Whoo is Ready for Bed was gifted to us in exchange for my honest review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
Ahh… Bedtime. The hour that brings both happiness and frustration to many parents of toddlers and preschoolers. In our house we go through ups and downs when it comes to bedtime with our 3 year old son, Noah. Some nights are better than others, but overall, bedtime is an area where we could use some extra help. Most nights when we tell Noah that it is time for bed, he gives us a million reasons why he can’t go to bed. Once he finally accepts that it is bedtime, he then begins to list all of the things he needs before going to bed. A cup of water. A pair of socks. A different matchbox car. ALL the stuffed animals. A different blanket. One more book. Another trip to the potty. Now a different pair of socks. One more hug. Typical threenager. Right?! Most nights it usually takes 30+ minutes to get Noah into his bed, which is exhausting at the end of a long day.
Luckily, we had a special visitor arrive at our house last week that helps to solve this very problem of ours! Whoo is Ready for Bed? is an interactive children’s book that positively reinforces a good bedtime routine. The book is an adorable bedtime story that walks the child through tucking all the animals and people in for the night. It then involves the child with a series of bedtime tasks, such as cleaning up toys, brushing teeth, and putting on pj’s. The book includes a dry erase crayon that allows the child to mark off their completed bedtime tasks right inside the book itself (I absolutely love this interactive feature). Lastly, the book ends with the child circling 1, 2, or 3, which keeps track of how many good nights your child has. After 3 good nights “without a peep”, the owl brings your child a special treat! Here’s a peek at the checklist inside the book.
Whoo is Ready for Bed? has been a fantastic addition to our nightly bedtime routine! Noah is now going to bed without a fuss, and absolutely loves cuddling with his little owl at night (he has even been asking to sleep with him at nap time, too)! Noah thrives on positive reinforcement and loves feeling like he has “big boy” responsibilities, so this book has really helped to boost his confidence when it comes to completing his bedtime tasks.
Personally, I also think Whoo is Ready for Bed? would be a fantastic resource for parents to use when transitioning their toddler from a crib into a big boy/girl bed. While Noah’s little sister (17 months) is still a bit young to fully understand the book, we do plan to use Whoo is Ready for Bed when we transition her into a big girl bed later this winter.
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