We’ve always been quite lucky with Hayley and her bedtime routine, she’s slept through since she was just four weeks old.
I mean don’t get me wrong it’s not always perfect and we have had times where her bedtime routine has been unsettled, I mean nothings perfect all the time right?!
We usually have our tea around the 6 o clock mark as it’s when I get home from work and I’m so lucky because my partner always cooks tea otherwise we would be eating our tea at around 7!!
Hayley then has a bath (not every day its usually once every two days) at around 7 and gets into her pyjamas.
Once she’s had her hair brushed I then give her the option to have a few biscuits and a glass of milk or sometimes she reads me a book.
Once she’s finished I’ll get her to brush her teeth around 7:50 and I will tuck her into bed and sometimes lay with her for ten minutes, but of course sometimes she does decide she’s hungry, thirsty, got belly ache or a headache when it gets to this time! Any excuse not to go to bed eh?!
Now most of the time she goes to sleep like a good girl but there are a few times she begs us to sleep in our bed and sometimes even sneaks into our bed once we head downstairs but I feel this is a good routine for hayley and it works for us.
What’s your routine like? Have you got any tips for convincing children to sleep in their own bed?