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What are some of your bedtime rituals to get the kids in bed? Working on getting mine back on a schedule.

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Asked by maidac at 4:59 AM on Jan. 18, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Dinner, bath, snuggle on bed. We usually read a few stories and let DD bring us some, then we tickle, pillow fight, smother her in kisses and tickles, etc... Lots of fun. It's like our 30 minutes as a family per night no matter what... Then we tuck her in together. =) Get her a little water, kiss her goodnight, tuck her in and turn her glow worm on.

    Answer by Razelda at 5:08 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Dinner, play time, bath then its time for a book or two then to bed we go. My son is very good about his rutine but if it gets messed up he is not a happy boy.

    Answer by logansmom6106 at 5:54 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • It used to be dinner, bath, reading, cuddling, kisses and hugs. Both boys were really good about bedtime and loved their sleep.

    Answer by elizabr at 6:24 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Depends on their age. My teenagers just go to bed after showers & brushing their teeth. My tween and school age child have more of a ritual. An hour before bed we start the process (except on the couple of nights where they have activities): 1) pjs 2) snack (cheese stick, veggie sticks & water) 3) brush teeth 4) story. We also have a house rule where during the week the TV (such as satellite, game systems, etc.) and computers are turned off by 5 unless needed to do homework or for a family activity. It completely changed the atmosphere of our home and made it so much easier to get
    everyone to bed.

    Answer by derosia_mama at 7:34 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • we do dinner and then one tv show , brush our teeth , and then a tuck in...

    Answer by zperez0809 at 8:38 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • i start winding mine down about 700 clock getting there baths ,snack, reading a book to them,etc

    Answer by tammy372011 at 9:12 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Bath, snack, books or tv for a bit. Brush teeth, kisses and hugs, prayers bed. They have a night light and Nicolette Larsons Sleep Baby Sleep lullabye cd.

    Answer by salexander at 10:34 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • My little guy is only 16 months so we have dinner, play for an hour or so, then bath, bottle with a book, cuddles in the rocker and bed.

    Answer by hootie826 at 11:54 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

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