles help your children sleep better?