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Bedtime Routine

What does everyone do for bedtime routines and are your kids good about going to bed?

Every night at around 8:35, we go up to "Mom and Dad's" bed, pick a little something to watch on tv (I guess that's our version of a bedtime story) for about 10 minutes, and then he uses the bathroom and gets in his jammies. Then he gets in bed and Mommy and Daddy cover him and rub his back. We say sleep good and don't come out of your room. We love you. We turn on this Pooh Bear pillow that is on the floor next to his bed that sings lullabyes. Then we blow kisses, close the door and turn off the hall light.

As long as we stick to the routine, he's really good about going to bed and doesn't give us any problems. If it's late or he's suuuuuuuper tired, then we can expect him to get up one or two times. "I had a bad dream" or "My covers fell off" are the favorite excuses.

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goofynewf goofynewf 8 years
Since my boys have been around 4 months, we have more or less done the same thing. We have changed things as they have gotten older. They are 2 1/2 now. They take a bath, get dressed for bed. Now, they pick their PJs. We read a few books and put the light out. We keep the music box on and sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I always sing it and one day the boys started to sing it with me. We hold the boys for a few minutes and then put them in bed. Of course, someday, they dont' want to stay in bed, but they go to sleep within a half hour.
redlilly24 redlilly24 8 years
with us its cleaning up the room, putting all the toys away, brushing teeth, then some nights we read a book and then kiss for daddy and mommy and goodnight
rubialala rubialala 8 years
Oh yeah, my son has to sleep with one "little" blanket that he cuddles with and one "big" blanket that covers him, and one stuffed animal, that he picks out of like five of his favorites.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 8 years
bluesuze, that sounds like my son when he was a baby...with thomas the tank engine and other half broken toys that he 'just had' to sleep with!
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 8 years
Yes - I say Night night time and she immediately goes to teh stairs and begins to crawl up them. We get to teh top - she tries to make a run for it into my room and I make it a game and chase her. Afetr I "catch" her - I take her to her room get her dressed, tell her I love her, give her a good night kiss and put her in the crib. I hand her a binky and her blanket she rolls over and then I put on Motzart and she falls asleep! She pretty much doesn't put up a fight unless she missed a nap during the day then all bets are off!
bluesuze bluesuze 8 years
For my 2 year old, we give him a bath (if it's bath night), help him brush his teeth and wash his face, and then he gets to pick out 3 books. My husband and I take turns putting him to bed. Anyway, after his books he gets up in bed, he wants to hear a few songs. Usually he wants to hear "You are my sunshine..." and Twinkle Twinkle. Oh! and he always has to sleep with his three favorite toys - a plastic steam train toy that is half broken, a green little people tractor, and a blue thomas tank engine train. That's basically it! If he wants to stall, he asks for water, and drinks it very very slow. But we're on to him...:-)
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