- February 25, 2012
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We all either have a kid or know a kid who is afraid of monsters. With my daughter (now five) simply showing her with the lights on that nothing was there worked great. She is a fairly reasonable kid. My nephew however doesn’t buy it. Monsters are only there when mommies and daddies aren’t in the room. They only come out when the lights are off. He has one million and two reasons why we don’t see or believe them and he does. Monsters only want to eat kids after all.
For $1.99 I found the Monster Meter app. It is so cute, it turns your phone into a meter (akin to Ghost Busters) and “scans” a room for the presence of any foul being. For some reason, my nephew couldn’t possibly argue with the iPhone. Normally I would complain about the fact that this actually confirms in his mind that the monsters are real. Yet at the same time, his mom and dad need to sleep and so does he.
For $1.99 I found the Monster Meter app. It is so cute, it turns your phone into a meter and “scans” a room for the presence of any foul being.
Now each night his bedtime ritual of scanning his room, just to be safe. The amazing part, he goes to sleep nearly instantly. Two dollars is a small price to pay to make your kids feel secure in their bedrooms. But beware, in the settings you can set it to go off and show a monster! My daughter gets a kick out of playing Ghostbusters with this app, and I would hate to think what would happen if we left the settings to find a monster when really you want to prove there are none!
Other techniques I have heard others having success with are Monster Spray (where you fill a spray bottle with water to instantly kill monsters) and Monster Protectors (special stuffed animals that only come out at night to protect the room.)