Our bedtime routine update

It’s funny how time passes and kids grow and although you are there every minute of it, your forget how it was a year ago. I was looking at my last year’s posts and noticed that our bedtime routine needs a good update. You can check last year’s post here.

Today my son is four years and three months and daughter two and a half year old. They both go to bed around 8 well, because it’s summer and still quite bright at 8, ¬†around 9pm. But sleepy or not they know they have to stay in their rooms; play, read, or sing until they fall asleep.

The rule works most of the time, and they are good about it. We go and read a book or sing a song for them when they go to bed and then they are on their own. My son takes his cars in the bed and plays with them or reads books, then when he is ready to sleep puts them away turns off the lights and sleeps. My daughter has her books and dolls in her bed with her night light on and then in the middle of play she falls asleep, then I go clean up her bed and turn off the light.

It took persistent and firmness, to get here. They were not happy with the rule at the beginning. But as time passed they are more at ease with it, and they know when they really need us we will be there.

Until later,

About Anahita

I'm 36 years old, proud mother of two toddlers. Son born in 2005 and daughter born 22 months later in 2007. I'm a Homemaker/Travel agent. Like cooking, sewing, painting and love kids.
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2 Responses to Our bedtime routine update

  1. Cassie says:

    I could not live without our bedtime routine. It makes the rest of life so much easier to manage. Even when we’re away from home, the kids go to bed at the same time every night. We just put up tinfoil on the window in their room so the summer sun wouldn’t keep them up. Looks a little bit trashy, but oh well.

  2. Anna says:

    I have a thick dark curtain under my daughter’s curtain as she used to wake up at the sun rise. But my son’s room has regular curtain which passes some fair amount of light. I will try tinfoil on his window it should work.
    Thanks,

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