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Help kids make the shift to bedtime with a regular ritual or routine. For example, before bed each night, have them:
Let the child’s age influence the ritual. Little ones will love the nighttime ritual of reading a story with a parent, but big kids may prefer to read
quietly in bed before lights-out time.
Toddlers may not like having no say in the matter about bedtime, but we’ve got a little secret to help thwart those toddler tantrums. Let them make choices
elsewhere by asking questions like:
Giving them choices helps them cope with the fact that they don’t get a say about bedtime.
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Create some bedtime cues that start about an hour before bedtime. Turn off the loud cartoons and video games, make sure dessert and any other sugary snacks
are out of reach, and call the kids in from that fast-paced basketball game to give them a chance to wind down.
Little kids—especially babies—will love a soothing bath before bed. A bubble bath with lavender or chamomile is calming for them (and you!). Bigger
kids might like a shower with lavender-infused soap, instead.
Is it bedtime, but still light out? Can your youngster hear his teenage siblings laughing at a TV show? To help eliminate distractions like these, try:
Total darkness can be scary, so let your little one pick out a cute nightlight to plug in come bedtime.
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