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About

Bedtime Bedding is the first storytelling bedding set for children, supported by an app. The set contains an amazingly detailed duvet cover with interactive parts, three charming plush figures, a free smartphone application and an optional set of “Groovy Grove” themed pajamas.

We’re certain that one way or another you’re familiar with the feeling when figuring out the next bedtime story for the night seems nigh impossible. The positive effects of storytelling on kids is undeniable, they need their stories, no matter how hard it seems for you to tell them one. 

We also know that bedtime means a hard time every now and then, usually children just don’t like to go to bed and neither they hide their opinion about it. Believe it or not, we’ve found a way that not only makes bedtime attractive to them but also develops their skills tremendously. Wouldn’t you love to see both you and your loved ones anxiously waiting for the time they must go to bed? And wouldn’t you love to know that you’ve helped their development a great deal every night, just by putting them to bed?

If you would, you’ve come to the right place.

Our Bedtime Bedding set supports family bonding and brings back mutual storytelling. It fits perfectly into the daily routine, and it doesn’t require much to make it work. Going through a story with our set is a playful yet soothing experience which helps your children go to sleep with a sense of fulfillment and a relaxed state of mind.

1. Personal playground

The illustrated cover sets the stage for your stories in a small fantasy world.

2. Bedtime Buddies 

The Bedtime Buddies are the perfect companions for your adventures in the “Groovy Grove”.

3. Interactive parts

4. Once Upon an APP

5. Pajamas 

Kids love role-playing, it not only entertains them but also plays an important role in their psychological development. Our pajamas are the perfect outfit for their adventures in the “Groovy Grove”.

                                 

A quick comparison of the most common and most current sources of bedtime stories.

Though we truly believe our Bedtime Bedding set will bring you countless hours of fun, “Groovy Grove” is not the only theme we’ve designed. We already have two other themes in the tube, reaching our goals would mean endless possibilities of how we could take our plans further - more themes and sets would only be the beginning. 

The themes ready for production are called “Faraway Kingdom” and “Prehistoric Park”, they both come with their very own set of Buddies: The Princess/The Knight/The Witch and Stompy/Rumble/Lizzy, respectively.

Stories connect us all in so many ways, but stories are not only part of our social life, they have a deeply personal side as well. In that role, storytelling becomes a key component of a person’s neurological development, and a skill that ultimately helps create a well-adjusted and resilient youth. It’s something that definitely worth an explanation, so let's take a look at storytelling from a scientific perspective this time, and let’s see what’s behind this simple yet very powerful activity of ours.

When children are listening to stories instead of sitting in front of TV screens, they’re visualizing the story inside by creating images in their minds. Fueled by their imagination, this activity plays a very important role in their psychological development: it helps processing daily experiences. That’s why storytelling gives comfort and makes someone feel relaxed, it can even dissipate smaller fevers occasionally.

Knowing what kind of effect bedtime stories and storytelling in general have on children, creativity involved takes it one step further. By giving them the means to manifest their “inner images” through acting out certain situations, we not only help children in their daily experience-processing, but we also make them rely heavily on their creativity. This exercise will have a great effect on their problem-solving skills as they grow up.

Storytelling develops reading skills by helping children become familiar with the basic elements of a story, such as the characters, the setting, and the plot. Even when you share stories in an everyday conversation, you give very important tools in the hands of your kids, without knowing it. They may not be that useful at the time, but once they begin to read, they’ll have a much better understanding of the story they read, from day one.

Once you’re all snuggled up with your child for a bedtime story, it’s a great time to influence them with life lessons by agreeing or disagreeing with certain events or moral choices in the story. For example: “Can you believe Barney would go into Stormy’s house when he wasn’t at home? You know we would never do such a thing... that’d be rather disrespectful. How would you feel about someone coming to our house uninvited, while we are away?”

By playing with Bedtime Buddies, children have an easier time processing everyday events and learn social rules through examples introduced through their puppets. Buddies provide emotional support for children by acting as ‘a friend to talk to’. They also present a great way to discuss different topics with their parents without the stress of having to talk to them directly. Playing with puppets is also very important in improving children’s fine-motor skills.

