A child has little or no control over their environment around them. They lack the understanding that we as adults have to be able to reason, for instance, we know a shadow is just a shadow, they don’t and consequently a shadow becomes a monster. They have no control over this thought and no way to suppress it so it becomes a bigger and bigger worry. The Worry Bag is a dedicated place to put their worries giving them control over their thoughts instead of the thoughts controlling them.
When adults can’t sleep at night because they are thinking over the day’s events, writing it down can help. The Worry Bag works in a similar way for your child – the things that are worrying them are written down and therefore become more manageable. As we all know, children have great imaginations and the The Worry Bag has been designed to feed into that imagination in a positive way, a magic bag that has powers to zap baddies!
The NightLights Worry Bag is a good quality, specially designed bag which comes with a beautiful NightLights storybook to teach your little one how to use their bag, a notepad and a pen, plus full, easy to follow instructions for you on how to help your child through the process.
The Worry Bag is made of specially designed NightLights thick cotton fabric with characters placed strategically to zap the baddies when they are inside the bag. Every part of the bag has been painstakingly designed with your child in mind. It is soft and cuddly, yet feels thick and robust (to keep the baddies in). With a flexible board that is firm enough to write on whilst in the safety of their bed, under the covers with their toes tucked in (so the baddies can’t get them), yet it’s soft enough to fall asleep on and it won’t hurt them. A zipped inside pocket (the Baddie Lock-Up) seals their worries in, and a zip across the bag double-seals in the baddies so their Worry Bag can stay by their bed for use all night through without the risk of baddies escaping. (And of course the NightLights fight the baddies whilst the child sleeps.)
We would recommend the bag from 3 years (with supervision) upwards to around 11 years. It is not suitable for children under 3 as it has to be taken to bed with them.
Oh we wish we had a definitive answer to this, however, it is impossible to say for sure as all children are different and some will respond quicker than others. The bag offers a way for your little one to control the worries they are having, even if they don’t disappear completely. It is also a way of documenting their thoughts when they are thinking them, to share with you later. In our experience the worries reduce in intensity and scariness the more often they are written down.
Yes, of course! Here at the Worry Bag Company we want you to love your Worry Bag as much as we do. A great deal of time and effort has been put into the design and manufacture of the bag to give you a product that works for you and your little one. If you have any comments or suggestions to help us improve further, please email us your suggestions.
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We are so confident that you will be pleased with our products that we operate a no quibble, full money back guarantee should you be dissatisfied with our products. All we ask is that your item be returned in a condition in line with reasonable wear, tear and use during the period you have had it. We are really sorry, but we cannot give refunds for items that have been mistreated or wilfully damaged. Please click here to see our full Returns Policy.*
You will need to present the Worry Bag in a way that supports your child’s belief in its magical powers, ie “Here is a special present for you to help with your bad dreams”. You will then need to make time to sit with your child and read the book which will teach your child how to use their bag. You will also need to take a couple of minutes each day to look through and discuss the worries with your child, without judgement, and dispose of the worries.