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Bedtime can be an anxious time for children so helping your child to worry less and get a good night’s sleep is paramount.

Children can worry over a number of things – separation from parents, fears and phobias, family, a new baby, moving house, school and friendships – and this is a normal part of their development as they grow up. However it can have a knock on effect on their sleep. Many children soon start to fear going to bed and being alone. This also impacts on your sleep as the parent.

Sleep is a critical part of a child’s development process. Did you know that research from the University of Virginia (2013) found that four-year-olds with shorter than average sleep times had increased rates of ‘externalising’ behavioural problems such as overactivity, anger, aggression, impulsivity, tantrums and annoying behaviours?

That’s why we’ve teamed up with The Worry Bag Co who makes Worry Bags to help children with their worries and bad dreams.  It features four NightLight superheroes with magical powers who protect the youngster and zap the baddies placed inside the bag rendering them powerless by morning. The following day the parent/care-giver talks through the worries, they are torn into tiny pieces and banished from the house, never to return.  This process, although simple, is very effective and frequently produces results from the first night.

The Sleep Council children-reading-story-good-book-pic-2-300x200 Say Goodbye To Your Child’s Bedtime Worries: WIN A Worry Bag!  Aimed at 3-8 year olds (or older for SEN children), they are bright, soft and cuddly with a flexible writing board and a Maximum Security Baddie Lock-Up.  Inside there’s a notebook, pen and story book which teaches them how to use their bag plus easy to follow instructions for the adult.  For more information click here.

There is one Worry Bag up for grabs, in your choice of colour (worth £39.50) and all you have to do to enter is FOLLOW both Sleep Council and The Worry Bag Co on Twitter and RETWEET the competition post. Alternatively LIKE both Sleep Council and The Worry Bag Co on Facebook. Then SHARE and COMMENT on the competition post.

The competition closes at 1pm on Friday 10th February. The winners will be announced on The Sleep Council’s Twitter and Facebook pages by 3pm.


“I trialled one of these bags for Luca and it’s had a massive impact on his sleep, we had to buy one! Highly, highly recommend.”
Carol (who is a franchise manager of TinyTalk signing and sensory classes)


Competition terms:
To enter you must be a UK resident over the age of 18
No purchase is necessary for entry to this free prize draw.
Entry is limited to one per person and exclusively via Twitter and Facebook.
This draw is not open to employees, partners and associated agents of The Sleep Council or anyone concerned with this promotion or to members of any of our sponsors’ products. Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted.
Sorry, no cash alternative will be offered and the prize is non-transferable.
The closing date is 1pm on 10/02/2017. The winners will be drawn at random.
The competition winners will be notified by 3pm on 10/02/2017. If the Promoter is not able to get in contact with the winner within 14 days, the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner will be drawn. It is the winner’s responsibility to notify the Promoter of any change in contact information.
The winner may not use the prize in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or prize draw.
The prize is subject to availability and the Promoter reserves the right to change the prize to an alternative of similar value without notice if circumstances beyond their control require it to do so.
The Promoter reserves the right to reject fraudulent entries.
Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed due to technical problems.
The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any technical issues, system or software failures encountered during entry into the promotion.
The Sleep Council will not be liable for loss or damage whatsoever caused by matters arising from this promotion.
The winners will be asked permission for their names and county to be posted on social media.
The entry instructions form part of the Terms & Conditions. By entering, entrants agree to accept and be bound by the Terms & Conditions. Entrants must read and accept the competition Terms & Conditions to be eligible. The Promoter reserves the right to change the Terms & Conditions.
By entering the competition, you are agreeing to send your details to The Sleep Council and The Worry Bag Co, and your details may be used by them for direct marketing purposes. Unless you have provided consent, the Promoters will not provide your details to any third parties. You may unsubscribe at any time from the Promoter’s direct marketing by contacting the relevant company by e-mail, telephone, post or by using unsubscribe links within their e-mails.
The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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