When our daughter was about 4 months she began to display signs of autism. She was in her own little bubble and interacted with my husband, son and I, very little. She had limited eye contact and as she got older she would measure the worth of her toys by the way they would spin in a circle. She was delayed in speech and her understanding of language was limited. My husband and I, both being in the education system, continued to see signs and pursued a diagnosis of ASD as early as 14 months. With this label, that so many run from, we saw advantages of the therapy that insurance would hopefully help us cover. We knew early intervention was going to be the key to our daughter’s success.
While our daughter has always been a fabulous sleeper, the key was getting her to fall asleep in a timely manner. Along with her ASD diagnosis, she also displays symptoms of ADHD and her impulsivity is dangerous to her safety. She is a very intelligent little girl who lets her curiosity get the best of her and she is easily distracted, especially at bedtime. When she was young we were able to enclose her crib with the “crib tent.” Even with that she was able to “jimmy” it open and find ways out. Sleeping outside her door to ensure she didn’t escape at night made for an awful night of sleep and then in turn trying to keep up with our high-energy daughter on little sleep the next day, was next to impossible. We went through about 4 crib tents and began to panic as she began to outgrow her crib. We knew we needed to find a solution to making bedtime safe.
The Safety Sleeper™ truly was the answer to all of our prayers! We have had one for the last two years. We cannot thank you enough for creating such a high-quality product that has changed the lives of our family. We are finally able to sleep in peace knowing our daughter is safe, content, and comfortable in her Safety Sleeper™. It is such a cozy, comfortable sleeper, Our daughter enjoys playing in it during the day as well. We are soon-to-be proud owners of our 2nd Safety Sleeper™ for travel purposes only. We are so looking forward to having one that we only use in hotels, at family sleepovers, and on vacations. I am so excited to be able to have this option so we can travel, one piece that has been hindered since she outgrew a tent. It’s not as easy as just going to sleep anywhere…. our daughter needs like-routines and like-procedures from her daily life and this Safety Sleeper™ will allow this on trips. We’re looking forward to taking it to her grandparents’ house this December.
We can honestly say The Safety Sleeper™ is the single-most important item we own. Being an ESE teacher, I am proud to recommend this product to parents of the students I work with knowing how this sleeper will be a difference maker in them getting a peaceful night’s sleep and for providing the much needed safety for their child. Thank you for putting our mind at peace each night knowing our daughter is safe and secure while she sleeps.
Sue Ann (ESE Teacher) & Ernie (Elementary School Principal)