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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bedtime Routines


One of the things that I have learned as a mother is that children like routines. They thrive on it. Recently I had the pleasure of adding Haydenburri Lane’s Rascal’s and Routines Carry Me Everywhere Suitcase to Mekhi’s bedtime ritual and it is simply amazing. This little case is filled with 5 finger puppets, a board book and a silky soft blanket that even I would love snuggling up with. Each puppet is responsible for one aspect of a bedtime routine and in the story Bedtime Safari we meet each character: Chomper the crocodile, Page the elephant, Rory the tiger, Bubbles the Hippo and PJ the bear. The bedtime pals have quickly become Mekhi’s favorite toys, he calls them his “puppies.” Here is a video to illustrate my point.





Mekhi will carry this beautiful suitcase around the house all day and night if I let him but since I want him to associate it with bedtime I only let him do this as the clock approached the sacred hour. He has definitely become used to it and when he isn’t ready for bed he cries at the mention of the “puppies.” The tears quickly dry up when he sees his little friends. We read the board book and his pals accompany Mekhi on his bedtime adventures – brushing teeth, taking a bath,doing a pajama wiggle, a bedtime story and being tucked in. We usually read the bible and before we say our prayers Mekhi neatly puts his pals in the crib. In the morning Mekhi returns the puppets to the suitcase and says goodbye until the evening.

I truly cannot express how much I love the Carry Me Everywhere Suitcase. This product is so well made and it is truly beautiful. Everything is the perfect size for a toddler. Although the recommended age for use is 3 and older, at 20 months Mekhi is having no problem understanding the bedtime routines and the role his friends play. If you have a challenge in any part of your bedtime routine or simply want to add some fun I highly recommend the Bedtime Safari Series.

The Carry Me Everywhere Suitcase is a limited edition in the Bedtime Safari collection. The regular series has a board book and an accompanying plush toy. At $17.98 I believe that adding at least one of the books and animals to your child’s collection is worth it. Right now you can get the Carry Me Everywhere Suitcase for $24.99, by using the code safarimoms. Act fast, this offer is only good until February 1, 2009. I know that you and your child will love these toys. Please let me know if you purchase something from the series, I am interested in hearing your feedback.



19 comments:

Lalapoo said...

wow Renee, I need to check this out for my daughter (child#1), although is is five.. don't know if she is too old but I need to do something about the crying at the mention of bed time.

I am Harriet said...

Hi.
I really enjoyed your post.

Mom on the Rise said...

These are really cute. I am a big fan of routines and try very hard to maintain one with Mya. "Khi" as mya calls him, is adorable.

resplendentlife said...

Girl, you learn just how important these routines are! They make life easier for mommies and babies!

Kristin said...

I any going to check this out. We are in the middle of a bedtime turn about in our house.

KGW said...

Looks like Mekhi really loves his "puppies". What a great way to make bedtime fun!

CaraBee said...

I can't believe how grown up Mekhi looked brushing his teeth! I feel like I was just watching videos of him as a little baby not so long ago. That does look like a great product. We're not quite there yet, but I'll definitely have to remember it when Sophie gets just a little older.

Cindy said...

All the cool stuff has to come out now that my babies are way tooooo old :)

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

This sounds interesting. We have been having trouble getting our little one to sleep lately and something like this just might be the trick! Thanks for sharing.

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

This sounds interesting. We have been having trouble getting our little one to sleep lately and something like this just might be the trick! Thanks for sharing.

Kristen Andrews said...

that is too cute!

Execumama said...

He is beautiful!!! Thanks for the information, I'll definitely look into it for my youngest. And yes, routines do help children quite a bit. That's a struggle for me as I tend to be rather "flitty" (that's the nice word for it :), but I make it a point to follow a pattern in the evenings for my daughters' sake.

HeatherY said...

He's so adorable! Looks like a great birthday idea for my daughter.

Jenni Jiggety said...

He is SO CUTE, and that is a great idea!

anymommy said...

So cute. I love anything that makes bedtime easier.

Ms. Bar B: said...

That looks like a cute little bedtime accessory =)

FearandParentinginLasVegas said...

Too cute! I'll have to check this out for my little guy's birthday.

The POSHpreneur said...

OH I am buying that right now!! That is great!

Mia said...

This sounds/looks great. What a wonderful idea!

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