Being a mom of three babies having them all in their own beds now can be very difficult at times, especially when you have one child who just flat out refuses to sleep like my daughter. My daughter just hates to sleep she always feels like shes missing out on something. She kept telling me that she was scared to sleep. I would go in her room read a book, comfort her, rub her back and anything possible to try and make her sleep, but all fails. Then I asked her why don’t you want to sleep? She told me “mommy there is monsters in my room”. Well at first when I heard this I had to turn my head away and chuckle a little. Then I told her there is no monsters and you can go to sleep. Don’t be scared they will not hurt you. So still believing that there was monsters she told me that I had to get rid of them. At first I was like OK what am I gonna use to try to convince her and get rid of the monsters? I wanted her to feel safe and secure in her bed. I looked for a spray bottle and placed some water and lavender drops into it. Then I said I need to make this bottle more realistic and professional so my daughter wouldn’t think I was just using a regular water bottle that I use when I cut peoples hair. Kids are very smart and pick up on these type of things very quickly.
My daughter is a huge Dora fan so I found a Dora sticker that was a princess Dora. This I knew would work. I placed the big Dora sticker on the bottle and then took some colored glitter and glued it on the bottle. You can also place a tiny bit of glitter inside with the water and lavender too. So now we had princess spray that will fight off all the monsters. We all know that lavender is very calming and soothing to a child, heck it’s even very soothing to adults. Lavender has so many great uses. You can use lavender for migraines, fainting, and even if you feel dizzy. The lavender oil or the leaves can be used for stomach problems, nausea, and even vomiting. What I like about lavender is the effect it has on a child. It’s very comforting and has that special effect to help them sleep. So then I took the bottle of princess spray and showed my daughter that with this spray it will make all the monsters disappear. I wanted her to be a part of this to make her feel more at ease. So I asked her to show me where the monsters were. We sprayed under the bed, in the closet, on the windows, blinds, and the rugs. Then I told her now that all the monsters are gone you can get into bed and feel safe to sleep. I told also told her that now that the monsters are gone mommy has to spray the princess spray on your blankets and pillows so that you are protected at all times from the monsters. As long as you are in bed and have that spray on you the monsters will not come anywhere near you or your room. Monsters hate the smell of princess spray with lavender.
So far this technique has been working. She still doesn’t like to sleep during the day, but she is getting so much better at night. Kids love when you use your imagination and creativity. It makes you as a parent feel even better when the stuff you create or do actually works and makes your child feel at ease. For this method you will need a water bottle, glitter, princess stickers, marker to write princess spray, lavender drops, and a bunch of love with creativity. Now if this all fails for you there is a product on the market called closet monster spray. This product will run you around ten dollars a bottle. It’s safe to even use on the skin. So far I don’t need this spray, but if I do I know where to find it. It actually has a monster on the bottle so you can show them this spray will get rid of all monsters. The product is made with lavender, but you can make your own.