Whether your children like it or not they need sleep, but sometimes the bedtime battle can be exhausting! They don’t want to feel like they’re missing out on anything so they want to stay up as late as possible!
Getting enough rest is important for health, growth and development, so you need to ensure that your child consistently goes to bed on time and sleeps long enough. It can be difficult, but these tricks and tips will get you off to a great start!
When it comes to successfully getting your kids into bed, there’s nothing that works better than establishing a structured routine. Putting together a predictable sequence of events that your children can consistently follow in the same order every night will ease the transition from being awake to being asleep. The routine might involve the process of putting on pajamas, brushing your child’s teeth and reading a bedtime story and it’s up to you to decide on the amount of time you allocate to get everything done. You could begin by writing out the routine and pinning it up somewhere so your children can see and visualize exactly what they’re required to do…then it will soon become second nature!
Perhaps your little one’s are reluctant to go to bed because they’re convinced there’s a monster in their room! This simple and imaginative solution will soon put an end to any frightened children because you can now banish those unwanted characters with a monster spray! Each night before bed, take your child with you and spritz all the scary spots – like under the bed and in the wardrobe – and your kids should sleep soundly knowing they’ve prevented any monsters!
Falling out of bed is common for young children, especially those who have recently switched from a crib to a bed. Most falls wont result in serious injury but it’s still a worry for many parents so you’ll all be relieved to hear that there’s an easy and inexpensive solution with this DIY bed rail. All you need to do is add it under the sheet creating a barrier that will stop you child from rolling over the side of the mattress, it’s portable too so you could even take it with you when you stay overnight in a different place. When you discover what the rail is made out of, you’ll kick yourself for not thinking of it sooner!
Made with natural ingredients, this lavender chamomile bubble bath helps to promote a restful nights sleep. If your little ones’ have trouble drifting off sleep then why not try adding this blend to a nice, warming bath? It will help them to relax in a calming environment before they slip beneath the sheets.
Sometimes the only way a child can fall asleep is when there is a parent next to them. Often, if you bring your kids into bed with you when they are little, they become dependent on you and can’t sleep without feeling you there. This glove trick will allow you to help ease them out of this habit by making them think that they’re not alone. Filled with rice, the glove is weighty enough to replace your hand so the kids are reassured – meanwhile you can slip out and enjoy the rest of your evening!
This DIY constellation jar will provide a soft, reassuring glow to help comfort your child during the night. It’s easy to make using a few simple materials that you’ll probably already have around the home. The mason jar light will fill the walls and ceilings with a beautiful starry sky and lull your children to sleep.
Getting your kids all snuggled up under the blanket and reading them a story is the best way to get them to wind down. This collection of 15 stories offers the perfect bedtime tales, it features everything from ‘Goodnight Moon’ to ‘Guess How Much I Love You’.
This amazing whipped sleepytime rub does what it says on the tin! All you have to do is rub a small amount on to your children’s feet before bed and they’ll be dreaming in no time.