Dad Creates Interactive Bedsheets For Sick Kids In Hospital
An American Dad has created interactive board game bedsheets for sick children in hospital or at home to make spending time in bed a little more fun.
The mastermind of Playtime Eventures, Kevin Gatlin first thought of the idea for the bedsheets after visiting his friend's child with his wife in a hospital several years ago.
From there, with the help of passionate teachers and parents, the North Carolina native spent two years creating Playtime Bed Sheets which now provide kids with a colourful place where they can play, sleep, learn and heal.
With an aim of entertaining and stimulating children confined to a bed or room, Playtime Bed Sheets encourage cognitive play during the day making them a great alternative to excessive TV watching and playing on electronic devices.
The unique bedsheets are available in both pink or blue and come with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and pillowcases.
Games include tic tac toe, word search games, checkers and memory games.
Available in four different languages, the bed sheets come with positive affirmations and each set includes game pieces and a washable marker.
Suitable for children aged three to fourteen, a double set including two pillowcases retails at $32.99 while the interactive single slumber bag perfect for sleepovers is selling at $29.99 in various colours.
Speaking exclusively with Scary Mommy about his beautiful creations, Gatlin said: "To a child, the bed is the most important piece of furniture in their life. It’s not a place just for punishment or only to be used when they’re sick or when it’s time to go to sleep!"
"We want our Playtime Bed Sheets to help create an environment where kids can continue to play, learn, sleep, and heal on their favourite piece of furniture!"
At present, Gatlin believes Playtime Edventures' bedsheets are in ten hospitals across the US, however, individuals can purchase them from the website and send them worldwide so he isn't entirely sure how many hospitals use them.
Kellie Kearney is a Dublin mammy of 4 kids aged 2, 3, 5 and 9 (and she is expecting baby #5 in May). Described as a self-confessed procrastinator and picker-upper of things, Kellie would never turn down a coffee, loves to travel and shares her every day true to life moments on Instagram.