With having 4 kids in the house, we are bound to have a few that just aren’t good sleepers. One of my children has trouble settling down for the night and I have another that has trouble staying asleep all night but one thing they all have in common is their love of their blankets and stuffed animals which makes a weighted sleepy time buddy perfect for snuggling up with for a good nights rest.
The importance of a bedtime routine is essential to getting your kids to sleep but we also have a few other tricks that we use, including essential oils.
Do you have a toddler that fights you every night? An older child that has trouble settling down for the evening? Or a child that wakes frequently? You might want to consider giving one of these sleepy time buddies a try!
The DIY sleepy time buddy is quite affordable and you can make one in a bout 10 minutes! Definitely worth the effort if it helps your child sleep. To make ours I bought an inexpensive stuffed animal (any stuffed animal will work) for around three dollars.
DIY Sleepy Time Buddy
What you need:
- Stuffed Animal
- Essential Oils, I use cedarwood & orange (see the oils I recommend – NOT all oils are beneficial)
- Needle & Thread
- Open your stuffed animal carefully by removing approximately one inch of seam
- Pull out the stuffing
- Fill with rice
- add several drops of essential oils
- Sew up securely
- Night Night!
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