Bedtime can be challenging. It’s definitely a hot button for so many families. I have 5 Tips for Easier Bedtimes.
*Disclosure: I received compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Getting kids to sleep can be a real issue. Here are 5 tips that have helped our family make bedtime easier.
1. Stick to a regular bedtime
This is one of the most important things you can do to make bedtime easier. I set an alarm on my photo to go off 30 minutes before bedtime. This is a cue to my son that it’s time to start winding down, pick up his toys and get ready for bed.
2. Establish a bedtime routine
Routines make it easier for everyone at bedtime. Kids thrive with routines. They set expectations so everyone knows what to do and what’s next. My husband usually puts my son to bed. Sometimes, though, he gets called out to work and our routine gets off track.
To help with that stress at bedtime, I found CloudPets™.
CloudPets™ help parents connect with their kids when they’re on the go. By combing mobile messaging app technology with a cuddly toy, CloudPets™ allow children to give and receive “hugs” from afar via personal messages. And, because it’s so easy to use, they are also great for military families, grandparents in different states or parents who travel.
With CloudPets™ my husband can leave a good night message for my son. He loves to snuggle up with his CloudPets™ bear, Trooper, at bedtime.
Plus, CloudPets™ are safe. Parents manage a security gate where they approve/reject all incoming messages, and no messages can be sent to, or received from, a CloudPet except from a device within 30 feet. However, messages can be sent to profiles from anywhere in the world, allowing friends and families to communicate with kids safely from afar.
There are several cute animals you can choose from!
You can download the CloudPets™ app from the Apple store and Google Play.
3. Make it fun
Instead of there being tension at bedtime, try to make it fun. We usually play a quick word game, like the ABC game or the Geography game, before lights out.
4. Watch what they eat and drink
Limiting sugar and/or caffeine can make bedtime easier. Make sure you read the food labels – a lot of food have hidden sugar that may be causing your children to have excess energy at bedtime.
5. Make it comfortable
Make sure their sleeping conditions are comfortable. If your child is too warm or cool, they may not be able to easily fall asleep.
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