Sleep Tight All Night Teddy – Review

I’m grateful that for the most part, all three children have always been pretty good sleepers.  They have all had a fairly fixed bedtime routine from a very young age (Ben was in fact just 5 weeks old) and I’m sure that has played a big part in their ability to go to sleep without too much fuss each night.  Amy didn’t sleep through regularly till she was about 15 months old but having to share a bedroom with Mummy & Daddy was definitely a factor in this!

Ben has always been a bit of an early riser.  We tried the ever popular Gro Clock with him but for a number of reasons it wasn’t really a big hit and in the end he just learned to play quietly in his room until it was time to get up.  Chloe on the other hand loves a good lie in, I often have to wake her for school and she has been known to sleep in till 9am on occasion

Mostly Amy sleeps well but can be disturbed by Daddy getting ready for work in the morning (at 5.30am . . . ) and thinks it is time to get up.  Usually I can go in and tell her that it’s still night time and she will try to go back to sleep – this is of course easier as the mornings are getting darker as obviously “dark = night time” right?  Last week she woke up at about 5am, nothing to do with Dave as he was still in bed, and told me quite clearly that she didn’t want to be asleep any more and that her eyes wouldn’t stay shut.  I’m sure you can imagine that I told her quite clearly that it was the middle of the night (slight exaggeration there) and that she really must go back to sleep.  I can’t tell you how glad I was that she did indeed manage to shut her eyes and drop off!

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear is soft and cuddly

Sleep Tight All Night Teddy from Golden Bear Toys is designed to help your child to understand when to sleep and when to get up – which means in theory I shouldn’t have to get up and tell Amy to go back to sleep as the teddy should be able to do the job for me!

How does Sleep Tight All Night Teddy work?

Sleep Tight All Night Teddy features a timer which allows you to specify how long your child should be asleep – either a full night or just a quick afternoon snooze.  Amy is pretty good at having a sleep in the afternoon and generally has to be woken in time for the school run so we’ve stuck to using Sleep Tight All Night Teddy for night time sleeping.

Amy sleeping with Sleep Tight All Night Teddy

In it’s simplest terms Sleep Tight All Night Teddy features a glowing light in his tummy which shows up red for “stay in bed” and green for “get up and go” – Amy had this sussed without me even explaining it to her.  She saw the pictures on the box and told me quite clearly what the lights meant – off to a good start there then!  Although red for stop and green to go is a pretty obvious choice of lights and one which we all understand, there’s actually a good dose of science behind it – green wave lengths are thought to be be beneficial during daylight hours helping to boost attention and reaction times (where can I get me some green lights?!) however it is most disruptive at night as it reduces the amount of melatonin in the body and affects your ability to fall asleep.  Red light is the least upsetting to your body clock and melatonin production therefore is the best choice for night time!

Sleep Tight All Night Teddy - green light means it's time to wake up

Sleep Tight All Night Teddy - red light means it's time to sleep

Sleep Tight All Night Teddy’s tummy doesn’t glow all night – just for a short time after you’ve given his tummy a squeeze which means that if you wake up in the night (or after the pre-set wake up time is reached) and give him a cuddle, he will soon tell you if it’s time to get up or not.  I would have liked to have been able to set a regular wake up time however it’s necessary to set an allotted number of sleeping hours each night at bedtime which I fear could become a little tiresome.

Alongside the clever tummy light, Sleep Tight All Night Teddy also makes a range of “soothing sounds” to help your child fall asleep or “fun character phrases” for day time play.  These come with the option to mute or alter the volume according to your child’s needs / preferences.  As Amy is almost three and goes to sleep pretty well, we haven’t used the “soothing sounds” – I must admit I don’t think they sound very soothing but I’m a 36 yr old woman and white noise has never been my bag.  I know lots of parents have had great success with white noise so it’s definitely worth a try!

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99 Comments

  1. Stacey Leigh
    October 27, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    I found with my son it was routine bath story then bed, my little girl however loves to be rocked but I suppose when shes a bit older routine may work 🙂 x

  2. Paula Phillips
    October 27, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    We try and stick to the same routine, a bath with plenty of time to play, a warm drink and a story in bed.

  3. Sheri Darby
    October 27, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    I’d love to know, nothing works with mine

  4. carol boffey
    October 28, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    we always have the same rouine

  5. emilia nastaly-howard
    October 28, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Same routine since they were born 🙂

  6. Laura Harrison
    October 29, 2016 / 3:10 am

    Have quiet time before bed. Bath, pyjamas, warm milk and a story and then bedtime xx

  7. Karen Laing
    October 29, 2016 / 8:39 am

    A good routine works wonders,wind down time,bath time story and then bed.I ind that a dark bedroom works better and if you start using a night light you’re storing up future problems x

  8. Stevie
    October 29, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    My 4 year old niece loves to read a bedtime story before sleep.

