Monday 26 October 2015

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep - Review

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is a book that, honestly, I was really skeptical about even though it is the No 1 bestseller. It's been described a genius book that helps any child fall asleep and I thought, "Yeah, right! As if!" So when we were offered the chance to review it, I was intrigued as to whether it really did work. We had nothing to lose.

The first night, it was my turn for the bedtime story and we got five pages in and C was out for the count. Impressive. The next night, Chris took C up to bed. Usually he would be up there for quite a while but not even five minutes later, he had come down telling me that C was asleep and he had almost drifted off too!

The story itself is the perfect length for a toddler. It follows your child and Roger Rabbit on a quest for sleep and they must visit Uncle Yawn. At the beginning you get instructions such as you must read bold text with emphasis and italics should be read slowly and calmly. You are also to yawn when it says [yawn] and use your child's name when it reads [name]. Both myself and C love that it seems personalised to him.

It is quite repetitive with the words "fall asleep now" and it does keep mentioning "sleep" and variations of it. Clearly this does help and kids will in fact drift off to it. It is a little difficult to read if I'm completely honest and I did get a little mixed up but I'd think to think I'm a pro now with the amount of times it's been read!

Psychologist Carl-Johan Forster Ehrlin really knows his stuff and he has created sentences in such a way that messages are sent to your child, encouraging them to sleep and I honestly cannot believe that it has worked so well. 

On the third night, C kept asking for "the rabbit book" so not only do I love it as it gets my child to sleep - he loves it too! 

I recommend this book wholeheartedly as it has changed our bedtime routine in the best way. My mind has well and truly been changed.

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is available from Amazon, price dependent on format.

(Disclaimer: We received a copy for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) 

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