How to Make Bedtime Easier for Kids: Snuggle Stars Constellation Nightlight Review & Giveaway

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Bedtime is probably the least favorite time of day for kids. Who wants to go to bed when you can be bouncing off the walls instead? Plus, children often want to be in contact with people and their room is often a lonely, dark place. Children learn young that bedtime is the perfect time to whip on out all the stall tactics they have stored in their back pocket. At bedtime I often hear things like “I’m thirsty”, “I need to go potty”, “I forgot to brush my teeth”, “Will you sleep with me?”. The list could go on and on.

One of the best ways to make bedtime easier is to stick to a schedule. Make bedtime the same time every day of the week. Children do much better with things once they become predictable. Making a bedtime routine will help with this. I like to start things about an hour or so before their bedtime. We have a last snack, brush teeth, get ready for the next day, clean their room, and listen to a story. Once kids go through a couple of the routine items they get an ah ha moment and usually just go with the flow.

Ever since my oldest son was maybe one or so he has been extremely attached to stuffed animals. I’ve had to get rid of so many (I always keep the special ones though). He’d never let me do this willingly so I have to sneak them out when he’s not around. His room doesn’t need to be a stuff animal factory. When he was younger he would throw huge fits if we forgot them at home when we were just going out for a bit. These days they are mainly for sleeping with. For my younger son, he likes blankets, a certain pillow, and to be in his room to go sleep easier. Personally, my bed just isn’t sleep worthy without my pillow. Most children (and even some adults) have some comfort item that helps them sleep at night. Make sure you know what this is and it will make bedtime tons easier.

Also, most children do not like sleeping completely in the dark making the Snuggle Stars Constellation Nightlight a great night time companion. The Snuggle Stars TM Bear Constellation Night Light is like a mini pillow pet that projects stars and a moon onto the ceiling. The moon and stars can be changed from blue to green to orange or you can set it to change between those three colors every 8 seconds or so. The colored lights seem to vary in brightness blue being the brightest and orange being the least. To change from one color to another or to turn off the nightlight all you do is press the dome that’s on the back of the bear making it super simple for young children to use.
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I love that this night light projects decent sized stars. I’ve tried other star projection toys where the stars were so tiny they just looked like dots. These projected  stars are probably a good 8 inches or so and the moon is over a foot it seems making the room a starry paradise. The Snuggle Stars bear is soft and can either be folded up with Velcro or laid flat out like a pillow.

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I love this product overall. The only I wish was a little different was the battery concealer cover. The battery compartment is just covered by Velcro so it will be easy for children to change the timer from off to on. You how kids love buttons and switches. It might of been better if it was zippered or had more Velcro.

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Also, the velcro that keeps the bear folded in half could be a little bigger. It almost doesn’t want to hold the bear in that position but it does. The Snuggle Stars Constellation Nightlight would make an excellent birthday or baby shower gift. Perfect for children scared of the dark, any outer space lover, or heck I’m sure any young child would love this!

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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

Comments

  1. Leanne m says:

    Keeping with a good routine helps them. Bath, book and then bed works for me.

  2. I give my son a warm bath before bed; it helps to relax him

  3. Christa Dunn (Krebs) says:

    My kids always loved for me to sing them a lullaby or read a story- but the one thing which was always fail-proof in my family- was to take a car ride!

    • Yes, I too have found car rides help when they are tired. It gives them that extra push over the edge into sleepyland

  4. Natalie Nichols says:

    Routine, routine, routine.

  5. I usually put on the night lite for my kids.

  6. Susan Cooper says:

    Sometimes I wish I had little ones back at home. This is such a cute and cuddly toy. Love it. I agree with your review that the velcro and batttery cover could be a little more designed. I can imagine little ones “playing” with the covers.

    • Yes, I know my son would be turn that thing on and off with that tiny piece of velcro barely holding the flap shut.

