Tigerlilly Quinn: Reclaiming Bedtime with Ladybird Books and the Little Elephant who wants to fall asleep

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Reclaiming Bedtime with Ladybird Books and the Little Elephant who wants to fall asleep

So clearly there is no product or technique that can promise to get your child to sleep, but as parents (and especially as a parent to a young child) it's such an important subject and we are all hungry to find the holy grail that is a good nights sleep!

When Ladybird Books got in touch about The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep (the sequel to The Little Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep) I was really intrigued to give it a read and see what both myself and Wilf made of it.

The book uses gentle suggestions and relaxation techniques to guide your child through a narrative that will encourage them to sleep and most importantly to sleep ALL NIGHT. As soon as I read it to Wilf that first time I immediately recognised similarities with my experience of hypnobirthing. I recommend hypnobirth to anyone who will listen (ha!) as I felt like it played such a huge part in how calm my children births were. As such, when I recognised similar ideas used in the book I was excited to see how Wilf would respond to it. It totally makes sense to me that if you can train your brain to remain calm and relaxed during labour then you could defiantly suggest to a child to feel calm and sleepy.

Ladybird Books invited me up to their offices and to record a podcast with them about my experiences of using the book with Wilf. It was something I felt really nervous about doing as I'd had no experience of doing anything like that before at all. It was however such a brilliant experience and the team at Ladybird couldn't be nicer if they tried. For someone who grew up reading Ladybird books it was one of those moments in my career that I feel really proud of.

If you want to listen to my podcast and my thoughts on the book (including me and Wilf reading it together) then just press play below!

Have you heard of this book? Do you think it would work for you/your children? I'd love to know your thoughts!

in Association with Ladybird Books


Kara said...

I've not heard of the book but it sounds very clever. May have to add it to their stockings. I will try anything to promote sleep xx

Sarah Cantwell said...

Ooo this sounds great. What a good idea xx

Janine Dolan said...

Never heard of this book before I didn't know a book can have impact on them feeling sleepy. I just buy books based on recommendations.

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