Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Works for me Wednesday--Flashlight for Toddler Night Fears

I haven't ever participated in this new thing called Works for Me Wednesday from Rocks in my Dryer, but I figured since I like it so much I might should and maybe some of you that read my blog could benefit, as I have, from some of the great things that people put out there!

So, what works for me?

Jackson is terrified (here just recently) of monsters! How on earth this came about I am not sure...but he is certainly not watching Monsters, Inc. ever again :) But to solve this issue, we pray with him specifically for him to have sweet dreams and to not be afraid, and of course he has a nightlight.

However, about a week or so ago I was at Walmart and found a really great flashlight that is Cars--Lightning McQueen and it has a really cool feature that you can just press the button to make it work (and also do the normal push it up and it'll stay on mode) and only works while you are holding the button down. This has been amazing for him. I like it because I wasn't worried about it staying on and him playing or burning himself with it.

I told him if he gets scared in the night to just shine it where he sees the monsters (shadows) and they will go away. Literally, the night we got it for him he stayed in his room and hasn't come out of his room at night crying since! It is great!!!

That works for me!

7 comments:

Christy said...

Sounds like a keeper!!!!

(: Who wouldn't be happy with a Lightning McQueen flashlight?

Maria said...

That's great that you found something that works for you! I am sure others will also find it helpful!

Kayla said...

That's great!! Cooper LOVE'S Monsters Inc. That is like his favorite movie!!

Now when Cooper hears rain at night he will scream,"Mommy raining I scared mommy!!" He is soooo cute but wakes everybody up!

Michelle@Life with Three said...

This is clever! I need to try this with my son. Thanks for sharing!

Mari said...

My son has been having sleeping problems too. He usually comes into my bedroom while everyone is asleep, and I give him my stuffed dog (Sally), who "protects" him.

Kayla said...

Cooper just started sleeping in Clayton's bed and Clayton has been sleeping with us. He does REALLY GOOD!!! He won't come out of his room unless the door is all the way open. If it is just cracked he will just sit on the edge of his bed.

Dalene said...

Can you have lunch next Wednesday? Email Me!

GREAT Flashlight idea... I'm convinced if they don't pick up a fear from a movie, they'll create one for no reason. I was convinced that alligators lived under my bed as a child. Therefore, my bed was my boat--the only safe place to be. Hmm...now I wonder...did my parents make that up to keep me in bed??? That's going to require an investigation.