If you have a tough time getting your toddler or child to fall asleep, the book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Fall Asleep by Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin may do the trick. Originally published in Sweden in 2011, the book was brought stateside in 2014.
Recommended by therapists and psychologists, the book is a bedtime story but with a twist. The written story helps your child relax and hopefully fall asleep. The 26 page book features Roger the Rabbit, who tries to go to sleep. Through the aid of his mom, Uncle Yawn, heavy-Eyed Owl and Sleep Snail, the animals advise Roger to sleep by telling him to relax and breath slowly etc. The book is likened to “gentle hypnosis.”
The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is the #1 Best-Seller on Amazon right now. It has a lot of great reviews and some negative reviews so take it as you want but creating a bed time routine with this book cannot hurt. It will only calm your child down, especially when read and acted out – breath slow when Roger is told to breath slow. Honestly, if you struggle with bed time, then it does not hurt to try. The illustrations may not be the most amazing, but apparently the audio version is a hit too.
If you test it out, let us know how it worked for your child?