They were very excited to open their present.
Inside the package was a soft blue light that can be placed on a table or dresser. It comes with an easy-to- set timer, and you just input the times you want the light to go on and off. When the light is on, the kids know they need to stay in bed. When it goes off, it's okay to get up. The light has memory settings so it will remember when to turn on and off for nap and sleep each day.
I couldn't get a great photo of the light on, but it has a soft blue glow.
I was happy that Sleep Buddy also came with a rewards chart and a parent's guide. This made the system simple to implement.
Finally, I felt like I was all set to move these kids to toddler beds. We went over the whole system with the girls and explained how they were to stay in bed until the light turned off. They seemed to understand. Now it was time to show them their new beds. Here were their reactions when they first saw them.
We had one more thing up our sleeve. We left the cribs in the room and told the girls that if they got up before the blue light went off they would go back to their cribs. I really hoped it wouldn't come to that, since I did not want to move the mattresses back to the cribs.
We didn't need to worry. They stayed in the beds the entire time and this morning stayed in even after the light went off and they could get up. Explained A, "I wanted to wait for you to come." I am sure they will get more comfortable just getting out of bed when the light turns off.
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