Nap At The Museum was a hit!
So it's been a busy few weeks for Minimello, as I'm sure those of you who made it along to Nap At The Museum in St Albans last week might have guessed!
For those of you who couldn't join, it was all about getting together with some lovely local businesses and raising money for two charities, The Children's Sleep Charity and Mind.
The whole idea came about having spoken to mums about sleep and realising that, once little ones get past about one, parents are sometimes reluctant to talk about issues they're having because everyone else seems to be getting a good night's sleep. I wanted the event to be a place where parents could get together and discuss their experiences with sleep experts and other parents and go away feeling that, with a few new tricks to try at home, bedtime could become a more positive part of the day for everyone.
We set up a bedroom space for parents to see that calm colours can still be fun for kids, with products from Minimello, The Name Box and Cositas, and seeing the kids playing in the bed was so lovely.
There were sessions for parents around the theme of relaxation and sleep including yoga, story-time, crafts and a sleep consultant answering questions. We had a marketplace of local businesses and an auction and raffle with amazing bed from The Children's Furniture Company and prizes from lots of generous businesses.
Renee, of Forty Winks Sleep Consultancy, did a great job of giving all the parents one - to - one time, and answering their questions. One parent came back to me saying the night of the event was the first time her daughter had stayed in her bed after they had tried out some of Renee's suggestions, which was a fantastic thing to hear!
To find out more about the activities and partners on the day, please check out the directory of businesses involved in bringing the event to life and let me know if you have any ideas or would like to host a Nap At The Museum in your town.
- Joanna Dunn