Sleep Buddy ~ Sleep Training System for Toddlers & Pre-schoolers
- Teach kids when to stay in bed
- Easy-to-program sleep light for naps & nighttime
- Children's Book for Concept Introduction
- Rewards Chart to Incent Success
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The Sleep Buddy arrived wrapped and my daughter and I opened it. We read the book, went over the Reward Chart, promised Chuck-e-Cheese as an incentive, etc. I plugged it in, set it up, and we gave it a try. For the first few nights, it took a lot of reinforcement and we wondered if we simply purchased a $45 night light on a timer . . . but eventually it worked! She stayed in her bed and slept the night! We could always point to that blue shining dome and reinforce that she should stay in her bed. We could refer to the boy from the book and how he stayed in his bed.
It wasn't until last week that she wet the bed. We had her potty trained since she was 2 and a half and she has access to a toilet at night. She had been using the toilet at night without a problem up until last week. When I asked her why she didn't get up and go, she pointed to the Sleep Buddy and said, "The Sleep Buddy was on!" And she was right. The storybook that comes with the Sleep Buddy depicts an older boy receiving the Sleep Buddy from his mother and staying in his bed when the light is blue. There is no page that says it's OK to get up and use the potty if you have to go. It needs to be added, especially since this is marketed for kids up to 6 years of age.
Overall, I am happy with the Sleep Buddy. I would have paid anything to get my daughter to sleep through the night, so the $45 shipped cost, while high, was worth it to me. I've also added pages to the book myself that says it's OK to use the potty at night. A girl version of the story would make it that much better!
The blue light is very dim and is barely noticeable when there is any daylight in the room (even with the blinds closed)--at night it works fine. The chart and story are not high quality and had no impact on our son anyway--he continued to come out of his room for two weeks after we began using this. The "reward" of a sticker on the chart was less important to him than continuing to do what he wanted to do--leave the room.
After two weeks of trying this light with several nightly interruptions of our son coming out of his room, we decided to put a baby gate in front of his door. This was a much more effective solution to his sleeping problems. We did, however, continue to use the light in conjunction with the gate. 2 months into this project and he will now usually stay in his room until the light goes off in the morning.
So, this might work for you, but you can achieve the same result for less money by purchasing a plug in night light and a timer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Didn't work for our purpose, also there is an internal battery you can't change. It really only works with a plug. This didn't solve our issues at all. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anne Westbrook
Has worked great for my oldest! He knows when his nite lite goes off, he can get up. Works great for naps too! DEFINITELY recommend!!!Published 14 months ago by Kendall
Sleep buddy is training its second child in this house and I can't say enough good things. We hope it lasts thru til number three and with no doubts it will. Read morePublished 14 months ago by steph
This product is great. I'm very disappointed to see that it's no longer available -- I was going to buy a back-up in case ours breaks (we've been using it 2.5 years).Published 16 months ago by A. Block
No idea what we would do without this light. WE love it and so does my 3 year old son. He gets so excited when he wakes up and the light is off. Read morePublished 16 months ago by sabby77
I paid what I thought was a lot of money for this and it literally worked well for two nights. There might have been a short in the wires so we had to tinker with it every night to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Samira Lawson
It took a little training, but our son took to this right away. We went from consistent 5am wake-up calls, to 6 or later based on "the light's on!".Published 18 months ago by G. George
Started using this when my son was 2 ~ he's 4 now and it's still a night time companion. Very helpful.Published 21 months ago by Kristen S. Schifferli