First let me say, I raise terrible sleepers. We make choices that others don’t and likely many would blame it on me from the get go. However,
once they are 2+, they finally understand sleeping enough to leave me alone at night. Nico finally figured it out around 2.5 which was a good
thing because I was well into this twin pregnancy and putting threats of me puking on him if he made me take him back to bed one more
time at night. I wish that was a joke. :0
Then suddenly, out of no where, the wolves in Frozen rubbed him the wrong way. You know that less that two minute scene of wolves
chasing Christof’s sleigh? Uh huh.
The first nightmare he was so petrified and screaming so shrilly “No! Go away! Stop it!” I jumped out of bed and fully expected an intruder
in our house. What I found was a sobbing Nico, clawing his way out of bed in such a panic to get into my arms, I had no idea what was
happening. Tears poured down his face as he kept climbing to get higher to safety in my arms as he cautiously glanced over his shoulder to
his bed. Still screaming, “Go away! No!” I had never witnessed something like this. Of course he slept the rest of the night in our bed.
At breakfast he immediately told me about the wolves in his room. “That wolf is brown and scary eyes and he growl and try to bite me in my
bed. Me scared of him. Me don’t want to go into my room ever again.” Greeeeat. We talked it out. That night, same story. He stopped
napping in his room and even refused to step inside the door in daytime. Nothing was working and I refused to get in the habit of him
sleeping with us or one of us with him. Hello, I’m bout to birth two babies, the last thing I need is a n almost 3 yr old kicking me all night
when I already can’t sleep! We were a couple weeks out from his bday and I knew the Sleeper Hero would be a perfect gift.
The creators are Meggie and Annie, local sisters I’ve literally known my whole life. Our Moms have been friends since their own highschool
days. I’m thrilled to know the master minds and more than happy to spread the word. When I saw the girls came up with this product, I
thought it was genius. And as I’ve heard so many say, “why didn’t I think of that?!?!” Where was it the last 5 yrs of my parenting?? The book
is based on a child who is afraid of the animals who come in his room at night. The sleeper hero protects him while in bed. The best feature
is that his tummy has a light that you control via the timer on his back. We set ours from 10-830 to be red. Which means, Nico is in his bed
while he’s “red and fighting wolves” and once the light switches to green, Nico is safe to get up and come in my room.
Isn’t this guy adorable?
The book, box and stuffed toy are all of high quality. I can’t tell you how impressed my mom and I were when we opened him. My first
question to Annie was actually, how the heck did you even pull this together and know where to start?! So cool.
I’m going to be honest here. I was a little sticker shocked at the price of $49.99. BUT! Think about this. We all buy into that damn Elf on a
Shelf gig for our kids and that’s $35. And does nothing for our sanity. In fact, it stresses me out! If Adam didn’t stay up later than me, it
would never move. And it certainly doesn’t do tricks and mischievous things. BUT this Sleeper Hero. This is a big deal for my sanity and I
don’t have to do shiz. He’s expensive because he’s package similar to the Elf but he has electric in his back! That light is worth the extra
$15 if you ask me. I was happy to spend it. And today (12/16) ending at midnight is FREE SHIPPING!! GET ON IT!!
Nico brought his home and called him “Super Hero Guy.” 🙂 He has been been beyond excited about him since the beginning. And guess
what? IT’S WORKING. The first couple days he was up and I had to remind him that the light is still red. But the nightmares? Immediately
stopped. He actually tells people, “My SuperHero Guy, he takes the wolves away from me. Me not scared of them anymore.” Whaaa? Even
watched the scene in the movie the other day and said, “those wolves not scary anymore!” WINNING. This concept is genius. Occasionally
he will call out for us for a drink of water because the air is so dry now, but he knows he’s not allowed out of bed because it’s still red. So we
remedied that by giving him a small cup of water on his night stand. Voila. Kid is back leaving me alone. PRAISE THE LORD-ah.
I’m so proud of Annie and Meggie for coming up with such a great idea. I can’t wait for this to fully take off. Like they should’ve been on the
Today Show for this by now? Janet Shamlian, if you still read my blog, I hope you see this and call them!! Even if you are done Christmas
shopping, you can still grab one for the start of your new years resolution. “IT’S TIME TO GET SOME SLEEP!” Is their catch phrase and all
parents out there deserve it. SLEEPERHERO.COM
Let it also be known, no one asked me to blog this. It wasn’t a give me a free one and I’ll talk you up. I sincerely support this product and
asked if i could write about it. So the question is, once the twins are here, how soon will they grasp the concept? 😉
Good luck ladies! I hope they start flying out of your storage!