5 Tips for Successful Bedtimes!
I treasure bedtime in my house, because it’s when I can enjoy peace and quiet and spend time with my husband. It is my lunch for the day – lol! We have a bedtime for our kids, but lately have struggled maintaining it. If dinner is later than planned, then bedtime always follows the same way. So, here are 5 tips I’ve used to get my kids to bed and keep them in bed.
1 – Give them a bubble bath (lavender scent helps a ton). Dry them off and put their pjs on.
2 – Have evening prayers with them. We have family scripture study, prayers, and then give compliments. Each child has his own day (or days since we have 3 kids). We all go around and give that child a compliment. Sundays are compliments for mommy and daddy.
3 – Set a bed “time.” Stick by that time. Encourage your spouse (and vice versa) to keep that bed “time” for the kids.
4 – Read a bedtime story to your kids. Kids love to be read to. Find a favorite book and read to them before lights out.
5 – Give them hugs and kisses and tuck them into bed. If they get out of bed, repeat putting them in bed. They’ll get the hang of it.