By: Morgan Shoaff
The reviews are pretty wild: "The first time I read this to my 2-year-old, she fell asleep in under 20 minutes!" said one Amazon reviewer. "I have already recommended this book to all my friends with kids. Simply amazing."
"I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw it with my own eyes! 3 kids asleep within 10 minutes!" said another.
Kids asleep in 10 minutes from...a book? WHAT IS THIS BOOK--- MAGIC?
It's called "The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep," and it's got the brains of a psychologist behind it.
Written by Swedish author and behavioral scientist, Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin, "The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep" was created with a deeper purpose than your average children's book: to help your kid go to sleep...with science.
"The tale gives suggestions to the child's unconscious mind to sleep," Ehrlin says on the book's site. "The Rabbit who wants to fall asleep works perfectly either at naps during daytime or home at night, in a group or alone."
With sleepy characters like Uncle Yawn and a special language pattern used throughout, he may be on to something.
Parents who experience issues with getting their kids to sleep will try just about anything- and for good reason. It affects the parents' health and well-being, too.
A survey by Worlds Apart shows that parents will lose an average of 16 nights of sleep per month in the first three years of a child's life. It also showed that 1 in 6 parents lost the most sleep during the time they moved their toddler from a cot to their first big bed.
If a book could actually help minimize that...BINGO!
And while it may not be a cure for everyone, or even work for them for that matter, it does help start a different conversation in our world where "how to get your kid to sleep" pulls up millions of results on Google. True Story.
The book is now a #1 best-seller on Amazon. People are reading it, absorbing it, and even sleeping because of it.
From the book's Facebook page to its plentiful reviews, parents are sharing their experiences using the book: many of them successful. You can try it for yourself by purchasing the book on Amazon, or downloading the free e-book version.
Here's to trying new things and figuring it all out together. And who knows? Maybe this book will help sleepy parents of the world gain some much deserved Zzzzzzzs.