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A Contagious Idea: How Stop That Yawn! got started

There is a noble, ancient battle being fought in bedrooms every night, all over the world. Surely there must be some kid, somewhere, who can keep the blankets at bay! This nightlight of an idea switched on as I watched a child struggling against sleep in a stroller on the bustling NYC subway. Clearly it was naptime; the child’s parents had a stuffed animal, a cozy blanket, and soothing sing-song voices to aid their efforts. Lips sealed, face wiggled, eyes widened but the yawns were coming in waves—how could the child possibly resist? I thought of my niece and nephew jumping on the bed, demanding water, snacks, more stories, fewer blankets, and favorite superhero pajamas fetched from the wash