From the moment we brought our little bundle of joy home almost four years ago, co-sleeping with my daughter has been a comforting routine. Our king-sized bed, once spacious, suddenly felt a lot smaller as she grew. Convincing her to sleep in her own room and bed became quite the challenge, especially since she’s a big fan of cuddling up with her mama. In my quest to encourage her to sleep in her room, I made some changes, including transitioning her from a crib to a toddler bed, adorning her bed with mermaid-themed sheets, and introducing Cloud B’s LoveLight Buddies Finley Fawn and Tranquil Whale. Additionally, we’ve made bedtime more fun with her Little Big Friends: Elliot the seal, Madeleine the whale, and Emilie the sea turtle. Let’s dive into how these additions have helped us on this sleep journey.
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Cloud B LoveLight Buddies for Smooth Bedtime Routines
Finley Fawn – The Cuddly Companion
Finley Fawn quickly became a bedtime favorite in our household. This adorable plush fawn attaches to the rails of her toddler bed, and its features are a game-changer in encouraging her to sleep on her own. Finley Fawn soothes little ones to sleep with calming sounds, gentle lights, and a recording function that lets parents record personalized messages or sing lullabies in their own voice. The soft glow and gentle pulses from Finley Fawn’s tummy serve as a tranquil night light, while a shake-to-play motion sensor activates melodies to ease children into dreamland. This cozy plush buddy has been a source of comfort and reassurance for our daughter, and it’s priced at $49.99.
Tranquil Whale – Her Ocean Dream
The Tranquil Whale is her absolute favorite bedtime companion. She loves watching the ocean light effect it projects onto her bedroom ceiling, thanks to a unique and patented mechanism. You can choose between a calming melody and the sound of waves (white noise) to help your little one drift off to sleep. What’s more, the Tranquil Whale comes with a special friend—a baby whale rattle that accompanies it. This incredible duo has transformed her room into a peaceful oasis, and it’s available for $59.99.
Tiny Friends – The Adorable Bedtime Buddies
Tiny Friends are a delightful addition to her sleep environment. These adorable little animals feature a soft and supple texture and a funny bell inside. They not only help her familiarize herself with different animals but also accompany her in the stories she invents. She owns Elliot the seal, Madeleine the whale, and Emilie the sea turtle, but there are many more animals to collect, each priced at $14.99.
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Consistency Is Key
Encouraging your toddler to sleep in their own room and bed requires consistency. While these Cloud B buddies and Tiny Friends have added a magical touch to her bedtime routine, putting her in her room at night consistently was the real game-changer. Our nightly routine starts with a soothing bath, followed by a gentle massage and reading a book together. I admit, I often found myself lying in her bed with her until she fell asleep. After all, we do what we have to do, right? And yes, there were times when she’d wake up in the middle of the night and sneak into our room. It might seem like a setback, but those few hours of uninterrupted sleep in my own bed were absolutely worth it.
Encouraging your toddler to sleep in their own bed is a journey filled with love, patience, and creative solutions. While Cloud B’s LoveLight Buddies and Tiny Friends have certainly played a role in making bedtime more enjoyable, the key is to stay consistent and maintain a bedtime routine that works for your family. Remember, every child is unique, and it’s okay to adapt along the way. Sweet dreams to you and your little one!