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I know y’all have been looking for some Disney Calls! Ever since Walt Disney World did away with its home-call hotline, the Disney Vacation Countdown has been the next best thing and I find that it’s sold out all the time! People loved it! New from The Disney Store is the Disney Store Sleep Shop Hotline where you can get a free Disney Character Call! Families can call 1-877-7-MICKEY to hear 5 special messages from beloved Disney characters. The toll-free number offers quick quips from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy to give kids something to look forward to at bedtime. The phone number will run from through August 31 and is available throughout the United States and Canada.
Speaking of routine, Lauren Olson, a certified pediatric sleep coach and founder of “Sleep and the City” gives her tips to help parents with sleep challenges. “As a mom of 2 extremely busy toddlers, I know keeping consistent napping schedules and bedtime routines can be a major production – from stall tactics to short naps and pre-dawn wake-ups, it can be hard on everyone in the household. I love that Disney store is providing families with some easy, fun tools, like a sleep rewards chart and light up plush toy, to try and alleviate some of the stresses associated with sleep!” Here are her top tips for kiddos and sleep, which I can corroborate as a two-time parent!
Free Disney Character Call
Little ones having trouble hitting the hay? Try this Free Disney Character Call courtesy of The Disney Store until the end of August 2018! Families can call 1-877-7-MICKEY to hear 5 special messages from beloved Disney characters. The toll-free number offers quick quips from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy to give kids something to look forward to at bedtime. The phone number will run from through August 31 and is available throughout the United States and Canada.
Are Early Wake-Ups a Challenge?
This is common! If your child is waking up every morning before 6:00 am, it’s time to invest in blackout curtains and a clock that illuminates when it’s time to get out of bed in the morning. I’ve tested drapes from Costco, IKEA, Pottery Barn & Amazon. While price doesn’t dictate quality, be sure to read the reviews! You don’t want to waste your cash on something that won’t block the light.
Won’t Go to Sleep
If your young child suddenly refuses to fall asleep on their own or is waking up in the middle of the night, consider introducing a “buddy.” This can be a blanket or stuffed animal, like the new Cuddleez! This oversized plush can even double as a pillow for toddlers when traveling. That Angel has Scarlett’s name written all over it, and Red would LOVE the Glow in the Dark Alien to celebrate Toy Story Land!
Red is no stranger to nightmares. Despite his recurring dreams about wolves, we abide by his “friends” in his room, like stuffed Stitch, Mickey, and even his trusty Alaskan Eagle. If your child tells you they are scared at night, introduce a “nighttime friend” and encourage your child to hold, squeeze or sing to their friend should they wake worried at night.