All parts of our set have been manufactured with the highest quality standards and designed to be safe for children on all departments; we know our audience. Also we’ve gone a long way making sure everything we produce is made of eco-friendly materials. The duvet cover and pillowcase are made of 200 thread-count 100% cotton sateen and is in compliance with OEKO-TEX standards. The prints are made with top-notch digital technology that produces sharp, detailed graphics and vibrant, lasting colors. The plush figures are manufactured using baby-plush materials, and all their accessories and clothing are embroidered. The bedding set is manufactured in the EU.

We are Bedtime Bedding, a toy startup founded by Dora Czintos and Gabor Vitvera, a young and family-centric couple with a very important insight to share. We’ve realized how essential creativity, communication and social skills have become in today’s world. Also we’ve learnt that developing and nurturing these skills can begin really early in a child’s life, if one finds an engaging, yet not overwhelming way to reach out to them. And last but definitely not least, parents must be involved in any processes that can help the development of their loved ones. This means that no valid solution can ignore how a parent feels after a hard day at work. 

We proudly announce, we’ve found a way to address them all! And here we are now, turning our idea into reality, hoping we can help many families around the world.

                                 

Special thanks to: 

Orsolya Czintos, Gabor Gonczy, Gabor Laczko, Aniko Kazatsay, Tamas Szabo, Peter Graf, Zsofia Szonyi, Karoly Moser

We’ve put an enormous amount of time and effort - and most of our savings - into coming this far. During the development phase of our product we’ve been working closely with experienced toymakers, textile-industry experts, and child psychologists. Dozens of families participated in our testing process, and all their feedback and advices has been built into our final prototype – which is finally finished now. 

 All of our manufacturers are well aware of the product’s specs and the strict timeline of our plan. We’ve covered all bases starting from product safety, through psychological research to order fulfillment. With a successful Kickstarter campaign, we will be able to take the next step: start manufacturing right away, in order to deliver your orders this August.

...there is one last obstacle we need to overcome. To start manufacturing we must meet the minimum order-quantity requirements, which happen to be quite high in the textile- and toy- industry: 100 of our lovely duvet cover and 200 of each of our cute plush toys must be ordered. 

With your contributions, we will be able to start the production and take Bedtime Bedding to children’s bedrooms all around the world. If you share our vision, please back us here on Kickstarter by pledging any amount that fits your enthusiasm! You will directly contribute to bringing Bedtime Bedding to life and in return, you become one of our first happy customers purchasing the Bedtime Bedding set, at a special Kickstarter price.

 Thank you!

Sharing our project with your family and friends on social channels such as Facebook and Twitter, or spreading the word any other way you fancy, is also a great assistance. You find a bunch of icons below our video, use them at your will! Thanks!

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You can download our press kit here. Also please Contact Us here or at hello@bedtimebedding.com for more information.

Need more than one set? Check out our FAQ and our package rewards!

Risks and challenges

Identifying and calculating risks is a required process of a well-prepared project, and we have done our homework here as well. Beside the obvious - minimizing project risks -, we also want to give you a clear picture about what you’re dealing with.

QUALITY: Our product must be manufactured with the highest possible quality, that was our major rule from day one. We’ve picked the best materials available, they all come from trusted manufacturers with more than 20 years of experience on their fields. We’ve also gone that extra mile to make sure we only use environment-friendly materials and technologies, in order to secure that our product complies with OEKO-TEX standards.

SAFETY: Creating a new toy for children is a really complicated process in which many safety regulations must be considered. Supported by a couple of industry veterans, we’ve carefully picked our materials and manufacturers to make sure our products comply to all American and European safety standards.

ON-TIME DELIVERY: We’ve been working closely with our manufacturers, planning our processes and identifying critical points in our production phases. This way we’ve been able to minimize the risk of delays on the production part.

FULFILLMENT: We plan to co-operate with Shipwire, an international e-commerce fulfillment service with warehouses located all around the world. With many successful Kickstarter campaigns behind them, it’s hard to argue with their results and their expertise on the field.

