Bedtime is always a challenge in my home. Neither of my daughters take it well. In our efforts to make it easier for them my husband and I have a fairly consistent routine for them at bedtime which includes a half-hour warning, a bath on some nights but not all, moisturizer, teeth brushing and always three stories for each girl. However most nights still end with the frustration of them continuously coming out of their rooms to go pee, ask us “very important” questions or otherwise delay the inevitable task of falling asleep. Needless to say we are generally willing to try most reasonable tips we hear about easing your children to sleep when the time for bed arrives.
So when we got the opportunity to review a musical CD called I Am Sleepy by Sukey Molloy that was designed to help young children fall asleep, I was hopeful and excited to give it a try. First of all I must say that even as an adult I found the music to be extremely soothing. The CD has 17 tracks which are mostly musical but also includes a few whimsical stories mixed in. Sukey Molloy states that her inspiration for the CD came from her warm childhood memories of her own mother singing to her at bedtime and I found that peaceful feeling really came through in her music. [Read more…]