The Middle of The Night - Children’s Book about Body Scan Meditation
Teach your child to notice their own sleepiness with a body scan meditation.
🏅2021 BOOK OF THE YEAR
Awarded by parents and educators of Creative Child Magazine in the category of Bedtime Board Books
🏅2022 MOM’S CHOICE AWARDS® GOLD RECIPIENT
CAN YOU BELIEVE THERE ISN'T A BOOK FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT?
Well, now there is! Created by a professional nanny and child expert, STEF TOUSIGNANT, "The Middle of the Night Book" is the only board book that helps you put your baby or toddler back to sleep using a body scan meditation.
Throughout her 20+ year career, Stef has rocked 100's of children to sleep and she knows that when you remain calm, your child will stay calm and cry less.
"The Middle of the Night Book" takes you and your child on a journey guided by the moon, using a soothing rhythm and dark, tranquil colors.
The moon sends down a moonbeam that guides you through a basic body scan meditation, gently bringing your child’s brain out of "fight or flight" and into their body and the present moment.
“She’s waking up crying in the middle of the night less often, and if she does wake up we just read the book, and out she goes. She is also waking up happier in the mornings.”” — ASHLEY
“A stunning, mindful adventure for your little one - no meditation experience required! This book is a wonderful addition to your bedtime routine - reading it over and over again is a mindful experience in itself. ” — LANE KENNEDY, MINDFULNESS EXPERT AND AUTHOR
At bedtime every child needs something different:
Babies need a strong bedtime routine to cue them that it's time to sleep.
Toddlers need to learn to regulate and calm their bodies so they can access their own self-settling and soothing skills learned as babies.
A TOOL FOR PARENTS
Studies have shown time and again how valuable meditation is for adults and how body scans in particular can lower stress hormones like cortisol.
This book is important because it provides the anchor so many children need in their routines to regulate and calm themselves during the night and eventually during daytime tantrums
A BABY BEDTIME ROUTINE
When a baby knows what to expect they can lower their fight or flight mode, relax and pay more attention to their body - noticing sleepy cues and their sleep window BEFORE they get overtired. This is why bedtime routines are so important, read the book before bed as the final (or anchor) to your routine.
BODY AWARENESS FOR TODDLERS
All toddlers need to learn the foundational skill called 'body awareness' which will help them to notice their body's sleepiness and down-regulate from wiggles or tantrums.
Just like your bedtime books are a critical part of your bedtime routine, you can rely on a book for the middle of the night too. The Middle of the Night Book is the first bedtime board book to use a body scan meditation to help your child notice their body’s sleepiness. Use it before bed and during the night for total effectiveness.
[ PRODUCT INFORMATION ]
- Board book
- Gift wrapped available upon request
[ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ]
STEF TOUSIGNANT is a mom of two, and a professional nanny of 20+ years. She has a background in child development and have taken care of 100's of children - in many, many different ways.
[ ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATIONS ]
Cyd Harlow and Mariah Ortiz are the founders and illustrators behind GO GO LUNA, a stationery company and design house based out of San Francisco. Both women have artistic backgrounds and a passion for baby and kids’ products, as they first met while working at a toy store. Their artwork is full of dreamy pastels, a modern meets vintage aesthetic, and usually a dose of shininess. This is their first book project.