TRANSPARENCY: We are keenly aware of how important part trust plays in a crowdfunded project. That’s why we’ve decided to share all the highs and lows with you, and not just during the Kickstarter campaign. Should there be a smaller success or slight difficulty on the way, an update will let you know about them right away.

Though we firmly believe we are prepared for this as much as humanly possible, we also try to weigh in the unexpected somehow. By analyzing previous Kickstarter campaigns we found that sharing difficulties with the backers may very well bring the best ideas for a solution. So here’s one more good reason for us to tell you everything along the way.

Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. You can support us in bringing Bedtime Bedding to life by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by spreading the word about us on social channels.

We’re grateful for your support and we wish you all a great Bedtime!

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.50

    *** GET THE APP (Approx. $1.5) ***
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    Pledge £20 or more About $30

    *** BEST BUDDY (Approx. $30) ***
    One of the Bedtime Buddies (pick one from Barney, Stormy or Viola). Plus, our App and a heartfelt thank you from our team. US, Canada and EU shipping included. Add £10 for worldwide shipping.

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    *** PAJAMAS (Approx. $44) ***
    Bedtime Bedding PJs for kids (you pick the size and the design). Plus, our App and a heartfelt thank you from our team. US, Canada and EU shipping included. Add £10 for worldwide shipping.

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    *** ALL THREE BUDDIES (Approx. $73) ***
    Barney, Stormy, and Viola. Plus, our App and a heartfelt thank you from our team. US, Canada and EU shipping included. Add £10 for worldwide shipping.

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    Pledge £60 or more About $90

    *** TODDLER BEDDING SET (Approx. $88) ***
    Toddler size duvet cover and pillowcase. Be the first to get them at a special, Kickstarter price! Plus, our App and a heartfelt thank you from our team. US, Canada and EU shipping included. Add £20 for worldwide shipping.

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    Pledge £95 or more About $142

    *** TODDLER BEDDING SET + THREE BUDDIES (Approx. $132) ***
    Toddler size duvet cover and pillowcase + three Buddies. Be the first to get them at a special, Kickstarter price! Plus, our App and a heartfelt thank you from our team. US, Canada and EU shipping included. Add £20 for worldwide shipping.

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    *** KIDS’ BEDDING SET (Approx. $146) ***
    Kid-size duvet cover and pillowcase. Be the first to get them at a special, Kickstarter price! Plus, our App and a heartfelt thank you from our team. US, Canada and EU shipping included. Add £20 for worldwide shipping.

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    Pledge £120 or more About $179

    *** EARLY BIRD KIDS’ BEDDING SET + THREE BUDDIES (Approx. $175) ***
    Early birds recevie £10 off the Kickstarter price. Kid-size duvet cover and pillowcase + three Buddies. Plus, our App and a heartfelt thank you from our team. US, Canada and EU shipping included. Add £20 for worldwide shipping.

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    Pledge £130 or more About $194

    *** KIDS’ BEDDING SET + THREE BUDDIES (Approx. $190) ***
    Kid-size duvet cover and pillowcase + three Buddies. Be the first to get them at a special, Kickstarter price! Plus, our App and a heartfelt thank you from our team. US, Canada and EU shipping included. Add £20 for worldwide shipping.

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    Pledge £600 or more About $897

    *** 3+3 PACK (Approx. $890) ***
    Three toddler-size sets with Buddies + three kid-size sets with Buddies. £900 retail value. Worldwide shipping included.

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    Pledge £1,100 or more About $1,645

    *** 6+6 PACK (Approx. $1630) ***
    Six toddler-size sets with Buddies + six kid-size sets with Buddies. £1800 retail value. Worldwide shipping included.

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    Pledge £3,000 or more About $4,487

    *** ONE OF A KIND (Approx. $4450) ***
    We will design a unique Bedtime Bedding set with three adorable Buddies for your child. We'll create and manufacture the set based on your ideas and we guarantee no one else will have anything like it. Tell us your story and we'll make it a reality. Worldwide shipping included.

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