After reading Elle Bradcliff’s article Gifts for Children Who Are Afraid of the Dark (found HERE) I purchased the Twilight Turtle Constellation Nightlight.
Start a Bedtime Routine with Twilight Turtle Constellation Nightlight
When the Cloudb Twilight Turtle constellation nightlight arrived I could not wait to start using it to create a bedtime routine for my preschooler.
Bedtime for my child has never been easy. My baby did not sleep through the night until he was over one year old. At three years old my stubborn preschooler started making progress going to bed on his own without a struggle or fight. One phase had my preschooler up at night roaming the house when the lights were still on. I caught the sneaky child with eyeliner on his face and my Youth Surge Night Age Decelerating night moisturizer on his forehead. The day after I found a child sized fingerprint of Clinique Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense moisturizer in my Clinique All About Eyes Rich cream. Major bummer!
To start our bedtime routine we turn on the Twilight Turtle constellation nightlight, find the moon and look for shapes in the stars. The Twilight Turtle has big buttons which makes it easy to turn the constellation nightlight on in the dark. I like the built-in timer which turns off Twilight Turtle because it saves batteries. Twilight Turtle has large buttons and a preschooler could easily change Twilight Turtle’s color from orange, to blue, and green. Move Twilight Turtle around the room to change the location of the moon and the stars. My baby sleeps with his Twilight Turtle so he moves it around his bed to change the location of the constellations.
Use Twilight Turtle Constellation Nightlight to Help with Nighttime Potty Training
My preschooler is afraid of the dark. We use Twilight Turtle to help with night potty training. As part of our bedtime routine my son gets into bed and I turn off all the lights. Once it is dark he feels around for the buttons on Twilight Turtle and makes the constellation nightlight glow all by himself. My brave preschooler walks the ten dark and scary feet to the bathroom while clutching his Twilight Turtle. He practices turning on the bathroom light and turning off Twilight Turtle.
I encourage my child to try and empty out his bladder some more. We usually practice the night time potty training walk until no more bubbles appear in the toilet. My little guy turns Twilight Turtle on, turns the bathroom light off, and makes the treacherous journey back into bed. Although my child is still afraid of the dark, having Twilight Turtle allows him to feel more secure when going to the bathroom in the middle of the night.