Yawnies seemed like a good idea,
but they probably didn't work. What were they? Yawnies were
colorful, plush puppet animals with big mouths. A person, most
likely an adult person, would stick their hand in the Yawnies'
head and make it yawn, which in turn would, of course, make your
kid tired and want to sleep right then and there. They were
made by a company called Hornby Hobbies in 1987. They had names
like Cuddly the Mouse, Dreamy the Lion, Slumber the Cat, and
Snoozey Bear. Each had a little “Y” patch symbol on the left
side of their stomach.