  7. michelle oakley warner says:

    night lights really help, i have tried some music, and a special bear. its a hard thing once they get scared to go to sleep

    • My older son likes a nightlight but my little one likes it dark. Although since we moved recently he’s been using a nightlight too. He also used to have the womb bear he liked but we are trying to wean him off of it. The batteries are dead in it now so that helps the process.

  8. Carol Roberts says:

    usualy sing that helps or warm milk

  9. kresta underwood says:

    Dark room, music playing softly..

  10. Susan Cooper says:

    I love these. They are so cut. Makes me want to have little ones back in my home. These are so cute. 🙂

  11. Darlene Owen says:

    Get them out in fresh air to get them tired.

  12. A nightlight and a favorite stuffed animal usually help.

  13. Linda Bradshaw says:

    Bath and a good book and cuddle time.

  14. Dominique Cloutier says:

    the sound of a vacuum

  15. Nikki Lynn Hanna says:

    My daughter likes me to sing her “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

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  16. A warm bath and story before bed helps.

  17. Jessica Peeling says:

    Songs!

  18. nice warm bath helps babies fall asleep

  19. Monique Rizzo says:

    Warm milk and a bedtime story.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  20. Lauren Becker says:

    My niece has a music box with different sounds- I believe she sleeps with the heartbeat one.

  21. We have a sound machine that really helps! We put the ‘summer nights’ sound on low volume 🙂

  22. Sticking to a routine and singing to them.

  23. Vikki Billings says:

    Soft music, reading a book, nice warm bath before bed all work.

  24. Hi Krystle – as a new reader of your blog I though I’d just jump in and leave a quick comment here to say I’ve been reading a few posts and enjoying them very much. Thanks! Shaun

  25. sheri m says:

    Bedtime can be the sweetest time of the day. I used to lay in bed with my son and let him help me make up his own bedtime story.

  26. Josephine D says:

    Quiet soothing music and night lights seem to help here.

  27. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    Soft music

  28. White noise

  29. Stephanie Larison says:

    Reading a bedtime story, and snuggling up.

  30. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    a warm bath
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  31. amy tolley says:

    closing off everything slowing stimulation no machines no music unless soft no words music to get them relaxed and ready for bed dim the lights no cartoons nice hot bath night light on

  32. Playing music that my daughter enjoys helps put her to sleep. As for my son, reading helps him get a good night’s sleep.

  33. Lori A Walker says:

    bedtime stories

  34. Debra Hall says:

    i give my grandaughter a bath and read a story

  35. A warm bath right before bed

  36. Gloria Schulte says:

    reading them a book before bed

  37. Lisa Garner says:

    I have a routine with my daughter of brushing teething and reading a book together that helps her know it’s time to sleep.

  38. April Bever says:

    Rocking my daughter to sleep

  39. Kaelyn L. says:

    Reading a book before bed! Always helps my kids!

  40. Candace says:

    My son loves to sing some songs before bed.

  41. shirley says:

    Singing, rocking and storybooks work for us.

  42. Laurie Emerson says:

    Reading to them before they go to sleep and then putting on a soft colored night light.

  43. Augustus Roberson says:

    Little ones will actually look forward to bedtime when this plush animal friend that doubles as a fun nightlight is waiting for them! Its soft fur is comfortingly cuddly and the projection of colorful stars keeps the scary darkness away.Turns the Ceiling into a Night SkySimply press the critter’s plastic shell and it becomes a projector, creating a constellation of stars that soothes fears of the dark as your child drifts into dreamland. 4 Options for Star Colors Choose a different color every night: blue, green, amber, or a continuous loop of all 3 colors changing from one to the next every 8 seconds. It’s great for playtime as well as bedtime!Use and CareSnuggle Stars are powered by 3 AAA batteries or a 4.5V DC converter (not included). Because they contain small parts which could present a choking hazard, they should not be used by children under 3 years of age. The plush fur may be spot cleaned and air dried; do not put it in the washing machine or dryer.

  44. Most kids are afraid to sleep in total darkness, and keeping a nightlight like this helps solve the problem. Good post.

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