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How do you calm your child down for bed time?

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Asked by AydensMommy1109 at 5:56 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • A long bath, lavender body lotion, jammies, then straight to cuddling and story, then bed! No getting off track! :)

    Answer by AskANanny at 6:00 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • we have a very loose bedtime schedule. . . but mostly are in bed by 10 or a little later. . . but we have quiet meditation time, bedtime yoga, and reading before bed. It is a really great way to relax and get ready for bed. Keep in mind we do all the basics too. . . teeth brushed, bath/shower, jammies, etc. But the added ritual helps to relax you mind and body and prepare for bed.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:11 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • We did a relaxing bath time, reading several stories after pjs and taking care of teeth. Then lots of cuddling.

    Answer by elizabr at 6:16 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • bath time around 7:15-7:30, at 8 we read til 8:30 then bed time! short an sweet!

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 6:17 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • 6pm start calming down
    6:30 jammies and pick up rooms
    7:00 brush teeth and cuddles while watching Wheel of Fortune
    7:30 bed time, if they're still and quiet they get to watch Jeopardy!, but after that it's off to bed.

    Sometimes they'll get books in bed until Mom turns the lights off instead of Jeopardy!

    Answer by Rosehawk at 6:27 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I really don't do anything, baths, brush teeth, and they are still running around like crazy, but when I say bed, they go to bed and sleep right away (most nights) My kids just go from playing to sleep.

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 8:00 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Diaper change, jammies, bottle, cuddles, bed. On bath nights add a bath to the beginning of that schedule.

    Answer by CalebsMommy0220 at 9:10 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

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