*AD – We were sent a dream pillow
Convincing an energetic child to go to sleep can be quite a task. I know from having Greg that even when they’re tired, it can still be difficult to get them to wind down and go to sleep. That’s why we were eager to give the dream pillow a try!
What is the Dream Pillow?
The Dream Pillow is a super snuggly pillow that encourages your child to sleep. As an extra, you can also use the six senses technique alongside the pillow to help maximise a great night’s sleep for your child.
Those senses include taste (honey), smell (lavender), sight (children’s sleep mask), hearing (from an app), touch (the soft pillow), and the common sense (spending time with your child, discussing things before they sleep).
Watch the video below to find out a little more.
You can also read more about the Dream Pillow in this blog post from Lily’s Little Learners.
What we thought of the Dream Pillow
Greg was excited about his Dream Pillow, the moment he opened the box. He gave his soft sharkie pillow a big squeeze and was very excited to take it to bed with him. He especially enjoyed talking about what he’d like to dream about.
When it came to planning his dreams, Greg tried to draw a picture of him as an elf helping Santa and claims to have dreamed about it every night! I think you’re supposed to change the dream you want to have, but Greg seems to think he’s onto a good thing, and who am I to argue?
I think this super-soft pillow is a lovely addition to our bedtime routine. It’s definitely helped calm down my (usually a little wild) child and I believe it’s helped with bonding too. Getting a peaceful night’s sleep is essential at any age, and giving young children the tools to do so will set them up for life.
I’d recommend this pillow to anyone who has an interest in encouraging a peaceful sleep for their child. I also think it’s a great nightly bonding exercise which can help children feel secure, which in turn is often confidence boosting!