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Relax A Bye Baby to sleep

Posted on October 4, 2014 by Christine Crosby in grandparents, Mimi Sommers, Relax A Bye Baby, sleep

Trouble getting Your GRANDbaby To Sleep?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had a simple and effective way to help young children settle down and go to sleep?  Mimi Sommers, author of Relax-a-Bye Baby has such a way. Relax-a-bye Baby is a painless bedtime guide to help your little one relax and sleep tight.

This book is an introduction to meditation as well as a fun, creative and interactive approach to body relaxation and mindfulness. Think of this book as a useful bonding tool for parents, grandparents and other caregivers.

In Relax-a-Bye Baby Mimi Sommers shares a relaxation exercise to ease your grandchild off to dreamland 

It’s bedtime and the battle begins. Your little one is still bubbling with energy and you’ve run out of bedtime stories and used up all of your tips and tricks for getting him or her off to sleep. Mimi Sommers went through this nearly every evening with her son. On one particularly bad night when the clock read 10:30 PM and he was still wide awake she turned, in desperation, to a relaxation exercise often used by adults, and by 10:45 PM her little guy was sound asleep. Later, she refined the exercise, so that it was tailored specifically for tots, and then she wrote RELAX-A-BYE BABY: A BEDTIME GUIDE TO HELP YOUR LITTLE ONE RELAX AND SLEEP TIGHT (Angus Macgregor Books, September 2014, paperback).

Beautifully illustrated, RELAX-A-BYE BABY offers parents and grandparents a relaxation exercise in a nursery rhyme that not only helps their little ones ease into to sleep, but teaches them relaxation skills that can benefit them throughout their lives. It also helps kids to see bedtime as their time to rest after an active day and rejuvenate for another one.


Quiet your legs

They were busy all day

Walking and running

For work and for play

Straighten them out

Settle them down

You won’t really need them

In this sleepy town

Your hips connect

Your bottom and top

You’re moving all day

So their work doesn’t stop

Rest your hips now

Let them sink into bed

Tell them to “Be quiet”

From your toes to your head

A strong, straight back

Makes you feel tall and proud

Stretch it. Relax it.

Stand out from the crowd

Feel all your tension

Melting away

No more time for worry

Tomorrow’s a new day

SleepMimi Sommers is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from the University of Southern California. Early in her career, she moved to Switzerland to start a hygiene program for a private practice and currently works part-time in Los Altos, CA. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Mimi most recently created a series of children’s interactive educational iPad Apps licensed under Life Skills Games.Mimi lives in Palo Alto, CA with her husband, young son and 2 dogs.


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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