This post has been sponsored by the Knight Nights, but all opinions are my own.
I don’t know if EVERY kid gets scared of the dark or being alone at night, but it’s pretty nearly universal. All three of my kids have gone through this at some point, and it’s not necessarily a quick phase. If you’re co-sleeping, it’s not so bad, but if you’re trying to teach your kid to sleep independently on their own, it can be a bit of a problem.
This fear is not really something you can talk out of your kids. You can explain a million times that there’s no monster in the closet, but that may not help how they feel. In my experience, you need to get creative when it comes to managing your kids’ emotions.
Which is why when I heard of the Night Knights, I thought it was absolutely brilliant. The Night Knights are two “stuffies,” as my daughter calls them, “Sir and Lady Sleep-A-Lot.” They are tasked with guarding your child while they sleep. Obviously, there isn’t REAL guarding going on, as they are fictional characters, but what they ARE doing is activating your child’s imagination in a positive rather than negative way.
The Night Knights are paired with a book that tells their story and explains their function. Parents are encouraged to relocate them after their child falls asleep, to a conspicuous location in the room so that it can appear that they were busy guarding the room all night.
The Night Knights book really helps to activate imaginations and transport kids to a sleepy fantasy realm where their fears don’t get in the way of them drifting off to sleep. Children develop a connection with their new “stuffies” as they imagine them on a quest to guard their room at night and keep them safe.
My kids love their Night Knights and sleep with them every night. My six-year-old dubbed them “best stuffies ever!” They are super-cute and soft and comfortable. They’re perfect for both little boys and girls. I asked Kayla what her favorite part is about the Night Knights, and she said, “waking up to find them in a different spot around my room!”
The Night Knights officially launch January 2018, but you can back it on Indiegogo now and have your very own Knight Nights shipped to you as soon as they are ready to go! Hurry and pre-order yours as the campaign will close by about early December 2017, and then you will have to wait longer to get your Night Knights.
You may not be able to completely cure your kids’ fear of the dark or of being alone at night, but you can make nights a little bit easier with the Night Knights!