Bedtime just got so much better! Say goodnight with a bedtime call from Mickey or one of his pals!
Families and fans can add a little Disney magic into bedtime with a new Sleep Shop Hotline from the Disney store. The toll-free number, 1-877-7-MICKEY, has five special messages from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy to give kids something to look forward to at bedtime.
But hurry, because you can only get a phone call thru August 31st!
Disney store and shopDisney.com is also home to a new assortment of kids sleep items across Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel including sleep rewards charts, light up drinkware and plush, slippers and new pajama sets ranging from $14.95 – $29.95.
Lauren Olson, a certified pediatric sleep coach and founder of “Sleep and the City” gives her top tips to help parents trouble shoot common sleep challenges.
Early Wake Up
This is common! If your child is waking up every morning before 6am, it’s time to invest in a black out shades and a light or clock that illuminates when it’s time to get out of bed in the morning.
Won’t Go to Sleep
If your child suddenly refuses to fall asleep on their own or is waking up in the middle of the night, consider introducing a “friend” which is only offered a sleepy time. This can be a blanket or favorite stuffed animal, like the new Cuddleez! This oversized plush can even double as a pillow for toddlers when traveling.
Consistency is key. Decide on a consistent, yet flexible schedule that works for your life and stick to it as best possible.
Scared at Night
If your child tells you they are scared at night, introduce a “nighttime friend” that is only offered at bed time, and encourage your child to hold, squeeze or sing to their friend should they wake worried at night.