Will is afraid of the dark.
Well, not the dark, per se.
Rather, the shadows created in his room at night, by a variety of things (light on his air filter, light on the a/c unit, light from the hallway under his door). A nightlight doesn't work, since he is afraid of shadows.
And a nightlight creates shadows. So, this created a bit of a problem.
Thank goodness, we found the Twilight Sea Turtle. Just to make it clear, I have not been paid for this blog entry. I have NEVER been paid for anything that I have written on this blog. I'd love to get paid for blogging since I do it constantly :), but I NEVER have been. I've never even gotten a freebie (what am I doing wrong? - LOL!). So, this is a completely unbiased review for a product that has literally changed our life. I am telling you about it for that reason!
Will loves this turtle. It is a plush turtle body with a plastic shell, so it can safely sit in his crib with him. It is easy for him to turn off or on or to change the colors by simply pressing a button. It is on a 45 minute timer, so it stays on way long enough for him to fall asleep, but not so long that it runs down the batteries. It makes a neat pattern on the ceiling, providing light but. . . (and, people, this is key) NO SHADOWS.
It is cheapest to buy it through Amazon, but worth every penny if you suddenly find yourself with a dark or shadow paranoid toddler and have to pay retail (it takes about a week to get it through Amazon). For those of you who have read this blog for awhile, you know that I hate paying full price for anything. Friends, I would pay for this full price twice if I had to. Three times, even. That is how life-changing our friend the sea turtle has been.