By Tiny Sleepyhead


Children’s imagination blossoms between 2-4 years old. At the same time, you can notice that your little one’s vocabulary is getting richer and he/she can describe his/her fears more accurately. Nightmares help your child processing fears, stress or anything upsetting that happened during the day. But what to do when your child is afraid of the dark or has nightmares?


Monster spray

First tip: the ”monster spray”. To create one with your child, simply decorate an empty spray bottle with his favorite stickers and fill it with water and few drops of lavender essential oil. You can then spray the room before your child goes to bed, in order to create a “protection against monsters”.


Another useful tip during bedtime routine or when a nightmare occurs, is to use  Lou the nightlight from ZAZU. One of my favorite settings is it’s adjustable brightness. This cute lamp can be used as a nightlight during the bedtime routine while reading a book or during a relaxing story time. You can switch on both the little owl and the outer ring, or if you prefer you can put them on separately. When the story time is over all you have to do is to dim the lamp and that’s it! You don’t have to worry about switching the light off as it goes off automatically after 30 minutes for the outer ring and little owl goes off after 60 minutes which is enough for you child to fall asleep with reassuring light. Another great feature is the noise sensor. If your child wakes up at night the light goes on for comfort. It helps to feel safe at night and makes it easier to fall back asleep. With the help of nightlight Lou nightmares are not so scary anymore.  I can definitely recommend ZAZU’s Lou to any parent of a young child.

Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way by ZAZU Kids.

All the best,


Tiny Sleepyhead

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