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Sooo We Tried “The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep”

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I am kinda shocked. And that doesn’t happen often!

You’ve probably seen a news story floating around social media about this book, “The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep”. I skimmed the story and thought, “Wouldn’t that be awesome?”

I linked to “The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep” below. It is an affiliate link. If you buy from Amazon through the link below, Amazon sends me a few pennies at no extra cost to you.

Long story short, I had an Amazon credit from a return and ordered the book on a whim. My 5 year old is a beast to get to sleep. She goes to bed … and then gets up a thousand times. Bless her heart. She is exhausted but will still be awake, singing or talking to herself for what feels like forever. We’ve tried melatonin, but I have mixed feelings about using it. We’ve tried changing bed times and routines and environment. She just struggles to go to sleep! It doesn’t really surprise me, since my other daughter and I are the same way. So yes, I impulse shopped and bought the book. Why not?

Tonight, she got a bath, fresh pjs, hair brushed. We did our normal bed time routine of lullabies and prayers. Then I told her I bought a new, special book that was going to help her fall asleep. I sat next to her bed so IF she miraculously fell asleep, I wouldn’t disturb her getting up. I skimmed the directions at the beginning of the book and off we went on our adventure with Roger the rabbit.

It is a lengthy book with places to speak firmly and places to speak slowly and softly and places to yawn dramatically. All of the words and order and directions were specifically chosen by the author, Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, a Swedish psychologist, to create a sleep-inducing lullaby of a story. You do have to read it in a fairy tale kinda voice and really think about what you are doing.

IT WORKS! SHE PASSED OUT! She was a little wiggly at first and then towards the end. But about two sentences from the last, she was snoring!


Do I think it’s a miracle book? No. I think it’s a very carefully written story to help your child relax and rest. I think my daughter needs that help to quiet her mind, and this story does the trick.

The Amazon description reads,

“In The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep: A New Way Of Getting Children To Sleep (affiliate link)
you will follow Roger The Rabbit when he gets help from Uncle Yawn and other friends to fall asleep in the evening. Your child is quickly compelled by the story and falls asleep when you read it or after. The story is in a lovely way sleep-inducing and helps children all over the world to fall asleep.

This is a new safe and innovative way to help your child fall asleep and is recommended by psychologists and therapists. The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep will help you accomplish the task of getting your child to have its beauty sleep and sleep well all night.”

And it’s right! I love it! Best money I’ve spent in ages!

Side note – While I sat on the floor next to her bed, my husband was sitting on her bed. And he fell asleep. Lol! But he was already tired and it was his bed time anyway. When I woke him up, he said, “Well that obviously works well.” If you look closely, you can see him snoozing next to her ♥

Again, I’m not guaranteeing anything and don’t think it’s “magic”. But I do think it worked very well for us! And I think it’s SO worth a shot. Even if a child doesn’t fall asleep while reading the story, I would bet good money that by the end, they would be MUCH more relaxed and on their way to sleep.

Have you tried it? Are you going to? Sweet dreams!

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