Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the best storyteller of them all? For kids, the answer to that question is probably going to be Mom or Dad – but we know all too well how difficult it can feel to tell your child bedtime stories if it isn't something you're accustomed to. While some parents are simply gifted with the ability to craft a fun, compelling, and relaxing bedtime story out of nowhere, for others, the task can feel like translating ancient Greek. That can be a bummer, as studies have shown that telling stories to children can improve their oral language abilities. At 5 Little Monkeys, we're here to help you through the journey of parenting by...
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Tips & Tricks for Better Sleep from Your Children's Mattress Experts
At 5 Little Monkeys, we're proud to have created a revolutionary children's mattress designed to give kids exactly what they need for perfect sleep – but our mission goes beyond that. We're passionate about ensuring that children everywhere get the restful sleep they need to grow and thrive, and while the 5 Little Monkeys Sleep System is central to that goal, we also want to serve as a resource for all your sleep-related questions and needs. Feel free to take a look through our blog for tips, tricks, and advice on getting better sleep for your little one. And if you haven't already, try the 5 Little Monkeys Sleep System for 100 days, completely risk-free!
Sleep is a critical part of a child's development, and it should be a rejuvenating, healing part of your child's routine. Unfortunately, though, sleep can turn traumatic for many kids. Nightmares and scary dreams are more common than most parents think, with one study by Dutch researchers finding that 96% of 7-9-year-olds reporting nightmares. As parents, we know how difficult and painful it can be if a child develops frequent, intense nightmares – so as your resident sleep experts here at 5 Little Monkeys, here are our tips on stopping nightmares and scary dreams.
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Are frequent, frightening nightmares getting in the way of your child's sleep? Here are 3 mom-approved strategies that can help bring some...
Bedtime is a nightly ritual for parents all over the world, but contrary to what many may think, the specifics of that ritual vary drastically from location to location and culture to culture. At 5 Little Monkeys, our mission is to help kids & families everywhere achieve a healthier, happier life by giving kids a custom-designed children's mattress that truly supports better sleep, but even more so, we want to be your comprehensive resource for all things related to healthy sleep. We believe there's much to be learned from looking to other cultures, so here's a look at how parents tackle bedtime all around the world.
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