Bedtime can often be a struggle when you have a toddler or preschool age child at home. Read below for 3 tips on creating a successful bedtime routine for you and your child.
-Be consistent with a bedtime. Preschool age children should be getting 10-13 hours a night. Keep the same bedtime 7 nights a week to avoid negotiations.
-Watch the words you use about bedtime. Using ‘going to bed’ as a threat for negative behavior can give it a bad reputation. Consider a re-branding of bedtime, calling it ‘family time’ or ‘snuggle time’ may help ease stress over the event.
-Turn off electronics and other devices with screens. Having a screen ‘lights out’ time at least two hours before bed will help your child begin to wind down.
There are many positive benefits for establishing a bedtime routine. See the article below for one of them:
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