Moms let’s face it…we are TIRED! And, the thought of it taking hours to get our child to sleep is even more exhausting. That’s why I am super excited to share with you 5 Tips to get your child to fall asleep in a few minutes!
You already know that getting your child to sleep can seem like nothing short of a miracle! I SO understand! It would take me up to two hours just to get my daughter to fall asleep, and I was OVER it!
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So, I came up with a plan. Through lots of trial and error I finally had success!!! (Insert angels singing!) If you are struggling with getting your child to sleep…I hear you, I see you, and I hope these tips help! 🙂
This one can be a bit tough, but we do not allow any electronics around an hour before bed. No phones, tablets, or TV…this includes me too!
Honestly, there are enough studies out there explaining all of this, so it’s not like I didn’t know this was true. But, once I actually implemented it…total game changer! I think it really helps our kids to take a beat, feel their bodies, and recognize that they are tired.
I like to save our children’s bath time for evening. Mostly because I am running around like a crazy woman in the mornings…#aintnobodygottimeforthat! 😉 But, I also think it really helps to relax my kiddos too! I also find that it takes a bit of the sting out of ‘unplugging’ if we shift almost immediately to bath time.
If you prefer to bathe your children in the mornings or afternoons I would highly suggest a light massage in the evenings.
I know, I know…when is someone going to give mama a massage??? BUT, my rationalization is that if my child gets a good night’s sleep then their brains will grow. And then with their mighty brains they can become millionaires. And THEN mama can have ALL the massages! See what I did there? 😉
3. Drop those hints!
During bath time I start mentioning how I am sleepy. We discuss how the sun has gone down,and the moon is out, and that means that it is nighttime. I also start dropping major hints that we should be thinking about bed.
Some other examples I use are:
My body feels tired. Does your body feel tired?
My eyes are ready to shut. Are your eyes sleepy?
Mommy loves to sleep so that I am ready for fun tomorrow!
This prepares my child for the fact that YES we will be going to sleep soon. It can be very difficult and jolting for her if I just start mentioning bedtime a few minutes before placing her in bed.
4. Cuddle and Story Time
Now this may be a little outside of the box…Hi! My name is Amanda, and I LIVE outside of the box, and I also enjoy coloring outside of the lines! 😉 …but, I do not cuddle or read stories in my children’s rooms. Instead, we do all of this in our bedroom.
I personally have found that my children do much better cuddling in our big bed, and get more relaxed. I think it also has somehow subconsciously inserted in their minds that their bedrooms are for sleeping.
You do whatever works best for you! If snuggling up in your kiddos bed makes more sense for you DO IT! However, I do suggest that you read or tell stories to help them relax.
5. Adalid Gear Soft Plush Toy with Aromatherapy
You guys all of the above listed tips work great, but this Adalid Gear Plushie is what completely sealed the deal for my daughter. Seriously, total game changer!
This plushie has the most calming scent as it contains a pouch that is filled with chamomile and lavender aromatherapy beads. It smells SO good! AND the pouch can be heated for a warm and calming feel, or it can be placed in the freezer, and the plushie can be used as an ice pack. Major mom win for those wiggle worms with boo boos!
This plushie is SO incredibly soft, and my daughter is next level obsessed with it!
You guys, when my daughter cuddles up with her Adalid Gear bunny plushie she is asleep in 10 minutes!!! And, as far as this mom’s opinion goes…if my child is asleep in 10 minutes…I am SOLD!
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I know these tips have helped me SO much in getting my kiddos to sleep. I truly hope they help you too!
And if you are a new mommy, or have an infant be sure to check out Why Won’t My Baby Sleep?
Do you have a nighttime routine to get your kiddos to sleep? Leave me any of your tips below!