"First let me say, I raise terrible sleepers. We make choices that others don’t and likely many would blame it on me from the get go. However, once they are 2+, they finally understand sleeping enough to leave me alone at night. Nico finally figured it out around 2.5 which was a good thing because I was well into this twin pregnancy and putting threats of me puking on him if he made me take him back to bed one more time at night. I wish that was a joke. :0
Then suddenly, out of no where, the wolves in Frozen rubbed him the wrong way. You know that less that two minute scene of wolves chasing Christof’s sleigh? Uh huh.
The first nightmare he was so petrified and screaming so shrilly “No! Go away! Stop it!” I jumped out of bed and fully expected an intruder in our house. What I found was a sobbing Nico, clawing his way out of bed in such a panic to get into my arms, I had no idea what was happening. Tears poured down his face as he kept climbing to get higher to safety in my arms as he cautiously glanced over his shoulder to his bed. Still screaming, “Go away! No!” I had never witnessed something like this. Of course he slept the rest of the night in our bed.
At breakfast he immediately told me about the wolves in his room. “That wolf is brown and scary eyes and he growl and try to bite me in my bed. Me scared of him. Me don’t want to go into my room ever again.” Greeeeat. We talked it out. That night, same story. He stopped napping in his room and even refused to step inside the door in daytime. Nothing was working and I refused to get in the habit of him sleeping with us or one of us with him. Hello, I’m bout to birth two babies, the last thing I need is a n almost 3 yr old kicking me all night when I already can’t sleep! We were a couple weeks out from his bday and I knew the SleeperHero would be a perfect gift.
The book is based on a child who is afraid of the animals who come in his room at night. The SleeperHero protects him while in bed. The best feature is that his tummy has a light that you control via the timer on his back. We set ours from 10-8:30 to be red. Which means, Nico is in his bed while he’s “red and fighting wolves” and once the light switches to green, Nico is safe to get up and come in my room.
The book, box and stuffed toy are all of high quality. I can’t tell you how impressed my mom and I were when we opened him. So cool.
I’m going to be honest here. I was a little sticker shocked at the price of $49.99. BUT! Think about this. We all buy into that damn elf gig for our kids and that’s $35. And does nothing for our sanity. In fact, it stresses me out! If Adam didn’t stay up later than me, it would never move. And it certainly doesn’t do tricks and mischievous things. BUT this SleeperHero. This is a big deal for my sanity and I don’t have to do shiz. He’s expensive because he’s package similar to the elf but he has electric in his back! That light is worth the extra $15 if you ask me. I was happy to spend it.
Nico brought his home and called him “Super Hero Guy.” He has been been beyond excited about him since the beginning. And guess what? IT’S WORKING. The first couple days he was up and I had to remind him that the light is still red. But the nightmares? Immediately stopped. He actually tells people, “My SuperHero Guy, he takes the wolves away from me. Me not scared of them anymore.” Whaaa? Even watched the scene in the movie the other day and said, “those wolves not scary anymore!” WINNING. This concept is genius. Occasionally he will call out for us for a drink of water because the air is so dry now, but he knows he’s not allowed out of bed because it’s still red. So we remedied that by giving him a small cup of water on his night stand. Voila. Kid is back leaving me alone. PRAISE THE LORD-ah.
Let it also be known, no one asked me to blog this. It wasn’t a give me a free one and I’ll talk you up. I sincerely support this product and asked if I could write about it. So the question is, once the twins are here, how soon will they grasp the concept?"
- Melanie from Loft 3 Photography