By Tiny Sleepyhead,
Security object for the night
For many children saying goodnight to their parents is not easy. They feel lonely and scared in their bed room. Introducing a security object will help your child feel safe and secure when you are not around. An example might be Dex the Dog from ZAZU.
Mr. Fluffy, doggie dog
There are lots of names for a plush toy that helps your child feel safe. If you think back to your childhood, you probably had a favorite stuffed animal which you gave a silly name. During my time as a sleep consultant I have heard names such as doudou and lovey, so cute!
Dex the dog
Children have a strong sense of smell. So before giving a ‘lovey’ to your child you can sleep with it for a few nights so it soaks mommy’s and daddy’s smell. A piece of plush that smells like parents will make the introduction smoother. But what can be used as a security object? It could range from a simple burp cloth to a plush toy such as Dex the dog from ZAZU. Dex is a soft toy which can play music through a removable sound module. The sound module can be inserted/removed from Dex’ belly where is an opening that you can open or close with velcro.
Your little one has been in the womb for a long time hearing white noise and its mother’s heartbeat. Independent international research shows that newborns will fall asleep more easily using heartbeat sound or white noise (Spencer, Moran, Lee & Talbert). Dex‘ sound module can mimic a mother’s heartbeat sound which could calm your baby. Additionally, you can select to play white noise. Moreover there is an option to play lullabies and relaxing nature sounds. An automatic shut-off function ensures the module to stop playing melodies. What if your little one wakes up in the middle of the night and starts crying? The optional sound sensor enables the module to play the last selected melody! A so called shake sensor makes it easy to activate the module; gently shake the module and again the last selected melody starts playing.
All in all, I find the combination of a cute designed soft plush dog and a sound module that plays calming melodies a winning one!
Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way by ZAZU Kids.
All the best,