Sleep Tight All Night Igglepiggle is a versatile sleep aid designed to help teach children when to sleep and when it’s time to get up. It features a small unit that is placed inside the Igglepiggle toy that can be set to shine green or red.
Investigations have concluded that green wave lengths are beneficial during day light hours because they boost attention and reaction times. But green light has been shown to be bad at night as it reduces that amount of melatonin the body produces and the ability to fall asleep.
Red light is less disruptive to the natural body clock and the production of melatonin.
On the reverse side of the sleep aid are all the controls needed to set-up the sleep cycle and daytime play modes.
- Timer: the timer is used to set the duration you would, ideally, like you child to sleep; all night or perhaps for just a quick nap.
- Sounds: use the ‘Sounds’ button to select which of the five soothing sounds will be heard during the sleep cycle. These range from ‘falling rain drops’, ‘sea surf’, ‘gentle heartbeat’ ‘waterfall’ and ‘crickets’ as well as a no-sound option. The volume can be adjusted.
- Parental Lock: once set the unit can be switched ‘on’ which prevents curious little fingers from interfering with the setting.
The unit is then placed into Igglepiggle’s pouch and closed with the velcro fastening.
When Igglepiggle’s tummy is squeezed the sleep aid responds by glowing red and the soothing sounds will be heard for 20 minutes. After 15 minutes the sounds get quieter and the light dims. Whilst the child sleeps the sleep aid remains active and will turn the light and sound back on for a further 5 minutes if the child is disturbed and squeezes Igglepiggle’s tummy again assisting your child to get back to sleep.
Throughout the sleep cycle the child should be encouraged that when ‘RED – stay in bed’.
When the sleep cycle set on the timer is complete a tummy press will make the sleep aid shine green. Encouraging your child ‘GREEN – get up and go’.
Setting the sleep aid into ‘Day mode’ converts it into a daytime toy. Each tummy press then makes Igglepiggle say fun phrases and noises.
Watch the video on the Sleep Tight All Night Igglepiggle page for a good understanding of how it may help your child.