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When I was a kid, bedtime was the worst time of the day and I did everything I could to avoid it. Now that I am thirtysomething, I can’t wait to get to bed at night but much like myself as a kid, my daughter wastes as much time as possible putting off her bedtime!
Thankfully I have found a system that works for our family and ever since we started implementing the new bedtime routine, we all sleep better at night.
The best way to develop a healthy habit is to do it the same over and over again until it becomes natural to you. I think this is especially true for kids.
If the weather is nice enough take advantage and go for a walk after dinner. A little fresh air and some light exercise will make winding down a lot easier.
Taking a bath before bed is another great way to tell the body it is time to wind down and get the kids into a relaxing state of mind.
Make sure they use the bathroom, take their vitamins and brush their teeth before heading out of the bathroom, getting all of these tasks done with one trip to the bathroom will prevent forgetting important steps in their bedtime routine. Make sure they aren’t eating sugar filled candy vitamins before bed, this is only going to give them an unnecessary spike in blood sugar.
Finding a vitamin that has no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors & colors, sweeteners, gelatin, and gluten free was impossible until I found Zarbee’s Naturals Kid’s Multivitamins. They are formulated with 11 essential vitamins like A,C and B12 while only being sweetened with honey. Made with fruit pectin and natural flavors and available for toddlers 2+ and Children’s 4+.
I found them in the vitamin aisle at Walmart, they are new but pretty easy to find by the other brands I used to purchase.
Right before hopping into bed have your child grab a bottle of water to keep on their nightstand incase they get thirsty throughout the night and a book to read.
My daughter reads for about 20 minutes each night before bed, it helps her fall asleep. We started this tradition when she was little by reading to her each night but for the last couple of years we just let her read to herself. This step has been a little bit of a struggle because she never wants to put the book down but we picked up a timer and set it right by her bed so that she knows when her time is up! We even created an incentive for more reading minutes by letting her have more time if she does other chores around the house.
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For an easy reminder, print this Bedtime Routine and display it so your kids have no excuses for forgetting these important steps! It fits nicely in a 8 x 10 frame, we display it right on the bathroom counter and mark off the steps that are done with a dry erase marker.
Get your coupon by clicking here and be sure to check out Zarbee’s Naturals online by clicking here. What are your tips and tricks for a good bedtime routine and a restful night’s sleep for everyone in your home?