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My Hero, Charley the Chameleon

Saturday, December 20, 2014


For as long as I can remember, bedtime has always been a challenge with my first-born. As a newborn, she would often fuss and cry at night but I thought if we could just implement a routine as she got older, things would get easier. And sometimes it did. But mostly, it didn't. It turns out, she needed someone with her in her room every night. Yet for me, I needed her to go to sleep on her own. I was often tired and if I were to lay down next to her, I would inevitably fall asleep in an awkward position on her twin bed and wake up with an arm resting on my face. I'm sure many parents can relate. Lots of fun, right? Nope. I needed to sleep in my own spacious bed and I needed my daughter to find ways to self-soothe. My husband, however, would prefer to lay down next to her than have her call us repeatedly to her room out of fear of the dark. We have tried a few different night lights but, even at nine years of age, she was still afraid of being alone in her room at night. Until we met Charley the Chameleon, that is.


Initially, I had intended for my six-year-old son to have Charley because it was designed for babies and toddlers, I thought to myself. Surely the novelty would wear off and then I could pass it on to my baby nephew or my three-year-old goddaughter. While my son loved it, he really didn't need it. He's always been a pro at sleeping and would often sleep for 10-11 hours a night since he was one month old. But because Charley is so cute, my kids decided to take turns with him each night. What ended up happening? My daughter kept him in her room and my son really hasn't asked for him in weeks. Which is perfectly fine because for the first time in a very, very long time, my daughter will go to bed without asking me to say with her. I'm still having a hard time believing it myself, but it's true! I feel like bowing down to the Cloud B gods and saying, "I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!"


My hero Charley the Chameleon is a cuddly plush friend from Cloud B, the makers of Dreamz To Go Octo and Nighty Night Owl Smart Sensor. He illuminates in a rainbow of colors and plays soothing sounds which include Rain Forest and Tropical Tunes. You can play the sounds with strobing lights or with lights that transition gradually between different colour. Press the button three times for lights only and press it four times to turn it off. Charley also comes with a 45-minute sleep timer and includes three AAA batteries. You can purchase Charley the Chameleon on cloudb.ca for $39.99.

Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. 10-11 hours a night at one month is incredible! I'm glad to see it's helpful at getting kids to bed!

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    1. Yes, I was lucky when it came to my son's sleeping habits!

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  2. It is a really cute and if it helps with bedtime routines, that is a bonus in my books! (Judy Cowan)

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    1. A huge bonus! Now, I kiss my daughter good night and she happily turns over on her side with Charley tucked under her arm.

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  3. A Chameleon stuffed toy is hard to find, nice!

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    1. That's true! Not something you see around much.

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    1. It's even cuter in the dark once it's all lit up.

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  5. My little guys could use one of these right now. They are having trouble staying in their big boy beds.

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  6. My daughter is 8 and still has a security stuffie, I don't mind as long as it helps her sleep better. Charley is totally cute!

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    1. My daughter never really got attached to much other than a regular stuffie but it never lit up. I think that's the big difference here since she is so afraid of the dark.

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  7. yeah saw he in a giveaway and checked amazon right away lol, but then found that fat giraffe ....so many cloud b stuff!!

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  8. Their stuff is si cute! I love their Lady Bug, nice it helps the kids sleep!

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  9. love the Cloud B stuffies, they are all so cute, and would brighten anyones lives up!!!

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  10. Forget my boys, I want this Chameleon!

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  11. what a great snuggle pet

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  12. My son would love Charley because he's afraid of the dark and Charley glows in the dark!

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  13. My daughter would love this, he is so cute

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  14. That is such a cute plush. I love the vibrant colours

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