Nightmares- Good Dream Potion

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So we tried the ‘potion’ with my almost 6 year old boy who, as explained in my previous post ‘Nightmares’, suffers every night with nightmares that wake him up every night and can leave him terrified.
Straight away of course he noticed that it wasn’t labeled as if it had just been bought at the supermarket (hey I’m not as creative as I thought and I’m not exactly going to be pitching this to Lord Sugar as a new product ready to stack on the shelves it’s just to serve it’s purpose as a label for the ‘potion’). I explained that it had to be specially made at the local health shop and the man at the till had made the label especially for him which made my son feel a bit special and excited to try it.

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We followed the instructions on the back and my excited little one helped at every step.

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Once we had poured the milk in he looked, sniffed and wobbled the drink before tasting it and giving the thumbs up, I think he was expecting it to be made from frog eyes and snail tails so he was very cautious at first. He drank about half before it was time for bed and he was really excited and happy to think this might help to stop his nightmares so he went to bed straight away and with a smile on his face.

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The verdict
He came into our room last night as he always does but he was still half asleep and just squished up next to me going straight back to sleep. At breakfast this morning I asked if he had had any bad dreams and at first he said he couldn’t remember but then almost jumped up and down smiling saying he didn’t think he did.
So the potion worked for the bad dreams last night at least and that is a big deal in this house. Of course it’s exausting for all of us if my almost 6 year old has a really bad night and wakes crying but it is truly heart breaking seeing how upset and scared he can get so it is really exciting that this could carry on giving him some much needed peace at night.
I think he came into our room last night out of habit and I’m fine with that. I don’t want to upset him by sending him back to his room after geting over such a big hurdle. Of course we are yet to see if this continues but I will certainly be going back to the ‘health shop’ for some more ‘potion’ when we run out.

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I am a 28 year old mum living in Kent. I am totally outnumbered living with my husband and 3 boys but I love the fun and adventure they bring to my life. As a family we enjoy being active and to get out and about as much as possible. A little about us Me- My husband and I met 12 years ago when I was 16 and him 19. Being so young I don't think either of us expected a nervous first date at the cinema to lead to marriage and 3 children but we soon became inseparable. It can be hard staying 'girlie' in a house full of boys. DS1- DS1 is very sporty. He enjoys football, rugby and swimming but his real passion is motocross. I think hubby would have happily had him on a motocross bike the second he took his first step but he first started to ride when he got his first 50cc bike at 6 years old. Now, aged 8, he rides with complete confidence on his 65cc and is desperate to start competing. As his mother I will always worry about him no mater what he does but seeing how happy this sport makes him makes me want to support him 100%. DS2- DS2 is a real animal lover. He would love nothing more than to have a house full of cats and dogs but unfortunately for him the only pet we have is our goldfish named 'Goldie'. When we visit family who have dogs DS2 will happily sit there for hours talking, stroking and trying to teach them tricks. Computer games is DS2's favourite pass time. He was gifted a tablet for Christmas last year and now, at 6, he has my husband bugging him on tips to get new levels. To keep active DS2 really enjoys swimming. He is not afraid of the water at all and would swim every day given the chance. He has such a loving, caring personality. DS3- DS3 is, well, a real handful as most 2 year olds are. He is never short of energy and zooms everywhere at a million miles an hour on his favourite balance 'motorbike'. Much to my husbands joy DS3 is also obsessed, yes obsessed with motocross. All he wants to do is play motorbikes, wear DS1's helmet and boots at any given chance and watch the videos of DS1 riding. DS3 learns so much from his older brothers and he surprises me everyday with how daring and forward he is in so many ways.

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