Twilight Turtle Got My Son to Say Goodnight and Turn Out the Light!

08/25/2008 at 06:00 AM ET
Cloudb Twilight Turtle

For the past year my son has insisted in leaving the lights on when he goes to sleep at night. To try and get him to sleep without all that excess wattage we have tried a series of night-lights, glow in the dark stars and bedding, and a glowing pink orb pal that he named "Corey." No dice.

Not until we got him his very own Twilight Turtle from Cloud b ($34) has our son mustered the courage to face the darkness. Who can blame him? The night can be long and lonely with only a hall and closet light to reassure your fears of a monster under the bed.

Fortunately he is convinced that the Twilight Turtle eats all monsters. This lightweight plush and plastic night-light casts constellations on the ceiling in your choice of three soothing colors of light. Blue and amber stars twinkle just long enough for my boy to fall asleep. He especially loves that it can be cuddled up close to him (no electric cords or wires) to provide maximum nighttime security.

Honestly, I did not think I would see the day he was willing to turn out the light at night, cheerfully and willingly. But he is so anxious to surround himself in Twilight Turtle stars that he begs to turn the light off before his story is even finished. Sometimes he takes it in the closet, and shuts the door. He likes to try and identify the constellations as shown in the booklet that accompanied the product.

We were advised by several pals to ‘try the turtle’ and I am so glad we did.  I now just wish there was a travel size Twilight Turtle for use in hotel rooms!

Celebrity parents who have the Twilight Turtle for their tots include Jessica Alba and Tori Spelling (Stella has the Ladybug version, Liam has a turtle). Matthew McConaughey has the newly released special edition Twilight Sea Turtle that supports organizations that assist sea turtles.

— Ciaran

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Eva on

The turtle has been a lifesaver for us. We too had been through a series of night lights trying to decrease my daughter’s fears as well as our utility bill, and this finally did the trick! The star pattern is fascinating, fun and provides reassuring light all over for my daughter, and my favorite feature is that it automatically shits off after 45 minutes. This gives her time to fall asleep without wasting batteries. The fact that she can cuddle it is also great. This has been worth every penny we paid for it!

angelbaby33 on

This turle is wonderful! My daughter also has the lady bug and loves it as well. The best thing about them is that they are relatively small and easy to travel with and make a trip away from home not as scary because the same familiar stars are lighting up the ceiling wherever they are!