What’s in Emma’s Nightstand

We have gradually been adding to this little girl’s nightstand since she was a baby (before there even was a nightstand). Over the years, we learned to help her cope with anything and everything that caused unpleasantness around sleep. Now we have a bedtime ritual that takes maybe 20-30 minutes and she is out like a light every night.

It might look a bit crowded on there, but I don’t mind – each item is functional. We have a sound machine and she was able to select her own sound. It prevents the scary quiet in the room and kind of drowns out sounds in the rest of the house.

You can see the light machine – it is set to green right now, but does a range of colors. The motor spins the light slowly and the patterns it makes all over the room look like the Aurora Borealis. This is great because it eliminates hard shadows that she was getting scared by.

Next to that is her little alarm clock. It uses colors and a little digital face to let her know when it is time to get up, or if she woke up too early. We used to have a big issue with her waking up, not knowing if it was wake-up time and getting out of bed and all awake, then getting her back to sleep was a nightmare. So this clock is dark all night with a sleeping face until 1hr before wake-up time – then it turns green and she knows its time to get up. If she sees it before then, she knows right away to roll over and go back to sleep. It even acts as a naptime clock.

Emma has issues with anxiety at times. So we got her the chew necklace on the nightstand. It is made of a medium firm silicone and has a breakaway string, so no chocking risk. Kind of like a dog chew toy for kids and it helps a lot!

Inside is her trusty eye mask – she doesn’t use it every night, but she feel like sometimes it makes her feel extra safe. And on weekends it helps her sleep in a little, which I like.

Emma is PICKY when it comes to vitamins. I bought every vitamin I could find and she hated every single one. Then I randomly stumbled on the Renzo’s vitamin line and she LOVES them. They dissolve in her mouth and something about that seems to prevent the taste she hated in all the other ones.

And lastly, for those nights when she has had a lazy day or is just having a really tough time, we give her the melatonin gummy.

I hope you can find some inspiration here to help solve your child’s issues with bedtime!!!

Sleep Masks
Sleep Masks
Iron Vitamin
Iron Vitamin
Picky Eater Multi Vitamin
Picky Eater Multi Vitamin
Melatonin
Melatonin
Chew Necklace
Chew Necklace
Alarm
Alarm
Light Machine
Light Machine
Sound Machine
Sound Machine
Sleep Masks
Sleep Masks
Iron Vitamin
Iron Vitamin
Picky Eater Multi Vitamin
Picky Eater Multi Vitamin
Melatonin
Melatonin
Chew Necklace
Chew Necklace
Alarm
Alarm
Light Machine
Light Machine
Sound Machine
Sound Machine

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I'm Alexis - the goofy chic behind Curio Press. We just built a house in St Louis, MO and I am juggling being a mom, wife, small biz owner, and trying my best to get this house to look like a home. If that wasn't enough I battle chronic autoimmune issues everyday. I'm so glad to have you along for this crazy journey!

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