Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Works-For-Me Wednesday



My daughter J had her first bad dream a few weeks ago, and it so traumatized her that she couldn't fall asleep for several days, and once she did, she couldn't stay asleep. We ultimately found a cure that allowed her to relax enough to go to sleep. Grabbing a can of room deoderizer spray, I told J that I found a can of "No Bad Dream spray." Each night before she goes to bed I spray the No Bad Dream spray right by her crib as she says "No bad dreams." That protects her from any bad dreams that might pop into her mind. I also had her select a stuffed animal that she could keep next to her (she chose Simba from the Lion King) just in case a bad dream does scare her - Simba will scare it away.

My four year old boys liked the idea so much I now have to spray the No Bad Dream Spray in their room before they go to bed, too.

Hey, whatever works, right?!!

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8 comments:

Mieneke said...

Awwww, what a great idea! So excellent that this works for her!

Will keep this in mind if Munchkin starts getting (regular) nightmares!

Mama Duck said...

Good idea! Happy Wednesday, ours is up as well!

Mom2fur said...

As someone who suffered from bad dreams as a child, I love this idea and onlywish my mom had thought of it 45 years ago, LOL! Oh, thanks for visiting my blog. The baskets I use don't take up much room. I only have 3--and mostly they end up just tossed 'wherever.'

Nikkie said...

That is such a cute idea! I'll have to remember this for when my little guy starts having bad dreams!

Melanie said...

I am so glad to see that you validated her fear. Instead of telling her they would go away, you let her be "in control", so to speak, so she can spray them away. We had a similiar issue with monsters. My daughter finally accepted that our cat would frighten them away. It is so hard to see your kids be scared. I am glad the "spray" is working!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Very clever - and the room smells good too!

DivaP said...

Great idea! Having something nice smelling in the room to fall asleep to - like lavender - sets the mood for a great night sleep. Our WFMW is up today also.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

good iead - my son had a bad dream last night and so we were up at 5:30 for awhile. fortunately he eventually went back to sleep.

what do you do though when the spray doesn't "work" one night and they have another bad dream?