Getting my two toddlers to bed every night is a challenge.
I'm not ashamed to admit that watching an episode of In the Night Garden is an integral component of their bedtime routine.
There's something about the predictable structure, babbling characters, soothing music and Iggle Piggle sailing off into the ocean with his red blanky that helps calm and relax them before I send them off to nigh-nigh.
That's why I was very excited to hear about a new series that's about to start on ABC Kids called Moon and Me, created by the same genius behind In the Night Garden and Teletubbies.
The show revolves around a magical toy called Pepi Nana and her "comical" toy friends who come to life once their owner goes to bed.
"Lie down Pepi Nana. Close your eyes. Don't you peep. This is the way we go to sleep."
I'm not going to lie, I find Pepi Nana and her mates seriously creepy. If you already have a fear of clowns and Chucky, then watching this show with your darling toddler probably isn't going to help.
And I'm clearly not alone. A recent Reddit thread titled 'Moon and Me is absolutely terrifying' declared the show to be the stuff of nightmares.
"This is the scary bit of parenting people don't tell you about," said one person.
"The clown? He's called Colly Wobble. Pretty sure his side job is harvesting organs."
When the trailer was posted to the ABC Kids Facebook page, Australian parents voiced a similar sentiment.
"I didnt think it was possible to make a show that is weirder than In The Night Garden, but by the looks of this, maybe they have! #newigglepiggle"
"This looks creepily terrifying. I'm sure my daughter will love it though."
Exactly. Who cares if you're too afraid to sleep yourself? The kids bloody love it and aren't scared one bit.
"We had children playing in toy houses and set up a microphone inside. It was like a Big Brother house for toys," he said in an interview with i News. "I was looking at how children play with their toys, their emotional attachment to them and how they use toys to find out about the world they are in."
The repetitive chants, string of farewells and deliberate routine are perfectly reminiscent of In the Night Garden and a winning formula for getting little ones ready to drift off to sleep.
Trust me, it works.
'Moon and Me' airs weekdays from June 10 at 12.15pm and will also be available on the ABC KIDS app and iView.