  9. Rebecca Powell
    October 29, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    Follow a routine every night – this really helps to settle them

  10. Rebecca Mercer
    October 29, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    I’ve no idea lol I have a 3 year who still doesn’t sleep ?

  11. Gemma Middleton
    October 29, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    I always find a nice relaxing routine every night always worked.

  12. Rowena Wood
    October 29, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    My tip for getting babies used to going to sleep at a certain time is a routine! Bath, book and bed. But when i put LO down she never goes to sleep straight away,so I put on classical music for babies, and definitely after a full cd worth my LO is off. So, I think she associates the music with going to sleep now! This has been my most helpful item to help get her to sleep.

  13. Jane Middleton
    October 29, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    good routine and a bedtime story

  14. Kim Neville
    October 29, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    our routine is after bath, chill time then story before bed, then snuggling up to jellycat bunnies

  15. Carly Belsey
    October 29, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Bath, then cbeebies! My little one knows that after a certain programme it’s bed time and then I make up a story about what she has been up to today and then she goes off nicely 🙂

  16. Pauline Burroughs
    October 29, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Routine – bath, milk and bed + story

  17. natalee gosiewski
    October 29, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    warm milk and lavender bath

  18. sb
    October 29, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    try and relax,i have wasted hours of our lives trying to get a child to sleep

  19. Nicole frances
    October 29, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Keep to the same routine and don’t give in to asking to ‘stay up a little longer.’ Sleep is the best thing ever for any age!!

  20. Caroline O'Keeffe
    October 29, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Begin a routine early, baby will take a while to understand but it all falls in to place

  21. October 29, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    We call it quiet time… We bath, have a warm drink, do teeth snuggle into bed and read a bedtime story! Then the nightlight goes on and we give them 30 minutes to settle down… It seems to work 🙂

  22. Victoria Thurgood
    October 29, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    a bath and good book

  23. Rich Tyler
    October 29, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Milk, Story, Cuddles, Bed!

  24. Caroline Buckley
    October 29, 2016 / 11:38 pm

    Keep to a routine. My 3 year old sleeps really well but my 8 month old just won’t sleep. So tiring!

  25. sarah kirby
    October 30, 2016 / 12:34 am

    I always kept them to the same routine, ending in a bedtime story.

  26. October 30, 2016 / 7:13 am

    Sleeper hero teddy. It was amazing!

  27. Emma Fox
    October 30, 2016 / 7:30 am

    Lots of quiet time before bedtime – a nice bubble bath and a story 🙂

  28. Diana
    October 30, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Good routine and cuddles with the story 🙂

  29. October 30, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Stick to a routine from early on! We still use (more or less) the same routine with my two year old that we used when she was a in baby. She knows what comes next and luckily sleeps well!

  30. Lorraine Stone
    October 30, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Bath, bed, story. Keep a good routine.

  31. Lucy Chester
    October 30, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Having a routine with a bath, cuddles and stories at the same time every night

  32. Tammy Neal
    October 30, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    try and stick to the same routine because they will get used to it x

  33. Julie
    October 30, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    A bath and a bedtime story seems to work well for us.

  34. KARL BOROWY
    October 30, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    routine and stories

  35. Ruth Wollerton
    October 30, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Spray lavender on the pillow to relax and calm.

  36. Alison Johnson
    October 30, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Bath, story & some sort of musical mobile/sleep aid. We had the MAgic light show one. Worked wonders!

  37. John Jewett
    October 30, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Have a regular routine

  38. Samantha Parkes
    October 30, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Sticking to a routine bath and story time

  39. Samantha Buntain
    October 30, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    Hot bubble bath with a lavender baby bath

  40. Liam Stephens
    October 30, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Bath, then a story to settle them. Routine is key.

  41. Lynsey Buchanan
    October 30, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    A story before bed works at treat to get kids relaxed and ready for sleep

  42. Natalie Crossan
    October 30, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Relaxing bath and story before bed 🙂

  43. Natalie Gillham
    October 30, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    crate a calm atmosphere leading to bed-time x

  44. Louise davidson
    October 30, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Crying and screaming lol

  45. Rachel Challis
    October 30, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    A happy bed time story ?

  46. becki gates
    October 30, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    having a routine is my best advice

  47. Paula Cheadle
    October 30, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    keeoing to a routine

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