Bedtime Before Monster Defense Spray

Establish a Bed Time Routine for Your Child and Calm Their Fears With Monster Defense Spray

Over the last several weeks, I have noticed that my youngest son doesn’t like to go to bed at night.  I am not sure if he is scared of the dark, terrified to be alone, dealing with separation anxiety, if he is just going through a phase where he wants to be independent, or he is afraid of “monsters” hiding under his bed or in his closet.   Every night we go through the same exact routine, my youngest son will throw a fit and he will tell me that he doesn’t want to go to bed.  Each night we give him the prep talk and explain to him that he has to go to bed.  As a toddler, he doesn’t understand why it is important to get enough sleep.  In fact, toddlers have a one track mind and they are afraid that they are going to miss something while they are sleeping.

Disclosure:  I received a bottle of Monster Defense Spray in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions reflected in this post are 100% my own and I wouldn’t recommend products that I didn’t like.  

Here is a photo of my youngest son when I put him in his crib at bedtime.  I hope he doesn’t mind having this photo on my blog when he is a bit older. Hehehe

Bedtime Before Monster Defense Spray

I decided to give Monster Brave MD-80 spray a try and see if it would help go to sleep on his own.  I handed the spray to him and his face immediately turned into a smile.  I sprayed the Brave spray in his room and told him that the spray would take all of his fears away.  I didn’t want to mention the word “monsters” to him because I didn’t want to scare him.  He loves watching [amazon_link id=”B008JFUPOY” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow” ]Monster’s University[/amazon_link] and I don’t want to frighten him.

Here is a photo of my son holding the Monster Brave MD-80 spray.

Bedtime After Monster Defense SprayAs a mom, I don’t like exposing my children to a bunch of harmful chemicals.  I love that this spray is made with natural ingredients.  When I sprayed it in his room, it made his room smell good but it wasn’t an overwhelming like you often get when you spray air freshener.  This spray smells similar to warm waffles.

Children can have a wild imagination especially if they have seen movies like Monster’s Inc or Monster’s University.  Their creative imagination can keep them up all night long, preventing them from getting an adequate amount of sleep needed for proper growth and development.

Continue Reading: Tips To Establish a Bed Time Routine for Your Child


18 responses to “Establish a Bed Time Routine for Your Child and Calm Their Fears With Monster Defense Spray”

  1. yetunde Avatar

    This is quite an interesting product. Right now my kids’ bedtime routine involves trips to the bathroom every 5 minutes 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      This sounds exactly like my oldest son, he always has something that he forgot to do when it comes to bedtime. He is 13.

  2. Leila Boukarim Avatar

    Really cute idea! I love the spray!

    As for the bedtime routine, I have found with my experience with two entirely different boys that no matter how hard you try, you cannot force them out of certain habits. For instance my eldest needed his milk bottle at bedtime until he was a little over three old. We tried everything to make him stop but nothing worked, and it just made us all miserable. Then one day, all on his own, he just said “I don’t want it mommy”. And that was that.

    He turned four in November, and to this day I have to be with him in bed until he falls asleep. Sometimes it takes forever to get him to sleep, and this means that my husband and I still can’t leave the house at a decent enough hour for dinner or anything else. I have tried everything, but nothing’s worked. As for my 9 month old, I can put him down while he’s awake and he’ll fall asleep on his own, something I never dreamed of with my first.

    Parenting can be really tricky sometimes 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for sharing. I agree each child is different. It is best to find what works for you and child when it comes to making a bed time routine. If you start an routine during the first few months of life, it will make things easier as they get older. Of course, you might still encounter minor hiccups occasionally.

  3. Emma @ P is for Preschooler Avatar

    We tried this too and it was helpful for my daughter too. She’s 4. I’m glad it helped your son too!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I am glad your daughter was able to benefit from it as well. It is a fun and cute idea to help your child with their bedtime fears.

  4. Taylor Gilmore Avatar

    Monster Defense Spray. What a great idea!I wish I’d thought it 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree. Maybe one day we can each create a cool product. 🙂

  5. corinne Avatar

    Monster spray is such a cute idea!If my kids were afraid of monsters I’d definitely try something like that. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for visiting, I wish that I would have invented something like this for children.

  6. Stacey Gannett (This Momma's Ramblings) Avatar

    I actually did something similar with my two youngest, though it was either a body spray in a scent they were familiar with, like vanilla, or a spritz or two of one of my perfumes. Either worked wonders for mine. Have a great Friday!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I have seen other people make their own homemade Monster Defense Spray for their children. Thank you for sharing your experience with night time monsters. 😉

  7. Jessy Avatar

    Hi, I just wanted to chime in and thank you, Christy for this post. The tips you give would be really helpful for the parents with small children in house.

    It’s true that children are very prone to various fears and if these fears are not neutralized or better prevented from appearing, they could determine the future of the child, when they grow up in a negative way, in most cases.

    Parents should know that kids copy they behavior and if you show your fear and negative reactions in front of them, then most likely they will adopt, inherit this fear and react the same way to similar situations. One good example is the fear of cockroaches, If you react with disgust, when you see a cockroach and they see you reacting that way, it’s very possible that they will copy that behavior through their life.
    Even though such an attitude to these insects is beneficial in some way(they transmit many bacteria and diseases) it should be tolerated only to some extend and not let it become an lifestyle ruining behavior and phobia.

    Also parents have to be vary careful with the content their children have access to on TV and internet(avoid especially horror films).

    As all things in this life, there have to be moderation in everything you do and keep things in normal boundaries. Little fear here and there could be healthy for the kids, but without letting it take them over completely.

    In kids life there should be mostly play, fun and positive emotions, so the negative ones and the fears have to be minimized and avoided as much as possible.


    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for adding this information for parents to read Jessy. I agree with you that media that is on television can affect the way children act and think.

      I also agree that you should help your child attempt to overcome any fears that they may have or at least openly talk to them about their fears.

  8. Donna (Blendermom) Avatar

    Great advice although I never had to try the monster spray. Cute idea!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you Donna.

  9. Shannon Avatar

    How adorable. I also agree they should have a routine to go to bed.

  10. patricia Avatar

    This is absolutely an adorable idea!