Monkey Wellbeing

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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13 Comments

  1. Stephney 28th August 2015 / 01:30

    Excellent post, great read x

  2. Michelle Murray 28th August 2015 / 08:19

    We first came across Miniey Wellbeing a few months ago too. It’s such a great way to teach little ones about hospitals, dentists etc. my son is in and out of hospital every week so it’s been perfect for him to read about what is going to happen when we arrive xx popping over from mummy2monkeys xx

    • Michelle Murray 28th August 2015 / 08:19

      Sorry that should say Monkey

  3. Sian 28th August 2015 / 08:47

    What a great way to teach children about these things!! I definately think this is something all children should have access too!

  4. leeleelovesblog 28th August 2015 / 09:15

    This is a great idea and a nice way to explain things to little ones, it can be hard to get them to understand sometimes! Xx

  5. Gaby {lifeineight.com} 28th August 2015 / 09:53

    What a great idea! And being able to have monkey at home makes it even easier for children to relate to the stories in the book. Xx

  6. Becky, Cuddle Fairy 28th August 2015 / 12:16

    These are fantastic! I love the images & monkey is so cute! I think kids learn so well through books & having books about having blood taken etc really is a great way for the child to be prepared for what’s ahead of them. x

    • Blogging Mummy 28th August 2015 / 22:21

      Hey, yea i really love the books they a great for the children in hospital. Monkey is really loved in our house he he xx

  7. LadyNicci 28th August 2015 / 22:45

    Aw, love the sound of these. We call our girl ‘little monkey’ all the time. The real photos is a great idea as brings it home, rather than having cartoons etc 🙂

    • Blogging Mummy 28th August 2015 / 23:11

      yeah, thats why I love these books rather than anything else ive ever seen xx

  8. Lisa - Four Walls, Rainy Days 28th August 2015 / 23:07

    Those pamphlets are an absolutely brilliant idea, definitely will make things easier for kids to understand and hopefully will make the whole thing less scary. Also loving the idea of the timer for teeth brushing, we’ve found strawberry organic toothpaste for our little man who didn’t like brushing, might try a timer when he gets a bit older.

  9. Ickle Pickle (@IcklePicklex) 30th August 2015 / 18:50

    I too met Monkey Wellbeing at Britmums, and received the pack to review. It is a brilliant idea, and we can’t wait to explore it further. Kaz x

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