A couple of months ago I attended BritMums Live. I spoke to a lot of brands and bloggers there, however I met one lovely lady from the company Monkey Wellbeing. We actually started chatting outside and I was asking what it was she was doing and thats when I found out about the lovely company that products some fantastic books.
There is a beautiful story behind the birth of Monkey Wellbeing and how the books and Monkey came to be which you can read here.
The books are short stories including monkey as the patience and the books are called Monkey has a blood test, Monkey goes to the dentist, Monkey has an injection,Monkey goes to school and a couple more are Monkey has an asthma attack and Monkey visits grandpa in hospital. The books were originally designed to be sold to hospitals to help children who may be visiting having an injection or a blood test. The first book was produced for the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Brighton and it sold very quick.
I think the top-selling point of these books are the fact that all the pictures are real life. Monkey is a loveable character which children think is all cute and cuddly. Apart from Monkey the rest of the pictures are all taken with real people, in real life places, showing real life injections and blood tests and schools etc. I think this is fantastic as the child gets to see what machines and hospitals and school really look like rather than a cartoon drawing.
As many of you will know Bubs has Congenital Hypothyroidism and having blood test will be apart of his life forever. I really can’t wait until he is old enough for me to read this book to him and explain all the pictures. I am sure reading this book together will put his mind more at ease when going for the blood tests. I will be able to explain it all with pictures from the book so he can understand what to expect.
With the dentist book we were sent a tooth brush and a timer. This is great for Little Man who hates brushing his teeth. We play a little game each morning and night. If he can brush his teeth until the timer stops then he is the winner. I highly recommend these books and will be buying anymore that may be written in the future. Each book is £2.95 and the Monkey hand puppet is £9.95. You are also able to buy lots of other accessories from the Monkey Wellbeing site.