Helping Your Child Sleep with a Book?

When you have a migraine one of the last things you want to do, is read!!  However, I love reading!!! When it feels like my eyes may shoot out of my head, reading is the last thing I want to do.  I’ve become a HUGE fan of audio books!!  I can listen to them in the car, and listen to them when I go to bed and I can listen to them when I have a migraine.   They are also awesome if you buy a children’s book and the audio version version of the book and use those to read to your child while you have a whopper migraine!  You can also borrow these from the library too!

So, I had been hearing about this book called “The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep” by  Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin.  I ordered the book and purchased the audio book.   The audio book was an instant download, so we tried that first. Keep in mind the audio book itself is 31 minutes long!  The paperback book itself is 24 pages long, and I’m not talking 24 couple sentence pages either!   My daughter is 3 and is fairly difficult to get to sleep 75% of the time.   We listened to it 3 times.   The first time she fell asleep about 4 pages into it.  The second time she fell asleep 5 or 6 pages into it.  The third time I turned it on she promptly told me she didn’t like the book and walked away.

The paperback book arrived and I tried reading it to her.  She heard the words and walked away.   She would NOT listen to it.  So, in my opinion this book does not work.   It essentially bores a child or adult to sleep.  It’s just too long!   It’s so boring no one wants to listen to it or read it ever again!   I’ve actually read more reviews of people who it didn’t work for than it did work for.

So if you are looking for a solution to help your child fall asleep I wouldn’t waste money on this book.   It claims it’s teaching the child to relax.  I personally feel that my husband and I do a better job of teaching her how to relax.  We shut the lights off, we do deep breathing exercises, we say prayers and then we ask her to think of “Happy Dreams”.  Eventually she drifts off to sleep thinking of Happy Dreams.

It’s good for us too!  It helps us relax at the end of the day.  Usually one or both of us become so relaxed ourselves we fall asleep in her bed with her!



About Amy Ewald

I’m a wife and mother of a 7-year-old daughter. I’ve worked in the IT industry as a Systems Administrator for over 18 years. I experienced my first migraine at age 11. My migraines have progressively grown in frequency after the birth of my daughter. I was diagnosed with chronic migraine. I write to help migraine sufferers, I also enjoy, walking, yoga, writing, reading and spending time with my family. I'm currently writing and illustrating a children's book for parents with migraines to help their children understand the problem and how they can help!

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