Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Child’s Play Communications. All opinions are my own.
My almost 9-year-old daughter has been a nightmare to put to sleep since she was born. Chalk it up to newbie parents or inherited genetics, but this girl is THE WORST to put to sleep every night. While my 6-year-old and 3 year old have fallen into routine nicely, my 9-year-old does not work off routine, or even her own body’s signals that she NEEDS sleep. Serious beast-mode when she doesn’t get the rest she needs. We’ve read the books, the blogs, and even spoke to her own pediatrician. We really think we’ve tried it all, but after speaking with a behavioral therapist, we decided it was time to try something new. We gave her her own room, decorated it to her tastes (and my budget) and got her a clock that would aid in sleep training.
Introducing REMI by Urban Hello
Would a clock really help in getting this girl to sleep? Right out of the box, REMI took about 5 minutes to sync to my phone. After that, I was able to adjust the settings to include wake up and sleep times. REMI even features a night light that is adjustable. If I wanted to, I can listen in and even speak to my daughter through the two-way speaker system, but we really don’t use that feature often. I can see the monitor feature being used more if she was a toddler and I would listen in if she needed to be soothed back to sleep. REMI tells her when it’s time to sleep when the eyes are closed, and when it’s ok to wake up REMI’s eyes open. On the weekend I have REMI sleeping longer, but that’s because sleep is a commodity these days!vREMI comes equipped with lullabies I can turn on and off from the unit or from the app on my phone. If REMI was available when my kids were younger, I would have considered investing in it for all the useful features that grow with kids. I’m considering getting two more for my other two kids, which can all be paired with the app on my phone as well.
Did REMI Help?
It’s been a little over a month. From the beginning, Urban Hello REMI set clear guidelines on how long my daughter was allowed to read a book before it was “lights out” time. For example, she heads to bed around 7:30-8pm and she is allowed to watch a show or read until REMI closes his eyes, at 9 pm. My daughter understands the concept of time and knows what time she is expected to shut everything off. I can’t say our nights have been without issues, but I can say that having REMI around definitely helped set a clear routine.
Would I buy REMI?
I am definitely considering purchasing an additional two units in my home to aid my other two children in their routine as well. While we don’t have issues with them going to bed and falling asleep at night, I can definitely use the help of REMI’s cues to keep them in bed a little longer in the morning. REMI by Urban Hello is about $99 and can be purchased on Amazon. REMI comes in a variety of colors. Teal is shown, but Grey, Pink, and Yellow are also available.