Disclosure – we were gifted a year’s subscription to Moshi Twilight and the Google Home Mini for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.
Do you have a child that is difficult to put to bed? Miss J (7) has become an awful sleeper in recent months and bedtime is really quite difficult. She suffers from nightmares and has now developed an anxiety about going to bed because of this. She tends to sit up in bed worrying and gets herself into a real state before coming downstairs meaning that she isn’t going to sleep until much later than her bedtime. It’s become a real issue because she is so tired by the end of the week of going to bed late.
We were recently contacted by a company called Mind Candy who have just launched an app called Moshi Twilight which I thought just might solve all our problems with bedtimes!
Moshi Twilight is aimed at 4-10 year olds and features Sleep Stories, Guided Relaxations and Soothing Sounds. These are all designed to help children to drift off happily to sleep. We’ve been testing it out over the last couple of days and have been really impressed.
The app works on its own through your phone or device or also through a Google Home device. We set up a Google Home Mini in Miss J’s bedroom so that the music and stories could play through here and it’s really easy for her to control as she can just ask Google to play the app for her.
We’ve been putting her to bed with a warm drink, reading her a bedtime story and then settling her down to listen to the relaxing stories on the app. Because the stories are relaxing, they distract her enough from her worries whilst helping to lull her to sleep. If she still struggles to sleep after a story we put the relaxing sounds on which usually works.
I think that this app will really help Miss J with her anxiety, not only at bedtimes, but at other times too and she will be able to just take herself off to her room for a few minutes and listen to a relaxation which should do her wonders of good.
The Moshi Twilight App is available here and it is subscription based with weekly, monthly and yearly options so you can try it out for a couple of weeks to see how you get on before committing to a full subscription. We have a 12 month subscription and I’m sure that we are going to make the most of it. New content is added every week so your children can listen to new sleep stories so they won’t get bored of listening to the same ones.