Thursday 17 September 2015

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep • Book Review •

Welcome to the new way of getting your children to sleep.....or so they say.....

Written by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehelin who is a physicologist from Sweden.

Parents are advised to read slowly and methodically and to yawn throughout the narrative. It is believed that these psychological reinforcement techniques transfer to the child who then mimics their parents’ sleepy behaviour.

Roger the Rabbit can't sleep so take a visit 'Uncle Yawn' with your child along the way they bumb into Sleepy Snail and Heavy-Eyed Own who share they're tips on falling to sleep. Once at Uncle Yawn's they have magic sleeping powder sprinkled over them and then are sent back home, where they will fall asleep Now! 

Did it work for us?

The first time I read it to the boys they were having none of it.
Looking back I hadn't set the right tone, Rupert was making noise and I had a family friend over. 
So I gave up and read something else.

I gave it another go this evening and have to say I'm amazed
From the get go I set the right tone, I took the time to read to them calmly, quietly and slowly.
Taking the time that the book needs really paid off, both boys were drifting off half way through. Alex had his head on my shoulder and I could feel his head getting heavier and heavier.

As soon as his head was on the pillow he was out.
Oscar was still half awake at the end of the book but I'm putting this down to having the big light on ( I haven't found them a nice little side light yet) as soon as the light was out, he was out too!
" Out like a light! "

*** Mr Forssen Ehrlin claims to use language patterns and complementary images to lull even the most energetic child to sleep over the course of its 26 pages.

He claims: "This is an innovative and groundbreaking type of bedtime story that uses sophisticated psychological techniques.

"These are formed in a way to help the child relax, fall asleep faster and sleep calmer every night. The tale gives suggestions to the child's unconscious mind to sleep." ***

Published by Ladybird books, in paperback, ebook and audiobook.
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• we were sent The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep for free in return for an honest review! •

~~in case you were thinking why the hell do they still having dummies and bottles, well because they do...... Theory about to go, I'm just working up to it!!!~~

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