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Bedtime Routine for Toddlers
As a mom of a 3 year old toddler we have grown to love our night time routine when it comes to winding down and relaxing for bed. In my mom brain, I used to think, it’s 8:00pm it’s time to go to bed…lets go change and brush your teeth. Yeh that wasn’t working, at all. Raising my hand as guilty here…I had to learn to help my little one to relax and transition into the night time routine.
I read all of the books…the online articles…tried every lotion and product…until I realized her little mind couldn’t just flip a switch…she had to have a routine to help her transition. Establishing and maintaining good sleep habits helps your child fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up rested and refreshed. It is also very healthy for their developmental growth.
So at a glance, here is what our bedtime routine looks like for my now 3 year old toddler.
- Bath Time – what toddler doesn’t love bath time? Yet the warm water relaxes and gets their little bodies soothed as well as clean for bedtime.
- Brush Teeth
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- Read a Book
- Chat about our Day
- Sing her two favorite songs – Jesus Loves Me and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
- Goodnight Kisses
With this routine I feel like it’s prepping her mind and body to know that it’s time to go to bed and sleep. There are many nights she lays in her bed singing or talking quietly…but I know she’s relaxed and in good time she’ll fall asleep. Her latest is wanting to lay in bed and read more books…that makes my mama heart happy…I can’t tell you how many nights in the last couple of weeks before I go to sleep, I remove books from her bed when she’s finally drifted off!
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little three year old preschooler, Miss E, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses! Follow me at: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST