As a parent, I understand just how difficult bedtime can be. Kids don’t want to stop playing and will often kick up a fuss when they even hear the mention of bed. Trying to get your child up the stairs and into bed can be a whole other struggle. But there is a way to make bedtime easier for both you and your child. And that’s to get them excited about it! So how exactly do you do that? Here are some easy ways to get your child excited about bedtime.
Get Some Cool Pyjamas
Your child will definitely have their favourite characters from cartoons and movies. So why not get them excited by some cool new pyjamas inspired by these awesome characters? Superhero Pyjamas will help your child imagine that they’re a cool crime fighter. While girls will love sleeping in clothes inspired by Frozen or Dora the Explorer. No matter what your child is into, I’m sure you’ll be able to find some trendy pyjamas that can get them looking forward to bedtime!
Read A Bedtime Story
Most kids will probably request a bedtime story before you switch the lights out. When you are picking your next book to read to them, it’s a good idea to get a book that can be spread out over a couple of nights. Once your child gets into the story, they won’t be able to wait to find out what happens next! Not only is this a great way to get kids excited for bedtime, but you’ll also find that you may even enjoy the story as well!
During the autumn and winter, the nights will be longer, and it will get darker very early on in the evenings. This is perfect for stargazing! Go outside into your garden for a few minutes before it’s time to go up to bed. You should both see how many stars you can count. Buy a book that tells you about all the constellations to see if you can spot any. This is such a fun activity to do before bedtime. And it is also a great way to calm kids down before they get into bed!
I’m pretty sure that all kids love snacks! And they will certainly love them before climbing into bed. If you incorporate some healthy snacks into your bedtime routine, it will give your child something to look forward to. But there are other benefits of ensuring your child eats a little something just before bed. They’ll stay full throughout the night which can help them sleep better throughout the night. Remember that your child should always brush their child after the snack before they go to sleep.
Get All The Hard Stuff Out Of The Way
Your kids certainly won’t be excited about bedtime if they see it as one big chore. So get all the boring and hard stuff out of the way, like brushing teeth and getting changed. Once they are ready for bed, you can start doing some of the fun stuff mentioned in this post!