BEDTIME BASICS

Heading off to bedtime can be troublesome for many young ones, but there are routines that can make bedtime much easier as it approaches. Make sure your child has everything he or she needs to get a good night’s sleep, which includes:

  • A regular bedtime
  • A reminder to strat winding down, about 30 minutes ahead of bedtime
  • A trip to the bathroom to use the toliet, wash up, and brush teeth
  • A consistent bedtime routine that includes soothing activities, such as a story or a song
  • A place to sleep with comfortable temperature and possible nightlight
  • A bedroom WITHOUT television or video games
  • A reminder to stay quiet and in bed – with a final goodnight from you
  • Praise the next morning for staying in bed