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If you are a regular reader of this blog then you will know that we have had major problems with Jacob’s bed time routine in the past and though it has improved, we still have a great deal of trouble sometimes and he delays it as much as possible. This is now rubbing off on Noah and I have a feeling we will be going through the exact same ordeal at some point!

They do have a staggered bed time; Noah goes half an hour earlier than Jacob – one of the reasons for this was so that Jacob had some alone time with us, but it is really exhausting as by the time they are both asleep, I’m about ready for bed myself. I often wish I could just wave a wand or press a button and boom, they would be out like a light! I can only wish though, right? Shame.

I have read quite a bit recently about The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, and quite a few of my friends have used it with their children’s bedtime routine. We are going to be road testing it on the boys soon and as they love a book at bed time, I’m hoping this may have some kind of effect – though I fear I may fall asleep too whilst reading it!

If you are interested in trying out the book on your child then I am able to offer you the chance to win a copy for yourself. All you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter, and good luck!

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There is also a casting call for parents who may like the chance to road test the book and appear in a film; you can find the details below.

Do you have problems with your child sleeping? Ladybird Books are looking for parents who would like to road test their book, ‘The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep’. The book has already had a huge impact for thousands of parents all over the world who find it difficult to get their children to sleep on a night. The book is written by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, a behavioural scientist with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a teacher of communications at a Swedish university, he uses a unique and distinct language pattern that will help your child relax and fall asleep-at bedtime or naptime.

We’re making a short film following the experiences of parents using ‘The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep’ to help their 4-7 year olds get to sleep and reclaim bedtime!

If you have a child aged 4-7 who finds it difficult to fall asleep at night, would like to give The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep a try and feature in our film, then we’d love to talk with you! Send Ria Holland a quick email at, and we’ll be right back in touch. We are particularly looking for families living in the UK who originate from the US.

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I’m Stacey, in my mid-late 30’s, from a tiny village (officially a hamlet) in Lincolnshire.

I’m a mum to two handsome boys. They’re both diagnosed autistic but that only makes them different, not less. Barney, a Frenchie x Beagle, is my furbaby. Owner of a husband too!

Blogging about lifestyle and books with a bit of everything else thrown in!

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  1. My kids were always easy to put to bed. Bath, book, sleep. Now my youngest is a teenager it's much harder! This book would be for my granddaughter who loves storytime.

  2. fingers crossed very tightly, we have had a decent bedtime routine, bath, story and sleep.

  3. yes my son is getting harder a he gets older instead of easier!


  4. Yes, my son used to sleep great every night but he started missing his nap as he got older and now offers to fall asleep at tea time then wake up at bed time. I try everything to keep him awake until bed time or even to go back to an afternoon nap but nothing works.

  5. Yes, my son used to sleep great every night but he started missing his nap as he got older and now offers to fall asleep at tea time then wake up at bed time. I try everything to keep him awake until bed time or even to go back to an afternoon nap but nothing works.

  6. Sometimes, generally if I'm late at work or their routine has changed. I've heard great things about this book!

  7. My kids all go to bed on time and straight to sleep. My youngest daughter wakes up very early – usually after 5 hours and that's her up for the rest of the day. I am the same though – I get around 5 hours of sleep a night too so she obviouly takes after me and needs little sleep. So we are both usually up and about in the early hours – I go on my laptop and she goes on her tablet or colours in!

  8. Usually he's fine but sometime he just seems to have a bad night where he is restless and can't get to sleep. Once asleep he is fine.

  9. bath,book,the bed time story,the three bs always gets mine off to sleep

  10. Teeth, bath, book, bed zzzzzzzzzz

  11. I am very lucky and both my boys have been pretty good at bedtime. I do have a few more problems with my eldest son going to sleep in the summer when the evenings are lighter but we just try and persevere by keep putting him back to bed.

  12. I was really lucky my daughter used to dropped straight away at 8pm and sleep till 7am without waking just snoring lol xx

  13. Nope 🙂 so far so good

  14. Luckily no, although she does jump into my bed sometimes still – samir Lola

  15. Touch wood bed times are stright forward. Bath, story and sleep.x

  16. Sadly I have always had problems with my 4 year old and sleep. She has never slept through the night and is always restless. Though over the years I have found strict routine at bedtime and warm milk before bed seem to help.

  17. Not really, we have a system in place that the kids are used to and understand x

  18. A nice hot bath and then a bedtime story usually works a dream.

  19. My little one isn't too bad currently, but he goes through phases where he definitely objects to bedtime!

  20. We do struggle with getting my little fella into a sleep routine as we both work shifts and every day seems to be different for us. We know it's important for him to feel secure in a routine though,'s hard. x

  21. my daughter always sneaks into my bed about 2 in the morning every night! when will she sleep all night in her bed! lol x

  22. My 2 year old will not go to bed on his own and wakes up several times through the night.

  23. My first born is getting better

  24. My son always wants one more story..

  25. We dont really have a routine and usually have our 9 month old in bed with us

  26. It's surprising that so many little people have difficulty sleeping when they expend so much energy during the day. This would be very useful in our house to get them into a routine and off to sleep.

  27. Just sometimes, but usually our daughter goes to bed nicely 🙂 x

  28. sometime its hard and they want to sleep in my bed

  29. We have trouble with our 2 sons, both refuse to sleep in their own beds and insist on falling asleep in ours and then we try and move them and they usually wake up, it's terrible.

    Kirsty Fox

  30. Yes – It always is a problem

  31. My 2 girls use to have a great routine but since my eldest started school her routine went out the window and this rubbed off on her sister and now it's a nightmare xxx

  32. My daughter goes to her bed no problems as she is very active so is tired by the end of the day.

  33. Teeth bath bed story then normally sleep

  34. Bedtime routine in our house is hectic with 4 children. The youngest doesn't understand why the oldest gets to stay up later but we get there eventually 🙂

  35. We have a routine we stick to and the kids have a bath after dinner then chill time with a story and when its bedtime they go to sleep straight away

  36. NO I don't really I am very regimented at sleep time unless they are ill or upset about something then I am a little flexible

  37. No due to a routine from an early stage.

  38. H is okay ish at the moment but is soon going into her own room an I think that will cause problems

  39. We are OK normally but go through the odd 'phase'. She's got a cold at the moment so we've had some restless nights.

  40. I'm finding as my children get older, its getting harder, to get them into bed. I'm trying to continue the routine but with kids at different ages, its just trying to the the balance right.
    Fantastic giveaway! I love reading your blogs 🙂

  41. As long as we have a bath before bed and a book generally they go down ok. If we break that routine then there can be trouble.

  42. MY 6 year old is hard to settle. Often up and down the stairs the first hour or so!

  43. My sons 8 but he's really struggling and he's having assessments done. But this book sounds great would love to give it a try he loves story's.

  44. My daughter is a good sleeper but she likes to do everything in her power to delay going to bed! 🙂

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